(some information from the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development)
The date May 15 is important in the Standardbred racing industry. Several stakes and nominating payments are due to keep horses eligible to race in the Hoosier State. Two of those deadlines for Wednesday, May 15 are the Breeders Crown nominations for yearlings as well as the Grand Circuit events to be held at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park recently announced it will once again host the prestigious $6 million Breeders Crown series in 2020. Because of the strong link now associated with the series and Indiana, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development is encouraging owners and breeders to get their foals and stallions nominated to the event.
For the 2019 breeding season, there are currently 19 stallions in the state registered for the Breeders Crown, so foals of 2020 will be eligible to nominate to the Breeders Crown and if sustaining payments are made, they would be eligible to compete during the 2022 event as two-year-olds.
For the Breeders Crown event to be held at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 2020, a total of 16 stallions in the Hoosier state were registered with the event. Yearlings in 2019 that are by a Breeders Crown nominated stallions must complete the nomination form with a postmark by Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for the 2020 event at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
In addition, sustaining payments for the Fox Stake, Hoosier Stake and Ralph Wilfong Stake held at the Indiana State Fair in August are due with a postmark by Wednesday, May 15.
Payments should be sent to:
The Hambletonian Society
Cranbury Gates Office Park
109 S Main Street Suite 18
Cranbury, NJ 08512