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Atlantic Sires Stakes

Sponsor: Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association (ASBA)
Eligibility: For 2 and 3-year-old pacing and trotting colts and fillies (foals of 2016, 2017 and 2018) 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 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.

Province: NS/PE
Raced at: Maritimes

3-year-old Pacing Colts
July 13, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
July 20, 2019 – Truro Raceway
August 12, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
September 1, 2019 - Inverness Raceway
September 7, 2019 – Northside Downs
October 12, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

3-year-old Pacing Fillies
May 31, 2019 – Truro Raceway
June 30, 2019 – Inverness Raceway
July 12, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
August 10, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
August 24, 2019 – Northside Downs
October 12, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

3-year-old Trotters
July 9, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
July 16, 2019 – Truro Raceway
August 13, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
August 21, 2019 – Inverness Raceway
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Pacing Colts
July 11, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
July 19, 2019 – Truro Raceway
August 14, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
September 8, 2019 – Inverness Raceway
September 21, 2019 – Northside Downs
October 12, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Pacing Fillies
July 10, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
July 16, 2019 – Truro Raceway
August 4, 2019 - Inverness Raceway
August 15, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
August 31, 2019 – Northside Downs
October 12, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Consolation at Charlottetown Driving Park
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

2-year-old Trotters
July 9, 2019 – Summerside Raceway
July 16, 2019 – Truro Raceway
August 13, 2019 – Charlottetown Driving Park
August 21, 2019 – Inverness Raceway
October 13, 2019 – Atlantic Breeders Crown Final at Charlottetown Driving Park

Payment Schedule:
Three-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2017 $50 (closed)
Late Nomination: August 15, 2017 $150 (closed)
Supplemental Fee: March 15, 2018 $550 (closed) (if yearling nomination missed, includes $100 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2018 $100 (closed)
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2019 $100

Two-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2018 $50 (closed)
Late Nomination: August 15, 2018 $150 (closed)
Supplemental Fee: $550 March 15, 2019 (if yearling nomination missed, includes $100 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2019 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2020 $100

Yearling Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2019 $50
Late Nomination: August 15, 2019 $150
Supplemental Fee: March 15, 2020 $550 (if yearling nomination missed, includes $100 2yo sustaining fee)
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2020 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2021 $100

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:

Race dates are subject to change.

1. These conditions apply to foals of 2016, 2017 and 2018 to race in 2019, 2020 and 2021 (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 $500 on or before January 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 $750 on or before August 1 of the breeding year.
3. a) To be eligible to declare to start in a ATSS race, a horse must meet the qualification requirements of paragraph 4 and have made the necessary payments as required above.
b) Declaration to a 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 which must be made four (4) days prior to the race, excluding Sundays, by 10:00 a.m. 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 3-year-old pacer, 2:09 for 2-year-old pacer, 2:11 for 3-year-old trotter and 2:15 for 2-year-old trotter. Two consecutive bad lines off a clean line will be allowed for two-year-old trotters only.
b) Such chartered line must be obtained in a purse, qualifying or schooling race not more than 30 days preceding the time for declaration in the race (and not more than 40 days for a 2-year-old trotter).
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 is in its last ATSS race won a B event is not eligible to declare 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 a 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 15th of that year or may, at the time of the 2-year-old sustaining, pay a penalty fee of $450 in addition to the regular 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 a ATSS race at either 2 or 3 years of age.
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 a ATSS race at 3 years of age.
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 no later than the hour of closing, except those made by mail must bear a post-mark 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 that 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 five 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 MPHRC Rule 222.
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.
d) Horses will be allowed an opportunity to participate in the Championship Final in order of priority based on points accumulated in A 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.
e) Declaration to a Championship Final must be made four (4) days prior to the race, excluding Sundays, by 10:00 a.m. at the racetrack where the race is to be held.
f) After eight participants have indicated their intention to declare to start, 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.
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-year-old 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 added for each additional division; 3-year-old Trotters $1,000 for one division plus $500 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. The rules of the appropriate governing body or Racing Commission are to govern anything not covered by these conditions.

Contact:

Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association - Debbie Francis, 31 Cochrane Lane, RR #1, Windsor, 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


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