Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund
The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund was established in 1965  to promote the breeding of horses and the conduct of equine research within New York State. As part of its mission, the fund administers the state's Sire Stake's program, provides assistance to county agricultural societies, and provides annual grants to the statewide 4H program as well as the Zweig Fund for Equine Research.
About the New York Sire Stakes
The New York Sire Stakes is New York State's harness racing program specifically designed for New York–bred horses. Pari-mutuel races are held at all of New York State's harness tracks. Additional non-pari-mutuel races are held at participating New York State County Fairs.
Laws of New York, PML 
- Laws of New York, Chapter 567 of the Laws of 1965
- Laws of New York Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Article III, Section 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336