Futurity/Derby Program

Futurity/Derby forms are available below. These PDFs make it easy to print your nomination and mail or fax it directly to the WPRA. Just open the PDF and print it.



General Information


Click here for the current list of horse nominations.

It is important to read all the Futurity/Derby Division rules found in the WPRA Rule Book. The rules pertaining to Futurity/Derby begin on page 105.

The Futurity/Derby season is December 1-September 30. The cut-off for nominations is September 30 of each season.

Futurity/Derby Producer Information
1.1.1. Any member with a current WPRA Card, Permit, or Junior in good standing is eligible to compete in the WPRA Futurity and Derby events. 
1.1.3. All Futurity entries must be horses 5 years old and younger. Horse may have never competed for money, prizes or points any time before Dec. 1 of previous year. Futurity horses have one (1), year of eligibility.
1.1.4. All Derby entries must be horses 7 years old and younger, as long as they did not compete in futurities as a 4 year old. (If competed in futurity as a 4 year old, then cutoff age for derby horse is 6 years old.) Derby horses have two (2) years of eligibility, either as a five (5) and six (6) year old or as a Six (6) and seven (7) year old, depending upon the horses age as a futurity horse. 
1.1.5. All Futurities will be a 2D format with a 1-second split in the go rounds only. If Futurity is not a 2D it will be treated as a 2D by the WPRA and points will be allotted as set forth in the point guideline. All Derbies will be a 1D format.
1.1.6. Members may roll their futurity and derby times over into a non-sanctioned open or "D" race as long as the futurity and derby are run prior to the open or "D" race that they are rolling their time into.


Futurity/Derby Nomination Rules
• All Futurity and Derby horses must be nominated into the program. 
• To nominate a horse you must send in a photo of your horse, copy of registration papers (or vet affidavit as to age) and a signed nomination form (found on website) to the WPRA office. 
• There are no qualification requirements to enter the futurity or derby at the WPRA World Finals. However all riders must be a WPRA member to compete and all horses must be nominated.

Producer Guidelines

Co-approvals
WPRA Co-approval – Futurity/Derby Races
1.4.1. Added Money: Set by Producer
1.4.2. Format: Set by Producer 
1.4.3. Awarding Points: Highest placing WPRA Member riding a WPRA nominated Futurity and or Derby horse will be awarded the following points. Points are based off of total number of WPRA nominated horses and WPRA riders only and not total number of entries. These points will be awarded in the Futurity 1D, Futurity 2D and the Derby go rounds and short round. This point system will be used for Lead sanction, co-approvals and side-pot events.

# of entries 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2 to 5 5                  
6 to 10 10 5                
11 to 15 15 10 5              
16 to 20 20 15 10 5            
21 to 25      25 20 15 10 5          
26 to 30     30 25 20 15 10 5        
31 to 35    35 30 25 20 15 10 5      
36 to 40   40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5    
41 to 45  45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5  
46 and over 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5


Average points will be awarded as follows in the Futurity 1D, and the Derby, where an average is awarded. No points will be allotted in the Futurity 2D.
1st-30 points
2nd- 25 points
3rd- 20 points
4th- 15 points
5th- 10 points
6th or more will receive 5 points

1.4.4. Approval Fee: $25.00
Approval form must be received in the WPRA office and must appear in a least one issue of the official publication or on www.wpra.com for fourteen (14) days.
1.4.5. Entry Fee: Set by Producer
1.4.6. Payoff: Set by Producer
1.4.7. Miscellaneous: 
1.4.7.1. Producers can hold separate events at their futurities that are not WPRA approved.
1.4.7.2. Futurity/Derby Side Pot Approvals can be obtained for no additional fee if the main race is WPRA sanctioned.
1.4.7.3. Late fees shall not to exceed $100.00 without Board approval.
1.4.7.4. All Futurity entries and fees will be sent to the WPRA office by the deadline set forth by the WPRA office.
1.4.7.5. Futurity Approval form must be received in the WPRA office and must appear in at least one issue of the official publication of the WPRA or supplement or on www.wpra.com for thirty days (30).
1.4.7.6. Futurity director reserves the right to refuse any request for approval not seemed beneficial for the WPRA, or its Members.

Side Pots
WPRA Futurity/Derby Side Pot
1.6.1. Added Money: For the Futurity $100.00 added; for the Derby $50.00 added, unless prior approval is granted by the WPRA Futurity Director. 
1.6.2. Format: Set by Producer
Awarding Points: Highest placing WPRA Member riding a WPRA nominated Futurity and or Derby horse will be awarded the following points. Points are based off of total number of WPRA nominated horses and WPRA riders only and not total number of entries. These points will be awarded in the Futurity 1D, Futurity 2D and the Derby go rounds and short round. This point system will be used for Lead sanction, co-approvals and side-pot events.

# of entries 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2 to 5 5                  
6 to 10 10 5                
11 to 15 15 10 5              
16 to 20 20 15 10 5            
21 to 25      25 20 15 10 5          
26 to 30     30 25 20 15 10 5        
31 to 35    35 30 25 20 15 10 5      
36 to 40   40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5    
41 to 45  45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5  
46 and over 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10

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Average points will be awarded as follows in the Futurity 1D, and the Derby, where an average is awarded. No points will be allotted in the Futurity 2D.
1st-30 points
2nd- 25 points
3rd- 20 points
4th- 15 points
5th- 10 points
6th or more will receive 5 points

1.6.3. Approval Fee: $25.00
1.6.4. Entry Fee: Set by Producer
1.6.5. Payoff: Set by Producer 
1.6.7. Miscellaneous:
1.6.7.1. Producers can hold separate events at their futurities that are not WPRA approved.
1.6.7.2. Futurity/Derby Side Pot Approvals can be obtained for no additional fee if the main race is WPRA sanctioned.
1.6.7.3. Late fees shall not to exceed $100.00 without Board approval.
1.6.7.4. All Futurity/Derby entries and fees will be sent to the WPRA office by the deadline set forth by the WPRA office.
1.6.7.5. Futurity/Derby Approval form must be received in the WPRA office and must appear in at least one issue of the official publication of the WPRA or supplement or on www.wpra.com for thirty days (30).
1.6.7.6. Futurity director reserves the right to refuse any request for approval not seemed beneficial for the WPRA, or its Members.

Co-approval Futurity/Derby Side Pot
1.7.1. Added Money: Set by Producer
1.7.2. Format: Set by Producer
1.7.3. Awarding Points: Highest placing WPRA Member riding a WPRA nominated Futurity and or Derby horse will be awarded the following points. Points are based off of total number of WPRA nominated horses and WPRA riders only and not total number of entries. These points will be awarded in the Futurity 1D, Futurity 2D and the Derby go rounds and short round. This point system will be used for Lead sanction, co-approvals and side-pot events.

# of entries 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2 to 5 5                  
6 to 10 10 5                
11 to 15 15 10 5              
16 to 20 20 15 10 5            
21 to 25      25 20 15 10 5          
26 to 30     30 25 20 15 10 5        
31 to 35    35 30 25 20 15 10 5      
36 to 40   40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5    
41 to 45  45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5  
46 and over 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5


Average points will be awarded as follows in the Futurity 1D, and the Derby, where an average is awarded. No points will be allotted in the Futurity 2D.
1st-30 points
2nd- 25 points
3rd- 20 points
4th- 15 points
5th- 10 points
6th or more will receive 5 points

1.7.5. Entry Fee: Set by Producer
1.7.6. Payoff: Set by Producer
1.7.7. Miscellaneous:
1.7.7.1. Producers can hold separate events at their futurities that are not WPRA approved.
1.7.7.2. Futurity/Derby Side Pot Approvals can be obtained for no additional fee if the main race is WPRA sanctioned.
1.7.7.3. Late fees shall not to exceed $100.00 without Board approval.
1.7.7.4. All Futurity/Derby entries and fees will be sent to the WPRA office by the deadline set forth by the WPRA office.
1.7.7.5. Futurity/Derby Approval form must be received in the WPRA office and must appear in at least one issue of the official publication of the WPRA or supplement or on www.wpra.com for thirty days (30).
1.7.7.6. Futurity director reserves the right to refuse any request for approval not seemed beneficial for the WPRA, or its Members.

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