•    BFA SuperStakes is expanded to 60 slot/lease holders. In response to an ever-growing wait list, the BFA will add five entries and pay 12 places.  2017BFAYearEnd GrandioseGuy web2017 BFA Year-End Futurity Champion Grandiose Guy (BHR Frenchies Socks x For The Fame x Dash Ta Fame), ridden by Craig Brooks for owner Crystal Shumate. Photo by Kenneth Springer.

•    BFA World Sale Stakes—juvenile futurity entries that passed through any Going Big Time Sale Company auction—is a $1,000 entry fee and will be an MVP Juvenile Futurity first go-round side incentive. The first payment is due September 1; the second payment is due October 1. GBTSC consignor incentive remains unchanged. Competitors will run for a share of $7,500 paid out to five places and a trophy belt buckle.

•    BFA Derby go-round payout is changed to a straight pay. All official placings will be paid in the 1D. A guaranteed 2D payout in each go-round will be three places paid as follows:  First $300, second $200, and third $100. The derby payout remains unchanged: 30 percent in each of two go-rounds, 40 percent in the finals and average.

The BFA presents year-end bonus money to the top six BFA futurity horses. The BFA Year-End Futurity Champion receives $10,000 and a champion saddle. Points accumulated at BFA-approved futurities determine the year-end champion.

The BFA board continues to work to improve winning opportunities for futurity and aged-event contestants and owners. Information provided courtesy the BFA. Futurity enthusiasts are encouraged to refer to the BFA website bfaworld.com for upcoming events and information.

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