Plainville, MA --- The second qualifying session of the 2014 season will be held at Plainridge Racecourse on Tuesday (April 8). Post time for the qualifiers will be at 1 p.m. The entry box will close at 10 a.m. on Monday (April 7).
For the upcoming qualifying session, and throughout the 2014 season, Plainridge Racecourse will offer trainers the option to declare their horses via the USTA's new online entry system. Those trainers wishing to utilize this option must contact the USTA and set up a member services account.
Plainridge Racecourse and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission remind all horsemen that anyone entering the backstretch, which includes the barn area, the racetrack and the paddock area, must have a 2014 MGC license. Also, before any horse can participate in the qualifiers its owner, trainer and driver must be licensed by the MGC. The MGC office at Plainridge is open for licensing on Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Trainers should also note that the MGC has released its reference manual for the 2014 Plainridge meet. It can be downloaded at this link.
The 2014 live opener will take place on Wednesday (April 16) and will be drawn on Saturday (April 12).