Long-term investment in the Pennsylvania program can yield serious dividends, and the Warrior’s Reward syndicate has already seen that come to fruition in the early months of 2024.

Through the first two months of the year, the ownership group behind Pennsylvania stallion Warrior’s Reward topped the state in breeding fund earnings, combining breeder’s awards and stallion awards, earning a total of $86,319.

That figure was achieved with $62,600 in breeder’s awards and $23,719 in stallion awards.

The Warrior’s Reward syndicate leads Uptowncharlybrown Stud with $73,021, reversing last year’s final order when Uptowncharlybrown Stud ended the year with $868,865 in breeding fund earnings, while the Warrior’s Reward group finished with $676,707.

For horses bred and sired in Pennsylvania, breeders earn a 40 percent bonus on purse earnings run within the state. Runners bred in the state but sired by a horse standing elsewhere are eligible for a 20 percent bonus.

The owner of a Pennsylvania-based stallion at the time of a foal’s conception is eligible for stallion awards generated by that foal. Stallion owners receive 10 percent of the purse earned when a registered Pennsylvania-bred and -sired runner finishes in the top three in any pari-mutuel race within the state.

The focal point of the Warrior’s Reward syndicate’s success is, of course, its namesake stallion.

Warrior’s Reward, an 18-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, moved to WynOaks Farm in Delta, Pa., ahead of the 2019 breeding season, making his oldest Pennsylvania-sired foals 4-year-olds of 2024.

Six of the top 10 earners of breeder’s awards for the syndicate in the first two months of 2024 were sired by Warrior’s Reward, but the group’s highest earner was actually by a different sire.

Original source credited to paulickreport.com

Cover Photo Credit to Spendthrift Farm

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