HBPA of Alberta’s Purchase/Claim Incentive

The HBPA of Alberta will pay 40% or up to $5,000.00 whichever amount is less, on claims or purchases from a public sale made outside of Alberta. Claimed horses must not have ever ran in Alberta, and claim prices must be minimum $5,000 claim tag. In the event horses claimed or purchased in the US, the Canadian to US exchange will be treated as par.

The amount owing to the owner will be paid out equally (25%) over the horses first 4 starts. If the horse fails to get 4 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 4 starts, the original owner will continue to receive their prorated amounts through the horse’s 4th start.

The owner must leave the horse’s papers in the Century Casinos Alberta race offices until the end of the 2022 Century Casino Alberta Racing Season, and to race the horse exclusively at Century Casino Alberta Race Tracks until the end of the 2022 season.

Repayment of all monies received for the horse will release the papers unless HRA or Century House Rules prohibits such release.

  • All owners applying for the HBPA claiming/purchase incentive must have a bill of sale on file in the Century Mile race office. The bill of sale must be
    verified and match the owner applying for the incentive. Bill of sales must match the initial claiming/purchase price and purchase prices must be
    verified via a public source i.e. auction house or racetrack claim. Bill of Sale must be on file in the race office at the time the registration papers
    are submitted in order for the application to be considered
  • Applicants must be an individual, corporation or a partnership;
    • Horses must have been foaled in 2019 or before;
    • If purchased at a sale, the sale must be a recognized public auction;
    • Horses must be claimed/purchased for a minimum $5,000 to be eligible;
    • A maximum of $5,000 is available per horse;
    • Horses must have never started in Alberta as of opening day at Century Mile in 2022;
    • Horses cannot be Alberta Bred;
    • Horses must be claimed/purchased between the dates of September 12, 2021 and June 19th, 2022. (Reminder that if claimed/purchased prior to Century Mile’s 2021 race season ending, horses must not start at the 2021 Century Mile race meet.)
    • Horses are required to run only at Century Mile’s 2022 race meet;
    • Horse must have at least one start at Century Mile’s 2022 Race Meet prior to June 15th, 2022 to be eligible
    • Application Deadline is May 6th, 2022 – Deadline extended to June 20th, 2022.
  • As this program is capped at $200,000 dollars, this is a first come first serve program. Owner can request an application with intent to buy/claim a horse up to 5 days prior to that horse’s race/sale date. Price and ownership must be submitted, in writing, with the “open” application. The horses’ name must be submitted within 5 days of purchase/claim to be approved.

In the event that the application isn’t completed at the end of the 5 days, the application becomes voided. In the event that the original applicant’s horse is to be replaced (career ending injury, death, or claimed), the owner has 10 business days to replace it or the application goes available to the public again. *Vet certificate required with death or career ending injury

  • HBPA has the right to refuse any and all applications. Applicants accepts all other terms and conditions relating to the program, which may be amended from time to time.

Download the application here – Fillable Final Purchase Claim Incentive Application 2022 (2)

The terms and conditions for 2022 coverage are the same as in previous years. We would ask all parties to review these terms and conditions to avoid any misunderstandings. The applicant is still responsible for fifteen percent (15%) of the costs.

Terms and Conditions:

To be eligible for HBPA assistance all applicants must be duly licensed by Horse Racing Alberta for the year 2020 as a: Groom, Pony Person, Exercise Person or Assistant Trainer and shall make a declaration that his/her major source of income is derived from employment in the backstretch and he/she is not covered by any other form of program, coverage, assistance or insurance.

The applicant is responsible for fifteen percent (15%) of the cost of treatment. The HBPA will contribute eighty-five percent (85%) of the costs of the treatments to the following maximums:

1. DENTAL      $750.00  (non-cosmetic procedures)

2. EYE              $200.00

3. HEARING     $300.00

• All applications must be received by the last day of the race meet and the treatment completed by December 31, 2022.

• All persons must have been employed as a licensee ninety (90) days in the calendar year.

• Any false statements shall constitute grounds for the application to be denied or benefits received to be repaid.

• Ownership of a horse(s) eligible to race could cause rejection of application.

• The decision to approve or disapprove any application shall rest with the Backstretch Committee of the HBPA of Alberta and their decision shall be final.