(Breeders’ Cup 2022 / All Photos by Coady Photography)

From the Breeders’ Cup Media Team:

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder today that Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline to nominate weanlings of 2023 to the Breeders’ Cup program at the one-time regular nomination fee of $400 USD.  Any foal entered in a fall or winter breeding stock sale must be nominated by the early foal deadline in order for the Breeders’ Cup Nominated engagement to be included on the catalog page.

The $400 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime racing eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup racing programs. All foals sired by a fully nominated North American Breeders’ Cup stallion are eligible for nomination to the Breeders’ Cup program in their year of birth at the weanling rate.

If not nominated by the Aug. 1 early deadline, standard foal nominations may still be made in the foal’s year of birth with a one-time payment of a $400 USD nomination fee due Oct. 15, 2023.

Breeders’ Cup Limited has been Thoroughbred racing’s most significant international program for over 39 years. During this time, Breeders’ Cup has allocated purses and awards of nearly $900 million to owners, foal nominators, and stallion nominators through its programs, including the annual $31 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships showcasing the best Thoroughbreds, owners, trainers, and jockeys to a global audience.

Breeders’ Cup foal nominators will earn $10,000 USD for every victory in the worldwide Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In and every horse that starts in a Breeders’ Cup World Championship race will earn a nominator award. The individual nominating the foal receives these nominator awards even though the horse may change hands throughout its racing career.

For more information and to nominate online visit members.breederscup.com.