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Nova Scotia Series

Sponsor: Standardbred Canada (pacing fillies only) & Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association (NSHRIA)

For foals of 2018, 2019 & 2020.
(2020 foals)
PACERS & TROTTERS: For 2 and 3-year-old colts and fillies who are Nova Scotia foaled or 100% owned by Nova Scotia residents.

Province: NS
Raced at: Truro, Inverness, Northside
July 21, 2021 at Inverness
November 7, 2021 at Truro
August 6, 2021 at Truro

August 28, 2021 at Northside


August 25, 2021 at Northside


September 25, 2021 at Northside

Payment Schedule:
Three-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2019 $25
Late Nomination Fee: March 15, 2020 $300
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2020 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2021 $150

Two-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 31, 2020 $25
Late Nomination Fee: March 15, 2021 $300
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2021 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2022 $150

Yearling Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2021 $25
Late Nomination Fee: March 15, 2022 $300
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2022 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2023 $150

Starting Fee: Pacers $300 - Trotters $150
Fee Notes:

All nomination and sustaining payments to be made to Standardbred Canada.
Payments can be made through SC Stakes Online by clicking here.

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

Starting fees must be made payable to the Nova Scotia Stake Series and paid at the track conducting the race, one hour prior to that race.


1) For the purpose of this program, Nova Scotia foaled shall be defined as a foal whose place of birth on the Standardbred Canada/U.S.T.A. registration certificate indicates Nova Scotia. If not Nova Scotia foaled, the foal must remain 100% Nova Scotia ownership for the duration of the series.
2) The rules of racing and directives of the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission shall govern the race conditions of this stake.
3) Each event to be contested at a distance of one mile.
4) There shall be separate divisions for pacing colts and fillies. Colts and fillies will race together in the trot divisions.
5) Breeders' awards, as determined by the sponsor, shall be paid to Nova Scotia breeders who are the registered breeder of a winner of a Nova Scotia Sires Stakes event.
6) The race shall be divided if the number of trailers exceeds two (2).
7) (a) Declaration date is three days prior to the advertised race date (excluding Sundays) by 10:00 a.m. at the racetrack where the race is to be held.
(b) All declared entries must have met and continue to meet qualifying standards as set forth by the Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association as may be amended from time to time.
(c) A horse must show one clean line in the last two starts before declaring in, which the individual time of the horse is at least equal to 2:06 for 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.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
8) Purse disbursement for five or more starters is 1st 45%, 2nd 22%, 3rd 15%, 4th 10%, 5th 8%. For four starters, distribution is 1st 47%, 2nd 24%, 3rd 17%, 4th 12%. For three starters, distribution is 1st 50%, 2nd 30%, 3rd 20%. For two starters, distribution is 1st 60%, 2nd is 40%. For one starter 100%.
9) Purse fund distribution: Pacing Colts: 40%, Pacing Fillies: 40%, Trotters 20%
10) Nomination fees will be allocated equally to the 2-year-old and three-year-old purse pool account. Sustaining fees will be allocated to the year sustained.
11) In order to race as a 3-year-old, a sustaining fee must have been paid during the 2-year-old season for the horse to remain eligible.
12) All nominating, sustaining and starting fees will be added to the purse. The Nova Scotia Harness Industry Council's contribution will be added to the purse less administrative and advertising costs.
13) The Stakes Sponsor reserves the right to make changes with the approval of APHRC to the terms, conditions and purse pool structure for future events of this stakes series.
14) Should for any reason, the host track be unable to conduct a scheduled race, the stakes sponsor reserves the right to cancel, postpone the event or to reschedule it to another date and/or track.
15) The stakes sponsor and host track assume no responsibility for injury, damages or loss to participants of this event.
16) APHRC assumes no liability for purses, injury, damages or loss to participants in this event.


NSHRIAC - Brad McCallum - 104 Highway 311, North River, NS B6L 6G7, Tel: (902) 957-2754, e-mail: [email protected]


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:

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