Lady Slipper Series

Sponsor: The Province of Prince Edward Island and the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association (PEIHRIA)
Eligibility:

Two- and three-year old pacing fillies and two- and three-year old trotters who are 100% owned by PEI residents (see below for definition) and are registered in that ownership with Standardbred Canada or the United States Trotting Association. If leased, both lessor and lessee must be residents of PEI. To remain eligible for any event the entry must continue to meet the ownership requirements for the duration of the series AND/OR Two- and three-year old pacing fillies and two- and three-year old trotters whose certificate of registration indicates place of foaling to be Prince Edward Island and whose dam resided on PEI for at least 183 days in the foaling year (residency requirement to be verified by signed affidavit submitted to PEIHRIA preferably prior to December 1 st of foaling year). AND/OR Two- and three-year old pacing fillies and two- and three-year old trotters whose certificate of registration indicates place of foaling to be Prince Edward Island and whose dam was owned at the time of foaling by a resident of Prince Edward Island. (RESIDENT: A resident of PEI is a person whose primary residence is on PEI or one who operates a farm resident to standardbred broodmares, such a residency verifiable by such tangible evidence AS Property Tax payment, employees, mares on the site, etc)

CONDITION CHANGES:A) Commencing with two- and three-year-old trotters in 2022, the Lady Slipper Series trotting events will separate filly and colt divisions of the same age group if there is a minimum of three horses of the same sex in each division. B) Commencing in 2022 the thresholds for grassroots divisions for two- and three-year-old pacing fillies will change to $7,000 for two-year-olds and $15,000 for three-year-olds. C) No division of the stake shall consist of more than eight entries. D) Addition of late payment structure retroactive to foals of 2019 and 2020. E) Change to purse distribution.

Province: PE
Raced at: Charlottetown & Summerside Raceway
3FP

Leg 1: August 19, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
Leg 2: October 2, 2022 at Summerside

2FP

Leg 1: August 28, 2022 at Summerside
Leg 2: October 1, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park

3T

Leg 1: September 1, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
Leg 2: October 2, 2022 at Summerside

2T

Leg 1: September 1, 2022 at Charlottetown Driving Park
Leg 2: October 2, 2022 at Summerside

Payment Schedule:
Three-Year-Old Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 31, 2020 $75
Late Nomination: April 9, 2021 $600 (if yearling nomination missed, includes 2yo sustaining fee))
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2021 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2022 $200
Late sustaining fee: February 28, 2022 $600 (if 3YO sustaining payment was missed)

Two-Year-Old Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 15, 2021 $75
Late Nomination: March 15, 2022 $800 (if yearling nomination missed, includes 2yo sustaining fee))
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2022 $200
Late sustaining fee: March 31, 2022 $600 (if yearling paid in 2021)
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2023 $200
Late sustaining fee: February 28, 2023 $600 (if 3YO sustaining payment was missed)

Yearling Payments:

Nomination Fee: May 15, 2022 $75
Late Nomination fee: August 31, 2022 $150 (if nomination payment was missed) Late Nomination: March 15, 2023 $800 (if yearling nomination missed, includes 2yo sustaining fee))
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2023 $200
Late sustaining fee: March 31, 2023 $600 (if yearling paid in 2021)
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2024 $200
Late sustaining fee: February 28, 2024 $600 (if 3YO sustaining payment was missed)

Starting Fee: $300 for Gold events
$150 for Grassroots events
$200 for Trotting events
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:

FORMAT: Two legs for each of 2-year-old pacing fillies, 3-year-old pacing fillies, 2-year-old trotters and 3- year-old trotters. Typically, Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Raceway will each host one leg of each division. BREEDERS AWARD: Breeders’ awards, as determined by the sponsor, shall be paid to two- and three-year old pacing fillies and two- and three-year old trotters whose certificate of registration indicates place of foaling to be Prince Edward Island and whose dam resided on PEI for at least 183 days of the foaling year. (Residency requirement to be verified by signed affidavit submitted to PEIHRIA preferably before December 1 st of the foaling year). These awards shall be paid by the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association subject to funding made available from Government programs in support of the Island breeding industry.

PAYMENTS: The following payments are required to become and remain eligible: Starting Fees: $300 for Gold events $150 for Grassroots events $200 for Trotting events All nominating and sustaining payments will be made to Standardbred Canada. Starting fees are payable to the host track. Starting payments are due at the host track one hour prior to post time of the event. All payments under this program are forfeits. Any payment returned NSF (not sufficient funds) shall be considered as non-payment and the entry will not be accepted. QUALIFICATION: All declared entries must have met and continue to meet qualifying standards as set forth by the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association or or as amended by the participating racetrack with the approval of the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association. FUNDING: $108,000 Added ($54,000 at both 2 and 3). Host tracks add $1500 per Gold division and $1000 per Grassroots and Trotting division.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: 1.APHRC assumes no liability for purses, injury, damages, or loss to participants in this event. 2. For this program, PEI foaled shall be defined as: A foal whose place of birth on the applicable Standardbred Canada/USTA registration certificate is indicated to be Prince Edward Island. 3. Each event is to be contested at one mile (1609 m). 4. Purse distribution for five or more finishers is 45%, 25%, 15%, 10% and 5%; four finishers is 50%, 25%, 15% and 10%; three finishers 50%, 30% and 20%; two finishers 60% and 40%, and one finisher 100%. 5. All nominating, sustaining, and starting fees shall be added to the purses with no deduction for clerical or managerial work, advertising, or publicity. 6. Events will be raced in Gold and Grassroots formats in the pacing divisions. If, at the time of declaration, the entry has earned less than $7,000 lifetime for 2-year-olds and less than $15,000 lifetime for 3-year-olds the entry may, at the owners’ discretion, compete in a Grassroots division. All other entries will compete in a Gold division. Trotting events will separate filly and colt divisions of the same age group if there is a minimum of three horses of the same sex in each division. 7. If more horses declare to start than are permitted in one dash on the track where the race is to take place, the event shall be split into divisions with entries determined by Standardbred Canada electronic draw. No division shall consist of more than eight entries. If two or more divisions are required, the host track shall add the regular portion to each division. 8. Any entry changing gait after the sustaining fee(s) have been made will be transferred to the new gait adopted, providing such request is in writing. The starting fees for the said entry shall be applied to the new gait. 9. The PEI Harness Racing Industry Association, within its sole discretion, may from time to time make changes to the terms, conditions, and/or to the purse structure of the PEI Lady Slipper Series of any kind whatsoever, including added money, as well as nomination and sustaining payments and starting fees and the nominator agrees to be bound by such changes. 10. Should conditions beyond the control of the PEIHRIA prevent the racing of any event, the PEIHRIA reserves the right to declare off any event and distribute the money to the current eligibles, or to transfer the event to another date, or to another track, or to do both. 11. Standardbred Canada and the PEIHRIA assume no responsibility for nominations or payments made by mail which are not received. Sending payments by Registered Mail is recommended. All payments must be post-marked no later than the said due date. 12. In the event that an explicit interpretation of these conditions might not be acceptable to all parties, the Board of Directors of the PEIHRIA reserves the right to interpret these conditions in an implicit manner in accordance with the goals and objectives of the organization as may be established and amended from time to time.

Contact:

PEIHRIA - Julie Jamieson - 420 University Ave. Suite 204A, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7Z5, Tel: (902) 569-1682, Fax: (902) 569-1827, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.peiharnessracing.com

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