Breeders’ Cup Dirt Dozen Bonus Series

The Breeders’ Cup will continue the dirt bonus series in 2024 called the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Dozen. This new program will be a secondary supplement to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

We have selected 12 North American dirt races, two per Breeders' Cup World Championships division (excluding the Classic), to be included in the new bonus series.

Horses that finish first, second or third in these selected races will receive a tiered bonus bankroll that will be applicable to fees (pre-entry and entry) at the BCWC.

Connections will be able to use bonus credits toward BCWC fees. Bonus money will be accumulated towards each individual horse and is not applicable to other horses belonging to owners/trainers. Credits may be used for the divisional dirt race it was earned or another eligible Championship dirt race. Runners may bankroll multiple benefits in more than one Dirt Dozen race, but may not use more than the combined pre-entry and entry fees for the BCWC race it competes in. If a runner wins both a Challenge division race and a Dirt Dozen race, the horse only receives the full benefits of the Challenge win. Bankroll credits must be used in the year they were earned. In order to use the Dirt Dozen bonus at the BCWC, a horse must be nominated prior to the pre-entry deadline of Noon, October 21.

Click here for the complete rules for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Dozen.

Dirt Dozen Bankroll Tiers

$1 million Race Division

Bonus Tier Cash Bankroll Towards BCWC Fees
1st $15,000
2nd $7,500
3rd $3,750

$2 million Race Division

Bonus Tier Cash Bankroll Towards BCWC Fees
1st $30,000
2nd $15,000
3rd $7,500

Dirt Dozen Schedule and Results:

2024 Dirt Dozen schedule will be released soon.

Please contact the Breeders’ Cup Racing Department with any questions regarding the Dirt Dozen Bonus Series.