Alberta Breed Improvement Program Increases


The total Thoroughbred allocation for the Horse Racing Alberta Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program has increased by 19% to $1,886,660 this year from $1,581,465 in 2021. Breeders' will share in total Breeders' Support of $472,830, which includes an additional $132,598 over last year's amount of $340,232. In 2021, the highest breeders' bonus paid out was $41,850 and the average breeders' bonus was $3,658.

A total of $472,830 is available in Owners' Breeding Support, which includes $100,000 to fund the purses of Alberta bred restricted races. The 2022 funding for both Breeders' and Owners' has also increased by 39% this season. The monies will be dispersed to breeders and 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 when entered at or above a minimum $6,250 claiming price.

Owners of Alberta-breds have $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 offers 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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