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British Columbia Supports Horsemen with Incentive Programs

 
British Columbia Supports Horsemen with Incentive Programs2017 Horsemen Incentive Programs
Wintering Money for Lower Level Claiming Horses at Hastings 2017 Program
 
The industry Associations, in recognition of the economic realities of wintering and training lower level claiming horses, have again implemented a plan to provide an incentive of $2,000 for horses that make their last start of 2016 at Hastings for a claiming price of $6,250 or less and make their first start in 2017 at Hastings at any level.To be eligible for the $2,000 a horse must not have started at any other track after the close of the 2016 Hastings season prior to making its first start of 2017 at Hastings.
 
The $2,000 bonus will be paid to the owner’s account immediately following an eligible horse’s first start at Hastings in 2017.The owner must undertake to leave the horse’s papers in the Hastings Race Office until August1/2017.Repayment of the $2,000 will release the papers prior to August 1/2017.
 
Horses that start elsewhere after making their final 2016 start at Hastings are not eligible for this incentive program.  The Associations’ intention is to reward those horses committed to racing at Hastings; therefore, the incentive is available only for horses that made their last appearance at Hastings in 2016 for $6,250 or less and make their first start for 2017 at Hastings at any level. 
 
Yearling, Two and Three-Year-Old Purchase Program
Program Rules for 2016 - 2017 
 
To be eligible you must be a BC Resident.
 
Buyers who purchase a Yearling, or a Two-Year-Old, or a Three -Year-Old at auction from September 14, 2016 to April 1, 2017 outside of British Columbia will receive 50% of the purchase price up to a maximum of $7,500 Canadian dollars.
Fillies will receive an additional $1,000 Canadian.
 
For the purposes of this program, Canadian and US dollars are considered at par, e.g., $15,000 US will generate a payment of $7,500 Canadian.
 
The monies will be payable upon the purchaser making application to the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper (Cristan Gossen) or the Racing Secretary (Nichelle Milner).  A letter of commitment to race the horse in British Columbia, along with the horse’s papers, must accompany the application.
 
Purchasers receiving funds under this program agree that their horse’s papers will be retained by the Race Office at Hastings Racecourse until the end of the 2017 racing season.  Repayment of funds received under this program will release the papers.
 
This program only applies to purchases made at public auctions outside of the province of British Columbia.
 
Horses foaled in British Columbia are not eligible for this program.
 
Fresh Horse Program - 2017
A Program for Horses That Have Previously Started Elsewhere in 2016-17
 
A guaranteed $2000 bonus for any horse’s first start in 2017 at Hastings Racecourse whose previous start was made outside of British Columbia. Horses that raced or were stabled previously at Hastings Racecourse are not eligible.BC breds are not eligible.
An additional $1000 Bonus after the horse’s second start (Same conditions as above).
 
An additional $1000 after the horse’s third start (Same conditions as above) for a maximum value of $4,000 under this program.
 
Stakes races are excluded from this program.
 
All horses must have started for $8,000 or more in their last three starts to qualify.  If a horse has not started three times, then all of its lifetime starts must be for $8,000 or more.
 
First-time starters and horses participating in the YEARLING and TWO and Three-Year-Old Purchase Programs do not qualify for the Fresh Horse Program.
 
Application must be made to the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper (Cristan Gossen) or the Racing Secretary (Nichelle Milner) upon arrival at Hastings Racecourse to establish eligibility.
 
Purchasers agree that the registration papers will remain in the Hastings Racecourse racing office for the entire 2017 season unless shipping elsewhere to participate in a stakes race.Repayment of funds received from this program will release the papers.
 
Horses who are otherwise eligible for this program but do not meet the claiming price requirement are eligible to receive $1,000 upon their first start at Hastings in 2017.
 
Weanling Purchase Program
Program Rules for 2016 - 2017
 
To be eligible you must be a BC Resident.
 
Buyers who purchase a Weanling at auction from September 14, 2016 December 31, 2016 outside of British Columbia will receive 50% of the purchase price up to a maximum of $7,500 Canadian dollars.
 
Fillies will receive an additional $1,000 Canadian.
 
For the purposes of this program, Canadian and US dollars are considered at par, e.g., $15,000 US will generate a payment of $7,500 Canadian.
 
The monies will be payable upon the purchaser making application to the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division).  A letter of commitment to sell the horse in a sale conducted by the CTHS (BC Div.), or race it in British Columbia must accompany the application.
 
Purchasers receiving funds under this program agree that if they choose to race, their horse’s papers will be retained by the Race Office at Hastings Racecourse until the end of the 2018 racing season.  Repayment of funds received under this program will release the papers.
 
This program only applies to purchases made at public auctions outside of the province of British Columbia
 
Horses foaled in British Columbia are not eligible for this program.

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