Last call for April 15 stakes payments

The April 15 deadline is drawing near for many stakes payments. Below are a list of notices that have been submitted to the USTA Newsroom. The following information regarding upcoming stakes payments is not meant to be a complete list of every required stakes payment. It is a list of only those notifications that have been provided directly to the USTA for posting here. For more information on payments, click here.

Woodbine stakes payments due April 15  

Milton, ON — Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a reminder to all owners, trainers and horse people of Thursday’s (April 15) stakes payment deadline for the 2021 season.

Sustaining payments are due for all of Woodbine’s 2021 major stakes, including the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Click here to view the eligible horses following the March 15 deadline.

The full list of stakes requiring an April 15 sustaining payment is available below:

Pepsi North America Cup (3-Year-Old Pace) – C$1 million
Armbro Flight (Filly and Mare Trot) – C$250,000
Canadian Pacing Derby (Open Pace) – C$600,000
Canadian Trotting Classic (3-Year-Old Trot) – C$600,000
Casual Breeze (3-Year-Old Filly Trot) – C$180,000
Elegantimage (3-Year-Old Filly Trot) – C$375,000
Eternal Camnation (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) – C$240,000
Fan Hanover (3-Year-Old Filly Pace) – C$450,000
Goodtimes (3-Year-Old Trot) – C$250,000
Maple Leaf Trot (Open Trot) – C$600,000
Metro Pace (2-Year-Old Pace) – C$850,000
Milton (Filly and Mare Pace) – C$250,000
Nassagaweya (2-Year-Old Pace) – C$220,000
Peaceful Way (2-Year-Old Filly Trot) – C$400,000
Roses Are Red (Filly and Mare Pace) – C$330,000
She’s A Great Lady (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) – C$540,000
Somebeachsomewhere (3-Year-Old Pace) – C$190,000
William Wellwood Memorial (2-Year-Old Trot) – C$610,000

Woodbine Entertainment continues to handle administration duties for stakes races contested at tracks across Ontario. The following events require a sustaining payment for April 15:

Grand River Raceway 
Battle of Waterloo (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Pace) – C$240,000
Battle of the Belles (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Filly Pace) – C$160,000

Earlier this week, Flamboro Downs announced the cancelation of the 2021 Confederation Cup. Woodbine Entertainment will be issuing refunds for all nomination and sustaining fees submitted for the Confederation Cup.

Full information for all stakes and other racing related items can be found by visiting

Woodbine Entertainment encourages all horse people to submit payments online by visiting

If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly postmarked no later than April 15, 2021 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.

— Mark McKelvie/WEG Media

New Jersey Sire Stake payments due April 15

Trenton, NJ — New Jersey Sire Stake payments are due April 15 for the Premier and Standardbred Development Fund.

Payments can now be made using an e-check or credit card.

For more information, click here.

— Lynn Mathews

Ontario Sires Stakes payments due April 15

Toronto, ON — Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payments of C$600 (US$480) for 2-year-olds are due April 15.

Due to the current racing shutdown, Ontario Sires Stakes staff members are working limited hours and may not be able to respond to calls and messages regarding telephone payments before the April 15 deadline.

As a result, owners are encouraged to mail their payments before April 15. To confirm the receipt of a payment please send it by registered mail, Priority Post or courier (addresses below) rather than calling the OSS office.

Those who prefer to pay by credit card over the telephone should call well in advance of the April 15 deadline; clearly leave a name and telephone number if staff members are unable to answer; and telephone messages regarding credit card payments received before the April 15 deadline will be considered on-time payments even if the deadline has passed before staff members are able to return the call.

Please allow 10 to 14 days for your payment to be processed and be aware that payments made through the SC Stakes Online portal are not processed until the April 15 deadline has passed. As payments are processed the list of horses sustained will be posted to the OSS website.

Yearling nominations of C$100 (US$80) are due May 15. Nomination forms were mailed in early April and can be found on the OSS website.

The Ontario Sires Stakes staff appreciates your patience during this time. For further inquiries please contact or 905.854.7808.

Mailing Address: Ontario Sire Stakes, P.O. Box 160, Campbellville, ON  L0P 1B0

Courier Address: Ontario Sire Stakes, c/o Woodbine Mohawk Park, 9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON  L0P 1B0 Please note:  “Security – Employee Entrance”

— Ontario Sires Stakes

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