A reminder to horsemen that Pennsylvania Sire Stakes payments for March must be postmarked by Friday, March 15.
For 2 year olds, the payments due are $150 for pari-mutuels and $25 for fairs. This payment MUST BE MADE for the horse to have any future opportunities in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (and the Stallion Series, eligibility for which is "included” in the pari-mutuel payments). There are 2YO payments in May, but if these are not made because the horse may not be thought ready for stakes competition at two, your horse will still carry eligibility to the programs over to 2014, their 3YO season, with this March 15 payment.
For 3YOs, the one pari-mutuel payment of $500 is due March 15. The payment for 3YO fairs, $100, is not due until May 15. That date is also the nomination date for yearlings into the Pennsylvania program.
For further questions about the rich and multi-tiered Pennsylvania Sire Stakes program, please feel free to contact Jerry Connors at email@example.com or (717) 787 5539. And best of luck to ALL horsemen anticipating a big season! (Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture)