Last call for May 15 stakes payments

The May 15 deadline is drawing near for many stakes payments. Below are a list of notices that have been submitted to the USTA Newsroom.

Woodbine stakes payments due Wednesday

Milton, ON — Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the stakes payments due Wednesday (May 15).

Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (2-year-olds).

The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below.

Sustaining payments (Woodbine major stakes)
Pepsi North America Cup
Armbro Flight
Canadian Pacing Derby
Canadian Trotting Classic
Casual Breeze
Eternal Camnation
Fan Hanover
Maple Leaf Trot
Metro Pace
Peaceful Way
Roses Are Red
She’s A Great Lady
William Wellwood Memorial

Sustaining payments (foals of 2017)
2019 Champlain Open
2019 Champlain Filly
2020 Simcoe Open
2020 Simcoe Filly

Yearling nominations (foals of 2018)
2020 Champlain Open
2020 Champlain Filly
2021 Simcoe Open
2021 Simcoe Filly
2021 SBOA Filly

Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019)
Dream Maker
Define The World
Pure Ivory

Sustaining payments (Ontario racetracks)
Battle of Waterloo
Battle of the Belles

For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here.

To make stakes payments online, click here.

If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly postmarked no later than May 15 or payment will not be accepted.

— Mark McKelvie

Delaware, Ohio, Grand Circuit yearling nomination reminder

Delaware, OH — Owners are reminded that the yearling nomination payments for the Delaware (OH) Grand Circuit events for foals of 2018 (to be raced in 2021) are due May 15. Also due are the nomination payments for the Standardbreds (2-year-old events) for foals of 2018 and to be raced in 2020.

The nomination fees are as follows:
Little Brown Jug and Jugette $50.00
Old Oaken Buckete and Buckette $25.00
Standardbreds $25.00

Make checks payable and send all entries to: The Delaware County Fair, Tom Wright, P.O. Box 1560, Powell, OH 43065.

For the latest news, information and nomination forms, please visit the Little Brown Jug website:

— Jay Wolf

May 15 deadline approaching for The Great Canadian Series

Milton, ON – Georgian Downs will play host this summer to a new series for 2-year-old pacers and trotters.

The Great Canadian Series will feature events for all 2-year-old divisions and will be contested with three preliminary legs ($6,000 each) and a $12,000 added money final.

Event A: 2-Year-Old Trotting Colts
Leg 1: Saturday, June 29
Leg 2: Saturday, July 6
Leg 3: Saturday, July 13
Final: Saturday, July 20

Event B: 2-Year-Old Pacing Colts
Leg 1: Saturday, June 29
Leg 2: Saturday, July 6
Leg 3: Saturday, July 13
Final: Saturday, July 20

Event C: 2-Year-Old Trotting Fillies
Leg 1: Sunday, June 30
Leg 2: Sunday, July 7
Leg 3: Sunday, July 14
Final: Sunday, July 21

Event D: 2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies
Leg 1: Sunday, June 30
Leg 2: Sunday, July 7
Leg 3: Sunday, July 14
Final: Sunday, July 21

To view the nomination form, click here.

The nomination fee for The Great Canadian Series is $100 ($85 USD). Nominations are due May 15 and can be submitted online at

For payments sent by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.

— Mark McKelvie

Maryland payments due May 15 
Union Bridge, MD – Two-year-old payments (foals of 2017) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on May 15. This payment is for 2-year-olds that will be racing in 2019.

Yearling nominations (foals of 2018) to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes are also due on May 15.

All checks must be made out to the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund.

We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540.

All your staking lists, staking forms and regulations can be found on our website at or you may call 410.775.0152 or 240.285.0326.

— Cheryl Stambaugh

SBOANJ stakes payments due 

Manalapan, NJ – Important payments are due May 15 in order to make and keep horses eligible to the SBOANJ stakes program.

Nominations for foals of 2018 and sustaining payments are due May 15. Click here for the complete list.

The SBOANJ is encouraging owners to make all May stakes payments to New Jersey races to keep their horses eligible not only for the races but for the newly implemented New Jersey breeders awards programs.

The Breeders Awards program will award the breeder of a horse which earns purse income in the eliminations and finals of the following races starting in 2019: New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier division, New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund, Renaissance Pace, New Jersey Futurity, Garden State Trot, and Home Grown Pace.

Payments equal to 15 percent of purses earned will be made to the breeder approximately 30 days after the completion of each race.

There will also be a bonus for New Jersey sired horses racing in overnight events that will be paid from the New Jersey state funding retro to April 1, 2019. The actual percentage amount will be determined shortly and announcement forth coming.

— Courtney Stafford

Last call for Northfield Park Spring late closers

Northfield, OH — Northfield Park has announced the dates of four Spring late closing series. These series offer increased racing opportunities for younger horses coming back to the races this season.

All of the newly added late closers carry this condition: non-winners of two pari-mutuel races (Ohio-breds n/w three) or non-winners of $15,000 lifetime (through May 1, 2019).

A one-time $300 payment will be required of each entrant to be eligible. Payments are due by May 15.

Conditions for the series can be found at The link is near the bottom of Northfield’s homepage.

— Ayers Ratliff

DSBF payments due May 15

Dover, DE —– DSBF sustaining payments for 2-year-olds and nominating payments for yearlings are due to be postmarked by May 15.

All 2-year-olds who made a March 15 payment of $100 are eligible to make this payment of $200. The payment can be skipped if the horse will not race as a 2-year-old.

All yearlings by a registered Delaware sire for the year 2017 are required to be nominated to the program for a $40 nominating fee plus a copy of the USTA registration papers. If the papers are held electronically at the USTA then a “Pathway Basic Horse” report is acceptable.

Forms were mailed but are available online or by e-mail request to

Credit card payments are accepted and can be made online at the above link.

For more information e-mail or call 302.698.4610.

— Judy Davis-Wilson

May 15 deadline to nominate yearlings to NJSS and other NJ stakes

Trenton, NJ — Important payments are due Wednesday (May 15) to make and keep horses eligible to the New Jersey Sire Stakes program and the Standardbred Development Fund.

Nominations are due for foals of 2018 that are yearlings in 2019. All horses nominated must be registered with the USTA, Canadian Standardbred Horse Society (CSHS) or another appropriate breed registry.

The fee is $50 for the NJSS Premier Division if a copy of the yearling’s registration certificate accompanies the nomination. Without a copy of the certificate, the fee is $75.

It is important to note that the yearling nomination fee is $100 if the foal being nominated is the result of the interstate transport of a registered New Jersey stallion’s semen to a mare outside the state of New Jersey, provided a copy of the certificate accompanies the fee. Without the certificate, the interstate semen transport nomination fee is $125.

Yearling nominations are also due for the New Jersey Standardbred Development Fund for horses by non-New Jersey based stallions whose dams have been previously registered for the program. The fee is $50 for the NJSDF if a copy of the yearling’s registration certificate accompanies the nomination. Without a copy of the certificate, the fee is $75. Yearlings by sires located in New Jersey do not have to pay a separate fee as nomination to the Sire Stakes automatically results in nomination to the SDF program.

All pacing yearlings eligible to either the NJSS Premier Division or the Standardbred Development Fund are also eligible to be nominated to the Renaissance Pace. The Renaissance Pace nomination fee, which is also due May 15, is an additional $25 for the open division and $15 for the filly division.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the NJSS website at

All payments should be mailed to NJSS, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625. NJSS strongly suggests the use of certified mail to avoid potential problems in mailing or delivery of payments. No late payments will be accepted.

For further information contact Christopher C. Castens at 609.292.8830.

— Christopher Castens

FSBOA stakes payments due May 15

Pompano Beach, FL — The following FSBOA stakes payments are due by May 15.

Yearlings (foals of 2018)
FL Breeders Stake – $25, FL Stallion Stake – $50, Sunshine State Stake – $25

Non-FL Sired Yearlings (foals of 2018)
you must have registered with the FSBOA’s office by last Aug. 15, 2018, to be eligible)
FL Breeders Stake – $25 and Sunshine State Stake – $25

2-year-olds (foals of 2017)
FL Breeders Stake – $200, FL Stallion Stake – $100, Sunshine State Stake – $50 and Melvyn Aylor Memorial – $200

3-year-olds (foals of 2016)
FL Breeders Stake – $200, FL Stallion Stake – $100 and (NEW) Tom Audley Memorial – $200

Mail in forms and payment schedule are available on our website and you can make payments online at

For additional information, contact Rosie Huff at 954.972.5400.

— Rosie Huff

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