The Under 20’s Claiming Challenge is open to all trainers stabled at NYRA facilities with a total number of horses not to exceed 20 in their care nationwide at the start of the contest. The contest will run during the Spring/Summer Meet at Belmont Park. The contestants will earn points in all winners’ claiming races. Trainers who wish to participate must sign up prior to the start of the meet and agree to abide by the rules of the contest.
Standings will be updated on the overnight
The Senior Vice President of Racing Operations and Board of Stewards retain the right to review any actions pertaining to this contest that are detrimental to racing.
CONTEST POINT STRUCTURE
|Dirt Races||Turf Races|
|All claiming races for winners, including horses in for an optional tag||All claiming races for winners, including horses in for an optional tag|
|1st Place 6 points||1st Place 5 points|
|2nd Place 5 points||2nd Place 4 points|
|3rd Place 4 points||3rd Place 3 points|
|4th Place 3 points||4th Place 2 points|
|5th Place 2 points||5th Place 1 points|
The top eight trainers in the contest will share in a prize pool of $80,000.
1st Place - $18,000
2nd Place - $15,000
3rd Place - $13,000
4th Place - $11,000
5th Place - $9,000
6th Place - $7,000
7th Place - $4,000
8th Place - $3,000
April 22 - All contest applications must bein no later than 3:30 pm
April 26 - The list of eligible contest trainers posted with eligible contest horses
April 27 - Contest begins, Opening day Belmont
June 18 - No additional horses may be added to earn contest points (unless a claimed horse replaces a horse out of training as outlined above)
July 15 - Contest ends, Closing day Belmont Spring/Summer meet
August 15 - Awards paid out
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jorie Gorski, Keith Doleshel or Rob Driscoll
Belmont Park Racing Office 718-659-2235
The New York Racing Association, Inc.
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Christopher Kay, CEO and President - Martin Panza, SVP of Racing Operations
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