Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates prior to 11:59 p.m. (ET) July 15 for competition in this year’s World Championships, Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the fifteen Breeders’ Cup World Championship races.
--New this year, 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.
--Horses aged 3 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 be nominated 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 Oct. 22, when all runners must be pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races.