Trainer Doris Harwood announced that she and husband/owner Jeff Harwood have nominated Washington-bred Noosa Beach to the 2011 Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
To make Noosa Beach eligible, the Harwoods paid a $25,000 provisional nomination fee that is part of a new “open enrollment” program offered by the Breeders’ Cup, which is available to any horse sired by a stallion nominated to the Breeders’ Cup for the 2011 breeding season. The deadline for open enrollment nominations is midnight Thursday.
“We decided to nominate Noosa Beach for several reasons,” Doris Harwood said. ”It gives us multiple options: leasing Noosa Beach, selling him, or taking him ourselves. Also, his value increases tremendously if he’s Breeders’ Cup eligible.”