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The purpose of the Minnesota Breeders’ Fund is to encourage the breeding and racing of quality horses. Stallion awards promote the introduction of high quality studs standing for the breeding season in Minnesota. The breeders fund also provides money for in state, postsecondary equine research and related education in the form of grants, contracts or other expenditures. To learn more about this process please contact us at

Is my horse registered? What will my award be? Which stallions are standing?

All of this and more can now be found on the Minnesota Breeder’s Fund website! You can find historical foal, broodmare and sire listings, registration applications, award listings and more. Follow the link below to check it out!

Minnesota Breeder’s Fund Website

Breeder Fund Payment Policy

All breeders and or stallion owners must obtain a vendor number from the State of Minnesota.

If your registration form lists a stable name / business, that stable name/ business must have a Minnesota State vendor number to receive award payments.

If there are multiple owners/breeders listed, the breeder listed first will receive the award payments and is responsible for distribution of awards to partners/other owners.

You can find a link to register for a vendor number near the bottom of this page (New To Breeders Fund) If you have any further questions please contact the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Dates to Remember

Standardbred Foal Registrations are due no later than August 31 of the foaling year.

Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse Foal Registrations are due within 30 days of the date a horse is foaled in Minnesota

ALL Stallion Registrations are due no later than January 31 of the current breeding year.

Thoroughbred Broodmare Registrations are due on or before March 15 of the year in which the mare will foal.

Quarter Horse Broodmare Registrations are due on or before January 31 of the year in which the mare will foal.

Registration Applications

** Attention Breeders** 

All registration forms are located at the Minnesota Breeders Fund Website located at:  

Navigate to APPLICATION FORMS and select the breed form you need. Forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to our office.



Get your Vendor Number.

At the top of the page “register for an account” then select “new supplier” and follow the on screen prompts.

If you own a Registered Minnesota Bred horse or eligible Stallion/Mare you are eligible for payments from the breeder’s fund. To claim these funds you MUST be registered as a vendor with the State of Minnesota before a check can be paid to you.


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Breeders Fund Questions? 

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