February 13 – The due date for nominations to all Woodbine Entertainment Group’s (WEG) stakes events in 2017 is this Wednesday (February 15).
WEG has moved to an across-the-board closing date of February 15 for all stakes in 2017.
The new format has pushed the closing date up to February 15 for WEG’s signature two-year-old stakes (Metro Pace, Shes A Great Lady, Wellwood Memorial, Peaceful Way) and older horse stakes (Canadian Pacing Derby, Maple Leaf Trot, Roses Are Red, Milton, Armbro Flight).
Nominations are also due on February 15 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacers. North America’s richest race for pacers will take place on Saturday, June 17 at Mohawk Racetrack.
Other events to require nominations by February 15 include the $650,000 Canadian Trotting Classic (three-year-olds), $400,000 Elegantimage (three-year-old trotting fillies), $400,000 Fan Hanover (three-year-old pacing fillies), $265,000 Goodtimes (three-year-old trotters), $160,000 Casual Breeze (three-year-old trotting fillies) and the $130,000 Somebeachsomewhere (three-year-old pacers).
Sustaining payments are also due Wednesday for this year’s Simcoe and SBOA Stakes.
A fee of $500 ($360 USD) is due Wednesday to keep three-year-olds (foals of 2014) eligible to this year’s Simcoe Open and Simcoe Filly Stakes. The SBOA Stakes for Ontario Sired three-year-old fillies requires a sustaining payment of $300 ($215).
To view the sustaining payment information, click here.
Similar to recent years, WEG continues to handle all administration duties for Alliance racetrack stakes.
Nominations are due on February 15 for Grand Rivers Raceway’s Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles (Ontario Sired two-year-old pacers), Flamboro Downs’ Confederation Cup (four-year-old pacers), Clinton Raceway’s Kin Pace (Ontario Sired three-year-old pacing fillies) and Hanover Raceway’s Dream of Glory (Ontario Sired three-year-old trotters) and Balanced Image (Ontario Sired two-year-old trotters).
The nomination form for all the events closing on February 15 can be viewed by clicking here.
Nomination fees for all events can be paid online by clicking here.
If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than February 15, 2017 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.
All inquires regarding the February 15 closing date can be directed to the Mohawk Racetrack race office, 905-854-7805.
Stakes payments to these stakes can also be made through SC Stakes Online. Click here for more info on how to get started.