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March 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

Published: March 10, 2020 1:45 pm ET

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Trot Insider has compiled all of the March 15 stakes payment reminders that have been sent to Standardbred Canada from the industry.

The contents of Standardbred Canada’s own March 15 stakes payment reminder appear below, followed by the rest of the list.

Trot Insider will be updating the list of payment notices – which appear below – when they are received, so please check back and scan the entire list for the most up to date information.

To consult SC Stakes Online, please click here.


SC’s March 15 Stakes Payment Notice

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners/trainers that the March 15 stakes payments are due.

Stakes payments can be paid with debit or credit card using SC Stakes Online until midnight March 15, 2020. A video tutorial is available to help you get started.

Payment information and stakes conditions can be viewed on the Online Stakes Guide by clicking here.

A generic stakes form can be used to submit payments by mail. A printable form can be accessed by clicking here.

Aged Sustaining Payments
• Prix d'Ete - $1,000 (* payments that are mailed in must be postmarked by March 15, 2020)

Two-Year-Old Nomination Payments
• Brian Andrew Memorial $100 or $450 (see conditions for nomination fee details)

Two-Year-Old Sustaining Payments
• Atlantic Sires Stakes - $100
• Barrieau McIsaac Stake - $200
• Dawn Bremner Memorial - $75
• Island Breeders Series - $200
• Joe O'Brien Memorial - $100
• Lady Slipper Pace/Trot - $100
• Maritime Breeders - $200
• Maritimer - $125
• Nova Scotia Stake - $100
• Milton Downey Memorial - $100

Horsepeople paying the Atlantic Sires Stakes sustaining payment must also pay the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association membership fee of $60 per-owner per-year. If you have not already paid this fee in 2020, please remit it with your March 15 stakes payments.

Alberta Stakes
• Gord & Illa Rumpel Memorial - $300
• Don Byrne Memorial - $300
• Ralph Klein Memorial #5 - $300
• Western Canada Pacing Derby #59 - $300

Payments that are mailed in must be postmarked by March 16, 2020 (except for the Prix d'Ete). Please mail and make cheques payable to:

Standardbred Canada - Stakes Department
2150 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
L5N 6R6

Payments can also be made by Interac (debit) or with a credit card via SC Stakes Online until midnight Sunday, March 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Amy Davis, at 905-858-3060 (Ext. 254) or [email protected].


Last Minute Call For Prix d’Ete Nominations

The Quebec Jockey Club has sent out a last call to the owner/trainers of any four-year-old pacers, that nominations for the $200,000 Prix d’Ete race that includes the $50,000 consolation race, must be made by Sunday, March 15, 2020.

The $200,000 Prix d’Ete and $50,000 consolation race will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020. The $50,000 consolation race is a new edition for 2020.

"Management at the Quebec Jockey Club added the $50,000 consolation race after we had so many entries for the final last year," said Murielle Thomassin, General Manager at 3R. "We had 16 horses entered and only eight get into the final. Now, provided we have that many entries again this year, there will be the $50,000 consolation race. And the consolation race can feature up to nine starters."

Continued from 2018 in the conditions for the race is that horses that finish sixth through eighth will each get $1,000. Only the top eight money winners this season, up until time of entry, will be allowed in the Prix d'Ete final.

To make nomination payments, owner/trainers can go to standardbredcanada.ca or to quebecjockeyclub.com and get the necessary nomination forms.

Please note there are no supplemental payments allowed for the Prix d'Ete. This first nomination payment must be made to be eligible.

(Quebec Jockey Club)


Ontario-Sired Spring Series Nominations Due Monday

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind all horsepeople of the upcoming nomination deadline (March 16) for the new Ontario-Sired Spring Series.

The Ontario-Sired Spring Series will debut for three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2019. There will be an event for each three-year-old division, with each event consisting of two preliminary legs and a $40,000 (added) final.

The series starts on Thursday, April 16 with fillies competing, while the colts and geldings’ series will get underway the following night.

All four $40,000 (added) finals will take place on Saturday, May 2.

Nominations close Monday, March 16, 2020.

To view the nomination form, click here.

To make a payment online, click here.

If sending payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than March 16, 2020 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.


Hambletonian Society Stakes Reminder

The Hambletonian Society has issued a reminder for the races it administers with payments due on March 15, 2020.

Enclosed you will find links to the payment forms for the 133 races administered by The Hambletonian Society with payments due March 15, 2020, which must be postmarked by midnight of Tuesday, March 17.

The forms are always available on our website at https://www.hambletonian.com/formsinfo and by calling our office and having them faxed or e-mailed to you. All the forms on the website are PDF fillable. Just type right in the form, print as many as you need and return the form with your payments.

Along with cheques, we will be accepting credit cards as a form of payment for any stakes payments you may want to make. All credit card payments are subject to a 3% service fee which will be added to your payment total.

In March, a majority of the payments for Two-Year-Olds in 2020 have their first payment due, whether that be for a stake race or early closing race. The exception to that would be the Breeders Crown and Kentuckiana Stallion Management Pace & Trot which had their first payments due on February 15.

Also due in March for Two-Year-Olds is the Future Eligibility payment for the Breeders Crown in the year 2020. This payment of $500 keeps horses eligible to make the regular payments into the Breeders Crown as a Three-Year-Old next year. Two-Year-Olds who are sired by Breeders Crown-nominated stallions and are not currently eligible to the Breeders Crown can be supplemented to the Breeders Crown in 2020 by making a payment of $1,500 this month.

The second payment for many of the Three-Year-Old and Open races that we service are due this March. The payment amounts and schedules for the rest of the races we are servicing in 2020 will remain the same as they were in 2019. Updated racing conditions for the races we service can be found on our website under each specified race page.

As a reminder, the Meadowlands has added two brand new Early Closers for Older Pacing Horses & Mares with a single payment of $1,000 due by March 16th. They will serve as supporting stakes to the Cutler Memorial on the May 16th nationally televised broadcast for an estimated purse of $85,000.

Information on the stake process is available on the web or by calling the Meadowlands Racing Office at (201) 842-5130.

Eligibility lists can be emailed to those nominators who provide us their e-mail address and request these lists. Eligibility lists are always available on our website.

For further information please, or to update your status on our mailing list, feel free to call (609) 371-2211 or email [email protected].


Meadowlands Policy On Staking Horses In The Care Of Indicted Trainers

The Meadowlands Racetrack would like to clarify its position regarding the sustaining payments to stakes and early-closers due by March 16 on horses that are currently in the care of those affected by the recent indictments and arrests.

It is suggested by the Meadowlands that you make those payments by the deadline as required if you desire to continue eligibility. If you do not make the March 16 sustaining payments, the horses in question will lose eligibility to the stakes to which they were nominated in February.

The stakes conditions provide for a trainer change within a stated time frame, with the stipulation that the change be accepted and approved by the Meadowlands. Those situations will be evaluated by the stakes administrators on a case-by-case basis and that decision shall be final.

The same policy is in effect for stakes and early-closers at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs that have a March 16 close of nomination.

Horses trained by any of the accused will continue to be excluded from overnight races until further notice.

Questions should be directed to the stakes department for the tracks at 607-972-5500.


Grand Circuit Payments for Delaware, OH Meet Due; Three Additional Options for Ohio-Breds

Two-year-old sustaining payments for the 76th edition of the Little Brown Jug, the 51st Jugette, the 69th Old Oaken Bucket (three-year-old open trot) and the 70th Buckette (three-year-old filly trot) are due March 15. These payments are for foals of 2018 and will be raced in 2021.

Two-year-olds not nominated in the May 15, 2019 yearling payment, may be made eligible through a supplemental nomination fee of $400 due on or before the March 15, 2020 payment. This supplemental payment is in addition to the normal March 15 payment.

Sustaining payments are also due for the 81st Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2018 to be raced in 2020.

The $1,000,000 estimated Ohio Breeders Championships require a single $300 ($100 for the aged events) nomination payment due March 15, 2020 with no further sustaining payments required.

Returning to the 2020 Delaware County Fair race schedule are $17,500 legs of the Buckeye Stallion Series. To nominate to the BSS, a $250 nomination fee is due with no further sustaining payments required.

The Delaware County Fair is once again pleased to be a part of the Ohio Fair Racing Conference in 2020. The OFRC events require either a $75 nomination fee for just the Delaware County Fair or $420 for all the OFRC events. Nominations for the BSS and ORFC events must be postmarked by March 15, 2020 and sent directly to the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, 2237 Sonora Drive, Grove City, OH 43123.

The five-day Delaware Grand Circuit meet will open Sunday, September 20 and will run through Thursday, September 24.

Make cheques payable and send all other entries to: The Delaware County Fair, Tom Wright, P.O. Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065.

For the latest news, information and nomination forms, please visit the Little Brown Jug website: www.littlebrownjug.com.

March 15 Sustaining Fees:

Little Brown Jug No. 76 (Three-Year Old Open Pace to be raced in 2021) $500
Jugette No. 51 (Three-Year Old Filly Pace to be raced in 2021) $400
Old Oaken Bucket No. 69 (Three-Year Old Open Trot to be raced in 2021) $300
Buckette No. 70 (Three-Year Old Filly Trot to be raced in 2021) $200
Standardbred No. 81 (Two-Year-Old Colt Pace to be raced in 2020) $400
Standardbred No. 81 (Two-Year-Old Colt Trot to be raced in 2020) $400
Standardbred No. 81 (Two-Year-Old Filly Pace to be raced in 2020) $300
Standardbred No. 81 (Two-Year-Old Filly Trot to be raced in 2020) $300

March 15 Nominating Fees:

Ohio Breeders Championships (To be raced in 2020) $300 or $100
Buckeye Stallion Stakes* (To be raced in 2020) $250
Ohio Fair Racing Conference* (Two- and Three-Year-Old events to be raced in 2020) $75 or $420

* Send payments to the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association


SBOANJ March 15 Payments Due

Supplemental nominations and sustaining payments for SBOANJ sponsored races are due March 16, 2020.

Supplemental nominations and sustaining payments for SBOANJ sponsored races are due March 16, 2020 (postmarked).

The sustaining payments are as follows:

  • Garden State Trot #3 - two-year-old payment - $250

  • Garden State Trot #2 - three-year-old payment - $400

  • New Jersey Futurity #54 - three-year-old payment - $300

  • New Jersey Trotting Futurity #55 - two-year-old 1st payment - $200

  • Home Grown Pace #3 - two-year-old 1st payment - $200

  • Home Grown Pace #2 - three-year-old payment - $300

If you did not previously nominate to the Garden State Trot, the Trotting Futurity or the Home Grown Pace as a yearling, you may do so as a two-year-old. The fee is $300 and must be paid along with the sustaining payment.

For payment forms and conditions please visit sboanj.com. Any questions please call the SBOANJ office at 732.462.2357.


Nomination Closing Date For Buckeye Stallion Series, Ohio Fair Championship and Ohio Fair Racing Conference Nears

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association would like to remind horsemen that nominations for the Buckeye Stallion Series, Ohio Fair Racing Conference and Ohio Fair Championships are due March 15.

The fee to nominate a horse for the Buckeye Stallion Series is $250. There is a $250 starting fee for each leg and $500 for the finals.

The nominating fee for the Ohio Fair Racing Conference is $75 for each fair. The cost to nominate one horse across the board is $420. There is a total of 21 fairs in the Ohio Fair Racing Conference. There is a starting fee of $75 for Scarlet fairs and $200 for Gray fairs.

For the Ohio Fair Championship, there is a $100 nomination fee with an entry fee of $200.

Nomination forms, conditions and schedules for the three series are available at ohha.com.

Nomination forms with payments should be sent to: Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, 2237 Sonora Drive, Grove City, OH 43123.

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State.

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.


Nomination Deadlines In Indiana

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has released some information in regard to payments deadlines that are due on March 15, 2020.

A list of pertinent links appears below.

2020 Indiana Nomination Book online
2020 Harrah's Hoosier Park Stakes Schedule
2020 Harrah's Hoosier Park Claiming Challenge


Tioga Downs Stakes Payments Due March 16

Tioga Downs management reminds horsemen that the track’s marquee stakes require payments due by March 16.

The Empire Breeders Classic for New York bred sophomores has a three-year-old sustaining and two-year-old nominating payment. The Grand Circuit stakes for older horses, Roll With Joe, Artiscape, Crawford Farms and Joie de Vie require a March 16 nomination and April 15 sustaining payment.

Forms may be found on the web and the race office will answer your questions at 607-699-7688.


DSBF March 15 Payments Due

A $100 sustaining payment is due for DSBF-eligible two-year-olds who made the May 15, 2019 nomination payment of $40.

A two-year-old who was not nominated can pay a supplemental fee of $350 along with the March 15 $100 sustaining fee and a copy of the USTA registration papers. If papers are held electronically a ‘Basic Horse’ report from USTA Pathway will suffice.

This payment must be made to continue eligibility as a three-year-old in 2021.

It is strongly suggested to use mail with a tracking number, UPS, or Federal Express. All payments must be postmarked by March 16.

Second sustaining payments are due by May 15 in the amount of $200.

For forms and information call 302.698.4610, email [email protected] or visit the website.


FSBOA Stakes Payments Due By March 15

Florida Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association stakes payments for the following are due March 15.

Two-Year-Old Florida-breds (foals of 2018):
FL Breeders Stake – $100*
FL Stallion Stake – $100*
Sunshine State Stake – $50*
Melvyn Aylor Memorial $150

Non-Sired Two-Year-Olds (Foals of 2018):
Florida Breeders – $100*
Sunshine Stakes – $50*
Melvyn Aylor Memorial – $150

*Must be made to remain eligible as a three-year-old

Sustaining forms and the online payment schedule are available at floridaharnessracing.com or contact Rosie Huff at 954-972-5400.



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