Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championship races. The nomination discounts are as follows:
* 2-year-olds by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion can join the program for $12,000; this one-time nomination fee makes the racehorse eligible for its entire racing career to the Breeders' Cup.
* 3-year-olds and up that were foaled in the Northern Hemisphere will receive a 50% discount off normal racehorse nomination fees and 3-year-olds and older born in the Southern Hemisphere can nominate for 25% of their regular nomination fee.
* All nominated racehorses are eligible for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and any other racing program of the Breeders' Cup for as long as they race.
Following the July 15 deadline, the price for non-nominated runners reverts back to the standard racehorse nomination fee of $100,000 or more until October 20, when all runners must be pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races.
Owners may nominate their horses of racing age online at members.breederscup.com.
Owners of horses or racing age by non-nominated stallions can also take advantage of discounted prices before July 15: 2-year-olds by non-nominated stallions can join the program for $18,000; Northern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and older for $100,000 and Southern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and older for $50,000.