Breeders' Cup Foal Nominations Down 9%

The number of Thoroughbred foals nominated to the Breeders' Cup program for 2008 was 14,602, down about 9% from 16,089 in 2007, according to figures released Feb. 24 by Breeders' Cup.

Revenue from 2008 foal nominations is about $7.3 million based on the $500-per-foal nomination fee. That's also down about 9% from $8 million in 2007.

Breeders' Cup officials earlier said they

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