ACCREDITED TEXAS-BRED PROGRAM
IT PAY$ TO RACE IN TEXAS.
The Accredited Texas Bred (ATB) program provides Arabian breeder incentives for broodmares and breeding stallions, cash awards for racing horses, and big payouts for all involved. This program was legislated by the State of Texas in the Texas Racing Act to encourage breeding of horses in the state. The program provides for Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and Arabian horses, each group receiving award moneys from their own individual programs. Approximately $1.6 million in bonus awards are distributed annually through the accredited Texas Bred Program for eligible owners, breeders and stallion owners.
Some Arabian horse participants in the Accredited Texas-Bred program have earned more than $20,000 in one year. The beauty of the program is its simplicity. Any Accredited Texas-bred horse finishing first, second or third in any race in the state earns money from the program – in addition to his purse win!
This money is automatically paid out to the horse owner, breeder (horse's dam's owner), and even the owner of the sire! You don't have to own a racehorse to win award money. If you are breeding for racing and own the sire or dam of horses that go to the track, you should be participating in this program!
Money for the payouts comes directly from wagering at the racetracks. This program is DIFFERENT than most of the Arabian breeding incentive programs because your payouts are coming from an outside source – not from the pooling of your nomination fees.
If you are a TABA member and receive our newsletter, you have seen the detailed charts that explain exactly how Accredited Texas-Bred monies are derived. If you haven't seen this information and would like a copy, please email us.
The Accredited Texas-Bred Program is a winner! It is a choice option for all Arabian breeders, paying us all back for our efforts to keep the breed strong.
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS OF THE ACCREDITED TEXAS-BRED (ATB) PROGRAM
Please familiarize yourself with these conditions of the ATB below:
If a horse is leased for the purpose of awards in the Accredited Texas Bred Program, a lease agreement specifying which party shall receive award monies must be on file with Texas Arabian Breeders Association.
Breeder Awards will only be paid on Accredited Texas-Bred Arabians whose Dams were accredited with Texas Arabian Breeders Association prior to conception of said Accredited Texas-Bred Arabian.
Accreditation fees are non-refundable after a work order has been assigned to an eligible entry. If the horse is ineligible, the fee shall be refunded to the applicant.
RACING STOCK CONVERSION TO BREEDING STOCK
Any Texas-Bred horse who becomes breeding stock must be converted with Texas Arabian Breeders Association to an accredited mare or stallion using the appropriate form and pay required fees.
It is the responsibility of the participants in the ATB Program to notify the Texas Arabian Breeders Association of any changes in ownership, address, or to whom the payments are to be made.
"The more you learn, the more you earn."