LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 8, 2019) – Owners of horses of racing age now not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates before or on Monday, July 15 for contest in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov.1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. All horses should be nominated in order to compete in any of those 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races.
The nomination discounts are as follows:
2-year-olds by a nominated Breeders’ Cup stallion can join the program for US$12,000. This nomination fee that is one-time makes the racehorse Breeders’ Cup-eligible because of the racing career.
Runners that are 3-year-olds and upward that were foaled in the Northern Hemisphere and also sired by a nominated stallion will receive a 50% discount off normal racehorse nomination fees. Three-year-olds and older that were born from the Southern Hemisphere could be nominated for 25 percent of their regular nomination fee.
All nominated racehorses are qualified for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will have awards and purses totaling over $30 million annually, and for every other racing program of the Breeders’ Cup to get their entire racing careers.
After the July 15 deadline, the cost for most non-nominated runners reverts back into the standard racehorse nomination fee of US$100,000 or longer before Oct. 21, when all runners have to be pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races.
Owners can nominate their horses of racing age online at https://members.breederscup.com/nominations/hora/horanomterms1.aspx or by calling the Breeders’ Cup Racing department at 859-514-9422.
Owners of horses of racing age by non-nominated stallions can also take advantage of discounted prices before July 15. Two-year-olds by non-nominated stallions may join the program for US$18,000; Northern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and older for US$100,000 and Southern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and elderly for US$50,000.
Below is the complete list of nomination deadlines and prices:
Horses of Racing Age sired before July 15 by Nominated and Nominated Stallion.
Two-Year-Olds: $12,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & upward (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Southern Hemisphere-bred): $25,000 (US)
Horses of Racing Age Sired by Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15.
Two-Year-Olds: $100,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (South Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated before July 15.
Two-Year-Olds: $18,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (South Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
Sired by NON Nominated Stallion and Nominated after July 15.
Two-Year-Olds: $200,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (South Hemisphere-bred): $200,000 (US)
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Around Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup additionally simplifies the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting places into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races (13 Grade 1 events and one Grade 2 race) with bags and awards totaling over $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 in Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., also will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also adhere to the Breeders’ Cup on societal media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.