T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships @ the Thoroughbred Makeover

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Wed. Oct. 13, 2021 – Thur. Oct. 14, 2021
Priority entries August 1 - 6, 2021 • All entries August 7- 15, 2021

4D Format
Two go-rounds and an average
Up to $2,000 Added plus prizes
Additional Awards: High Point Junior Rider; High Point TAA Adopted Horse
Buckles to the Average Winners in each Division

75% payback. Progressive Added money available:

  • less than 56 entries: no added money
  • 56-75 entries $500 added
  • 76-100 entries: $1,000 added
  • 101 or more entries: $2,000 added.

Open to all qualified T.I.P.-registered Thoroughbreds. All Makeover-entered barrel horses eligible.
Limited to 50 open horses.

Click here to download Full Prize List, Rules and Information
Click here to download the required Declaration Form

Qualifying, Declaring and Entering

To qualify for the Championships, a T.I.P. eligible Thoroughbred must (1) participate in a barrel race offering T.I.P. awards between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021; or (2) be entered in the barrel racing discipline for either competition year at the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover; or (3) have participated in the barrel racing division in the 2020 T.I.P. Performance Awards; or (4) be accepted through a hardship request. All Thoroughbreds must have a T.I.P. Number to qualify. After qualifying, owners and riders must declare their horse for the Championships by submitting a Horse Declaration Form (click here for form). Priority for entries will be given to horses declared by June 30, 2021. Priority (early) entry is open August 1 - 6. Horses declared by June 30, 2021 will be emailed a link to the entry form on August 1. Entry form will open to all entries August 7, 2021. All entries will close August 15, 2021. Entries will be accepted for up to an additional 50 open (non-Makeover) horses.

Frequently Asked Questions:

For all information, please download the Full Prize List, Rules and Information above.

  1. Can I qualify my Thoroughbred for the Championships if I have not participated in T.I.P. programs before?
    • Yes! While we hope that you will choose to participate in T.I.P. programs in the future, you can qualify for the 2021 T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships if you have been competing your Thoroughbred in barrel racing in the past year (Aug.1, 2020 to July 31, 2020) through what we call a Hardship Request.
      • To qualify a horse must be a Thoroughbred and must have a T.I.P. Number. A “Thoroughbred” is a Thoroughbred that has been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club. Get a T.I.P. Number (free) at tjctip.com/APPLYTIPNUMBER.
    • To qualify through a Hardship Request you must:
      • Compete your Thoroughbred with a qualified time at a MINIMUM of two barrel races during the Championship year (August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021).
      • Fill out the Declaration Form and check "hardship request" when asked how your horse qualified.
      • Submit your horse's competition record with your Declaration Form.
      • Mail the form and supporting information to T.I.P. so that it is received by July 27, 2021.
      • You will be notified if your hardship qualification has been accepted by July 31. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
    • By the way, if your horse is entered in the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover, your horse is already qualified - no hardship request needed!
  2. What steps are required to participate in the T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships?
    • #1 – Qualify: Participate in a barrel race with T.I.P. awards during the Championship year, be entered in barrel racing at the 2021 Thoroughbred Makeover or have participated in the 2020 Performance Awards in barrel racing. Or qualify via a hardship request (see previous question!)
      • To qualify a horse must be a Thoroughbred and must have a T.I.P. Number. A “Thoroughbred” is a Thoroughbred that has been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club. Get a T.I.P. Number (free) at tjctip.com/APPLYTIPNUMBER.
    • #2 – Declare: Fill out the Declaration Form (link above)
      • Declaration form is due no later than July 31, 2021
      • If you want access to early entries, declaration form is due no later than June 30, 2021. Remember, only 50 open horses accepted!
      • If you are qualifying via a hardship request, make sure we have your declaration form no later than July 27, 2021.
    • #3 – Enter: Priority (early) entry is open August 1 – 6 for horses declared by June 30, 2021 (a link to the entry form will be emailed to early declared horses on August 1). Entry form will be made available for all declared horses to all enter August 7, 2021. All entries will close August 15, 2021.
  3. Does my horse have to be entered in the Thoroughbred Makeover to participate in T.I.P. Championships?
    • No. All Makeover-entered barrel racing horses are eligible but the T.I.P. Barrel Racing Championships is open to up to 50 open (non-Makeover) horses.