The West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund
The West Virginia Thoroughbred Development Fund was established to add a monetary incentive for breeding and racing West Virginia thoroughbred horses. Breeders, owners, and sire owners are awarded a percentage of the WVTDF based on the accredited thoroughbred’s earnings at West Virginia race tracks.
The WV Thoroughbred Development Fund distributions (WV Code 19-23-13b(e)):
60% to Breeders/Raisers
25% to Owners
15% to Sire Owners
In 2013 the WVTDF distributed over $7.8 million dollars to those that participated in the program.
The Supplemental Purse Award program also pays breeders, sire owners, and WV resident owners up to 10% of a winning horse’s earnings for that particular race. Claims must be submitted to the WV Racing Commission within 15 days of the purse being awarded. (WV Code 19-23-13)Please refer to the claim form or contact the WVRC for further information and requirements.