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May 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

Published: May 10, 2020 2:32 pm ET

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

The contents of Standardbred Canada’s own May 15 stakes payment reminder appear below.

Additional stakes payment reminders will be listed when they are received, so please check back with this notice to find the updates.

It is also important to note that the deadline for yearlings to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes program has been delayed until June 15 (details here) and that the nomination date for the Mark Austin Memorial have also been delayed (details here).

To consult SC Stakes Online, please click here.

SC's May 15 Stakes Payment Reminder

Standardbred Canada would like to remind owners and trainers that several stakes payments are due on Friday, May 15.

Stakes payments can be paid with debit or credit card using SC Stakes Online. 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 or on the name of each stakes race.

If you did not receive notification of payment, a generic stakes form can be used to submit payments by mail. It can be located by clicking here.

Yearling Nominations

Gord & Illa Rumpel Memorial #5 - $10
Don Byrne Memorial #5 - $10
Ralph Klein Memorial #6 - $10
Western Canada Pacing Derby #60 - $10

Two-Year-Old Payments

Lucien Bombardier nomination - $300

Three-Year-Old Payments

Lady Crocus nomination - $20
Shirley McClellan Breeders - $350
Brad Gunn - $350

If not paying by Interac (debit) or with a credit card via SC Stakes Online, 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 Friday, May 15 to be accepted, despite inadequacies of the postal system.

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

Woodbine: Standardbred Stakes Payments Due May 15

Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all owners and trainers that stakes payments for May will proceed as a precautionary measure should live racing resume in June. The stakes payments are due on Friday, May 15.

The April 15 stakes payments have been waived completely and the list of horses remaining eligible to our stakes after the March 15 payment can be found here.

Payment for the May 15 stakes payment can be made here.

A revised Standardbred stakes schedule will be announced shortly. The schedule will include the new date for the Pepsi North America Cup and the undercard stakes, along with the qualifying schedule and first conditions sheets.

The following stakes have payments due:

Summer Series Nominations:


Yearling Nominations:


Sustaining Payments:


(Woodbine Entertainment)

Hambletonian Society's May 15 Payment Reminder

The Hambletonian Society has released May 15 payment information for stakes races that it administers.

The Hambletonian Society's release contains links to the payment forms for the races that it administers which have payments due by Friday, May 15, 2020, which must be postmarked by midnight of Monday, May 18.

The forms are always available on the Hambletonian Society's website and by calling the office and having them faxed or emailed to those in need. 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, the Hambletonian Society is accepting credit cards as a form of payment for any stakes payments that individuals may want to make. All credit card payments are subject to a three per cent service fee, which will be added to the payment total.

In May, sustaining payments are due for a majority of the two-year-old races that the Hambletonian Society services. Yearling payments are also due this May, as well as the supplement payment for the Courageous Lady three-year-old filly event.

Below are the races which have a payment due this May (broken down by division):

Yearlings Pacers: Adios, Arden Downs, Breeders Crown #35, Cane Pace, Fox Stake, Horseman, Hoosier Stake, MGM Messenger Grand Stakes, Progress Pace.

Yearlings Trotters: Arden Downs, Breeders Crown #35, Currier & Ives, Dexter Cup, Hambletonian, Hoosier Stake, Horseman, Ralph Wilfong and MGM Yonkers Trot.

Two-Year-Olds: Breeders Crown #34, The Elevation, Fox Stake #94, Hoosier Stake #84, Kentuckiana Stallion Management Pace/Trot, Keystone Classic, Landmark Early Closer, Liberty Bell #84, Matron Series, Reynolds Memorial, Simpson Memorial, Tompkins-Geers early closer and the Ralph Wilfong #83.

Three-Year-Olds: Courageous Lady supplement payment.

As a reminder, there are stallion restrictions for the Breeders Crown and Cane Pace yearling payments that are due on May 15. Foals of Downbytheseaside are ineligible to be paid into the Cane Pace per the Stallion Restriction Condition (SRC) in the Cane Pace conditions.

For the Breeders Crown, a list of the stallions whose foals are Breeders Crown-eligible for foals of 2019 (Breeders Crown #35) can be found here: Breeders Crown #35 Stallion List. Links to the lists of eligible stallions for previous and future years can be found here. Links to the lists of eligible stallions for previous and future years can be found here.

The condition sheets for each race can be found on the Hambletonian Society website on the specific race page set up for that race. In all cases, only one cheque is ever necessary for each of the four payment periods (i.e. February 15, March 15, April 15 or May 15).

To make it more convenient, eligibility lists can be emailed to those nominators who provide the Hambletonian Society with their email address and request these lists. Eligibility lists are always available on the Hambletonian Society here.

For further information, or to update your status on the Hambletonian Society's mailing list, please feel free to call the Hambletonian Society office at 609-371-2211 or email [email protected].

(Hambletonian Society)

Meadowlands Payments Due May 15

The Meadowlands Racetrack is reminding the connections of those horses made eligible to its stakes that the deadline for the final sustaining payment on a number of those races is (postmarked by) May 15.

Yearling nominations on the foals of 2019 to race in 2022 Meadowlands Pace are also due by May 15.

Complete information on Meadowlands stakes payments and lists of eligibles may be found on the Meadowlands' website.

(Meadowlands Racetrack)

New York Sire Stakes Yearling Payments Due May 15

The New York Sire Stakes May yearling payments must be postmarked by May 15.

These payments cannot be made online and must be mailed. Certified mail is encouraged.

Meanwhile, all eligible two- and three-year-old horses are now posted on the New York Sire Stakes website. Owners and horsemen can now see their horses listed. You can see the list here.

If you have any questions or concerns, the best way to get in contact with the New York Sire Stakes is to email [email protected].

(Agriculture & NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund)

New Jersey Stakes Payments Due

Horsepeople are reminded that nominations and sustaining payments for races sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey are due no later than May 15.

The nomination payments are as follows:

Garden State Trot #4: yearling payment $25
Home Grown Pace #4: yearling payment (New Jersey-sired or SDF nominated) $25
Home Grown Pace #4: yearling payment (New Jersey-foaled but not SDF nominated) $150

The sustaining payments are as follows:

Garden State Trot #3: $400
New Jersey Trotting Futurity #55: $300
Home Grown Pace #3: $300

For payment forms and conditions, please visit Individuals with questions are advised to call the SBOANJ office at 732-462-2357.


New Jersey Sire Stakes Payments Due May 15

The following New Jersey Sire Stakes payments are due May 15:

Premier and Standardbred Development Fund (for New Jersey-sired yearlings)

• $50 for mares bred in New Jersey
• $100 for mares bred outside of New Jersey

There is no additional SDF payment for mares bred to New Jersey sires. A $25 additional fee will be assessed for nominations submitted without proof of registration.

Standardbred Development Fund

• $50 for qualified New Jersey resident mares bred to stallions outside New Jersey

A $25 additional fee will be assessed for nominations submitted without proof of registration.

Renaissance Pace (for all Premier and SDF-eligible yearlings)

• $25 for colts
• $15 for fillies

(New Jersey Sire Stakes)

DSBF Payments Due May 15

Sustaining payments for two-year-olds and nomination payments for yearlings are due to be postmarked by May 15. Forms were mailed and must be used. They are also available to download on the DSBF website or by email at [email protected].

The two-year-old fee is $200. This payment may be skipped if one is not going to race in 2020.

The yearling fee is $40 and must be accompanied by a copy of USTA registration or a USTA Pathway 'Basic Horse' report. Sire must have been registered to stand in Delaware in 2018.

Credit card payments are permissible and available on the website via the payment portal or call 302-698-4610 and provide your information.

Because of the state’s pandemic emergency orders, drop-offs are permitted by appointment only. One must wear a mask to enter the DDA lobby.

(Judy Davis-Wilson)

Yearling Payments Due May 15 In Maryland

Yearling nominations (foals of 2019) to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes are due on May 15.

All cheques must be made out to the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund.

We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540.

All your staking lists, staking forms and regulations can be found on


Parshall Stakes Nominations Due May 15

The Dr. H.M. Parshall Memorial Stakes, with a nomination fee of only $15, remains one of the best values for yearling engagements throughout the United States and Canada. The yearling staking deadline is May 15.

If you have several colts and fillies to nominate, you may certainly use your own spreadsheet to nominate in lieu of the OCRA form. Please provide the name of the yearling, sire, dam and registration number. Payment must be postmarked by Friday, May 15.

Questions may be directed to Lisa Schwartz via email at [email protected] or via phone/text at 614-778-2480.

Additional info is available here.

(Lisa Schwartz)

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