COLORADO THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
2017 SILVER CUP YEARLING SALE
Saturday, August 5, 2017 Arapahoe Park—Aurora, Colorado
The purpose of the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association (CTBA) is to promote the Thoroughbred industry in Colorado by actively assisting its membership by supporting the breeding, racing, and marketing of Thoroughbred horses, and by encouraging public interest therein.CTBA members are eligible to participate in a lucrative Breeders Award Program. A member may raise a foal out of a registered Colorado Mare, race that foal in Colorado, and receive award money for being the breeder as well as the owner of the horse. A member may purchase a registered Colorado Bred, race it, and receive Owners Awards. A member may stand a stallion that is a registered Colorado Bred.The Colorado Bred program for Thoroughbreds is managed by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association for registration of stallions, broodmares, and race horses as Colorado Bred. These horses are eligible to share in Breeders Awards and the Supplemental Purse Fund, which is accumulated annually from a percentage of the parimutuel handle at tracks and from off-track wagering in Colorado.A breeder is the owner of a broodmare registered with the CTBA. The mare must be standing in Colorado and registered by December 31st the year of breeding. To be the breeder, you must own the mare at the time of foaling. An owner is the person owning a race horse registered with CTBA that shares in purse money in open competition as well as races for Colorado Bred horses. Stallion owners with stallions registered with CTBA also share in the Breeders Award money.Breeders and Owners, share in Breeders Award money annually. Current percentages are 30 percent to owners, 60 percent to breeders, and 10 percent to stallion owners. A point system based on annual earnings from first, second, and third place finishes at Colorado tracks of each Colorado Bred horse determines the percentage of the award money allocated to each eligible breeder, owner, and stallion owner.