Time runs out Thursday on the chance to nominate your $10,000 claimer to the $100,000 Rags to Riches series at Tioga Downs. The series offers a single elimination format over three preliminary legs to reach the estimated $100,000 final (2007 purse $85,000). The purse for the legs increases from $7,500 to $8,500 then $10,000 along the way.
There will be no claiming throughout the series. The cost to nominate is $550, due May 15, with another $550 due for entry in the June 8 first leg only. The series will continue each Sunday throughout the month, culminating with the June 29 final.
The conditions of the race call for nominees to have started for a base claiming price of $10,000 or less between April 1 and May 24, 2008. It is recommended that interested parties read over the conditions thoroughly.
All pertinent information, including nomination forms and race conditions may be accessed at the Tioga Downs website. (Tioga Downs)