All American Cup Details:

Jim Aikman had a dream.  'I want to put blood and life back into the Saddlebred breeding industry,' Aikman stated.  In 2003, he created an event that would forever change the industry.  Aikman created the largest, most prestigious breeding event in the American Saddlebred industry.  He also created the largest payout in the industry. 

 

As a stallion owner in the All American Cup, there is NO better way to promote your stallion and maximize revenues.  For ZERO cost, you have the opportunity to receive future earnings (in both weanling and 3-year-old classes) from the winning bidder of your stallion.  By donating one breeding, you ALSO have the option to receive a second breeding for your own entry into the All American Cup (for a $500 option fee).  Bottom line, this is the least expensive and most effective form of marketing/advertising for your stallion(s).  Here’s how it works:

  • Enroll your stallion(s) in the All American Cup.
     

  • By enrolling your stallion(s) in the All American Cup, you are committing to donate one stud fee (per stud) for inclusion in the All American Cup Stallion Auction.
     

  • As a donor, you will also receive the option to purchase (for $500) a second breeding for your own entry into the All American Cup.
     

  • There is no financial obligation to enroll.  Click HERE to submit online enrollment form.

 

By enrolling, stallion owners and trainers receive the following benefits.  There is no other event in the industry that provides a more comprehensive set of marketing benefits and financial rewards: 

  • Stallion owners receive 1/4 of earnings for money-winning entries in the Weanling and 3 Year-Old AAC classes

  • Stallion owners receive the option to purchase (for only $500) a second breeding for stallion owner’s own entry into the All American Cup. 

  • Stallions receive an industry-leading marketing package to include:

    • Inclusion in the All American Cup Stallion Marketing Platform.  Each Stallion will receive a unique website dedicated to the stallion (owners/trainers are responsible for sending pictures, videos, and marketing materials to AAC staff for inclusion).  The new AAC Marketing Platform is the premier resource for American Saddlebred stallions, and the only way to be included, is to register your stallion for the All American Cup.  
       

    • A social media marketing package, tailored to your Stallion specifically.  Each stallion will receive exclusive social media reach within American Saddlebred social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, and other industry publications).
       

    • Winners will receive an additional marketing package for the entire following year to include pictures and video from the All American Cup.

For breeders, you have access to the highest-caliber, premier breeding stallions in the American Saddlebred Industry at auction prices.  Maximize your investment with every stallion breeding purchase, by receiving entry into the futurity with the highest reward payoff in American Saddlebred history.  Here’s how it works for breeders:

 

  • Register to attend the 2021 All American Cup Stallion Auction, which will be held on January 23, 2021 in Simpsonville Kentucky.  Registration details will be released soon.

  • Bid and purchase a breeding of your choice at the 2021 auction.  Proceeds will be added to the total 2021 All American Cup Auction (2022 Foal) reward pot.

  • Complete Broodmare Declaration form and submit prior to December 1, 2021.  Form can be found HERE.

  • Following birth, maintain eligibility in the Indiana Futurity on an annual basis.  For the 2021 AAC Auction (and subsequent auctions), Indiana Futurity payments will be collected at the time a breeding is purchased.  For previous cup-eligible foals, eligibility must be maintained each year.  Forms can be found HERE.

  • As long as eligibility is maintained in the Indiana Futurity as a weanling, yearling, and two-year-old, your foal can be entered into the Weanling and/or 3-year-old All American Cup classes.

  • Prize money will be distributed by-winnings for each horse:  25% to the stud owner and 75% to the breeder.

 

 

 

All American Cup Sample Case:

 

  • Owner John Smith decides to enter ‘Big Winner’ Stallion in the 2021 All American Cup.  John Smith donates one ‘Big Winner’ breeding for auction at 2021 All American Cup Stallion Auction.

  • Sally Johnson purchases one ‘Big Winner’ breeding for $10,000 at the 2021 All American Cup Stallion Auction.  Sally pays an additional $50 for the 2022 Indiana Futurity Stallion nomination.

  • The $10,000 Sally pays will be combined with the other winning bids to form the total pot of winnings for the 2021 All American Cup Auction.  For this example, let’s use $200,000 as the entire pot for the 2021 All American Cup Auction for a 2022 Foal.

  • Sally breeds ‘Big Winner’ with a mare of her choice.  A colt is born by name of ‘Little Winner.’

  • For a nominal fee of $500, John Smith exercised his option and bred ‘Big Winner’ to a mare of his choice.  A filly by name of ‘Second Winner’ was born.

  • Sally Johnson chooses to enter ‘Little Winner’ as a weanling and wins the 2022 Weaning Class.  ‘Little Winner’s’ total winnings are $20,000.  $15,000 is awarded to Sally Johnson and $5,000 to the stallion owner, John Smith.  

  • John Smith enters ‘Second Winner’ as a weanling in the same class and finishes third.  He receives an additional $7,000 in prize money.

  • 3 years later, ‘Little Winner’ participates in the 2025 All American Cup 3-Year-Old Class, and true to his name, wins again.  Total winnings for this class are $30,000.  Sally Johnson receives $22,500 and John Smith receives an additional $7,500 in winnings (25%).

  • John Smith enters ‘Second Winner’ in the 3-Year-Old class and again finishes third.  John receives an additional $12,000.

 

Total All American Cup Revenues & Expenses:

 

Sally Johnson (Breeder):

 

Expenses: 

Big Winner Stud Fee at Auction:  $10,000

Futurity Fees:  $220

Total AAC Expenses:  $10,220

 

Revenues:

Weaning Class Winnings:  $15,000

3-Year-Old Class Winnings:  $22,500

Total Revenue/Winnings:  $37,500

 

Sally’s Total All American Cup Profit:  $27,220 (plus, if show in the Open Indiana Futurity Class, as a weanling, yearling, and two-year-old, Sally has the possibility of winning up to 35% of each year's division pot)

 

John Smith (Stud Owner):

 

Expenses:  

$500 Option Fee for Second Entry into AAC:  $500

Futurity Fees:  $170

 

Revenues:

Weaning Class 25% Share from ‘Little Winner’:  $5,000

Weaning Class Winnings from ‘Second Winner’:  $7,000

3-Year-Old Class Winnings from ‘Little Winner’:  $7,500

3-Year-Old Class Winnings from ‘Second Winner’:  $12,000

Total Revenue/Winnings:  $31,580 (plus, if show in the Open Indiana Futurity Class, as a weanling, yearling, and two-year-old, Sally has the possibility of winning up to 35% of each year's division pot)

 

John’s Total All American Cup Profit:  $30,750  (NO risk, other than donation of a breeding and minimal fees)

Jim Aikman assembled an incredible model when he developed his vision for the All American Cup.  Both stud owners and breeders have access to the largest financial rewards in the industry, unmatched marketing and exposure, and most importantly, per Jim's vision, participants are injecting 'blood and life' back into the American Saddlebred breeding industry, the industry that Jim dedicated so much of his life to supporting.  Let's do our part to continue (and grow) the incredible program that Jim has assembled.