The British European Breeders Fund has confirmed its support of prize-money for the 20-20-21 season will remain unchanged at £120,000.
The funds will be divided between the National Hunt Novice Hurdle Series, which concludes at Sandown in March, and three initiatives which support National Hunt mares. These are series with finals for National Hunt-bred mares over hurdles and fences along with a non-qualifier-based programme of mares’ bumpers.
Simon Sweeting, Chairman of the British EBF, said: “The British EBF National Hunt support is lower than our contribution to Flat racing but it is proportional to the income we receive from National Hunt/Dual Purpose stallions and to the number of races we cover under each code. We support around 85 jumps races each season, against a figure of nearer 700 for Flat racing.
“Our £120,000 prize-money enhancement is vital in a season such as this. Owners can be confident that where they see EBF in a race title, the prize-money is guaranteed to be higher than the required BHA minimum value for the class.
“We are very grateful for all our contributions, from both Flat and National Hunt stallion owners, who have contributed a combined total of £36 million since 1983.”