The Breeders' Cup issued a press release Tuesday reminding that all North American stallion nominations to the Breeders' Cup program for the 2024 breeding season are due by Friday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
A $100 initial payment must accompany the nomination form at the deadline.
All stallions standing in North America are eligible to be nominated to the Breeders' Cup program on an annual basis. The nomination fee is equal to the advertised stud fee, but not less than $1,000.
Following the receipt of the initial $100 deposit, Breeders' Cup will send quarterly invoices to the individual nominators through the remainder of the breeding season. New stallions have 90 days from their first cover to be nominated.
All foals sired by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion are eligible for nomination to the Breeders' Cup program in their year of birth for a one-time fee of $400 by Oct. 15 or by payment of a $1,500 late fee by Feb. 28 of the following year.
A Breeders' Cup stallion nominator will earn Nominator Awards when any of their progeny finishes first through fourth in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race regardless of whether or not those foals were nominated to the program.