Applications for over 500 Thoroughbreds competing in horse shows were filed for consideration for the 2020 Thoroughbred Incentive Program awards, whose winners were announced Wednesday. The performance awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at all horse shows in each of the T.I.P. award categories and divisions throughout the year.
The winners may be seen here.
“Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, we received applications representing 522 Thoroughbreds competing in more than 9,600 classes and divisions during the 2020 award year, including participants in online horse shows,” said Kristin Werner, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “Winners will receive ribbons, prize money, and a variety of prizes, including custom Horseware coolers, halters, bags, keychains, and apparel.”
Thoroughbred Charities of America sponsored the Green OTTB category for Thoroughbreds that last raced in 2018, 2019, or 2020. State-bred or residing performance awards were sponsored by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society-British Columbia Division, British Columbia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of British Columbia, and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. In addition, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) sponsored a performance award for horses adopted from TAA-accredited organizations, and the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) provided awards for top-placing RRP Makeover Alumni.
Over the next few weeks, the 2020 performance award winners' photos will be posted on the T.I.P. Facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.
Performance awards will be available once again in 2021 and will be based on results in shows from December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2021. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2021. Updated forms are available at tjctip.com/About/TBPAF.
Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, performance awards, a recreational riding program, championship horse shows and non-competition awards.