Super Stakes Saturday draw on Monday
August 15, 2016
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The draw for Super Stakes Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will take place on Monday. The entry box closes at 9 a.m. (EDT) sharp.
Events included on the program are the Battle of the Brandywine 3-Year-Old Open Pace, the Colonial 3-Year-Old Open and the Valley Forge 3-Year-Old Filly Pace. For both the Battle and the Colonial there will be a $500,000 final, along with a $200,000 consolation I and $100,000 consolation II. The Valley Forge will feature a $350,000 final as well as a $150,000 consolation I and a $75,000 consolation II.
The finals will be limited to the nine highest money winning horses in 2016 of those that enter as of the published declaration date and time. The next nine highest money earners that enter will be eligible to the consolation I, followed by the next highest nine money earners in 2016 for consolation II. USTA records (including currency conversions) shall be accepted as being official earnings.
There will be two "also eligibles" drawn for the finals and the consolations. Those horses designated as also eligibles in the finals and the Consolations I will be drawn into the next level down, but may be eligible to be drawn in at scratch time. Horses may not opt out of their proper races to enter the next level down. If a horse fails to be one of the top 27 money earners in 2016, both sustaining payments will be refunded provided, however, the horse meets the current qualifying standards for the race meeting.
Starting fees for both the Battle and Colonial will be as follows: the $500,000 finals will be $6,000, the consolations I will be $2,500 and the consolations II will be $1,500. The Valley Forge final will require a $4,000 starting fee and the consolation I will be $2,000. There will be no starting fee or detention for the $75,000 consolation II.
Also featured on the racing card will be three $50,000 Invitationals for pacers, trotters and mare pacers. (Pocono)