|Feb. 10, 2015~Payments for all Hambletonian Society-serviced Stakes Due |
*For complete list of stakes, click on the links in the right hand column*
The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 129 stake events at 13 different tracks, headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian heats at The Meadowlands on Saturday, August 6 and the $5.8 million Breeders Crown events at The Meadowlands in October, is fast approaching.
Since Monday, February 15, is a federal holiday [President’s Day, with no mail service] payments for all Hambletonian Society-serviced Stakes are due Tuesday, February 16 and must be postmarked by midnight on Wednesday, February 17, per USTA Rule 12.02.
Changes to the event landscape in 2016 include the transformation of the John Simpson Memorial races from stakes to early-closers featuring reduced nomination payments and starting fees; and the addition of the Liberty Bell for 2 & 3-year-old Pennsylvania-sired pacers and trotters at Harrah’s Philadelphia has been added to their rich roster of races.
The Hambletonian Society services more than a hundred of harness racing’s richest and most prestigious events and provides one-stop shopping for your staking needs. The web site contains all the tools and information necessary to stake your horse yourself. All information pertaining to these races – racing conditions, payment forms and much more information – is now available online at http://www.hambletonian.org or by calling the Society offices at 609-371-2211.
In all cases only ONE check (U.S. FUNDS) is ever necessary for each of the four payments periods i.e.: February 15, March 15, April 15 or May 15.
|January 15, 2016~John Simpson Memorial Colt & Filly Stakes moves to|
Harrah’s Philadelphia; Added Money Doubles
The John Simpson Memorial Stakes for colts and fillies will undergo several changes in 2016 as the races return to the Pennsylvania after a successful five-year-run at The Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon Downs. The eight races for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers will be reformatted as early closing events that race the same year payments are collected. Named in honor of the late John Simpson, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association will host the races at Harrah’s Philadelphia with double the amount of added money and a revamped payment structure. To read more CLICK HERE