The first round of ATB Awards checks for the Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet are in the mail. Breeder Bonus checks and Texas-Sired Texas-Bred Bonus checks will mail in early September.

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: 5.32490% of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned
Owner Awards: 5.40790% of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned
Stallion Awards: 4.20474% of 1st/2nd/3rd purse money earned

Please understand that the amount of purse money earned by ATB horses had greatly increased over the past two years, while available ATB awards funding has seen a smaller increase. That is why you are seeing a smaller percentage of awards which are based on purse money earned. A smaller percentage on a larger purse still equates to roughly the same or even a larger ATB award.

The total amount of awards paid out for Owner, Breeder and Stallion Owner Awards for this period of racing at Lone Star Park is $484,859.00. By law, 40% ($193,943.607) is paid for Breeders Awards, 40% ($193,943.60) is paid for Owners Awards and 20% ($96,971.80) 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 23.30231% of purse money earned. The first 25% of total ATB Awards is allocated to the Owner Bonus Fund, which equates to $161,619.68 for this meet.

Once again, congratulations, and we appreciate your participation in the Accredited Texas-Bred Thoroughbred Program. If you have any questions concerning the Accredited Texas-Bred Program, or the amount of your check, please contact our offices.