The Pyramid Society constantly strives to create additional opportunities for its members through new and creative marketing and showing opportunities. The new Golden Scarab Sweepstakes Program (GSS) is such an opportunity. We appreciate the stallion owners who have enrolled their stallions in this new program in its inaugural year and encourage both stallion owners and breeders to consider the opportunities available with the GSS by clicking the related links to your right.
As you’ll note, by encouraging outside breedings to our Straight Egyptian Stallions, the goal becomes one of increased participation (and prize money) with our Egyptian-Sired horses. As a bit of a caveat here, you also know the Egyptian-Sired futurity, in its present format, has not remained nearly as strong as our Straight futurities. In essence, the Egyptian-Sired Futurity will now be incorporated into the GSS program. There will be no new Egyptian Sired Futurity nominations in the old format.
Please note, however, the horses already enrolled in the Egyptian-Sired Futurity, including those new 2013 foals, will be eligible to compete in their respective classes at the Egyptian Event (both as yearlings in 2014 and as two-year-olds in 2015). Bottom line, the Egyptian-Sired futurity will play itself out for all existing futurity-nominated and sustained horses in their respective age divisions. However, rather than accepting new nominations for 2014 foals in the previous Egyptian-Sired futurity, per se, they will now become eligible for participation within the GSS program when bred to GSS enrolled stallions. We look forward to keeping you updated on this new program and more importantly, look forward to your participation in it.
Also, to further clarify, there will be no changes to the Straight Egyptian Futurities. Please contact The Pyramid Society offices at 859.231.0771 if you have further questions about the GSS.