Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Summer-Fall meet scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 13. Post time is 6:40 p.m. Qualifiers are scheduled for this coming Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. Entries for qualifiers will be taken Friday, Sept. 5, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100% preference to Maryland connected horses in all races.
"Horsemen are encouraged to submit their racing applications as soon as possible” said Chris McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Rosecroft Raceway. "We are looking forward to another great meet at Rosecroft as we work to build on the successes of our previous meets. We are also moving to a direct deposit system for purse payments to provide our horsemen quicker access to their earnings this meet as well.”
One special focus at the beginning of the summer-fall meet will be newly added prep races for 2 and 3 year-old Maryland Sires Stakes eligible horses. The three-year-old divisions will be raced on September 13 and the two-year-old division will be raced on September 16. Each prep race will go for a purse of $3,000.
"This special set of prep races was scheduled in a joint effort between Rosecroft, the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association and the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association to further promote the Maryland Sires Stakes program. The efforts of the Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association to promote growth the Maryland Sire Stakes program are admirable,” McErlean added.
The 2014 Rosecroft live racing meet will continue through December 13 with live racing every Tuesday and Saturday and a 6:40 p.m. post time. Condition sheets for the September 13 opener and Tuesday September 16 have been posted. Opening night will feature "Back to the Track” festivities including a free t-short giveaway to the first 400 guests starting at 6 p.m.
Horsemen may contact Sharon Roberts or Gina Maybee in the CSOA office with questions or for help at 301-567-9636 or the racing office at 301-567-4401. Racing applications and direct deposit authorizations are available at http://www.rosecroft.com/ or through the CSOA office and should be submitted as soon as possible.