Nomination deadline approaching

Wed 14 Feb 2018

The deadline to nominate two year olds to the European Breeders Fund by a stallion not registered to the EBF is on February 15th.   Kerry Murphy of the EBF explains, “owners and trainers looking to campaign a horse in Europe should check that it is EBF nominated as over 80% of two year old maiden/novice races in GB, Ireland, France and Germany are confined to EBF eligible’s.  By nominating, your horse will be qualified to compete for a pool of over €5million available in added prizemoney.  This nomination stage largely relates to horses by stallions standing in the US and Japan”.  The current fee is $3,000 or equivalent up to 15th February and will rise to $6,000 after this date.





Kerry Murphy (CEO, European Breeders Fund)

+44(0)1638 667960


Notes for Editors:

European Breeders Fund

Chairman: Philip Freedman


The European Breeders Fund was launched in 1983 to boost the value of two year old maiden races and has expanded to include GB, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland with Czech Rep and Spain also registering stallions to the programme.  The EBF has paid out over €100,000 towards prizemoney throughout Europe as well as supporting valuable veterinary research.  Predominately funded by stallion owners contributing to the fund it is one of the largest and most consistent supporter of European racing and breeding industries.