02/28/2014 2:01PM

Wests offer incentives for New Year’s Day, Power Broker


Gary and Mary West, owners of first-year stallions New Year’s Day and Power Broker, will offer incentives potentially totaling $2.5 million to the breeders of milestone winners by their sires.

The Wests will offer a $1 million bonus to the breeder of record if the winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile or Juvenile Fillies is sired by either New Year’s Day or Power Broker. If the stallions are represented by winners in both races, the prize will not be split, with each breeder receiving the full $1 million bonus.

Additionally, the Wests will offer a $250,000 bonus to the breeders of the first U.S. Grade 1 winners by each sire that was conceived during 2014 breeding season, with no time restriction. If that first win comes in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile or Juvenile Fillies, the breeder of record would receive $1.25 million.

The Wests themselves are ineligible to win any of the prizes. If they are the breeders of one or both of the first Grade 1 winners, then the bonus will go to the second breeders to do so. To support their new stallions, the Wests have purchased over 40 mares at sales throughout the breeding stock auction season.

Both stallions stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky. New Year’s Day, a 3-year-old son of Street Cry and the winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, stands for an advertised fee of $12,500. Grade 1 winner Power Broker, a 4-year-old Pulpit colt, stands for $10,000.