British EBF

British Developmental Series Expanded with Over £3m in Prize-Money

There is now another reason - or make that 84 reasons - to look forward to the Brocklesby S. in a little over five weeks. The traditional curtain-raiser for the British two-year-old season is the first of 84 races this year to benefit from increased funding through a programme of high-value developmental races in 2024. This initiative, which was launched last year with a series of 63 races, is driven by British stallion studs through the European Breeders' Fund (EBF), Juddmonte, Darley and Tattersalls, and will provide more than £3...

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Dollar, Wall Join British EBF Trustees

The British EBF, British horseracing's most active sponsor, has welcomed the appointment of two new Trustees to its board this month. Julian Dollar, the general manage of Newsells Park Stud since 2006 and prior to that the manager at Castleton Lyons in Kentucky, has joined the EBF as a trustee. He was also the assistant manager to Chris Richardson at Cheveley Park Stud. Currently standing at Newsells Park are A'Ali, Without Parole and Nathaniel. Joining Dollar as a trustee is recently retired Newmarket trainer Chris Wall, who will bring race...

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British EBF Releases Updated Lists Of Qualified Horses For £100K 2yo Series

The lists of horses eligible to enter the British EBF £100,000 2yo Series Final races at Goodwood on Sept. 6 (fillies) and at York on Oct. 7 (colts and geldings) have been updated by the British European Breeders' Fund (EBF). They can be viewed here for the fillies and here for the colts and geldings. Worth £100,000 each, any EBF registered juvenile that has finished in the first six in an EBF 2yo Restricted Stakes qualifier in Britain is eligible to enter. There have been over 54 qualifiers through the...

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Seven Days: On The Classic Trail

It wouldn't be Craven week without a brisk wind blasting across Newmarket Heath, but for those of you considering spending afternoons paddock-side perusing the physical merits of some of this year's Classic contenders, the encouraging news is that the temperature is rising in East Anglia this week, along with the quality of action on the turf. France and Ireland are ahead of Britain on the Classic trials front, and there is plenty to reflect upon in that regard, but a brief look ahead to the Newmarket and Newbury trials this...

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British EBF To Contribute £1.9-Million To Prizemoney

The British EBF has allocated £1.9-million for total prizemoney contribution in 2022, with £1.7-million designated for over 700 flat races across Great Britain. A further £100,000 has been allocated for a new series for EBF-eligible 2-year-olds, with details to be announced in April. National Hunt prizemoney allocation remains unaltered and will support four series' including the EBF National Hunt Novice Hurdle. In other British EBF news, Ed Harper of Whitsbury Manor Stud joins the board of trustees while Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud retires after two full terms. Shane...

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British EBF To Add £750,000 To Purses

The British European Breeders' Fund will add £750,000 to British purses through the remainder of the year, returning its contributions to pre-Covid levels. All races carrying EBF conditions will be run from £1,000 to £25,000 above the minimum value. "On behalf of the ROA and the Horsemen's Group, we welcome the announcement today from the British EBF that they will be supporting the revised fixture list from September to December this year with a contribution to prize money which will exceed £750,000," said Racehorse Owners' Association President Charlie Parker. "We...

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British EBF Doubles July Contribution

Over £238,000 in prize money enhancements will be available from the British European Breeders' Fund in July, as the organisation doubled their support for domestic racing this week. A total of 103 races will be run with EBF conditions next month, up by 13 from June. The prize money allocated by the class of race have also increased, with the Listed Glasgow S. for older horses for example, benefiting from up to £10,000 of extra funds and juvenile listed races receiving up to £6,000 more. Fillies' handicaps and conditions races...

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BEBF Boosts Prize-Money Levels After Restart

The British European Breeders' Fund (BEBF) has reiterated its support of the racing programme with the provision of more than £140,000 in prize-money support across 90 races in the first month of racing since resumption. That support starts on Tuesday with the BEBF sponsorship of a 2-year-old maiden at Kempton, followed by the running of the £30,500 British EBF Unibet Snowdrop Fillies' Listed S. the following day. Last month, the BEBF announced its aim to spend its full allocation of £1.68 million in prize-money enhancements for the 2020 season, despite...

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Reduced EBF 2YO Nomination Fee

The nomination cost for a 2-year-old to the European Breeders' Fund for 2020 has been reduced from $6,000 to $4,500, the EBF announced on Tuesday. Also, the deadline at this fee has also been extended to Aug. 31 or prior to entry in an EBF race. This nomination stage applies to 2-year-olds by a sire not registered to the EBF and standing outside of Europe and which has not been nominated at the previous deadline. Approximately 1,000 races throughout Europe are confined to EBF eligible runners and have added prize...

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British EBF To Provide Boost Upon Racing's Return

The British European Breeders' Fund said on Tuesday that it will honour the £1.68-million in bonuses it had previously allocated to purses in 2020, and that it will focus on making the bonuses available upon racing's return. The British EBF supports over 600 flat races a year, and the organization's chairman Simon Sweeting said it is also making plans to support a flat programme that will likely extend into November and December. "We are committed to supporting as many races within our remit as practical to help the sport back...

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