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Prix d'Été

Sponsor: Quebec Jockey Club
Eligibility: For 4-year-old pacers (mares, horses and geldings).
Purse:

$200,000 G Final

$50,000 Consolation

$1,000 will be given to each horse finishing in sixth, seventh and eighth place in the Prix d'Ete.

Province: QC
Raced at: Hippodrome 3R
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Payment Schedule:
Nomination Fee: March 15, 2020 $1,000 Cdn / $790 USD
Sustaining Fees: April 15, 2020 $1,000 Cdn / $790 USD
May 15, 2020 $1,000 Cdn / $790 USD
Starting Fee: $3,000 Cdn due one hour prior to race

Fee Notes:

All fees are listed in Canadian and United States dollars.

Nomination and sustaining fees to be payable 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 payable in Canadian or US dollars to Quebec Jockey Club at the racetrack prior to one hour before the start of the race.

There are no second closing date for nominations and no supplemental nominations or declarations allowed for this race.

Conditions:

In this document, the words and expressions below have the following signification:

R.A.C.J.: “Régie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux”.
RULES: Rules Respecting Standardbred Horse Racing apply to this program.
QJC: Quebec Jockey Club / Club Jockey du Quebec.

1. SPONSOR: Stake race with an advertised purse presents by Quebec Jockey Club.
2. NOMINATION AND SUSTAINING FEE: Nomination fee, sustaining fee if the case arises, are payable by cheque (in Canadian dollars or United States dollars) made out to Standardbred Canada and must be submitted to the stake office at Standardbred Canada, 2150 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 6R6 at the latest by the closing date of the said payments.
There is no supplemental fee if the nomination has been omitted by the closing date of nomination payment.
Nomination forms and sustaining forms if the case arises must be duly completed for each horse entered. These forms are available at the QJC’s office and on the web site: www.quebecjockeyclub.com.
3. STARTING FEE: The starting fee is payable in cash or by cheque (in Canadian dollars or United States dollars) made out to Quebec Jockey Club to the race secretary at Hippodrome 3R racetrack prior one hour before the start of the race. However, Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to request that starting fees be paid in one form or another. The starting fee must be paid in due time even if a horse fails to start in that event, unless it is withdrawn before declaration’s close. Horse whose starting fee has not been paid on time will be struck from the list of starters. However, the fee remains payable.
4. LIABILITY: As a courtesy, Quebec Jockey Club will make every effort to inform it’s clients regarding payments for 2020 Prix D’Ete. It remains the owner, owner’s agent or trainer’s responsibility to ensure all payments are received within the specified limits of time allowed. Quebec Jockey Club is in no way responsible for verifying whether a horse is eligible. That is the owner, owner’s agent or trainer's responsibility.
5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PAYMENT: In case of a payment of nomination fee and sustaining fee delivered by mail, it’s an obligation that a postmark appear on the envelope. Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club will consider having received the payment by the date and time postmarked on the envelope. Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club will not accept inadequacies in the postal system as an excuse for late payments. It is, therefore strongly suggested that payments be made by registered mail to ensure safe delivery. Payment sent by messenger service, which holds a Canada transport licence, is considered received by Standardbred Canada and Quebec Jockey Club on the date and time as shown on the waybill.
6. ELIGIBILITY: Horse, gelding or mare in pace, aged of 4-year-old in 2020. For a horse to start in this event, it’s owner, it’s owner’s agent or it’s trainer must:
Declare the horse;
Ensure that by the time of declaration, the horse meets the qualifying standards of the Hippodrome 3R;
Ensure that by post time, the horse’s name does not appear on the qualifying list;
Ensure that all nomination fee and sustaining fee was paid within allotted time;
Ensure that the starting fee is paid within the allotted time.
Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to verify, or have verified any horse, gelding or mare’s age by the following criteria, the registration certificate and the examination of the horse’s teeth.
7. FAILURE TO MEET CONDITIONS: Horse failing to meet the criteria governing eligibility for a participation in that event will not be permitted to start. Horse whose nomination fee, sustaining fee, starting fee or any other fee relative to the "2020 Prix D’Ete" is not paid in due time, will be barred from starting in any events totally or partially financed by Quebec Jockey Club, as long as the sum due is not paid. This applies even under the new ownership. A returned cheque by the bank with the note “Insufficient funds” is considered not paid with the inherent consequences.
8. DECLARATION: A horse’s declaration for that event is obligatory and must be submitted to Hippodrome 3R’s racing office, before the declaration closing date and time for that event. The owner, the owner’s agent or the trainer may withdraw the declaration before the closing date and time for the event. In the 2020 Prix D‘Ete race, a maximum of two (2) horses registered under the responsibility of the same trainer will be allowed to start. Subject to section 19, declaration closing dates and times are those appearing on the schedule approved by RACJ and published by Hippodrome 3R.
9. MINIMUM OF HORSES REQUIRED: To held that event, the minimum declared horses will be six (6) separate betting interests, otherwise the race may be cancelled. In that case, nomination fees and both sustaining payments of each declared horses will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration.
10. STARTERS: The Prix D’Ete race will be limited to the eight (8) highest money winning horses in 2020 of those that enter as of the published declaration date and time. If more than one horse with the same total of earnings in 2020, starter(s) will be drawn randomly. If a horse entered at the time of declaration and is not drawn in the race, pursuant the racing conditions, nomination fees and both sustaining payments will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the Hippodrome 3R at the time of declaration, except if the horse is not drawn because he failed to meet conditions. In the event that there are more than eight (8) horses entered in the race, a maximum of two (2) horses will be entered as also eligible. these horses will in fact be the ninth (9th) and tenth (10th) highest money earners and will also be offered a place in the consolation race. If one or two also eligible horses take part in the Prix d'Ete race following one or more withdrawals, then they will be automatically withdrawn from the consolation race.
11. CONSOLATION: In the event that there are more than fourteen (14) horses entered in the Prix d'Ete race, a consolation race, composed between six (6) and nine (9) horses and up to two (2) eligible horses having accumulated the more money earning sin 2020 on the date and time scheduled for closing of registrations, may be held. In the event of a tie the registrant or potential registrants will be determined randomly between the tied horses. A horse entered in the Prix d'Ete, that is not one of the eight (8) highest money earners, is entitled to refuse entry in the consolation. No reimbursement will be made following a refusal to participate in the consolation race. Under no circumstance, a horse amongst the eight (8) highest money earners registered in the Prix d'Ete may refuse to start in the Prix d'Ete to be part of the consolation. On the other hand, in the case of a withdrawal in the Prix d'Ete after the closing of registrations, if the horse taking part in the consolation is registered as being also eligible in the Prix d'Ete, he will have to take part in the Prix d'Ete, will be assigned the position of the horse that has been withdrawn from the Prix d'Ete and the starting fees will be payable. In the event of refusal to participate in the Prix d'Ete, the horse will be withdrawn from the consolation race and no refund will be issued. If the consolation race has one more eligible, the first eligible horse can take part in the consolation and so on. If the withdrawal occurs 24 hours or less before the race, the horse will be given the choice of refusal to start in the consolation without penalty and reimbursement costs will apply.
12. REFUND: If a horse entered in the Prix d'Ete is not chosen to start under the conditions of participation for either one of the two events, namely the Prix d'Ete and the consolation, including the eligible horse(s), all nomination and sustaining fees will be reimbursed to this horse provided that said horse meets the qualifying time standards of the 3R Hippodrome on the date and time scheduled for the closing of registration, unless said horse is not chosen to start because of non-compliance with the conditions of participation.
13. STARTING POSITION: The starting positions for the Prix d'Ete are determined by random draws using a wooden abacus belonging to the Club Jockey du Quebec. this draw is public and is carried out at the place, on the day and at the time determined and published by 3R Racetrack. The consolation starting positions are drawn randomly using the Standardbred Canada electronic system.
14. GUARANTEED PURSE: The purse established for the race is $200,000 in Canadian dollars and included all nomination fee, sustaining fee and starting fee. The purse established for the consolation race is 50,000$ in Canadian dollars.
15. PURSE DISTRIBUTION: The purse will be divided as follows, according to the rules:
5, 6, 7, 8 starters: 50%, 25%, 12%, 8%, 5%
4 starters: 50%, 25%, 15%, 10%
3 starters: 55%, 30%, 15%
2 starters: 65%, 35%
1 starter: 100%
$1,000 will be given to each horse finishing in sixth, seventh and eight place in the Prix d'Ete only.
16. DISTANCE: The Prix D’Ete race to be over a distance of one mile.
17. INFORMATION VALIDATION: Standardbred Canada records shall be accepted as being official information on each horse.
18. RETENTION BARN: Quebec Jockey Club and Hippodrome 3R reserves the right to require that any or all horses participating in the Prix d’Ete race are brought to a retention barn. During the retention, section IV of the Track Rules will be enforced.
18. DRIVER’S REMUNERATION: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to withhold 5% of each part of the purse won by a horse, in addition to all applicable taxes for the horse’s driver.
19. TRAINER’S REMUNERATION: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to withhold 5% of each part of the purse won by a horse, in addition to all applicable taxes for the horse’s trainer.
20. SCHEDULE CHANGES: Quebec Jockey Club reserves the right to change the dates and locations on the schedule of the event, subject to RACJ approval. QJC will take all necessary measures to advise it’s clientele of any modification.
21. INTERPRETATION: The conditions governing eligibility for and participation in the “2020 Prix D’Ete” have been approved by Quebec Jockey Club and the RACJ. The RACJ’s interpretation of this program prevails.

Contact:

Quebec Jockey Club - 1850 boul. Des Forges, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, G8Z 0A2, Tel: (819) 374-6734, Fax: (819) 374-5349, e-mail: [email protected], website: www.quebecjockeyclub.com

Administration:

Standardbred Canada Stakes Department - 2150 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 6R6 Tel: (905) 858-3060, Fax (905) 858-8047, e-mail: [email protected]a, website: www.standardbredcanada.ca


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