Monticello, NY --- Monticello Raceway’s racing office wants to remind horsemen that the $100 nomination fee for each of its three February Late Closing series must be made by Wednesday (Jan. 30).
Two events are for claiming pacers, one for fillies and mares and one for horses and geldings, and the third is for trotters.
The claiming events -- ‘Name Your Price’ -- for the pacers each start with the entrants eligible to be claimed for $4,000. Then on the following week eligible horses can enter for $5,000 and on the final preliminary leg they can be entered for a $6,000 claiming tag.
After the first week, claiming prices are at the owner’s discretion but those entering for higher than $4,000 will draw for outside positions.
“With the entry box for the Fillies and Mares Series closing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday the 30th it means that both nominations and entries must be in by that time,” explained Eric Warner, the director of racing.
In the trotting series -- the B’s Startrek -- entries must be either non-winners of $250 per start in their last six starts or in for a $5,000 claiming price. Horses with a tag will be eligible to be claimed.
Each series has three preliminary legs and a final, and if there are enough entries each will have a consolation.
Full race conditions for each of the three events are available online at www.monticelloraceway.com under Horsemen’s info.
For further information, contact Warner in the racing office at 845.794.4100, ext. 455.