John Deere Award
John Deere is the Official Equipment Supplier of the of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and teamed with Breeders’ Cup to create the John Deere Award. The John Deere Award will be presented to the Thoroughbred breeder with the most points from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series and Championship races. John Deere will provide a TS Gator Utility Vehicle, valued at $6,500, to the winning breeder.*

Utilizing a point system, Breeders’ Cup will track the progress of breeders during the 2017 Challenge and Championships season. The winning breeder will receive the following points for winning a Challenge/Championship race:
  • • Grade I
    10
  • • Grade II
    6
  • • Grade III
    4
  • • Ungraded
    2
For entries with multiple breeders, points will be distributed evenly between each breeder. If a race finishes in a dead heat, points will be distributed evenly between the two winning breeders.

International group races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will follow the same point system as above, based on their Canadian/International group rating.

The winning breeder will be selected based on highest point total following the conclusion of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Points will be awarded for a “Win” in a Breeders’ Cup Challenge and Championships race. If at the end of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, two or more owners have an equal amount of points, a tie-breaker will be determined as follows:
  • Highest number of Grade/Group I wins
  • Total purse winnings from qualified wins


As a participant of the Breeders’ Cup, you are eligible for savings up to 28% on select new John Deere equipment. Call 866-678-4289 or visit www.NTRAadvantage.com for more details.

*John Deere will provide complimentary delivery of the product within the continental USA. For delivery outside of the continental USA, recipient must make additional arrangements with Breeders’ Cup and John Deere.