May 15 stakes payment information

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. 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 Mohawk Park nomination and sustaining payments due May 15 

Milton, ON — Woodbine Mohawk Park management would like to remind all owners, trainers and horse people of the May 15 stakes payment deadline, which includes sustaining payments for major stakes and nominations for Woodbine’s 2-year-old summer series.

All of Woodbine’s major Standardbred stakes for 2021 require a May 15 sustaining payment. Woodbine Entertainment recently announced new dates for several major stakes, including the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup now scheduled for Sept. 11.

Woodbine Mohawk Park will again host its annual 2-year-old summer series this season. The Dream Maker, Whenuwishuponastar, Millard Farms and Pure Ivory offer great racing opportunities for 2-year-olds, with two preliminary legs and a C$50,000 added final for each event. These events have been launching pads to stardom for many champions over the years.

The nomination fee for each 2-year-old series is C$500.

The deadline to nominate yearlings (foals of 2020) to the 2022 Champlain and 2023 Simcoe is also May 15. Nominations also close May 15 for the 2023 SBOA, open to Ontario sired fillies foaled in 2020.

The full list of events requiring a May 15 sustaining or nomination payment is available below.

Sustaining Payment due May 15: 
Pepsi North America Cup (3-Year-Old Pace) – C$1 Million
Armbro Flight (Filly & 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 & 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 & Mare Pace) – C$330,000
She’s A Great Lady (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) – C$540,000
William Wellwood Memorial (2-Year-Old Trot) – C$610,000

Nomination Payment due May 15: 
Dream Maker (2-Year-Old Pace) – Two Preliminary Legs + C$50,000 Added Final
Whenuwishuponastar (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) – Two Preliminary Legs + C$50,000 Added Final
Millard Farms (2-Year-Old Trot) – Two Preliminary Legs + C$50,000 Added Final
Pure Ivory (2-Year-Old Filly Trot) – Two Preliminary Legs + C$50,000 Added Final
2022 Champlain Open (Foals of 2020)
2022 Champlain Filly (Foals of 2020)
2023 Simcoe Open (Foals of 2020)
2023 Simcoe Filly (Foals of 2020)
2023 SBOA (Ontario Sired Fillies, Foals of 2020)

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

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 May 15 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.

— Mark McKelvie/WEG

Delaware (OH) Grand Circuit yearling nomination payments due

Delaware, OH — Owners are reminded that the yearling nomination payments for the Delaware (OH) Grand Circuit events for foals of 2020 (to be raced in 2023) are due May 15. Also due are the nomination payments for the Standardbreds (2-year-old events) for foals of 2020 and to be raced in 2022.

The nomination fees are as follows: Little Brown Jug and Jugette — $50; Old Oaken Buckete and Buckette — $25; and Standardbreds — $25.

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:

Ohio Breeders Championship stallion subscription is due May 15

Ohio breeders are urged to subscribe their stallions to the Ohio Breeders Championship 2- and 3-year-old events worth $750,000 at the Delaware County Fair.

This year’s payment will cover foals for 2020 to be raced at Delaware, Ohio, as 2-year-olds in 2022 and 3-year-olds in 2023.

For payment amounts and complete conditions, please visit the Little Brown Jug website:

— Jay Wolf

May payments due in Maryland

Ocean Pines, MD — Two-year-old payments (foals of 2019) 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 2021.

Yearling nominations (foals of 2020) 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 1530, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.

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.

— Cheri Stambaugh

2023 Meadowlands Pace nomination due May 15

East Rutherford, NJ — The payment to nominate the foals of 2020 to the 2023 Meadowlands Pace is due by May 15.

Please find the nomination form here.

— Meadowlands Media Relations

DSBF sustaining payments due May 15

Dover, DE – Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund 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 2019 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 at or by e-mail request to

Credit card payments are accepted and highly recommended and can be made online at the above DDA address.

For more information e-mail or call 302.698.4610.

— Judy Davis-Wilson

SBOANJ May 15 payments deadline approaching

Manalapan, NJ — Yearling nominations and sustaining payments for SBOANJ sponsored stakes are due May 15.

Garden State Trot #4 and Home Grown Pace #4 sustaining payments for 2year-olds due May 15.

Garden State Trot #5 and Home Grown Pace #5 yearling nomination payments are due on May 15.


— from Courtney Stafford, for SBOANJ

FSBOA stake payments due by May 15

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

Yearlings–(foals of 2020)
FL Breeders Stake-$25, FL Stallion Stake-$50, Sunshine State Stake-$25

Non-FL Sired Yearlings–(foals of 2020)
(You must have registered with the FSBOA’s office by Aug. 15, 2020 to be eligible)
FL Breeders Stake-$25 and Sunshine State Stake-$25

2-year-olds-(foals of 2019)
FL Breeders Stake-$200, FL Stallion Stake-$100, Sunshine State Stake-$50 and Melvyn Aylor Memorial-$200

3-year-olds-(foals of 2018)
FL Breeders Stake-$200, FL Stallion Stake-$100 and Tom Audley Memorial-$200

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

Contact Rosie Huff at 954.972.5400 for more information.

— Rosie Huff

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