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Battle of The Belles

Sponsor: Grand River Agricultural Society
Eligibility: Ontario Sired Two-year-old filly pace.
Province: ON
Raced at: Grand River Raceway
Eliminations - $10,000 G per division
Monday, July 26, 2021
Final - $160,000 E ($60,000 A)
Monday, August 2, 2021
Payment Schedule:
Nomination Fee: February 15, 2021 $200 ($160 USD)
Sustaining Fees: March 15, 2021 $200 ($160 USD)
April 15, 2021 $200 ($160 USD)
May 15, 2021 $200 ($160 USD)
Supplemental Fee: $10,000 CAD due prior to the closing of the box for eliminations (starting fee included)
Starting Fee: $1,000 CAD (TBA USD) due at declaration to start in eliminations
Fee Notes:

Payments can be made directly to Woodbine Mohawk Park (see info below).

Cheques payable to Woodbine Entertainment.

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

All payments must be post marked by the dates specified above.
Failure to make a payment when it is due constitutes automatic withdrawal from this event.


The Rules of Racing of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario in effect at the time the race is contested shall govern this race and any and all entries to the race will be received only with the understanding and on the agreement of the subscriber that the said Rules of Racing govern and that the following additional rules apply.
(Effective 2019 this event is subject to Woodbine’s Standardbred Integrity and Accountability Initiative Stake Conditions)
1. If eleven (11) or more horses declare to start, the race will be contested in eliminations. If ten (10) or fewer horses declare to start, the Battle Of The Belles will be contested as a single final dash, without eliminations, on Monday, August 2, 2021.
2. If eliminations are required, the final event will be limited to nine horses. All ties will be decided by a draw by lot.
3. All horses must be declared to start in the elimination races, by the regular box closing date and time. Post positions for horses advancing to starting positions and “also‐eligible” positions in the final will be drawn after the last elimination race is contested on July 26, 2021.
4. Elimination winners to draw for the inside post positions in the final. If the eliminations are contested in the week prior to the final, post positions in the final will be determined by an open draw with the exception that the elimination winners in an order determined by lot, will draw for post positions number one (#1) through five (#5) in the final. All other finalists will be placed in an open draw for the remaining post positions.
5. The top nine finishers from the elimination races will automatically be drawn in to the final. All ties will be broken by a draw by lot. If 2 eliminations are held, the top 4 from each division will advance and 1 of the 2 fifth‐place finishers (as determined by a draw by lot). If 3 eliminations are held, the top 3 from each division will advance, and so forth.
6. There will be a first and a second “also eligible” horse in the final race. “Also eligible” horses are chosen from the next top horse as determined by order of finish in the elimination races. All ties are broken by a draw by lot. No also eligible will draw in to race after wagering has opened.
7. **Ontario Sired means bred by a sire that was registered in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in the year of the breeding. **
8. All races to be raced over a distance of one mile (1609 M).
9. All nomination/sustaining fees and starting fees will be added to the final. $10,000 for each elimination will be deducted from the total purse and the remainder will go towards the final.
10. Horses may be supplemented to the Battle of the Belles by paying a supplemental fee of $10,000 (starting fee included) in Canadian funds. Supplemental fees and declarations must be submitted to the race office prior to the closing of the box for the elimination races. All supplementary fees will be added to the final purse.
11. All finishers in the race will receive money. The winner of the race will receive 50% of the total purse. One percent (1%) of the total purse will be paid to each horse finishing sixth through last; the remainder of the purse for the race will be divided 50‐24‐16‐10% for the horses finishing second through fifth.
12. U.S. Funds will be accepted at the fees designated on the stake conditions. U.S. funds will be converted to Canadian funds when deposited to the bank. U.S. funds will be converted at Woodbine Entertainment’s internally published buying rate for US dollars.


Woodbine Mohawk Park - Dana Keyes, 9430 Guelph Line., P.O. Box 160, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0, Tel: (905) 854-7805, Fax: (905) 854-7828, e-mail: [email protected],website:


Woodbine Entertainment - Dana Keyes, 9430 Guelph Line., P.O. Box 160, Campbellville, ON, L0P 1B0, Tel: (905) 854-7805, Fax: (905) 854-7828, e-mail: [email protected],website:

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