Advancing the Interests of New York State Horse Breeders, by Barry Ostrager

Founded in 1974, New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB) is a not-for-profit corporation that represents the interests of New York thoroughbred breeders. NYTB supports activities and organizations that advance the New York breeding industry, including the New York Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund, a Fund created by the New York legislature to incentivize the participants in the New York breeding industry, thereby creating jobs in New York and preserving green space in New York. NYTB also has a dedicated legislative affairs team that works with lawmakers to foster a legislative environment conducive to a healthy New York Thoroughbred breeding industry. More information about NYTB—including equine industry news, a stallion registry, and how to join—is available on the corporation’s website at

About the Author:

Barry Ostrager is a senior litigation partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and was named one of Legal 500’s top 10 leading trial lawyers in the United States for five consecutive years. Mr. Ostrager has long served as the President of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Racing Association and a member of the Jockey Club.