1) Natural breeding or artificial insemination of dam shall occur in California.  Eligible would be artificial insemination with California semen shipped out of state and mare returns to California to foal.

2) Progeny race results shall be considered from Cal Bred registered mules only.

            3) Birth of progeny utilized for race results shall occur in California.

4) Ineligible would be babies born from semen shipped from California to mares outside of California or mares/Jennets domiciled in California bred by semen from a stud outside of California.

5)  Only parimutuel races run in California will count toward eligibility.

Dam (mare or jennet) shall be registered by AMRA members for $25.00; $50.00 for non-members.  Cal Bred earnings would not start to accrue until registration fee is received by the AMRA office.  Registration fees shall be paid to:


1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA  95815


Defined as the person who is the owner or lessee of the eligible mare or jennet as of December 31 of the calendar year in which that dam’s foals had eligible earnings or the person who owned the eligible mare or jennet on the date that the dam died.  Owner of eligible mare or jennet must be an AMRA voting member in good standing in order to receive earnings.

Money will be paid to Cal Bred dams for their Cal Bred offspring placing first through third ($100.00 to first, $75.00 to second, $50.00 to third).  The races do not have to be Cal Bred races.  The
California law requires all owners of mares or jennets that are eligible for Cal Bred awards to notify the State Registry (AMRA) prior to February 1 of the year following the year in which the money is earned that they are eligible for earnings.

To be eligible for Cal Bred dam earnings, all dams must first be DNA tested and parentage verified by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory of the University of California, Davis.  Hair kits are available through the AMRA office.  A copy of the dam’s registration papers must also be provided.