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CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum

September 13-19, Fort Worth, TX

PROJECTED CHAMPIONSHIP PAYOUT

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PROJECTED QUALIFIER PAYOUTS

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2021 GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS

 GENERAL RULES 

1. Forward advancement in the alleyway begins the run. Horses may not circle, back up, or fail to continue forward advancement while in the alleyway. 

2. Rider may not school on a horse during a run. If a rider circles a barrel more than once, they will be disqualified and fined $200.00. 

3. Members are expected to always conduct themselves in a courteous manner at all times. The Breeders Challenge reserves the right to refuse service or draw-out any rider for inappropriate conduct, conflicts with management, or any other disputes that cannot be settled prior to an event.

4. There will be zero tolerance for animal abuse of any kind. Excessive whipping, force, use of shock devices, or blood drawn will result in disqualification and banning of the rider from the active event and future events. 

5. A re-run will be granted if the timer fails to clock the run. The rider will be given the opportunity to an immediate re-run at the end of the next drag, or a re-run at the end of the race following a drag. The re-run will be a considered a clean slate run and all applicable race rules will be applied. If a rider knocks a barrel over during their run and they keep all three barrels standing during the re-run, the knocked over barrel will not apply to the re-run. 

6. If a rider knocks a barrel over, a +5 seconds will automatically be applied for each barrel knocked over. 

7. If the rider breaks pattern, a no time will be enforced. 

8. Each run will be clocked individually toward a single payout or average payout depending upon the entered race. 

9. Riders must be checked in the drag before they run. A 3-2-1 call will occur at the discretion of the announcer to draw out a team. If a rider is drawn out, they will receive a no time and forfeit inclusion in the average. 

10. Dress Code: Long Sleeve Shirt, Western Boots, Helmet, or Western Hat. 

11. A current coggins and health certificate must accompany each horse entered for a race. Members agree to comply with the general requests, rules, and health requirements of the venue. 

12. By payment of entry into the Breeders Challenge Finale or a qualification event, riders grant permission to the rights of their image, likeness and sound of their voices as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other notice or consideration. These images may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and ropers waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein their likenesses appears. Additionally, riders waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of an image or recording. Material may be used for diverse promotional and educational purposes within an unrestricted geographical area.

Unconditional Release

  1. MEMBERS ATTEST THAT THEY HAVE READ AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT UPON ENTRY and further agrees that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. The Breeders Challenge has the right to refuse entry to anyone for any reason it deems necessary, including but not limited to classification issues. Questions or concerns should be directed to the  Breeders Challenge Office at 940-637-2536

  2. Each participant is fully aware, completely understands, and accepts that participation in a Breeders Challenge Event, whether as a contestant, independent contractor, employee, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor or spectator, is dangerous and that the events and activities associated with, relating to, arising out of, and concerning this participation present substantial, serious, and real risks of personal injury or death to the participant, and the loss of, damage to, or destruction of the participant’s personal property including livestock.

  3. In Consideration of being permitted to participate in the Breeders Challenge and its individual events or add-on events, the participant for himself/herself and all persons under his/her management and control including minor children, does acknowledge the dangers inherent in horse related events, and in the use of the facilities, fully and completely accepts and assumes these substantial, serious, and real risks whether or not apparent, known, unknown, foreseen, unforeseen, present, or contingent, and whether or not caused by any negligence of the Released Parties, or the negligence of any contestant, volunteer or spectator including but not limited to, any negligence associated with the design or designing, staging, supervising, maintaining or in any way presenting, conducting or sponsoring the Event, further does agree to use extraordinary care and prudence in his/her activities and those of charges, and does:

  • HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the organizers or any subdivision thereof, sponsors, chairmen, agents, officials, and does;

  • HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS Breeders Challenge, LLC, its sponsors, its agents, its venue owners and representatives, servants, employees, and other representatives from any claim, demand, or liability for personal injuries or property damage arising from participation or use and enjoyment of the event and facilities. Parents of riders younger than 18 who participate acknowledge the full and unconditional release for participation for their child.

  • PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Participant(s) grant permission to the Breeders Challenge and affiliated entities to use photographs, videos, recordings and/or words said by participants in its promotional and advertising materials without notification or compensation.

  • ASSURANCES. The participant fully understands and agrees that this Release is to be interpreted and applied in the broadest and most comprehensive manner in favor of the RELEASED PARTIES. The participant agrees that he/she has full power authority, capacity and right without limitation to sign, deliver and perform this Release. This release shall be and is binding upon the participants and his/her spouse, legal representatives, heirs, successors and assigns. The undersigned agrees that the laws of the State of Texas govern this Participation Release. The participant also agrees that upon entry to any event, he or she has read and understands said agreement whether the signature has been returned or not.

 

 

FUTURITY CONDITIONS 

The Breeders Challenge will host 4 Qualifier Races advancing 80 teams to the end of year Breeders Challenge Semi Finals, and 30 advancing teams to the Breeders Challenge Finale. 

Qualifier Races 

  1. 1. The payout will be 1D / 2D average paying 10 holes deep in each D. The 2D will be a .5 second split. a. Go Round 1 – the fastest 10 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

  2. b. Go Round 2 – the fastest 10 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

  3. Should a team qualify in each Go Round, their slowest advancing time will be dropped and the next fastest team will qualify for The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

  4. Offspring that are 4 or 5 years of age may compete. A copy of the offspring registration papers including the backside must be on file with The Breeders Challenge prior to race entry. All AQHA and APHA offspring must be registered to compete. In the event enrolled offspring outside of AQHA and APHA is not registered, proof of parentage verification thru UC Davis will be required. They will be mouthed prior to race entry and approval or denial of entry will be at the discretion of The Breeders Challenge with no refund should the horse show to be older than the disclosed age.

  5. Offspring must be enrolled in The Breeders Challenge to qualify for race entry. 

  6. Offspring may not have competed for any financial compensation prior to their announced futurity season. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  7. Offspring substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  8. Offspring substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring will be the only approved horses to compete. 

  9. Rider substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  10. Rider substitutions are permitted for the final race, the qualified horse may not be substituted.  They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in on race entry should they differ from the original entry designation.  A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  11. Offspring Futurity runs may be rolled over into the Open 4D qualifier so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. Should offspring be paid into both the Futurity and Open 4D, they will run in the Futurity. 

  12. Late entries will be allowed up to the day of the race prior to the race’s start. Late entries will be last in the draw and incur a late fee penalty of $500.00 due prior to race start. 

  13. Offspring must be checked in prior to race start. Draw Number will be provided at check-in. The draw number must be on the saddle pad upon entry into the alleyway. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  14. A Qualifier Entry Slot may be sold up to 14 business days preceding the race should a discrepancy arise with the entered offspring or rider. The completed and signed form for Slot Sales must be emailed or mailed to The Breeders Challenge. The applicable rules and guidelines apply to the purchaser of the slot. The Breeders Challenge is not responsible for the transaction between buyer and seller, no refund or discount will be provided to either party. 

  15. All entries are final. No discount or refund of any kind will be provided. 

AMATEUR FUTURITY CONDITIONS 

The Breeders Challenge will host 4 Qualifier Races advancing 40 teams to the end of year Breeders Challenge Finale. 

Qualifier Races 

  1. Rider must provide The Breeders Challenge with their Association Amateur Card with entry to race. Rider understands and agrees to the terms associated herein qualifying and holding an amateur card. Should a rider be found to be in non-compliance with the terms of their amateur status, they will be disqualified. Rider will have 14 business days from receipt of disqualification to return 100% of prize moneys, prizes, and awards to The Breeders Challenge for redistribution to eligible members. 

  2. Rider may not receive any monetary compensation for riding or training horses to the outside public for a period of 3 years. 

  3. Youth riders under the age of 18 may compete without an amateur card. 

  4. Rider must own the offspring they enter. Proof of LLC, Inc., Ranch Name, or Familial Relation must be provided if the riders name is not designated on the registration papers. 

    1. The payout will be 1D average paying 10 holes deep in the D.

    • Go Round 1 – the fastest 5 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Finale. 

    • Go Round 2 – the fastest 5 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Finale. Should a team qualify in each Go Round, their slowest advancing time will be dropped and the next fastest team will qualify for The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals.

  5. Offspring that are 4 or 5 years of age may compete. A copy of the offspring registration papers including the backside must be on file with The Breeders Challenge prior to race entry. All AQHA and APHA offspring must be registered to compete. In the event enrolled offspring outside of AQHA and APHA is not registered, proof of parentage verification thru UC Davis will be required. They will be mouthed prior to race entry and approval or denial of entry will be at the discretion of The Breeders Challenge with no refund should the horse show to be older than disclosed age.

  6. Offspring must be enrolled in The Breeders Challenge to qualify for race entry. 

  7. Offspring may not have competed for any financial compensation prior to their announced futurity season. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  8. Offspring substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  9. Offspring substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring and rider combination will be the only approved teams to compete. 

  10. Rider substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  11. Rider substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring and rider combination will be the only approved teams to compete. 

  12. Offspring Futurity runs may be rolled over into the Open 4D qualifier so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. Should offspring be paid into both the Futurity and Open 4D, they will run in the Futurity. 

  13. Late entries will be allowed up to the day of the race prior to the race’s start. Late entries will be last in the draw and incur a late fee penalty of $500.00 due prior to race start. 

  14. Offspring must be checked in prior to race start. Draw Number will be provided at check-in. The draw number must be on the saddle pad upon entry into the alleyway. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  15. A Qualifier Entry Slot may be sold up to 14 business days preceding the race should a discrepancy arise with the entered offspring or rider. The completed and signed form for Slot Sales must be emailed or mailed to The Breeders Challenge. The applicable rules and guidelines apply to the purchaser of the slot. The Breeders Challenge is not responsible for the transaction between buyer and seller, no refund or discount will be provided to either party. 

17. All entries are final. No discount or refund of any kind will be provided. 

 

DERBY CONDITIONS 

The Breeders Challenge will host 4 Qualifier Races advancing 80 teams to the end of year Breeders Challenge Semi Finals, and 30 advancing teams to the Breeders Challenge Finale. 

 

Qualifier Races 

1. The payout will be 1D / 2D average paying 10 holes deep in each D. The 2D will be a .5 second split. a. Go Round 1 – the fastest 10 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

b. Go Round 2 – the fastest 10 teams will advance to The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

 

Should a team qualify in each Go Round, their slowest advancing time will be dropped and the next fastest team will qualify for The Breeders Challenge Semi Finals. 

  1. Offspring that are 5 - 8 years of age may compete. A copy of the offspring registration papers including the backside must be on file with The Breeders Challenge prior to race entry. All AQHA and APHA offspring must be registered to compete. In the event enrolled offspring outside of AQHA and APHA is not registered, proof of parentage verification thru UC Davis will be required. They will be mouthed prior to race entry and approval or denial of entry will be at the discretion of The Breeders Challenge with no refund should the horse show to be older than disclosed age. 

  2. Offspring must be enrolled in The Breeders Challenge to qualify for race entry. 

  3. Offspring may not have competed for any financial compensation prior to their announced futurity season. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  4. Offspring 5 years of age will be eligible to run thru their 8 year old year. 

  5. Offspring substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  6. Offspring substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring will be the only approved horses to compete. 

  7. Rider substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  8. Rider substitutions are permitted for the final race, the qualified horse may not be substituted.  They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in on race entry should they differ from the original entry designation.  A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  9. If a Qualifier race does NOT have a Derby in place, the Derby will be run in conjunction with the Open 4D. The Derby paid entries will only compete against other eligible paid teams. The run may be rolled over into the Open 4D so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. If a rider chooses to pay into multiple Open 4D races at the host event, they may carry over their run to the Derby so long as they are entered and paid prior to race start. 

  10. Should a team qualify in multiple Open 4D races, their slowest advancing time will be dropped and the next fastest team will qualify for The Champions Challenge Semi Finals. 

  11. If a qualifier race has a derby in place, the offspring Derby runs may be rolled over into the Open 4D qualifier so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. Should offspring be paid into both the Derby and Open 4D, they will run in the Derby. 

  12. Late entries will be allowed up to the day of the race prior to the race’s start. Late entries will be last in the draw and incur a late fee penalty of $500.00 due prior to race start. 

  13. Offspring must be checked in prior to race start. Draw Number will be provided at check-in. The draw number must be on the saddle pad upon entry into the alleyway. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 

  14. A Qualifier Entry Slot may be sold up to 14 business days preceding the race should a discrepancy arise with the entered offspring or rider. The completed and signed form for Slot Sales must be emailed or mailed to The Breeders Challenge. The applicable rules and guidelines apply to the purchaser of the slot. The Breeders Challenge is not responsible for the transaction between buyer and seller, no refund or discount will be provided to either party. 

  15. All entries are final. No discount or refund of any kind will be provided. 

 

OPEN 4D RACE CONDITIONS 

The Breeders Challenge will host 4 Qualifier Races advancing 160 teams to the end of year Breeders Challenge Finale. 

1. The payout will pay 10 holes deep in each D. Each D will be a .5 second split.

a. Open Race 1 – the fastest 5 teams from each D will advance to The Breeders Challenge Finale. 

b. Open Race 2 – the fastest 5 teams from each D will advance to The Breeders Challenge Finale. 

 

 

  1. Should a team qualify in each Open Race, their slowest advancing time will be dropped and the next fastest team will qualify for The Champions Challenge Semi Finals. 

  2. Offspring of all ages may compete. A copy of the offspring registration papers including the backside must be on file with The Breeders Challenge prior to race entry. All AQHA and APHA offspring must be registered to compete. In the event enrolled offspring outside of AQHA and APHA is not registered, proof of parentage verification per UC Davis will be required. 

  3. Offspring must be enrolled in The Breeders Challenge to qualify for race entry. 

  4. Offspring substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  5. Offspring substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring and rider combination will be the only approved teams to compete. 

  6. Rider substitutions are permitted for the qualifier races. They must be declared in writing prior to office check-in of race entry should they differ from the original entry designation. A $100.00 substitution fee will be incurred. 

  7. Rider substitutions are not permitted for the final race. The qualified offspring and rider combination will be the only approved teams to compete. 

  8. Offspring Futurity runs may be rolled over into the Open 4D qualifier so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. Should offspring be paid into both the Futurity and Open 4D, they will run in the Futurity. 

  9. If a Qualifier race does NOT have a Derby in place, the offspring Derby will be run in conjunction with the Open 4D. The Derby paid entries will only compete against other eligible paid teams. The run may be rolled over into the Open 4D so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. If a rider chooses to pay into multiple Open 4D races at the host event, they may carry over their run to the Derby so long as they are entered and paid prior to race start. 

  10. If a qualifier race has a derby in place, the offspring Derby runs may be rolled over into the Open 4D qualifier so long as the entry is paid prior to the offspring running. Should offspring be paid into both the Derby and Open 4D, they will run in the Derby. 

  11. Late entries will be allowed up to the day of the race prior to the race’s start. Late entries will be last in the draw and incur a late fee penalty of $500.00 due prior to race start. 

  12. Offspring must be checked in prior to race start. 

  13. A Qualifier Entry Slot may be sold up to 14 business days preceding the race should a discrepancy arise with the entered offspring or rider. The completed and signed form for Slot Sales must be emailed or mailed to The Breeders Challenge. The applicable rules and guidelines apply to the purchaser of the slot. The Breeders Challenge is not responsible for the transaction between buyer and seller, no refund or discount will be provided to either party. 

  14. All entries are final. No discount or refund of any kind will be provided.