view counter
view counter

Claiming Trial Underway On PEI

Published: May 7, 2010 11:24 am ET

No Comments | Jump to Comments

According to a report, a trial period is currently taking place on Prince Edward Island where the parameters of claiming classes have been adjusted in attempt to ensure the competitiveness and equalization of purse distribution within the bottom claiming levels.

In his column in The Guardian, Nick Oakes has explained that the bottom-end claiming level on PEI is for $3,000, yet that bottom end is higher than neighboring Nova Scotia (Truro Raceway, $2,000; Northside Downs, $800).

Oakes explains that a trial period is being run on PEI where there will be a winners over and under $3,000 claimer, a $4,000 to $5,000 claimer and a $6,000 to $8,000 claimer.

“What we want is a reasonable level of wagering, reinvestment in the industry, and a competitive group of horses,” Tom Clark, president of the PEI Standardbred Horseowner’s Association, was quoted as saying.

(With files from The Guardian)

view counter

© 2021 Standardbred Canada. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your agreement and compliance with the legal disclaimer and privacy policy.

Firefox 3 Best with IE 7 Built with Drupal