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02/07/2019

Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Payments Due March 15

Harrisburg, PA – The State Horse Racing Commission’s Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing today reminded Standardbred horse owners that 2019 Sire Stakes payments for 2-year-old and 3-year-old horses are due by March 15.

The first payments due for 2-year-old horses are $150 for the Pari-mutuel Division and $50 for the Fair Division. This payment must be made for the horse to qualify for future opportunities in the PA Sire Stakes.

The final payment of $500 for the Pari-mutuel Division for 3-year-olds is also due by March 15.

In the Fair Division, if no 2-year-old sustaining fees were made in the prior year, a $750 late sustaining payment may be made by March 15 of the horse’s 3-year-old season, as well as a sustaining fee of $150, payable by May 15.

The Sire Stakes Sustaining Payment forms are available at www.agriculture.pa.gov. Search “sire stakes.” Individuals can also contact Ryan Kell at rkell@pa.gov or 717-214-9053 to obtain payment forms.

Learn more about the State Horse Racing Commission’s work to reinvest in Pennsylvania racing and continue to develop Pennsylvania’s reputation as a superior place to breed, train, race and enjoy horses.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628

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