March sustaining and nominating payments for Hambletonian Society stake events are due Saturday, March 15, and per USTA Rule 12 section 4, must be postmarked by midnight on Monday, March 17. Information for stakes administered by the Society, plus info for Red Mile stakes due March 15, follows.
Changes to the March 15 payment schedule include an increase in the Breeders Crown future eligibility payment from $350 to $500 and the first of three payments for a pair of $100,000 (est.) open events for both gaits at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.
The Hambletonian Society services 137 of harness racing's richest and most prestigious events and provides one-stop shopping for your staking needs. The website Hambletonian.org contains all the tools and information necessary to stake your horse yourself.
All forms are available on the web site and are PDF fillable. Race conditions, payment forms and much more information are now available online, as well as eligibility lists for races that had a final payment on Feb. 15, 2014.
For additional information call the Society offices at 609-371-2211.
Listed below are the stakes with payments for all ages due March 15.
The March payments for several Red Mile Grand Circuit races must be postmarked by Monday, March 17, as well. These payments include several sustaining payments for 3-year-olds including:
Bluegrass #39 est. $200,000: The Red Mile on 9/27 (Pacers) and 9/28 (Trotters)
Kentucky Futurity #122 est. $600,000 and Filly Futurity est. $350,000: The Red Mile on 10/5
Tattersalls est. $600,000 and Glen Garnsey est. $350,000: Red Mile on 10/4
There are several payments due for 2-year-olds:
Bluegrass #40 est. $400,000 (2YOCP) $350,000 (2YOCT) $300,000 (fillies): Raced at The Red Mile on 9/25 (2YOFT), 9/26 (2YOFP and 2YOCT), 9/27 (2YOCP)
International Stallion Stakes #112 est. $400,000 (2YOCP) $300,000 (all others): Raced at The Red Mile on 10/2 (2YOFT) 10/3 (2YOFP and 2YOCT) 10/4 (2YOCP)
2015 Kentucky Futurity #123, Tattersalls, and Glen Garnsey
Additionally, nominations for the Allerage Farm Series are also due. The Open divisions are part of the TVG Series. The mare divisions of the Allerage Farm Series are also due:
Allerage Farm Open Trot and Pace est. $10,000 elimination $180,000 final: Raced at The Red Mile on 9/28 (elim) and 10/5 (final)
Allerage Farm Mare Trot and Pace est. $75,000: Raced at The Red Mile on 10/5
The nominations for the Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters and Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers (both est. $175,000) raced at Hoosier Park on 10/31 will also be due.
For payment amounts and schedules, please refer to The Red Mile website.
Make all payments payable to The Red Mile
Any questions on conditions or eligibility refer to the USTA Staking Guide or email Connie Hochstetler (Racing Consultant for The Red Mile) at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hambletonian Society & The Red Mile)