ATB Awards from Sam Houston Race Park racing from 1/8/2021 through 4/3/2021 are in the mail.
Award amounts are based on the amount of Accredited Texas-Bred award monies available for the pay period divided by the purse money earned by accredited Texas-breds finishing first, second or third in any race at this track.
Based on this formula, award totals were calculated as follows:
Breeder Awards: 3.27696 of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned
Owner Awards: 3.75823% of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned
Stallion Awards: 2.18153% of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned
The total amount of awards paid out for Owner, Breeder and Stallion Owner Awards for this period of racing at Sam Houston Race Park is $273,637.27. By law, 40% ($109,454.91) is paid for Breeders Awards, 40% ($109,454.91) is paid for Owners Awards and 20% ($54,727.45) for Stallion Owner Awards.
Please note that for awards calculation purposes, all individual purses are capped at $75,000.00. There are no ATB Owners Incentive Awards paid on restricted stakes, as the purse already contains added money from the ATB Program.
Also, if your horse placed first, second or third in an open company race during this meet you will receive an Owner’s Bonus award totaling 16.91922% of purse money earned. The first 25% of total ATB Awards is allocated to the Owner Bonus Fund, which equates to $124,545.76 for this meet. If you qualify for this new Owner’s Bonus, you will receive a separate itemized statement, and the funds will be included in your check for regular ATB awards.
***Please note that total awards increased by $65,054.05 in 2021 over 2020 while ATB earnings increased by $1,120,088. The large increase in purse earnings by ATB horses results in a smaller award percentage. ***
Coming soon: Payment of ATB Breeder Bonus for placing 1, 2 or 3 in open company races AND a bonus for Texas-Sired ATB’s placing 1, 2 or 3 in open company races.