Atlantic Sires Stakes

Sponsor: Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association (ASBA)
Eligibility:

For 2 and 3-year-old pacing and trotting colts and fillies (foals of 2019, 2020 and 2021) that were sired by a stallion that was nominated to the Atlantic Sires Stakes in the applicable breeding year.

Participants in the program must be a member of the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association. An annual membership payment of $60 for an individual/stallion registration membership and $150 for a Racing Stable Ownership Membership must be paid to Standardbred Canada at time of member's first nomination or sustaining payment; prior to a new owner's horse participating in an ATSS event; or to the ASBA office at time of member's first stallion registration.

Change of Conditions for yearlings of 2022:

a) Commencing in 2022 Yearling Nominations will increase from $50 to $75. b) The late nomination date will change to August 31, 2022. c) There will be a late sustaining fee date added for the yearlings of 2022 for their 2 and 3 year old sustaining payments commencing in 2023 (2 year old) and 2024 (3 year old).

Province: NS/PE
Raced at: Maritimes

3-year-old Pacing Colts

July 16, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
July 23, 2022 at Truro Raceway
August 6, 2022 at Northside Downs
August 15, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
September 25, 2022 at Inverness Raceway
October 8, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

3-year-old Pacing Fillies

June 17, 2022 at Truro Raceway
July 15, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
August 13, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
August 27, 2022 at Northside Downs
September 18, 2022 at Inverness Raceway
October 8, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

3-year-old Trotters

July 12, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
July 19, 2022 at Truro Raceway
August 6, 2022 at Northside Downs
August 16, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Pacing Colts

July 14, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
July 22, 2022 at Truro Raceway
August 10, 2022 at Inverness Raceway
August 17, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
September 24, 2022 at Northside Downs

October 8, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Pacing Fillies

July13, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
July 19, 2022 at Truro Raceway
August 10, 2022 at Inverness Raceway
August 18, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
September 24, 2022 at Northside Downs

October 8, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Trotters

July 12, 2022 at Summerside Raceway
July 19, 2022 at Truro Raceway
August 6, 2022 at Northside Downs
August 16, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 9, 2022 at Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

Payment Schedule:
Three-Year-Old Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 31, 2020 $50 (closed)
Late Nomination: August 15, 2020 $150 (closed)
Supplemental Fee: March 15, 2021 $550 (if yearling nomination missed, includes $100 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2021 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2022 $100

Two-Year-Old Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 15, 2021 $50
Late Nomination: August 15, 2021 $150
Supplemental Fee: March 15, 2022 $550 (if yearling nomination missed, includes $100 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2022 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2023 $100

Yearling Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 15, 2022 $75
Late Nomination: August 31, 2022 $150
Supplemental Fee: March 15, 2023 $550 (if yearling nomination missed, includes $150 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2023 $150
2 YO late sustaining fee: March 31, 2023 $1000
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2024 $150
3 YO late sustaining fee: February 28, 2024 $1000

Starting Fee: A Pacing Event $300 B Pacing Event $100 Trotting Events $200 Fair (Pace) $90 Championship (Pace) $200 Consolation (Pace) $100 Championship (Trot) $200
Fee Notes:

Payments can be made through SC Stakes Online by clicking here.

Payments can also be made directly to Standardbred Canada by mail.

Conditions:

1. These conditions apply to foals of 2019, 2020 and 2021 to race in 2022,
2023 and 2024 (except where indicated).
2. a) Only pure-bred Standardbred foals of stallions registered with the ASBA
are eligible to race in Atlantic Sires Stakes (ATSS) events herein provided.
Only one foal resulting from embryo/ovum transfer from a given donor
mare is eligible for nomination in each year. If more than one foaling
results from a donor mare in a given year the first born foal shall be the
one to be nominated except, in the case of the recipient mare foaling
twins, they both may be nominated.
b) Stallions may be registered with ASBA for a breeding season by a member
paying $750 on or before March 31 of the breeding year. Stallions must
stand their entire breeding season in a Province funding this program.
c) Stallions will also be considered registered for a breeding season by a member
paying $1,000 on or before August 1 of the breeding year.
3. a) To be eligible to declare to start in an ATSS race, a horse must meet the
qualification requirements of paragraph 4 and have made the necessary
payments as required above.
b) Declaration to an ATSS race must be made three (3) days prior to the race,
excluding Sundays, by 10:00 a.m. at the racetrack where the race is to
be held. The exception will be declaration to a Championship Final
and Consolation which must be made four (4) days prior to the race,
excluding Sundays, by 10:00 am at the racetrack where the race is to
be held.
c) The declaration must clearly state whether it is for the colt or filly division and whether it is for the A or B event.

4. a) Except as permitted in paragraph 4 (d), a horse must show a clean line in its
last start in which the individual time of the horse is at least equal to 2:06 for
a 3-year-old pacer, 2:09 for a 2-year-old pacer, 2:11 for a 3-year-old trotter
and 2:15 for a 2-year-old trotter. Two consecutive bad lines off a clean line
will be allowed for two-year-old trotters "only". Any 2 or 3 year old pacer or
trotter put on the judges list for performance must qualify prior to its next
start.
b) Such chartered line must be obtained in a purse, qualifying or schooling race
not more than 45 days preceding the time for declaration in the race.
c) The judges may give appropriate allowance for the track conditions and
shall indicate whether or not the horse qualifies, and if a line is in a purse
race it will be considered a clean line if the horse is interfered with, had
broken equipment, or finished first, second, or third in that start.
d) Before declaring into an ATSS race, only one of the last two chartered
lines must meet the requirements of paragraph 4 a, b and c.
e) A horse that in its last ATSS race won a B event is eligible to declare back
to start in a B event, a horse that in its last ATSS event finished first,
second, third or fourth in an A event is not eligible to declare in to start in
a B event. Fair events are open to B eligible only.
f) It shall be the responsibility of the Race Secretary at the racetrack where the
race is to be held to determine the eligibility of horses declared to start
according to these conditions.
g) Conditions 4a) to 4f) apply to the current race season only.
h) Any eligible filly, colt or gelding, changing gait after the sustaining
payment in either year, will be eligible to race at the gait adopted.
5. a) In order for a horse to be eligible to and continue in the program or race in an
ATSS race, the owner(s) must be a member of the ASBA and the following
payments must be made.
b) A nomination payment must be made on or before May 15th of the year in
which the horse is a yearling or a late nomination payment of $150 on or
before August 31st of that year or may, at the time of the 2-year-old
sustaining, pay a penalty fee of $550 which includes the 2-year-old
sustaining fee.
c) A sustaining payment must be paid on or before March 15th of the year in
which the horse is a 2-year-old in order for that horse to race in an ATSS
race at either 2 or 3 years of age. Yearlings of 2022 will have a late
sustaining payment option added to race in an ATSS event at 2 and 3
years of age (2023 and 2024).
d) A sustaining payment must be paid on or before February 15th of the year in
which the horse is a 3-year-old in order for that horse to race in an ATSS
race at 3 years of age. Yearlings of 2022 will have a late sustaining
payment option added to race in an ATSS event at 3 years of age (2024).
e) A starting fee must be paid at the racetrack where the race is being held at least one hour before post time for that race (see above for starting fees).f) The owner of a horse declared to start in an ATSS race is liable to pay the
starting fee for that race and if the horse does not start and the starting
payment is not made, the owner and any horse in which they have an
interest will not be permitted to participate in the ATSS program until such
payment is made.
g) The racetrack at which the ATSS is held shall be responsible for receiving and accounting for starting fees.h) All nominating and sustaining payments, including those made online, must
be received by the administrator not later than the hour of closing, except
those made by mail must bear a postmark or processing mark placed thereon
not later than the hour of closing despite inadequacies of the postal system. In
the event the hour of closing falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday in
any of the participating provinces, the hour of closing shall be extended to the
same hour of the next business day. The hour of closing shall be midnight of
the due date.
6. a) Each ATSS race shall be contested at a distance of one mile.
b) In the case of 5 or more starters, the purse distribution for an ATSS race
shall be: 45%, 25%, 15%, 10%, and 5%. In the case of 4 starters, the
distribution shall be: 50%, 25%, 15%, and 10%. In the case of 3 starters,
the distribution will be 50%, 30% and 20%. In the case of 2 starters,
the purse distribution will be 60% and 40%.
c) If five or more separate betting interests are declared to start in an
ATSS event, the track shall hold the race and shall contribute their
share of purse as per conditions. In the event of less than five separate
betting entries in A pacing events and in trotting events, the track shall
hold the race as either a wagering event with the stated contribution
to purse or as non-wagering event with no track contribution to
purse. In the event of less than four declared separate betting
entries in a B division pacing event the event will not be held, and any
monies received as nominating and sustaining fees that would have
been allotted to that event will be divided equally among the declared
entries.
d)The maximum number of entries per AtSS race will be 8 horses.
However, if there are only 9 horses declared into an AtSS event, a 9
horse field will be permitted subject to APHRC Rule 221.
e) In the event that it is impossible to race these events for any reason
whatsoever, all monies received as nomination and sustaining fees will
be divided equally to their category among those horses eligible in the
categories as yearlings, 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds.
f) The ASBA reserves the right to reject entry, change any order of events,
races or program, and place an entry in eligible class if entered
incorrectly.
7. a) There shall be six divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes, as indicated above.
b) Each pacing division shall have A, B, and Fair events as hereinafter
provided.
c) There shall be a Championship Final for each of the four pacing divisions
and each of the two trotting divisions. The pacing divisions will have a
Consolation race.
d) Horses will be allowed an opportunity to participate in the
Championship Final in order of priority based on points accumulated
in A pacing events and trot events that season. Points will be
awarded as follows; 1st place — 6, 2nd place — 4, 3rd place — 3, 4th place
— 2, 5th place --1. Ties will be decided by lot. If any AtSS event is
declared a No Contest, 3 points will be assigned to each unoffending
horse deemed to have started. The remaining point earners after
the top 8 declare into the Championship will be eligible for the
Consolation. If there are not enough A point earners to fill the
Consolation, the top B money earners will be next in standings to
declare into the Consolation race.
e) Declaration to a Championship Final and Consolation must be made
four (4) days prior to the race, excluding Sundays, by 10:00 am at the
racetrack where the race is to be held.
f) After eight participants have indicated their intention to declare to start
in the Championship, an also-eligible list, based on the above point
system will be formulated.
g) An also eligible shall start upon payment of the starting fee, in the event
that another horse does not declare to start or subsequently scratches
from the Championship race.
h) To be eligible for the Championship or Consolation a horse must
have participated in one of the Atlantic Sire Stakes races during the
season. Eligible lists for the Championship and Consolation will be
generated based on accumulated points from A divisions and from
the B stake money earners. Any ties in point standings or B money
earnings will be decided by a draw conducted by representatives of
the ASBA and the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission.
8. a)The purse funds for 2 and 3-year-olds shall be allocated 20% for trotters
and 40% each for pacing colts and fillies.
b) Nomination fees will be allocated 50% to the 2-year-old purse fund and
50% to the 3-year-old purse fund. Sustaining fees will be allocated to
the year in which raced.
c) Government funds received by the ASBA will be allocated 50% to each of
the 2 and 3-yearold purse funds for that year.
d) Purses will consist of track contributions, starting fees, and the ASBA
contribution, which will consist of the Government funds received,
nominating, and sustaining fees and sponsorships. They will be
allocated as determined, on a year-to-year basis, by the Directors of the
ASBA in an equitable manner as may be dictated by various
Government and sponsor restrictions.
9. a) The track contributions for these events will be a minimum, subject to
upward negotiation, as follows; 2-year-old A Event - $1,000 plus $700 for
each division more than one; 3-year-old A Event - $2,000 plus $700 for
each division more than one; 2-year-old Trotters $1,000 for one division
plus $500.00 added for each additional division; 3-year-old Trotters
$1,000 for one division plus $500.00 added for each additional division;
2 or 3-year-old. B Events - $700 for each division; Fair Events - $500
plus 50% added if more than one division.
b) There shall be Championship pools for both the 2 and 3-year-old pacers
and trotters.
c) Each racetrack shall contribute an amount equal to an A event purse
contribution for that track to each of the 2 and 3-year-old
Championship pools.
10. The ASBA will retain whatever portion of the stallion fees, membership fees,
interest, and sponsorship contributions as required to carry out its
operations.
11. An owner who owes funds to the ASBA, and any horse in which they
have an interest, will not be permitted to participate in the ATSS
program until such funds are paid in full.
12. The ASBA reserves the right to make any changes in the format of the
program as considered necessary by the Directors.
13. All events conducted under the rules and regulations of the Atlantic
Provinces Harness Racing Commission, APHRC assumes no liability for
purses, injury, damages or loss to participants in this event

Contact:

Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association - Debbie Francis, 31 Cochrane Lane, Sweets Corner, NS, B0N 2T0, Tel: (902) 790-1885, Fax: (902) 798-1134, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.atlanticsiresstakes.ca.

Administration:

Standardbred Canada Stakes Department - 1-2150 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6R6 Tel: (905) 858-3060, Fax (905) 858-8047, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.standardbredcanada.ca