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Hambletonian Society-serviced Stakes due Feb 19

10:16 AM 14 Feb 2019 NZDT
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Cranbury, NJ... The first payment deadline for eligibility to 136 harness racing stake events, headlined by the $1.5 million Hambletonian and the $6 million Breeders Crown series is just around the corner.

The 94th Hambletonian will raced at The Meadowlands on Saturday, August 3 with same-day elimination heats. The $500,000 Oaks has eliminations the week before on July 27.

The Breeders Crown returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2019, with 2-year-old elims scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 and finals on Friday, Oct. 25. Three-year-old and open events will race eliminations, if necessary, on Saturday, Oct. 19 and finals on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Since February 15 falls on a Friday, followed by a federal holiday (Monday, Feb. 18 President's Day with no mail delivery) payments for all Hambletonian-Society serviced Stakes will be accepted if postmarked by midnight on Tuesday, February 19.

In 2019, The Spirit of Massachusetts Trot and Clara Barton Distaff Pace will be raced at Plainridge Park Casino on Sunday, July 28th. Both of these races were cancelled in 2018, but are back with us in 2019.

There is a new series at Hoosier Park the Society will handle called The Star Destroyer Series. This series is for 3-Year-Old Colt and Filly Pacers and Trotters and will be raced in late June of this year. The conditions are similar to the Pegasus Series and can be found on the race page at

There are scheduled payment changes to the following races: Caesar's Trotting Classic, Dan Patch, Dayton Derby Pace & Trot, Jenna's Beach Boy and the Miami Valley Distaff Pace & Trot. Please check over the payment forms and payment schedules on the condition sheets for these races as they all have different payment schedules than in 2018. The conditions for each race can be found on the specific race page.

The Hambletonian Society services 136 of harness racing's richest and most prestigious events and provides one-stop shopping for your staking needs. Our website,, contains all the tools and information necessary to stake your horse yourself. Payment forms are always available on our website at

Race conditions, payment forms and much more information is now available online. For more information call the Society offices at 609-371-2211.

The following races are serviced by The Hambletonian Society:

Adios/Adioo Volo

Arden Downs

Art Rooney/Lismore

Breeders Crown

Cane Pace/Shady Daisy

Carl Erskine

Centaur Trotting Classic

Circle City Series 3-Year-Olds

Clara Barton Distaff Pace (New)

Courageous Lady Filly Pace

Currier & Ives Stakes

Dan Patch Open Pace

Dayton Pace & Trot Derby

Dexter Cup/Lady Suffolk

The Elevation

Fox Stakes


Hambletonian Maturity

Hoosier Stake

Horseman Stake

Hoosier Park Pacing Derby

Jenna's Beach Boy 3CP

Kentuckiana Stallion Mgmt T/P

Keystone Classics

Landmark Early Closer

Liberty Bell T/P

Madison County 2-Year-Olds

Matron Stakes

Messenger Stakes/Lady Maud

Miami Valley Distaff Trot & Pace

Monument Circle

Pegasus Series 3-Year-Old Trot/Pace

Progress Pace

W.N. Reynolds Memorial E.C.

John Simpson Memorial E.C.

Spirit of Massachusetts Trot

The Star Destroyer Series

The U.S.S. Indianapolis Mem.

The Crossroads of America

Tompkins-Geers Early Closer

Ralph Wilfong/The Horseman

Yonkers Trot/Hudson Filly Trot

by Moira Fanning, for the Hambletonian Society


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