The Breeder or owner of a “California-bred” horse shall register such horse with
the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (for Thoroughbreds), hereby
officially approved by the board as the agency for such registrations, attesting that
the horse is a California-bred as defined by these rules. No breeder shall be entitled
to the Breeder’s Award until the horse is so registered.
At California Thoroughbred race meetings, the amount of 0.54 percent on track and
0.54 percent off track of all parimutuel pools is deducted as takeout and transferred to
CTBA for distribution. A further amount equal to .07 percent of the handle is specified
for owners premiums and transferred to the CTBA for distribution.
The CTBA shall distribute such funds to the breeder of registered California-bred
Thoroughbred horses finishing first, second, or third in any race run in California
and graded stakes run outside California but within the United States. Breeders
will receive 75% of the remainder of the total incentive award monies after owner
awards are paid, with an individual breeder receiving a pro-rated share of the
breeders fund. The maximum purse considered earned in any qualifying race
within this state shall be $330,000 for a win, $120,000 for a second and $90,000
for a third place finish. For races run outside this state but within the United
States, the maximum purse considered earned shall be $165,000 for a win,
$60,000 for a second and $45,000 for a third place finish.
FEES FOR REGISTRATION OF FOALS
There is a charge of $100.00 for CTBA Members or $200.000 for Non-Members to
be paid at time of application, for each foal registered by September 30 of the
foal’s YEARLING year. For all applications made after September 30 of Yearling
year but before January 1 following, there is a charge of $125.00 for CTBA
Members or $250.00 for Non-Members, and there after the registration fee will be
$750.00 per foal.
Application may be made by mail (must be postmarked by appropriate deadline
date) or in person at the office of the California Thoroughbred Breeders
Association. Application blanks must be completed legibly in ink or on typewriter
and must be accompanied by fee and by Jockey Club certificates. If desired, application
may be made in advance of receipt of Jockey Club certificates to escape
penalty for late filing, but no actual registration will be made until certificates are
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association has been designated by the
California Horse Racing Board to administer the California Incentive Awards
Program (breeder awards, owner awards and stallion owner awards) and to act as
paying agent for those funds. For this reason, changes of address should be
reported promptly to its office.