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EBF eligibility payments up for 2013 yearlings

THE co-ordinating Committee of the European Breeders' Fund has agreed to increase the EBF eligibility payment for yearlings of 2013 from $500 to $600.

Payment at this level will be payable by May 1, 2013. Yearlings of 2013 by any stallion which stood in 2011 outside the EBF area, and which had not been entered in the EBF's International Stallion Scheme, will be eligible to compete in the EBF programme when reaching racing age, provided the $600 payment is made.

The $500 payment had been in place since the early 1990s.

If the May 1, 2013, deadline is missed, later payments can be made at $3,000 by February 15, 2014, or $6,000 by June 30, 2014.

The EBF programme consists of 1,200 races in Britain, Ireland, France and Germany confined to EBF horses, and adds €4.5-million to the value of those races.




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