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EBF Nominated Horses

How to nominate

Horses are nominated to the EBF by a simple form and a one-off payment. Payment is accepted by credit card, cheque, or bank transfer.

Click here to Nominate Nomination Form (PDF)


All cheques should be made payable to the European Breeders’ Fund and sent to Lushington House, 119 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9AE

Bank transfer

For payment in Dollars

Account name EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND (GB)          
Account number 54997488
IBAN GB34 BARC 2060 3854 9974 88

For payment in Sterling

Account name EBF ELIGIBILITY PAYMENT FUND             
Account number 00357359
Sort Code 20-60-38

For payment in Euros

Account number 49280500
IBAN GB88 BARC 2060 3849 2805 00

Who should nominate

The progeny of a stallion standing outside Europe that is not registered to the EBF can be nominated with a one off payment.

A horse can be nominated at any of the following stages:

    $600 May 31st of the horse’s yearling year
    $3,000 February 15th of the horse’s two-year-old year
    $6,000 June 30th of the horse’s two-year-old year

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.

This new stage also includes those horses sired by a non-EBF registered stallion standing outside of Europe which has not been individually nominated at one of the earlier nomination deadlines.

A horse MUST be EBF eligible to be entered and run in EBF-supported races.

Why nominate

A horse that is EBF eligible can run in EBF-supported races in Europe throughout its career.

The majority of maiden two-year-old races in Britain, Ireland, France and Germany are for EBF eligible horses. There is also a significant programme for older horses in Britain and Ireland, including extensive support of the fillies’ programme.

All EBF eligible horses appear as EBF Nominated in sales catalogues at all major yearling and breeze-up sales in Europe and the US, adding value to them for potential purchasers.