Barrel Futurities of America Initiates Changes at 2018 Board Meeting

The Barrel Futurities of America board of directors held its first meeting of 2018 from January 19–20 in Oklahoma City. Working through a full agenda, the BFA board acted on items initiating a number of event changes for the 2018 BFA World Championship Futurity.

•    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 for upcoming events and information.

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