Copyright © 2017. Texas Arabian Breeders Association
Texas Arabian Breeders Association
P.O. Box 215
Forney, TX 75126 USA
President’s Office: 972-
COMPLETE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE ATB PROGRAM
(UPDATED 1 APRIL 2007)
DEFINITION as per the Texas Racing Act:
1. "Horse Owner" means a person who is Owner of Record of an Accredited Texas-
2. "Breeder" means a person who is the Owner of Record at the time of conception of the dam that foals the horse as stated on the foal's Arabian Horse Association or Canadian Arabian Horse Registry certificate of registry.
3. "Stallion Owner" means a person who is the Owner of Record at the time of conception of the stallion that sired the Accredited Texas-
4. “Accredited Texas-
5. “Accredited Texas Arabian Stallion” -
6. “Accredited Texas Arabian Mare” -
Important Conditions of the Accredited Texas-
1. If a horse is leased, for the purpose of awards in the Accredited Texas-
2. Breeder Awards will only be paid on Accredited Texas-
3. Fees Non-
4. Racing Stock conversion to Breeding Stock. Any Texas-
5. 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.
Please find all official nomination forms to the left, and read carefully the Q&A and rules below. If you still have questions about nominating your horses to ATB, don't hesitate to call TABA President Ed Wilson, 972-
Quick Q & A -
1) What qualifies a horse to be an Accredited Texas Bred (ATB) runner?
An Accredited Texas Breed Runner must be born in Texas from an ATB mare. Also if the foal is from a non-
2) Does the Texas Racing Act accept the purebred Arabian horse as a racing breed guaranteed the right to race at any Texas licensed racetrack?
Yes, the Texas Racing Act accepts purebred Arabian horses as a racing breed and guarantees them the right to race at any state licensed Texas racetrack. The other recognized racing breeds are Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas.
3) What qualifies my Arabian horse to be a purebred Arabian horse?
Any Arabian horse that is registered with either the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), or Canadian Arabian Horse Registry qualifies under the Texas Racing Act as a purebred Arabian horse.
4) How much does it cost to nominate my purebred Arabian horse into the Texas Accredited Bred (ATB) program as a runner?
A one time nomination fee puts your Texas purebred Arabian horse in the program for life.
Nominate early for the best deal. WEANLING $35.00, YEARLING $50.00, TWO-
5) How much does it cost to nominate my purebred Arabian broodmare?
Only $50 nominates your purebred Arabian broodmare for her lifetime and makes all her foals eligible for nomination to the program. Important: A mare must be nominated as an Accredited Texas Bred Arabian mare BEFORE she conceives in order for you as Breeder to be eligible for Breeder Incentive Awards based on the mare's ATB runners' earnings in Texas. Awards are paid on 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishes in a race. Mares not accredited prior to conception must be accredited prior to foaling for the foal to be eligible to nominate as an Accredited Texas-
6) How much does it cost to nominate my purebred Arabian breeding stallion as an Accredited Texas-
An Accredited Texas Arabian Stallion is any stallion registered with the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), or the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, and paid to TABA the one-
PAYOUTS FROM THE ACCREDITED 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-
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-
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-
If you are a TABA member and receive our newsletter, you have seen the detailed charts that explain exactly how Accredited Texas-
The Accredited Texas-