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Breeders' Cup Discounted Nomination Deadline

Aug. 1 is deadline for the early discount for a foal nomination.

The Breeders' Cup announced the deadline for the early discount of $100 off the $500 price for a Breeders' Cup foal nomination is Thursday, Aug. 1.

The discount applies to all foals nominated electronically or online to the Breeders' Cup program for the 2011 foal crop, if the nomination is made at on or before the 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 1 deadline. Nominators may also call the Breeders' Cup racing department at (859) 514-9423 by the end of Aug. 1 to receive the discounted foal fee.

Any nominated horse that wins a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge race earns an immediate $10,000 award for the foal nominator. These awards and the nominator awards that are paid for horses that finish first, second, or third in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race provide nearly $2 million each year to breeders who nominate their foals as weanlings.

All foals sired by a fully nominated Breeders' Cup stallion are eligible for nomination to the Breeders' Cup program in their year of birth. The standard $500 foal nomination, for those choosing not to nominate online, will remain in effect until Oct. 15, with a deadline of midnight (EDT). Late foal nominations may be made until midnight (EDT) Dec. 15 of the year of birth by payment of a one-time $1,500 nomination fee. 

A Breeders' Cup-nominated foal is eligible to participate and earn full purses and awards in the Breeders' Cup World Championships races and in any other Breeders' Cup racing program for as long as it races without any further nomination payments due.