2021 Alberta Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program Announced

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Horse Racing Alberta has released the details of the 2021 Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program. The total Thoroughbred allocation for breeders, owners and stallion owners has been increased to $1,581,465 for this season.

Breeders' will share in $340,233 available to breeders of horses of all ages foaled in Alberta placing win, place and show in all sanctioned races in Alberta having a minimum $7,000 purse and where entered at or above a minimum $6,250 claiming price. The bonus will be paid after the conclusion of the Alberta racing season. Bonuses will not be paid for eligible races that have four or less starters unless it is an open stakes race, the CTHS Sales Stake, or stakes races restricted to Alberta-breds.

Owners' will share in support of $240,232 for owners of horses of all ages foaled in Alberta placing win, place and show in all sanctioned races in Alberta having a minimum $7,000 purse and where entered at or above a minimum $6,250 claiming price. The bonus will be paid after the conclusion of the Alberta racing season. Bonuses will not be paid for eligible races that have four or less starters, the CTHS Sales Stakes, or stakes races restricted to Alberta-breds.

The program also includes owners' breeding support of $300,000 designated for the restricted Alberta Breeders' Fall Classic races, which will have a minimum purse of $50,000 each.

Stallion owners' breeding support includes a stallion bonus of $65,000 to be paid proportionately to stallion owners whose stallions have eligible Alberta Thoroughbred progeny with earnings of $10,000 or greater during the calendar year. Stallions must have stood in the province of Alberta for the entire calendar year of conception for each year's crop to be eligible.

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