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Nova Scotia Series

Sponsor: Standardbred Canada (pacing fillies only) & Nova Scotia Harness Racing Industry Association (NSHRIA)
For foals of 2016, 2017 & 2018.
PACERS: For 2 and 3-year-old pacing colts and fillies who are Nova Scotia foaled and are Canadian sired or 100% owned by Nova Scotia residents.
TROTTERS: For 2 and 3-year-old trotting colts and fillies who are Nova Scotia foaled or 100% owned by Nova Scotia residents.
Province: NS
Raced at: Truro, Inverness, Northside
September 1, 2019 Inverness

June 28, 2019 Truro Raceway

September 8, 2019 Inverness

August 3, 2019 Northside

September 20, 2019 Truro

September 20, 2019 Truro

Payment Schedule:
Three-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2017 $25 (closed)
Late Nomination Fee: March 15, 2018 $200
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2018 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2019 $150

Two-Year-Old Payments: Nomination Fee: May 15, 2018 $25
Late Nomination Fee: March 15, 2019 $200
Sustaining Fee: March 15, 2019 $100
Sustaining Fee: February 15, 2020 $150

Yearling 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

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 (name subject to change) 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 and is 100% Canadian owned as of January 31, 2019 and/or Canadian sired(sired by a stallion that stood in Canada for the applicable breeding season). If not Canadian sired, 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.
(b) A horse must show a clean line in its last start in which the individual time of the horse is at least equal or less than 2:08 for 3-year-old pacer, 2:10 for a 2-year-old pacer, 2:12 for a 3-year-old trotter and 2:17 for a 2-year-old trotter. Two consecutive bad lines off a clean line will be allowed for two-year-old trotters.
(c) 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).
(d) 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 fist, second, or third in that start.
8) Starting fees must be paid one hour before the race. Payment shall be made at the host track.
9) 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%.
10) Purse fund distribution: Pacing Colts: 40%, Pacing Fillies: 40%, Trotters 20%
11) 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.
12) 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.
13) 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.
14) 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.
15) 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.
16) The stakes sponsor and host track assume no responsibility for injury, damages or loss to participants of this event.
17) APHRC assumes no liability for purses, injury, damages or loss to participants in this event.


NSHRIAC - Penny Wesley - 4 Cedar Drive., Truro, NS, B2N 2N4, Tel: (902) 890-2867, 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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