The Fund has contributed over £31.5million in to the sport since 1983 and has a current investment level of around £1.7million per year over both flat and National Hunt racing making the BEBF the third largest sponsor of horseracing in the country.
“The contribution that the British EBF makes to the sport through prize money and sponsorship is tremendous. Of particular value is the support for both fillies and stayers, two areas of the British thoroughbred breed that the industry must invest in, to ensure a healthy and vibrant future as an integral part of the racing programme and to maintain the great diversity that exists within the sport.”
Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
How EBF works
When a stallion is registered to the EBF all progeny resulting from that year’s coverings are automatically EBF qualified for life.
An individual horse by an ‘international stallion’ that stands outside of the EBF area, can be qualified using one of the three deadlines as specified in ‘Key Dates’. If you buy a foal or yearling in USA, for instance, that is not by one of the EBF registered stallions, you have suitable opportunities to qualify the horse.
In addition, any horse sired by a stallion standing within Europe that is not registered to the EBF can now be nominated at any time after 1st January of their two-year-old year. The cost of this one off supplementary nomination is €12,000.
Once a horse is EBF qualified it is eligible to run in any EBF confined race throughout Europe. Over 80% of two-year-old races are confined to EBF eligible horses numbering nearly a thousand races per year.
For more information please contact the EBF team.
The following countries make up the EBF Area:
Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Boznia-Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian State (to Ural Mountains), San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey , the Ukraine and Vatican City State.