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March 15 Stakes Payment Deadlines

Published: March 2, 2011 1:35 pm ET

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Trot Insider has consolidated all of the releases pertaining to stakes payments which are due Tuesday, March 15. Check back with this note, as it will be updated as releases are received.

This notice may not contain all stakes with payments due on March 15. Please refer to your stakes guide for more information.

Standardbred Canada March 15 Stakes Deadline

Standardbred Canada would like to remind horsepeople that stakes payments are due on or before Tuesday, March 15.

Stakes payments can now be paid on the SC website using the new Online Stake Payment Program. The SC online staking service covers the majority of Canadian stakes your horse is eligible to be nominated to such as Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS), Woodbine Entertainment (WEG), and any stakes that SC currently administers including stakes programs in Alberta and the Maritimes. PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENTS FOR WEG STAKES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SC TO WEG ON THE STAKES' DUE DATE, THEREFORE THESE STAKES ONLINE STAKES PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONE DAY BEFORE THE PAYMENT DUE DATE. PLEASE CHECK THE DUE DATE CAREFULLY.

Payment information and stake conditions can be viewed on the Canadian Stakes Guide by clicking here.

If you did not receive a stakes notice in the mail, a generic stakes form can be used to submit payments by mail. It can be located by clicking here.

Two-Year-Old Payments

• Atlantic Sires Stakes $75
• Bill Quigg $75
• Island Breeders Series $200
• Joe O'Brien Memorial $100
• Blair Andrew Memorial $100 or $450 (see conditions)
• Lady Slipper Series $100
• Maritime Breeders Futurity $300
• Maritimer $125
• NS Stake $100
• Williamson Memorial $100

Horsemen paying the Atlantic Sires Stakes sustaining payment must also pay the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association membership fee of $45 per-owner per-year. If you have not already paid this fee in 2011, please remit it with your March 15 stakes payments.

Three-Year-Old Payments

• Canadian Breeders Championship sustaining $200
Sustaining payment notices for the April 15 payment will be mailed after the March 15 payments are made.

Please mail and make cheques payable to:

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

Envelopes must be clearly post-marked on or before March 15 to be accepted, despite inadequacies of the postal system.

For more information, contact Caren Brown, Stakes Coordinator, at 905-858-3060 (Ext. 242) or [email protected].

Meadowland​s Stakes Nominations Due March 15

Nominations for a quintet of spring and summer stakes races at the Meadowlands Racetrack are due Tuesday, March 15.

Applications for the Matt's Scooter (3cp), Countess Adios (2fp), Tarport Hap (3fp), Oliver Wendell Holmes (3cp) and newly combined SRF Niatross (2op) are available at

The Matt's Scooter will change to a two-week format this year, with an elimination round on Saturday, May 7 and $100,000 (est.) final on Saturday, May 14. Attractive bonuses have been added to the newly combined Niatross and Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) Race for two-year-olds on Friday, August 5. Nominated horses sired by a stallion for which a breeding was donated to SRF in 2011 pay only a $500 nomination fee and will compete for an exclusive $5,000 bonus for the best time in the race.

(Meadowlands Racetrack)

Ontario Sires Stakes Two-Year-Old Payments Due March 15

The Ontario Sires Stakes' administration would like to remind everyone that the deadline for the $500 sustaining fee for Ontario-sired two-year-olds which were nominated to the OSS as yearlings in 2010 is quickly approaching.

All payments must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Please be aware that envelopes dropped into a mailbox do not always get postmarked that day. We recommend sending payments by courier or registered mail so you will have proof that you sent it and the envelope can be tracked. If not sending by registered mail, please ensure that the envelope has a postmark of March 15 or earlier.

If you did not receive the sustaining notice that was mailed mid-February, just print your horse’s name and tattoo number on the front of your cheque and mail it to:

Ontario Sires Stakes
10 Carlson Court, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M9W 6L2


WEG Stakes Deadline Reminder

The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all owners, trainers and horsemen, of the upcoming stakes closing on March 15, 2011. There are numerous nominations and sustaining payments that are due for the circuit’s major stake events.

Three year old Ontario-sired fillies have a sustaining payment for the 2011 WEG SBOA event.

Two-year-olds have sustaining payments due for the 2011 Champlain Open and Champlain Fillies, as well as sustaining payments to be eligible (as three-year-olds) to the 2012 Simcoe Open, Simcoe Fillies and SBOA.

For more detailed information, click here.

Envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than the said due date or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.


Frank Ryan, Des Smith Payments Due At Rideau

Rideau Carleton Raceway would like to remind all horsepeople that nominated to the $150,000 (est.) Frank Ryan Memorial Trot and the $160,000 (est.) Des Smith Classic Pace that the $1,500 sustaining payment is due Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Cheques should be made out to Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd and mailed to Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1A3, Attn. - Terry Lantz


Sustaining Payments For Jug, Jugette, Etc.

The Little Brown Jug Society has announced that sustaining payments for the 67th Little Brown Jug, 42nd Jugette and 45th Old Oaken Bucket and Buckette are due March 15. These are for foals of 2009 and will be raced in 2012.

Sustaining payments are also due for the Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2009 to be raced in 2011.

The estimated purse for the 2012 Little Brown Jug is $650,000 and for the Jugette $350,000. The purse for the Bucket is $150,000 and $110,000 for the Buckette.

The estimated purses for the Standardbred Two-Year-Old Colt Pace and Trot are $80,000; the Standardbred Two-Year-Old Filly Trot $62,000, and Standardbred Two-Year-Old Filly Pace $60,000.

All payments must be made to: Tom Wright, PO Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065

Sustaining Payments:

Little Brown Jug No. 67
(Open, three-year-old colt pace)
• $500

Jugette No. 42
(Pace, three-year-old fillies)
• $400

Old Open Bucket No. 45
(Open, three-year-old trot)
• $300

Buckette No. 45
(Trot, three-year-old fillies)
• $200

Standardbred No. 69
(Pace and trot, two-year-old colts)
• $400

Standardbred No. 69
(Pace and trot, two-year-old fillies)
• $300

Payment Reminder For Babic Paces

An important sustaining payment is due March 15 in order to keep New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers eligible to the 2011 Lou Babic Memorial Paces sponsored by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program.

Due on March 15 are sustaining payments of $700 for the Babic Pace open and $400 for the Babic filly division. These payments should be mailed to NJSS, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.

The Babic Open Pace, with an estimated purse of $120,000, and the Babic Filly Pace, with an estimated purse of $75,000, are scheduled for September at Freehold Raceway. Elimination heats, if necessary, are scheduled for August for both colt and filly divisions.

For further information please contact Leon Zimmerman 609-394-8303.


Stakes Payments/Stall Apps Due At Tioga

The first round of payments for the 2011 stakes season at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs are due Tuesday, March 15.

Also due around the same time is the Tioga stall application, which is due Saturday, March 12.

A listing of stakes and payments due are listed below.

For more information, visit or call the race office at (607) 699-7688.


Sustaining Payments For Newly Formatted Zweig Due March 15

The Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial trot, a trophy coveted by many Hambletonian winners over the years and most recently won by the 2010 Trotter of the Year, Lucky Chucky, has undergone a dramatic change for the future.

Beginning in 2012 (the required two-year-old payment to sustain eligibility for next year is due by March 15, 2011) the Zweig will shift from being raced in divisions with a split purse to the top nine money winners formula that has proven so popular recently in harness racing. The purse for the Open (Colt) Zweig has been increased to an estimated $400,000 with an $80,000E consolation for those not drawing into the top class. The Zweig fillies will also see a substantial increase to $170,000E (top nine) and $40,000E for the consolation.

While the payments have been increased to reflect the higher purse, the added money has been doubled from $75,000 to $150,000 by Tioga & Vernon Downs. Early projections see the Zweig being raced at Vernon Downs over Labor Day weekend in 2012, in the hope of providing a high dollar opportunity for the top sophomore trotters in place of the World Trotting Derby.

Conditions are available here.


Payments For Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Due March 15

Those intending to participate in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes program in 2011 are reminded that a number of payments to maintain eligibility must be postmarked by March 15, 2011, in order to be able to stay in the program.

Two-year-olds had to have a nominating payment made on them already: those that have, which includes almost every hopeful, find that $150 is due to keep them eligible to the pari-mutuel sire stakes (and the Stallion Series), and $25 to remain eligible to the fair sire stakes. (Those who have now-two-year-olds who never had a nomination payment made on them should call 717-787-5539 immediately.)

Three-year-old pari-mutuel sire stakes (and Stallion Series) aspirants have a $500 payment due March 15.

Forms for sustaining horses can be found online at; go to 'Commissions,' 'PA Racing Commission,' 'Forms,' and 'PA Sire Stakes 2011 Sustaining Form.' They can also be obtained by writing [email protected], or by calling the aforementioned 717 787 5539.


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