Breeders Crown Deadlines Approaching

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The deadline for potential supplements to the three-year-old and older Breeders Crown races and for all eligible horses to declare in to the year-end championship events at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino occurs next week.

Supplemental entries for three-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12:00 noon [EDT], Monday, Oct. 19, in the race office of Harrah’s Hoosier Park or at the Hambletonian Society offices in Cranbury, NJ. There are no supplements for two-year-old races.

All Breeders Crown eligible horses must declare in by 11:00 a.m. [EDT] Tuesday, Oct. 20. All eligible three-year-olds have the option of entering the sophomore event to which they were nominated or an Open event.

Supplemental declaration amounts are listed below. Click here for more instructions on supplementing.

Three-Year-Old Events
Guaranteed Purse: $500,000
Supplement: $62,500

Open Pace & Trot
Guaranteed Purse: $500,000
Supplement: $62,500

Open Mare Pace & Trot
Guaranteed Purse: $300,000
Supplement: $31,250

The entrance fee is included in the supplemental amount. A minimum of half the amount of the supplemental fee, minus the entrance fee, will be added to the purse. This one-time supplemental payment also makes a horse eligible to all subsequent years’ Breeders Crown events under the normal schedule of payments.

The Harrah’s Hoosier Park Condition Sheet can be accessed here.

Eliminations, if needed, will occur for all two-year-olds and all three-year-old fillies on Friday, Oct. 23 with a post time of 6:30 pm. [EDT]. Three-year-old colt and open eliminations, if needed, will race Saturday, Oct. 24, with a post time of 6:30 pm. [EDT].

All eliminations will race for a minimum of $25,000.

If there are eliminations, post positions in the Final will be determined by an open draw with the exception that Elimination winners in an order determined by lot, will draw for post positions number one (#1) through five (#5) in the final. All other finalists will be placed in an open draw for the remaining post positions. Any horse(s) that receive a bye into the Final will be in the open draw for post positions in the Final. All horses that start in the Final receive money.

All two-year-old races will be held Friday, Oct. 30 with an early post time of 6:00 p.m. [EDT].

All three-year-old and open events will race Saturday, Oct. 31, also with an early post of 6:00 p.m. [EDT].

(Hambletonian Society)