Northfield Park has announced the dates of three spring late-closing series.
"These spring late closers are a good addition to our current racing program because they will feature a lot of younger horses just coming back to the races this season,” said Dave Bianconi, executive vice president of Racing and Simulcasting. "They are just part of the overall increased racing opportunities offered here at Northfield. In addition, the dates of these series were written to avoid conflicts with the Ohio Sire Stakes legs for 3 year olds.”
All of the newly added late closers carry a condition of: non-winners of two pari-mutuel races (Ohio-breds n/w three) or non-winners of $15,000 lifetime (as of 4/1/2014).
Thursdays (April 24, May 5, May 15 and May 22) will host The Wallflower Series for filly and mare pacers. Each of the four legs will carry purses of $5,000. The $15,000 final (all purses guaranteed) will go to post on Thursday, May 29.
Thursday, April 24, and Tuesdays May 6, May 13 and May 20 will offer The Spring Break Series for horse and gelding pacers. Each leg will be raced for a $5,000 purse. The final will be Tuesday, June 3, for a purse of $15,000.
Thursday, April 24 and Wednesdays May 14 and May 21 and Monday, June 6, highlight The Gin Blossom Series for trotters. Each of these legs will also carry a $5,000 purse. The $15,000 final will be Monday, June 16.
A one-time $300 payment will be required of each entrant to be eligible. Payments are due by April 18.
Conditions for the series can be found at www.northfieldpark.com. The link is near the bottom of Northfield's homepage. (Northfield Park)