Prospect Series Qualifying Times Changed

Lune Durharas winning at The Raceway at Western Fair District
Published: June 5, 2023 02:13 pm EDT

Ontario Racing’s Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP) Committee announced on Monday, June 5 that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has accepted its proposal to align the qualifying standard for the Prospect Series with the standard for overnight races.

For the 2023 season, Prospect Series horses will be considered qualified if they meet the qualifying times listed under rules 12.02.01 and 12.02.02, rather than the standard for added money races under rule 11.02.01.

“We are thankful to the AGCO for accepting our proposal,” said Ian Fleming, Standardbred Improvement Program Committee Member and Ontario Racing Board Member. “The Prospect Series provides valuable racing opportunities to Ontario Sired horses and this change will increase participation in these events.”

At the conclusion of the racing season, the AGCO will consider a permanent revision to the Rules of Standardbred Racing with the benefit of feedback from the 2023 season.

This change means the qualifying times in the Racing Guide will not apply to Prospect Series events. For Prospect Series qualifying times, refer to the times listed below in Section 12 of the Rules of Standardbred Racing.

  • Click here to view Section 12 of the Rules of Standardbred Racing – Qualifying Races
  • Click here to view Section 11 of the Rules of Standardbred Racing – Horses Permitted to Race

For more information, email [email protected].

(With files from Ontario Racing)

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