A lower harness racing entry fee and new conditions highlight the fifth annual Slots Cup Series, hosted by ROMP (Racetracks Of Ontario Marketing & Promotions).
The changes have attracted an all-time record of 58 nominees — Ontario-sired three- and four-year-old pacers that were non-winners of $50,000 lifetime as of Jan. 15/2012.
The series spans May through September and includes six legs contested at The Raceway at Western Fair District, Hanover Raceway, Clinton Raceway, Flamboro Downs, Grand River Raceway and Georgian Downs.
The top money-earners from the $15,000 divisions in the qualifying legs advance to the $100,000 final at Hiawatha Horse Park on September 8.
Each leg of the series is supported by a promotional campaign, in partnership with the OLG Slots At Racetracks.
2012 SLOTS CUP SERIES RACE SCHEDULE
Leg 1: May 22 at The Raceway (WF District)
Leg 2: June 17 at Clinton Raceway
Leg 3: June 26 at Georgian Downs
Leg 4: July 7 at Hanover Raceway
Leg 5: Aug 10 at Grand River Raceway
Leg 6: Aug 17 at Flamboro Downs
FINAL: September 8 at Hiawatha Horse Park ($100,000 g.)
The list of 2012 Slots Cup Series nominees is available on ROMP’s website.