ATB Breeder Awards for eligible horses racing out of state in 2023 are mailing today.

Using Horse Industry Escrow Account (HIEA) funds which are a result of the successful passage of HB 2463 in 2019, the TTA has implemented a program whereby the eligible breeders of Accredited Texas-bred racehorses placing 1, 2 or 3 in any race in the US (other than Texas) may receive a breeder award.

Awards are payable only on races run outside of Texas when there are no live Thoroughbred meets in Texas, unless the out of state race is a stakes race with a minimum purse of $50,000.

The total amount of these breeder awards for calendar year 2023 is $100,000. Breeder awards are calculated as a percentage of purse money earned for finishing in the top three.

Breeders eligible for 100% awards will receive 7.686% of purse money earned, and those eligible for 50% awards will receive 2.891% of purse money earned. For awards calculation purposes, all individual race purses are capped at $75,000.

If you have any questions concerning the Accredited Texas-Bred Program, or the amount of your check, please contact our offices.