2024 Purchase/Claim Incentive
The HBPA of Alberta will pay 50% or up to $7,500.00 whichever amount is less, on claims or purchases from a public sale made outside of Alberta. Claimed horses must not have ever run in Alberta and claim prices must be a minimum $3,000 claim tag. In the event horses are claimed or purchased in the US, the Canadian-to-US exchange will be treated as par.
3 year old and up
The amount owing to the owner will be paid out equally (25%) over the horse’s first four starts for 3-year-olds and up. If the horse fails to get four starts over the course of Century’s Alberta race meets, it will receive the prorated rate. In the event the horse is claimed on any of the first four starts, the original owner will continue to receive their prorated amounts through the horse’s 4th start.
2 year old
The amount owing to the owner will be paid out equally (50%) for the horse’s first two starts. If the horse fails to get two starts over the course of Century’s Alberta race meets, it will receive a prorated rate. In the event the horse is claimed on either of the first two starts, the original owner will continue to receive their prorated amounts through the 2nd start.
The Bill of Sale must match the initial claiming/purchase price and purchase prices must be verified via a public source – i.e.- an auction house or racetrack claim. Horses must be claimed from a racetrack or purchased at a public auction house outside of Alberta. No private sales are allowed. A Bill of Sale must be on file in the race office at the current Century track at the time the registration papers are submitted in order for the application to be considered.
The owner must leave the horse’s papers in the Century Alberta race offices until the end of the 2024 Century Tracks Alberta Racing Season, and race the horse exclusively at Century Alberta Race Tracks until the end of the 2024 season.
Repayment of all monies received for the horse will release the papers unless Horse Racing Alberta or Century House Rules prohibit such release.
Applicants must be an individual, corporation or a partnership;
Horses 2 years old and up as of January 1, 2024 qualify;
If purchased at a sale, the sale must be a recognized public auction;
Horses must be claimed/purchased for a minimum of $3,000 to be eligible;
A maximum of $7,500 is available per horse;
Horses must have never started in Alberta as of opening day at Century Mile in 2024;
Horses cannot be Alberta Bred;
Horses must be claimed/purchased between the dates of August 30, 2023, and May 6, 2024. *Remember that if claimed/purchased prior to Century Mile’s 2023 race season end, horses must not start at the 2023 Century Mile race meet.
Horses are required to run only at Century Tracks 2024 race meet. Horses are allowed to ship to make one start in Stake Races with a purse at or above $40,000.00, with permission in writing from the HBPA Manager. Stake races below $40,000.00 are not considered. The HBPA reserves the right to approve or deny these requests based on horse population.
The horse must have at least one start at Century Tracks 2024 Race Meet prior to June 30, 2024, to be eligible. Two-year-olds are exempt from this date requirement.
Individual horses only qualify for one HBPA Incentive program per year.
Application Deadline is June 30, 2024.
As this program is capped, this is a first come first serve program and not all applications may be approved.
HBPA has the right to refuse any and all applications. Applicants accept all other terms and conditions relating to the program, which may be amended from time to time.
**Any owner/trainer who does not abide by the stipulations provided for this incentive can be requested to pay back any and all funds that have been dispersed. The HBPA reserves the right to garnish these funds from an owners account**