Rewarding the Breeders
As part of the Arabian Racing Cup's mission statement, the Cup is dedicated to the national and international promotion of BREEDING and racing purebred Arabian horses. The Cup Races achieve both goals, and the Cup's breeder incentive initiative is the only national program that pays back specifically to the breeders of Arabian race horses.
A FULLY NOMINATED FOAL IS ELIGIBLE TO EARN BREEDERS’ INCENTIVE REWARDS FOR THE BREEDER OF RECORD IN ANY CUP-DESIGNATED BREEDERS’ INCENTIVE REWARD RACES HELD IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGHOUT ITS RACING CAREER.
Each year, the Arabian Racing Cup determines which races will be designated Breeders’ Incentive Reward races. The Reward funds are dispersed on a percentage basis to the Breeder of Record of any fully nominated horses finishing first, second or third in these races. This money is paid out directly by the Arabian Racing Cup and is not part of the purse. Any money not paid out is returned to the “pot” to be eligible for future races. The program is designed so that monies paid in are distributed, but not in excess of funds collected ~ a safe, fair, and fun way for all breeders to participate and enjoy Incentive Rewards for years to come.
In 2017, a dozen Incentive races were held across the country, with $500 awarded to the breeder of the first, second, and third place horses in each race. The types of races with extra reward money included Maiden Races, Allowance and Stakes, with a total of $15,000 distributed.