SC’s March 15 Stakes Reminder
Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners/trainers that stakes payments are due on March 15, 2014.
Stakes payments can be paid with debit or credit card using SC Stakes Online. A video tutorial is available to help you get started.
Payment information and stake conditions can be viewed on the Online Stakes Guide by clicking here.
A generic stake form can be used to submit payments by mail. It can be located by clicking here.
Aged Sustaining Payments
• Prix d’Ete $1000
Three-Year-Old Sustaining Payments
Two-Year-Old Sustaining Payments
• Atlantic Sires Stakes $100
• Bill Quigg $75
• Island Breeders Series $200
• Joe O’Brien Memorial $100
• Lady Slipper Pace/Trot $100
• Maritime Breeders $300
• Maritimer $125
• Nova Scotia Stake $100
• Williamson Memorial $100
Two-Year-Old Nomination Payments
• Blair Andrew Memorial $100 or $450 (see conditions for nomination fee details)
Horsemen paying the Atlantic Sires Stakes sustaining payment must also pay the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association membership fee of $50 per-owner per-year. If you have not already paid this fee in 2014, please remit it with your March 15 stakes payments.
Please mail and make cheques payable to:
Standardbred Canada – Stakes Department
2150 Meadowvale Blvd.
If not paying by Interac (debit) or with a credit card via SC Stakes Online, please mail and make cheques payable to:
Standardbred Canada – Stakes Department
2150 Meadowvale Blvd.
Since the due date falls on a weekend, envelopes must be clearly post-marked on or before Monday, March 17 to be accepted, despite inadequacies of the postal system.
For more information, contact Caren Brown-Stockwell, Stakes Coordinator, at 905-858-3060 (Ext. 258) firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSS 2YO Payments Due March 15
Owners of Ontario Sires Stakes-eligible two-year-olds are reminded that March 15 is the deadline for the two-year-old OSS sustaining payment. However, since the 15th falls on a Saturday this year, payments postmarked by Monday, March 17 will be accepted.
Cheques should be made payable and mailed (registered mail is recommended) to:
Ontario Sires Stakes
10 Carlson Court, Suite 400
Payments can also be made in person at the ORC office at 10 Carlson Court, Suite 14, Toronto, Ont. up until 4 p.m. on Monday, March 17.
Anyone who did not receive the sustaining notice that was mailed mid-February, can download a blank form from the ‘Forms’ section of the OSS website or just print the horse’s name and tattoo number on the front of the cheque.
For more information please contact:
OSS Administration Coordinator
WEG’s March 17 Stakes Payments Approaching
Nominations for Woodbine Entertainment Group’s major stakes events, including the $685,000 (Est.) Metro Pace, $630,000 (Est.) Canadian Pacing Derby and $550,000 (Est.) Maple Leaf Trot close Monday, March 1.
Also, three-year-old Ontario-sired fillies have a sustaining payment for the 2014 WEG SBOA stakes events.
Two-year-olds have sustaining payments due for the 2014 Champlain Open and Champlain Fillies, as well as sustaining payments to be eligible as three-year-olds to the 2015 Simcoe Open, Simcoe Fillies and SBOA.
If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than the said due date or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.
To view all nomination forms, please click here.
To make an online nomination payment, please click here.
Prix D’Ete Nominations Due March 15
Nominations for the Prix D’Ete, the richest pacing event for four-year-olds in North America this year, are due by March 15.
The Prix D’Ete, sponsored by the Quebec Jockey Club, will be raced September 21 at Hippodrome 3R.
For complete information, click here.
(With files from the QJC)
PASS Payments Due March 15
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission today reminded standardbred horse owners that 2014 Sire Stakes payments for two-year-old and three-year-old horses are due by March 15.
The first payment of $150 for the Pari Mutuel Division and $25 for the Fair Division is due for two-year-olds. A final payment of $500 for the Pari Mutuel Division is due for three-year-olds.
For more information, visit agriculture.state.pa.us.
Changes To Ohio Sire Stakes – Payments Due March 15
After a presentation by program administrator Joe Crugnale during its monthly meeting in Columbus on January 23, the Ohio State Racing Commission approved the Ohio Sire Stakes program for 2014.
Crugnale told the commission it would be a year of change and growth, both in purses and participation. The biggest changes are the movement of the deadline to nominate from February 15 to March 15, and the elimination of the April 15 sustaining payment.
For further information, click here.
OBC, Delaware Open Series Payments Due March 15
The Delaware County Fair has announced a change to the payment schedules for the Ohio Breeders Championships and the Delaware Open series.
The $400,000 est. Ohio Breeders Championships now require a single $300 nomination payment due March 15, 2014 with no further sustaining payments required.
The single $300 payment replaces a pair of $200 payments required in previous years. The starting fee of $750 remains in effect.
The Delaware Open series is also going with the single $150 nominating payment due March 15, 2014. The starting fee for the Delaware Open series is $200.
“The landscape of Ohio racing is changing and we thought we should make some changes to the payment schedules as well,” noted Tom Wright, Director of Racing. “The Ohio owners have been very supportive of our race program and this change is a way to thank them for that support.”
The payment changes are in keeping with the recently announced changes to the Ohio Sires Stakes and the Ohio State Fair Stakes.
For information regarding the OBC or Delaware Open series, please contact Tom Wright, Director of Racing at 614-847-1948 or email@example.com.
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Northfield Adds Multiple Claiming Series; Payments Due March 15
Northfield Park has announced the dates of six “Hard Rockin’ Claiming Series” set for this spring.
“These new late closers are just part of the increased opportunities offered here at Northfield,” said Dave Bianconi, Executive Vice President of Racing and Simulcasting. “As our purses increase, we would like to fill more straight claiming races. These series will give claimers a real opportunity to race for solid purses in each leg and a big money final.”
Mondays (March 31, April 7 and April 14) will host the Hall Of Fame Series, for $8,000 claiming trotters, and The Legend Series, for $8,000 claiming pacers. Each of the three legs will carry purses of $6,500.
Tuesdays (April 1, April 8 and April 15) will offer the Icon Series for $4,000 claiming pacers. Each leg will be raced for a $4,000 purse.
Wednesdays (April 2, April 9 and April 16) highlight the Juke Box Hero Series, for $4,000 claiming trotters. Each of these legs will also carry a $4,000 purse.
Thursdays (April 3, April 10 and April 17) will feature the Diva Series, for fillies and mares $4,000 claiming pacers, offering purses of $4,000. Also on those nights, The Prima Donna Series, for fillies and mares $8,000 claiming pacers, will offer purses of $6,500.
The finals of all six series will be raced on Friday (April 25) on the undercard of the $100,000 (gtd) Courageous Lady, the first Grand Circuit stakes event of 2014 for three year-old filly pacers. The finals of The Hall of Fame, The Legend and The Prima Donna Series will carry purses of $20,000 (gtd). The Icon, The Juke Box Hero and The Diva Series finals will race for $15,000 (gtd).
A one-time $100 payment will be required of each entrant to be eligible. Payments are due by March 15. Exact conditions for the series are available here.