The British European Breeders’ Fund will contribute £1.7 million to over 700 Flat races this year as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting developmental races and enhancing prize-money across the racing programme.
An additional £100,000 has been allocated to a new series for EBF-eligible two-year-olds on the Flat, with details to be announced next month.
EBF Future Stayers races, which have launched the careers of a number of top-class performers, including last year’s Irish Derby and Grand Prix de Paris winner Hurricane Lane, will also see continued support. Such races are restricted to the progeny of sires or dams that ran over a mile and a quarter and above.
The National Hunt prize-money allocation for 2022 will remain unaltered, supporting the EBF National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle series and three programmes to promote National Hunt mares over hurdles, fences and in NH Flat races.
Ed Harper, Stud Director at Whitsbury Manor Stud, joins the EBF’s Board of Trustees, with Chris Richardson of Cheveley Park Stud stepping down in the spring after serving two full terms.
Simon Mockridge (Juddmonte Farms) is set to be succeeded by Shane Horan after six years as a Trustee. Sam Bullard will return to replace Jono Mills as the Darley Stallions representative.
British EBF Chairman Simon Sweeting said: “Chris Richardson, Simon Mockridge and Jono Mills have been dedicated members of the board; on behalf of the British EBF I thank them for their time, hard work and being wonderful ambassadors for the organisation.
“They have helped guide our recent decision making, been conscientious and provided practical support and solutions to the British EBF through a challenging couple of years for British racing.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Ed Harper and Shane Horan to the board of Trustees from Whitsbury Manor Stud and Juddmonte.”