Milton, ON — Woodbine Entertainment would like to issue a reminder to all owners and trainers of the new conditions for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline for nominations.
The events for 3-year-old trotters will no longer require eliminations, as the top ten highest lifetime money-earners entered will contest the finals on Saturday (Sept. 14) at Mohawk Park.
Woodbine Entertainment will recognize Canadian and American earnings as equal. (Example: a horse with $100,000 earned in the US and a horse with $100,000 earned in Canada will be recognized as having the same earnings).
Trotters entered that fall outside the top ten in earnings will be eligible for a consolation. The consolation will be contested for 10 percent of the event’s purse pool (before entry fees) and requires a minimum of eight starters.
If a declared trotter fails to be among the top ten lifetime money earners and a consolation does not fill, or a trotter falls outside the top 20 earners, all stakes payments will be refunded to the owner of the horse, provided the horse meets the current qualifying standards at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The estimated purse for the Canadian Trotting Classic is C$665,000, while the Elegantimage is C$350,000.
To review the stakes conditions for all Woodbine administrated events, click here.
Nominations are due no later than Friday (Feb. 15). To make payments online, click here.
If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly postmarked no later than Feb. 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.