A restriction in the conditions of stakes races serviced by The Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs and Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) tracks regarding the breeding of stallions under five years of age goes into effect for mares being bred in the 2013 season.
The restriction states that foals of 2014 sired by Stallions which were foaled in 2009 or later (four-year-olds or younger in 2013, the year of the breeding) shall not be eligible to stakes at the above tracks unless they meet the one of exemptions listed in the conditions.
This condition has been included to ensure the stars of the sport remain on the track to attract fans to racing, rather than disappear into the breeding shed.
Clarification of the restriction and/or application for a waiver are available by contacting Nick Salvi at email@example.com or (607) 972-5500.
The condition in it's entirety may be viewed by following this link.