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Prix d'Été

Sponsor: Quebec Jockey Club
Eligibility: For 4-year-old pacers (mares, horses and geldings).
Purse:

$200,000 G

**NEW FOR 2017**

Out of the purse money, the six, seven and eight place receive $1,000 for participating.

Province: QC
Raced at: Hippodrome 3R
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Payment Schedule:
Nomination Fee: March 15, 2017 $1,000 Cdn / $775 USD
Sustaining Fees: April 15, 2017 $1,000 Cdn / $775 USD
May 15, 2017 $1,000 Cdn / $775 USD
Starting Fee: $3,000 Cdn / $2,325 USD due one hour prior to race

Fee Notes:

All fees are listed in Canadian and United States dollars.

Nomination and sustaining fees to be payable to Standardbred Canada.

Payments can be made through SC Stakes Online by clicking here.

Payments can also be made directly to Standardbred Canada by mail.

Starting fees payable in Canadian or US dollars to Quebec Jockey Club at the racetrack prior to one hour before the start of the race.

There are no second closing date for nominations and no supplemental nominations or declarations allowed for this race.

Conditions:

The words and expressions below have the following signification:

R.A.C.J.: “Régie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux”.
RULES: Rules Respecting Standardbred Horse Racing apply to this program.
QJC: Quebec Jockey Club / Club Jockey du Quebec.

1. SPONSOR: Stake race with an advertised purse presents by Quebec Jockey Club.
2. NOMINATION AND SUSTAINING FEE: Nomination fee, sustaining fee if the case arises, are payable by cheque (in Canadian dollars or United States dollars) made out to Standardbred Canada and must be submitted to the stake office at Standardbred Canada, 2150 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 6R6 at the latest by the closing date of the said payments.
There is no supplemental fee if the nomination has been omitted by the closing date of nomination payment.
Nomination forms and sustaining forms if the case arises must be duly completed for each horse entered. These forms are available at the QJC’s office and on the web site: www.quebecjockeyclub.com.
3. STARTING FEE: The starting fee is payable in cash or by cheque (in Canadian dollars or United States dollars) made out to Quebec Jockey Club to the race secretary at Hippodrome 3R racetrack prior one hour before the start of the race. However, Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to request that starting fees be paid in one form or another.
The starting fee must be paid in due time even if a horse fails to start in that event, unless it is withdrawn before declaration’s close.
Horse whose starting fee has not been paid on time will be struck from the list of starters. However, the fee remains payable.
Starting fees may also be paid at the QJC’s office, 6 Desaulniers Blvd, Suite 310, Saint-Lambert, Quebec J4P 1L3, after the horse is declared, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event (only during the business hours of said office).
4. LIABILITY: As a courtesy, Quebec Jockey Club will make every effort to inform it’s clients regarding payments for 2017 Prix D’Ete. It remains the owner, owner’s agent or trainer’s responsibility to ensure all payments are received within the specified limits of time allowed.
Quebec Jockey Club is in no way responsible for verifying whether a horse is eligible. That is the owner, owner’s agent or trainer's responsibility.
5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT: In case of a payment of nomination fee and sustaining fee delivered by mail, it’s an obligation that a postmark appear on the envelope. Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club will consider having received the payment by the date and time postmarked on the envelope.
Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club will not accept inadequacies in the postal system as an excuse for late payments. It is, therefore strongly suggested that payments be made by registered mail to ensure safe delivery.
Payment sent by messenger service, which holds a Canada transport licence, is considered received by Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club on the date and time as shown on the waybill.
6. ELIGIBILITY: Horse, gelding or mare in pace, aged of 4-year-old in 2017. For a horse to start in this event, it’s owner, it’s owner’s agent or it’s trainer must:
Declare the horse;
Ensure that by the time of declaration, the horse meets the qualifying standards of the Hippodrome 3R;
Ensure that by post time, the horse’s name does not appear on the qualifying list;
Ensure that all nomination fee and sustaining fee was paid within allotted time;
Ensure that the starting fee is paid within the allotted time.
Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to verify, or have verified any horse, gelding or mare’s age by the following criteria, the registration certificate and the examination of the horse’s teeth.
7. FAILURE TO MEET CONDITIONS: Horse failing to meet the criteria governing eligibility for a participation in that event will not be permitted to start. Horse whose nomination fee, sustaining fee, starting fee or any other fee relative to the "2017 Prix D’Ete" is not paid in due time, will be barred from starting in any events totally or partially financed by Quebec Jockey Club, as long as the sum due is not paid. This applies even under the new ownership. A returned cheque by the bank with the note “Insufficient funds” is considered not paid with the inherent consequences.
8. DECLARATION: A horse’s declaration for that event is obligatory and must be submitted to Hippodrome 3R’s racing office, before the declaration closing date and time for that event.
The owner, the owner’s agent or the trainer may withdraw the declaration before the closing date and time for the event.
In the 2017 Prix D‘Ete race, a maximum of two (2) horses registered under the responsibility of the same trainer will be allowed to start.
Subject to section 19, declaration closing dates and times are those appearing on the schedule approved by RACJ and published by Hippodrome 3R.
9. MINIMUM OF HORSES REQUIRED: To held that event, the minimum declared horses will be six (6) separate betting interests, otherwise the race may be cancelled. In that case, nomination fees and both sustaining payments of each declared horses will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration.
10. STARTERS: The Prix D’Ete race will be limited to the eight (8) highest money winning horses in 2017 of those that enter as of the published declaration date and time. If more than one horse with the same total of earnings in 2017, starter(s) will be drawn by lot.
If a horse entered at the time of declaration and is not drawn in the race, pursuant the racing conditions, nomination fees and both sustaining payments will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration, except if the horse is not drawn because he failed to meet conditions.
11. POST POSITIONS: Post positions shall be drawn by lot. These drawings will be done with Standardbred Canada’s automated post position program.
All post position draws will be held at location, date and time appearing on the schedule approved by RACJ and published by Hippodrome 3R. The draw is open to the public.
12. GUARANTEED PURSE: The purse established for the race is $200,000 $ in canadian dollars and included all nomination fee, sustaining fee and starting fee.
13. PURSE DISTRIBUTION: The purse will be divided as follows, according to the rules:
5, 6, 7, 8 horses entered : 50%, 25%, 12%, 8%, 5%
4 horses entered : 50%, 25%, 15%, 10%
3 horses entered : 60%, 25%, 15%
2 horses entered : 65%, 35%
1 horse entered : 100%
**Out of the purse money, the six, seven and eight place receive $1,000 for participating.**
14. DISTANCE: The Prix D’Ete race to be over a distance of one mile.
15. INFORMATION VALIDATION: Standardbred Canada records shall be accepted as being official information on each horse.
16. RETENTION BARN: Quebec Jockey Club and Hippodrome 3R reserves the right to require that any or all horses participating in the Prix d’Ete race are brought to a retention barn. During the retention, section IV of the Track Rules will be enforced.
17. DRIVER’S REMUNERATION: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to withhold 5% of each part of the purse won by a horse, in addition to all applicable taxes for the horse’s driver.
18. TRAINER’S REMUNERATION: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to withhold 5% of each part of the purse won by a horse, in addition to all applicable taxes for the horse’s trainer.
19. SCHEDULE CHANGES: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to change the dates and locations on the schedule of the event, subject to RACJ approval. QJC will take all necessary measures to advise it’s clientele of any modification.
20. INTERPRETATION: The conditions governing eligibility for and participation in the “2017 Prix D’Ete” have been approved by Quebec Jockey Club and the RACJ. The RACJ’s interpretation of this program prevails.

Conditions of race:
A horse’s declaration for that event is obligatory and must be submitted to Hippodrome 3R’s racing office, before the declaration closing date and time for that event. The owner, the owner’s agent or the trainer must ensure that by the time of declaration, the horse meets the qualifying standards of the Hippodrome 3R and must ensure that by post time, the horse’s name does not appear on the qualifying list.

To held that event, the minimum declared horses will be six (6) separate betting interests, otherwise the race may be cancelled. In that case, nomination fees and both sustaining payments of each declared horses will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration.

The Prix D’Ete race will be limited to the eight (8) highest money winning horses in 2017 of those that enter as of the published declaration date and time. If more than one horse with the same total of earnings in 2017, starter(s) will be drawn by lot. If a horse entered at the time of declaration and is not drawn in the race, pursuant the racing conditions, nomination fees and both sustaining payments will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration, except if the horse is not drawn because he failed to meet conditions.

In the Prix D‘Ete race, a maximum of two (2) horses registered under the responsibility of the same trainer will be allowed to start.

Post positions shall be drawn by lot. These drawings will be done with Standardbred Canada’s automated post position program.

The purse established for the race is $200,000 $ in canadian dollars and included all nomination fee, sustaining fee and starting fee.

The purse will be divided on following basis, according to the rules : 5, 6, 7, 8 horses entered : 50%, 25%, 12%, 8%, 5% - 4 horses entered : 50%, 25%, 15%, 10% - 3 horses entered : 60%, 25%, 15% - 2 horses entered : 65%, 35% - 1 horse entered : 100%.

The Prix D’Ete race to be over a distance of one mile.

Standardbred Canada records shall be accepted as being official information on each horse.

Quebec Jockey Club and Hippodrome 3R reserves the right to require that any or all horses participating in the Prix d’Ete are brought to a retention barn. During the retention, section IV of the Track Rules will be enforced.

The Rules of Racing of the Regie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux (RACJ) shall govern the event.

Contact:

Quebec Jockey Club - 6 Desaulniers Blvd, Suite 310, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, J4P 1L3, Tel: (450) 890-3963, Fax: (450) 890-4139, e-mail: prixdete@quebecjockeyclub.com, website: www.quebecjockeyclub.com

Administration:

Standardbred Canada Stakes Department - 2150 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6R6 Tel: (905) 858-3060, Fax (905) 858-8047, e-mail: salesstakes@standardbredcanada.ca, website: www.standardbredcanada.ca


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