Thoroughbred Incentive Program to Continue in 2013

The Jockey Club is happy to announce that the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) will be offered again in 2013 after the completion of a successful pilot program in 2012. The Jockey Club launched TIP to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines by offering sponsorship for Thoroughbred-only classes, divisions, and high point awards at open horse shows and competitions.

Horse show organizers who would like to offer a TIP Thoroughbred class and/or high point award at their show in 2013 are now invited to complete the TIP application online at The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2012. Applications might be accepted after December 15 if funds remain, but it is recommended that you submit an application online as soon as possible. Applications received prior to Dec. 15 could be considered for awards prior to the deadline. TIP sponsorships are for shows taking place from March 2013 through December 2013.

TIP sponsorships are available for a variety of disciplines, including eventing, dressage, hunters, jumpers, Western, English pleasure, polo, and foxhunting. TIP awards will include ribbons, prizes, and in some cases, prize money. For more information on applying, please visit Instructions for Horse Shows and Procedures.

Please note, changes have been made to the menu of classes and awards that are available. Horse shows are welcome to apply for awards, classes, and divisions customized to their specific show using the "other" boxes provided on the application.

Because the number of applications are expected to increase from those submitted for 2012 shows, horse shows offering classes for Thoroughbreds at multiple competitions are encouraged to apply to TIP for the series of shows, with ribbons at each individual show and a series-end award offering prize money. To do so, place the series name as the "Show Name" and in "Special Requests," note the number of horse shows that would require ribbons and the type of year-end award preferred. TIP will follow up with exact dates for the other horse shows via email.

Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book approved by The Jockey Club are eligible for participation in all TIP classes and awards. Horse owners interested in participating in TIP can find more information regarding eligibility and assistance with identification of Thoroughbreds at

Additional changes to TIP will be made throughout the winter, including to the way horse owners prove eligibility and the way results are reported. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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