by Moira Fanning, for the Hambletonian Society
Cranbury, NJ — In just three days the entry box closes for potential supplements to the 3-year-old and older races and all 2-year old divisions of the $6 million Breeders Crown finals on Saturday (Oct. 27) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
You can access the Pocono condition sheet here.
Supplemental entries for 3-year-old and open events are due and payable by 12 noon (EDT) on Monday (Oct. 15) in the race office at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. There are no supplements for the 2-year-old races.
Foreign invitees to the Crown Trot must also declare by noon on Monday (Oct. 15).
Supplemental declaration amounts vary by division. Click here for more instructions on supplementing.
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 makes a horse eligible to all subsequent years’ Breeders Crown events under the normal schedule of payments.
Two-year-olds eligible to the $600,000 freshman events declare in by 9 a.m. Monday (Oct. 15). Three-year-olds and older horses eligible to their respective divisions declare in by 9 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 16).
Eliminations, if needed, will occur for 2-year-olds on Friday (Oct. 19) with 3-year-old and open elims on Saturday (Oct. 20), both nights starting at the regular post time of 7 p.m. (EDT).
Eliminations split at 12 entries. Because there are no trailers allowed at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, if 10 or 11 horses enter, the two highest money earners receive byes and there will be a single elimination to “qualify” the remaining nine horses for the final.
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 through five in the final. All other finalists, including foreign invitees, will be placed in an open draw for the remaining post positions. Those 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.
There will be 24-hour retention barns for eliminations and finals.
The 12 Breeders Crown events will be raced Saturday (Oct. 27) with an early post time of 5:30 p.m. (EDT). There will be 15 percent take-out on all wagers, on all three days of Breeders Crown competition.
For more information and racing conditions click here or call 609.371.2211.