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May 15 Stakes Payment News Centre

Published: May 13, 2019 4:13 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.

The following organizations have also announced details of upcoming stakes payments that are due on May 15:

  • Hambletonian Society (Hambletonian Society-Serviced Stakes) (click here)

  • Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine Entertainment-Serviced Stakes) (click here)

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

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 Wednesday, 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

Barrieau McIsaac Stakes - $50
Atlantic Sires Stakes - $50 (plus ASBA membership fee $60 if not already paid)
Maritime Breeders Stake - $50
Island Breeders Series - $30
Nova Scotia Stake - $25
Maritimer Stake - $20
Frank & Beth Stanfield Memorial - $60
Donnie & George Turner Memorial - $20
Carl & Marg Mackenzie Memorial - $20
Dawn Bremner Memorial - $15
Milton Downey Memorial - $15
Lady Slipper - $75
Joe O'Brien Memorial - $75
Gord & Illa Rumpel Memorial #4 - $10
Don Byrne Memorial #4 - $10
Ralph Klein Memorial #5 - $10
Western Canada Pacing Derby #59 - $10

Two-Year-Old Payments

Lucien Bombardier nomination - $300

Three-Year-Old Payments

Lady Crocus nomination - $20

Aged Payments

Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series nomination - $100
Prix d'Ete - $1000

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 Wednesday, May 15 to be accepted, despite inadequacies of the postal system.

For more information, contact Robin McClure at 905-858-3060 (Ext. 247) or [email protected].

Woodbine Stakes Payments Due May 15

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the stakes payments due on Wednesday, May 15.

Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds).

The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below.

Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes)

Pepsi North America Cup
Armbro Flight
Canadian Pacing Derby
Canadian Trotting Classic
Casual Breeze
Eternal Camnation
Fan Hanover
Maple Leaf Trot
Metro Pace
Peaceful Way
Roses Are Red
Shes A Great Lady
William Wellwood Memorial

Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017)

2019 Champlain Open
2019 Champlain Filly
2020 Simcoe Open
2020 Simcoe Filly

Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018)

2020 Champlain Open
2020 Champlain Filly
2021 Simcoe Open
2021 Simcoe Filly
2021 SBOA Filly

Nominations (two-year-olds in 2019)

Dream Maker
Define The World
Pure Ivory

Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks)

Battle of Waterloo
Battle of The Belles

For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here.

To make stakes payments online, click here.

If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted.

(Woodbine Entertainment)

Reminder: 2019 OSS Yearling Noms

Ontario Sires Stakes yearling nomination forms were mailed in mid-April to the owners of eligible foals of 2018.

If you are the owner or corresponding officer of an eligible yearling and have not yet received a nomination form, a blank yearling nomination form can be printed from the ‘Notices & Updates’ section of the OSS website.

The form can also be accessed by clicking here.

Owners are reminded that their yearlings must be registered at the time of nomination and Standardbred Canada requires that the DNA be completed before the foal is registered.

The $100 nomination fee for Ontario-sired foals of 2018 must be postmarked by May 15, 2019.

It is recommended that payments be sent by registered mail so the sender has proof of mailing.

All cheques should be made payable and mailed to:

Ontario Sires Stakes
c/o Ontario Racing
PO Box 160
Campbellville, ON
L0P 1B0

(With files from the OSS)

Deadline Nears For Great Canadian Series

Georgian Downs will play host this summer to a new series for two-year-old pacers and trotters.

The Great Canadian Series will feature events for all two-year-old divisions and will be contested with three preliminary legs ($6,000 each) and a $12,000 added money final.

Event A: 2-Year-Old Trotting Colts
Leg 1: Saturday, June 29
Leg 2: Saturday, July 6
Leg 3: Saturday, July 13
Final: Saturday, July 20

Event B: 2-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Leg 1: Saturday, June 29
Leg 2: Saturday, July 6
Leg 3: Saturday, July 13
Final: Saturday, July 20

Event C: 2-Year-Old Trotting Fillies
Leg 1: Sunday, June 30
Leg 2: Sunday, July 7
Leg 3: Sunday, July 14
Final: Sunday, July 21

Event D: 2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
Leg 1: Sunday, June 30
Leg 2: Sunday, July 7
Leg 3: Sunday, July 14
Final: Sunday, July 21

To view the nomination form, click here.

The nomination fee for The Great Canadian Series is $100 ($85 USD). Nominations are due May 15 and can be submitted online through Woodbine's website or through SC Stakes Online.

If sending payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.

(Woodbine Entertainment)

Mark Austin Series Noms Due May 15

Officials with Dresden Raceway have announced that the third annual Mark Austin Pacing Series is open for nominations.

The series will be a late closer for maiden pacers who are non-winners of one pari-mutuel race or $5,000 lifetime (fillies $6,000 lifetime) Canadian funds as of May 1, 2019 with no allowances.

Nominations must be received no later than May 15, 2019. Send nominations to Woodbine Entertainment, Attention: Kim Neelands, 9430 Guelph Line, P.O. Box 160, Campbellville, Ontario, L0P 1B0. For more information, call Woodbine at 1-888-675-7223 (Ext. 4306).

Each division will race for a $5,000 purse in the eliminations (June 16 and June 23). The final will be contested on July 1 for $12,000 (added).

Mark Austin hailed from Chatham and got his start at Dresden Raceway in early 1980s training for owners such as Graham Chambers. In 1988 his reputation of being great with young horses came caught up with him as he was asked to break a yearling trotter named A Worthy Lad for Joe Johnston. A Worthy Lad never lost a race in North America.

Austin then moved his stable closer to Windsor and worked with Jack Darling during the ‘90s when Darling Stables produced champions like Northern Luck and Gothic Dream.

When Windsor Raceway started to stumble, Austin moved his operation to Fergus where horses like Spark Mark and Fool Me Once headlined his stable.

Austin passed away suddenly in 2014 and had a career average of .345 and over $9 million in earned purses thanks to 837 wins.

Austin wasn’t only a top-notch trainer, but was also a favourite around the track, as he was described as a true gentleman and was one of the nicest guys in the business.

Austin was married to Julie, and had two daughters, Paige and Paula.

(Dresden Raceway)

NYSS Noms Due May 15

Owners are reminded to complete and submit yearling nominations for foals of eligible mares bred to registered stallions standing in New York State in 2017.

The nomination will allow horses to be eligible to the lucrative New York Sire Stakes program and compete as two-year-olds in 2020 and three-year-olds in 2021. Proof of registration must accompany the nomination.

Nomination forms were mailed to owners at the time of mating. If you have not received one or purchased the foal, you can access the form online here. The submission deadline is Wednesday, May 15. Online credit card payments are not available for yearling nominations.

Please mail completed forms and payment to:

Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund
1 Broadway Center
Schenectady, NY 12305

For questions about completing the forms or eligibility, please contact the fund at 518-388-0178 or [email protected].

(Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund)

Jug Yearling Nominations Due

Owners are reminded that the yearling nomination payments for the Delaware, OH Grand Circuit events for foals of 2018 (to be raced in 2021) are due May 15, 2019. Also due are the nomination payments for the Standardbreds (two-year-old events) for foals of 2018 and to be raced in 2020.

The nomination fees are as follows:
Little Brown Jug and Jugette | $50.00
Old Oaken Bucket and Buckette | $25.00
Standardbreds | $25.00

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

(Little Brown Jug)

Important May Payments Approaching In New Jersey

Important payments are due May 15 in order to make and keep horses eligible to the SBOANJ stakes program.

Nominations for foals of 2018 and sustaining payments are due May 15; please refer to the chart below.

The SBOANJ is encouraging owners to make all May stakes payments to NJ races to keep their horses eligible not only for the races but for the newly implemented NJ breeders awards programs.

The Breeders Awards program will award the Breeder of a horse which earns purse income in the eliminations and finals of the following races starting in 2019: New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier division, New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund, Renaissance Pace, New Jersey Futurity, Garden State Trot, and Home Grown Pace.

Payments equal to 15 percent of purses earned will be made to the Breeder approximately 30 days after the completion of each race.

There will also be a bonus for New Jersey sired horses racing in overnight events that will be paid from the New Jersey state appropriation retro to April 1, 2019. The actual percentage amount will be determined shortly and announcement forth coming.


Virginia Payments Due On May 15

As a reminder to all horsepeople participating in the Virginia Breeders’ Fund races, sustaining payments for two- and three-year-olds are due by May 15.

Yearling registration for foals of 2018 is also due by May 15.

Forms and further information can be found on or by contacting Debbie Warnick at 443-463-0917.


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