Incentive Award Program It Pays to be Cal-bred!
Total 2015 Awards
Breeder Awards – $4.587 million
Stallion Awards – $1.529 million
Owner Awards – $1.354 million (From CTBA & TOC Program)
Restricted Races – $16 million
Racing and breeding in the U.S. involves 725,000 horses, 941,400 participants and has a total economic of $34 billion and supports 472,800 full-time jobs. In 1998, the California horse racing and breeding industry had a $4.02 billion dollar impact on the Gross Domestic Product. There were 52,500 people fully employed within the California horse racing and breeding industry. There were over 148,000 different people and horses, in California, participating in this industry.
California’s Incentive Programs
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How can I obtain more information? Contact Doug Burge or Mary Ellen Locke at the CTBA offices across the street from the Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia:
California Thoroughbred Breeders Association
201 Colorado Place, P.O. Box 60018,
Arcadia, Calif 91066-6018 • www.ctba.com
(626) 445-7800 or (800) 573-2822
Fax: (626) 574-0852
Maiden Claiming Program
Although maiden claiming races will not qualify for the above described bonus, the tracks will increase the bottom level California-Bred or Sired maiden claiming price in the South from $40,000 to $50,000. Along with the increased protection/value of these horses, the purse will also be elevated to reflect the raise. Horses which break their maiden for $50,000* in these races will now be eligible for Starter Allowance races for open $40,000 or less maiden claiming winners.
FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS which have broken their maidens for a claiming price of $40,000 or less or CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED horses which have broken their maidens for $50,000* or less or have never won TWO races. OR FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD which have started for a claiming price of $40,000 or less or CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED horses which have started for a claiming price of $50,000* or less or have never won TWO races. *Races restricted to California-Bred or Sired horses.
The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect:
Golden Gate Fields — $20,000
Santa Anita, Del Mar— $40,000
All fairs — $20,000
Each racing association in the state is required to offer at least one Cal-bred restricted race per day and allocate at least 10 percent of their total stakes dollars to Cal-bred restricted stakes. The latter has resulted in a stakes program that has 37 races with purses totaling $4.3 million. By law, approximately 10 percent of the total incentive program revenues are allocated to the Cal-bred race fund. This fund is used to supplement Cal-bred stakes purses, including a large portion for Cal Cup purses, Cal-bred maiden allowance purses, and promotion of Cal-breds in general.
Each year, CTBA co-sponsors Cal Cup Day in conjunction with Santa Anita. This celebratory event, inaugurated in 1990, is the highlight of the racing season for California breeders. This special day provides California breeders and owners an opportunity to showcase California’s finest Thoroughbreds. Cal Cup also features a party, which includes a fantastic array of food, drink and entertainment in a festive atmosphere that everyone looks forward to each year with great anticipation.