Horses of racing age can be nominated to the Breeders' Cup at reduced rates through July 15, the organization said.
Those horses not currently nominated would be eligible to race in this year's World Championships as well as those in future years, a Breeders' Cup release said July 8.
Two-year-olds by a nominated Breeders' Cup stallion can join the program for $12,000; Northern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and older for $50,000, and Southern Hemisphere 3-year-olds and older for $25,000. (All figures are U.S. funds.)
All racehorses must be nominated to the Breeders' Cup in order to compete in the World Championships, which this year will be run Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. If the July 15 deadline is missed, the price for runners by nominated stallions increases to $100,000, and it must be submitted by Oct. 21, the pre-entry deadline for the World Championships.
Breeders' Cup will provide a shipping allowance for all horses based outside of California that are entered in this year's World Championships: $10,000 for domestic starters and $40,000 for international runners. Also new for 2013, entry fees have been reduced to 2%, a 33% reduction in fees from 2012.
Breeders' Cup officials said even if 2-year-olds aren't ready to race this year it's the only time they can be nominated at the discounted $12,000 nomination fee. Once they turn 3, the early price increases to $50,000 by July 15.
Horses of racing age sired by non-nominated stallions also are eligible for discounted prices before July 15. Two-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. Following the July 15 deadline the price for runners by non-nominated stallions increases to $200,000 up until the time of the Oct. 21 pre-entry deadline.