Eligibility

What needs to happen for my horse to be eligible for the Breeders Crown?

A horse bred anywhere in the world can be made eligible for the Breeders Crown, providing the relevant fee schedule is followed.

Stallion Nominations - 1 October

Broodmare Nominations - 1 September

Yearling or Series Nominations - 1 June

Age Acceptances - 1 December

Stallion Nominations

Studs are required to nominate their stallions for the Breeders Crown if they wish for broodmare owners to be eligible for reduced Broodmare Nomination fees.

This nomination is due by 1 October of the serving year and the relevant charges are invoiced to the stud the following year.

In any Breeders Crown Final, the 'Stallion Nominator' will receive 5% of the prizemoney won by any horse for which they have paid the relevant stallion nomination.

The following fee structure applies:

For stallions registered and standing in Australia or New Zealand for the relevant season:

a. For mares served or inseminated in Australia = $A24.20 (includes GST) for each mare served

b. For mares served or inseminated in New Zealand = $A22 for each mare served

For stallions registered and standing in the Northern Hemisphere for the relevant season:

Pacing Stallions:

a. A pacing stallion who serves 1-16 mares = $A330 (includes GST) for each mare served

b. A pacing stallion who serves 17-227 mares = $A5,500 (includes GST) flat fee

c. A pacing stallion who serves 228 mares or more = $A24.20 (includes GST) for each mare served

Trotting Stallions:

a. A trotting stallion who serves 1-27 mares = $A198 (includes GST) for each mare served

b. A trotting stallion who serves 28-227 mares = $A5,500 (includes GST) flat fee

c. A trotting stallion who serves 228 mares or more = $A24.20 (includes GST) for each mare served

Broodmare Nominations

Broodmare nominations are due by 1 September when your mare is in foal.

The following fees apply:

a. If the foal inside her is by a Breeders Crown Eligible Stallion = $A38.50 (includes GST) per mare

b. If the foal inside her is by a non Breeders Crown Eligible Pacing Stallion = $A330 (includes GST) per mare

c. If the foal inside her is by a non Breeders Crown Eligible Trotting Stallion = $A198 (includes GST) per mare

It is important to note that there are no late payments for the Breeders Crown

If you do not pay the Broodmare Nomination Fee your subsequent foal cannot be made eligible at a later stage.

Yearling or Series Nominations

Yearling (or Series) nominations are due by 1 June when your horse is a yearling.

The fee to nominate one yearling is $A253.

You may elect at this stage to pay a Series Fee instead of a Yearling Fee.

A Series Fee costs $A704 per horse and replaces the Yearling Fee ($A253), 2YO Age Acceptance Fee ($A451) & 3YO Age Acceptance Fees ($A451) - representing a saving of $A451.

Age Acceptances

Age Acceptances are due by 1 December and apply to 2YOs and 3YOs.

If you paid a Series Fee as a yearling, then you do not need to pay any Age Acceptance Fees.

If you did not pay a Series Fee as a yearling you will need to pay Age Acceptance Fees to remain eligible to compete in the Breeders Crown race series.

An Age Acceptance Fee costs $A451 for one year.

If you don’t choose to make your horse eligible for their 2YO season you can still pay up for their 3YO season.

Additional Breeders Crown Races

Throughout the season there are a number of races programmed for Breeders Crown eligible horses - outside of the feature 2YO & 3YO Breeders Crown Race Series.

A horse will be eligible to contest these Breeders Crown races (including the Breeders Crown 4YO Championships) providing a Breeders Crown Yearling Nomination or Series Nomination was paid as a yearling.

There is no 4YO Breeders Crown Age Acceptance.