European Breeders' Fund

The Back Nine With Kerry Murphy, CEO of the EBF

A horse for 2022: Raclette (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Emollient, by Empire Maker), with Andre Fabre. First season or proven: Proven. Speed or stamina: If I had horses in training an Ascot Gold Cup winner would be the dream, so stamina. Eat out or home cooking: Both; but eating out has become way too expensive. Newspaper or podcast: Newspaper, and sometimes even in print. Ascot or Longchamp: Ascot in June and July, Longchamp in April and October (I'm spoilt!). Walk in the country or art gallery: A walk in the country every...

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Entries Close For Irish EBF Barrier Trials on Wednesday

Entries for the Aug. 18 Irish EBF Barrier Trials at Dundalk close at 5 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, Aug. 11, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing announced on Tuesday. Backed by the Irish European Breeders' Fund and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and operated by ITM, the trials-which begin at 12 p.m.--are open to unraced 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds over five, six and seven furlongs. Recent graduates of the programme include G3 Gordon S. hero Ottoman Emperor (Ire) (Excelebration {Ire}) and Listed Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF S. winner Wren's Breath (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}). A...

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Second Irish EBF Ballyhane S. Field Revealed

The field for the 24-strong €300,000 Irish EBF Ballyhane S. was revealed on Friday. Led by the unbeaten Sacred Bridge (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), the race will begin at 2:25 p.m. at Naas Racecourse on Aug. 2. Her Ger Lyons stablemate Recurrent Dream (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}) sports a win over the course and distance, and they will be joined in the lineup by their yardmate Jarvis (Ire) (Profitable {Ire}). The Brighton winner Dusky Prince (Ire) (Prince Of Lir {Ire}) and the aforementioned Recurrent Dream are both running for the €50,000...

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EBF Yearling Nomination Deadline on May 31

The deadline to register yearlings to the European Breeders Fund is on Monday, May 31, the EBF announced on Wednesday. Kerry Murphy of the EBF said, "This deadline mostly relates to yearlings by North American sires either being campaigned in Europe or being catalogued in a yearling sale. The cost at this stage is $600 and once nominated there is nothing further to pay to qualify for over €5 million worth of extra prize money throughout Europe in 2021. If the yearling is by a sire registered to the EBF...

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EBF Pledges £1.8-Million To Prizemoney In 2021

The European Breeders' Fund has pledged £1.8-million of its earnings from British-based stallions to prizemoney enhancements in 2021 between flat and National Hunt races, focused between Class 4 and listed level races. The £1.68-million pledged to flat racing covers more than 600 races, and is the EBF's joint-highest contribution equal to 2019. In 2020, 595 flat races were run in 2020 under EBF conditions, receiving £1,430,250 of funding. British EBF financial contributions made up 22.5% of the £6,358,360 total prize money of these races, making them the second-largest sponsor in...

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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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New Award Announced for TBA Flat Breeders' Awards

The European Breeders' Fund Stallion Special Merit Award, developed by the trustees and sponsored by the British European Breeders' Fund (British EBF), was announced by the EBF on Monday. Celebrating a British-based stallion who has made significant impact during the previous Flat season, the award is a new avenue through which the British EBF thank domestic stallion owners and celebrate the achievements of their horses. "The award was specifically designed not to be just another statistic driven accolade," said British EBF Trustee and selection committee member James McHale. "It means...

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INS Stallion's Summer Series Announced

The Irish EBF and the Irish National Stud will be joint sponsors of four 2-year-old fillies' maidens this summer, the stud announced on Tuesday. The INS Stallion's Summer Series will give the winning breeder a free nomination for the 2021 season to the stallion named in each race in addition to the prizemoney allocation. The June 20 'Free Eagle' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden will be held at Naas, followed by the 'Phoenix of Spain' Irish EBF Fillies' Maiden at The Curragh on June 26, the July 3 'National Defense' Irish...

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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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