LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 8, 2019) – Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted prices on or before 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 must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races.
The nomination discounts are as follows:
2-year-olds with 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 for its 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 get a 50% discount off regular racehorse nomination fees. Three-year-olds and older that were created in the Southern Hemisphere could be nominated for 25 percent of the nomination fee.
All nominated racehorses are qualified for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will have awards and purses totaling over $30 million this year, and for every other racing program of the Breeders’ Cup to get their whole racing careers.
Following the July 15 deadline, the cost for all non-nominated runners reverts back to the typical racehorse nomination charge of US$100,000 or longer before Oct. 21, when all runners have to be pre-entered to 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 section at 859-514-9422.
Owners of horses of racing age by non-nominated stallions may 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 older for US$50,000.
Below is the complete list of nomination prices and deadlines:
Horses of Racing Age sired by Nominated and Nominated Stallion before July 15.
Two-Year-Olds: $12,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $50,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (South 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 & upward (Northern Hemisphere-bred): $100,000 (US)
Three-Year-Olds & Up (Southern 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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About Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting places into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, comprising 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., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup site, www.breederscup.com. You can even follow the Breeders’ Cup on societal media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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