Plainville, MA — The $2.56 million Massachusetts Sire Stakes wrap up at Plainridge Park on Monday (Oct. 24) when eight $125,000 finals will make up the first “Million Dollar Monday” in the history of the stake.
Aside from the big money and action on the track, the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts and Plainridge Park have teamed up to bring the same opportunity to win big money into the grandstand for the attending fans by offering a free Survivor Handicapping Contest with $5,000 in cash up for grabs to the winner.
The object of the contest is to select one winner in each of the live races held on Oct. 24 at Plainridge Park. Horses considered winners will be based on the official race results. In the case of a late scratch or a declared non-starter, the post time favorite will automatically be assigned in place of that horse. Entrants who fail to select a winning horse as the card progresses will be eliminated. The participant who lasts the longest will receive the prize. If there is a tie between two or more contestants, the money will be split equally among them.
Entry blanks along with free program pages will be available at the track on Monday. Entries must be submitted 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the first race which has a post time of 2 p.m. The contest is free to enter for anyone 18 years of age and over and only one entry per person will be accepted. Contestants must be present to win and provide a valid I.D. to collect any prize. Complete rules will be available at the track.
“We wanted to give our loyal customers a chance to win some serious money on one of our biggest race days of the year and with the holidays fast approaching, this is a great opportunity for them to use their handicapping skills to win big with no cost to them,” said Steve O’Toole, General Manager of Live Racing at Plainridge Park. “Plainridge Park and the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts (who oversees the Massachusetts Sire Stake program) are committed to promoting Standardbred racing in the state and hope that our regulars bring their friends for a chance to win the $5,000, but also to see the finest trotters and pacers bred in the state compete in these finals.”