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West Virginia

Address: 
PO Box 646
Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 
(304) 728-6868
Fax: 
(304) 724-7870
Restricted Races: 

Yes

Restricted Stakes Races: 

Yes

Purse Supplement in Open Races: 

The Supplemental Purse Award program which will pay up to 10% of a horse’s winning earnings for WV resident owners or breeders and sire owners of WV bred or sired horses. These claims must be filed with the WV Racing Commission within 15 days of when the winning purse is distributed.

Owners Awards: 

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or WVTDF pays breeders of West Virginia Bred Horses, owners of WV Bred or WV sired horses, and Sire owners of WV sired horses an amount annually based on earnings of the WV Bred or WV Sired horse who is registered with the WVTBA. Only money earned at either Charles Town or Mountaineer race tracks are considered. (Earnings on single purse are capped at $100,000.00.) The total money available for distribution is divided 60% to the breeders, 25% to the owners, and 15% to the sire owners.

Breeders Awards: 

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or WVTDF pays breeders of West Virginia Bred Horses, owners of WV Bred or WV sired horses, and Sire owners of WV sired horses an amount annually based on earnings of the WV Bred or WV Sired horse who is registered with the WVTBA. Only money earned at either Charles Town or Mountaineer race tracks are considered. (Earnings on single purse are capped at $100,000.00.) The total money available for distribution is divided 60% to the breeders, 25% to the owners, and 15% to the sire owners.

Stallion Awards: 

West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund or WVTDF pays breeders of West Virginia Bred Horses, owners of WV Bred or WV sired horses, and Sire owners of WV sired horses an amount annually based on earnings of the WV Bred or WV Sired horse who is registered with the WVTBA. Only money earned at either Charles Town or Mountaineer race tracks are considered. (Earnings on single purse are capped at $100,000.00.) The total money available for distribution is divided 60% to the breeders, 25% to the owners, and 15% to the sire owners.

Out of State Awards: 

N/A

Breed-Back Rule: 

In order to qualify as an ACCREDITED WV BRED horse the horse must be foaled in WV. If the owner of the horse is a WV resident there is no breed-back requirement, however if the mare is not a resident mare she must be inspected prior to foaling by the WVTDF inspector. If the mare is a WV resident mare – meaning she resides in the state year round and is on a resident mare list and is known to the inspector as a resident mare- there is no breed-back requirement to make her foal eligible as a WV BRED horse. If the mare and the owner are not WV residents and she is not in foal to an Accredited WV stallion she must breed back to a WV Accredited stallion.

 

Horses who are sired by an accredited WV Stallion but do not foal out in WV are eligible for Accreditation as WV SIRED only. Sire owners and owners of the WV sired only horses are eligible for WVTDF bonus money. The breeders of these horses are not eligible for WV breeders’ bonuses

Registration Fees: 

Membership to the WVTBA is a voluntary. It is $100.00 per year and members receive a subscription to the Midlantic Thoroughbred Magazine, discounted WV accreditation registration rates, invitation to the WV Breeders Award banquet, and association mailings.