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Iron Maiden Series: Northfield Park

on 03/01/2018 8:31 PM
The Iron Maiden Series at Northfield Park closes on April 2nd.  If you're interested, visit the Flyers/Closers tab on our website for more information.
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February 15th Meadows LCs CANCELLED

on 02/12/2018 7:39 PM
The February 15th Meadows Late Closers have been cancelled.  For more information visit the Flyers/Closers page on our website:
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Alliance Claiming Series - Woodbine

on 11/27/2017 3:05 PM
Just Released:  Woodbine Entertainment will accept nominations for the 2017 Alliance Holiday Claiming Series due on Dec 1.  More information under "Additional Late Closers" on the Flyers/Closers tab.
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Maryland Sire Stakes Date Changes for Rosecroft

on 08/28/2017 5:29 PM
 Maryland Sire Stakes date changes for Rosecroft 
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Meadowlands Announces November Date and Stakes Changes

on 08/23/2017 7:01 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - The Meadowlands is announcing date changes for the upcoming fall-winter meet, pending New Jersey Racing Commission regulatory approval.   Due to the cancelation of Thoroughbred dates originally scheduled by Monmouth Park to be raced at The Meadowlands, live harness racing will begin on Saturday, November 4 and continue each of the succeeding Saturdays in November...
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NY Race Date Change!

on 07/13/2017 2:51 PM
There have been a couple of changes to the 2017 New York Sires/Excelsior dates.  These dates have been updated online in your Chrono and Race Schedule reports.  The changes are as follows:   2yo Filly Trot @ Yonkers moved from July 13 to JULY 18 3yo Filly Trot @ Saratoga moved from July 19 to JULY 20  
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New Offering for Michigan Colt Stakes Program

By Erin Freibert on 12/30/2016 12:15 PM
Click here for information regarding the new racing now offered for BOTH Michigan Sired and Michigan Bred 2 and 3 year olds!
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Who's Eligible & Purse Updates

By Teena Freibert on 06/07/2016 11:53 AM
We are actively researching and posting lists of eligible horses to our "Who's Eligible" page.  Also, from this information we are updating purse amounts as many of the purses have been significantly changed based on the number of nominees.  These updated purses are available to you from your Dashboard reports.
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Latest Race Changes: Illinois

By Erin Freibert on 03/29/2016 11:55 AM
Click here for information regarding the latest race changes (as of March 24, 2016) from the Illinois Harness Horseman's Association.
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Hawthorne Late Closing Events: January 1, 2016

on 12/28/2015 12:31 PM
A late closer flyer has been added to the website regarding the Hawthorne Late Closing Events.  These events close on January 1, 2016. Please visit our website under the Flyers/Closers tab for more information
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Races at Maywood Park

on 10/27/2015 11:08 AM
According to an email received from Maywood Park yesterday, The Maywood Park Stakes, The Windy City, The Cinderella, The Galt, and the Abe Lincoln have been cancelled.  Those horses still eligible will split the pot of all nomination and sustaining payments to the respective race.  The refund checks are being mailed to the current owners.
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Latest Update for Balmoral and Maywood OPEN Stakes Races

on 10/19/2015 12:06 PM
Click here for the latest update for Balmoral and Maywood OPEN stakes races.
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Horsemen's Unicorn Foundation Golf Tournament

on 09/01/2015 11:25 AM
It's that time of year again: The Horsemen's Unicorn Foundation Golf Tournament Dinner and Dance on September 29th in Lexington, KY! Visit for all the details and to sign up.
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Northfield Park: Fall Late Closing Series

on 08/27/2015 10:42 AM
The flyer for the Northfield Park: Fall Late Closing Series has been posted to our website under the Flyers/Closers tab.  Nominations are DUE by September 25th. Thank you, BGSS
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Power Outage

on 05/13/2015 1:43 PM
Bluegrass Staking is currently experiencing a power outage. The power is estimated to be back on at 4pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing you. Thanks.
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Illinois Racing Board Meeting

on 05/07/2015 12:02 PM
Illinois Racing Board Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Please take special notice of points 2 and 3. Thank you.  
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John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trot REVISED

on 03/02/2015 11:27 AM
The John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trot conditions have been REVISED.  Winners over $40,000 in 2014 are now INELIGIBLE. A link to all of the conditions has been added to the website under the Flyers/Closers tab.
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Race Date Changes: Balmoral Park and The Meadows

on 02/12/2015 11:18 AM
Race Date Changes - At Balmoral Park The Hanover 2yo Colt and Filly Trot was on August 1st has been changed to August 2nd. The American National 2yo Colt and Filly Trot was on September 5th has been changed to September 6th.   Race Date Changes - At The Meadows: The Meadows Maturity 4yo & Up C/G Trot was on May 3rd has been changed to May 2nd.   Ple...
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Meadows Maturity Date Change

on 02/11/2015 2:40 PM
Please be advised that the Meadows Maturity for 4-Year-Olds and older Trotting Horses is now Saturday, May 2, 2015 and NOT as previously listed as May 3. Please contact Callie Davies-Gooch at the Hambletonian Society with any questions.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Trainer Restrictions

on 02/06/2015 12:32 PM
The 2015 Cane Pace (3-Year-Old Colts) and the 2015 Shady Daisy Pace (3-Year-Old Fillies) being raced at the Meadowlands on August 8, 2015 was INCORRECTLY listed on our Payment Calendars as having Owner/Trainer restrictions.   There are NO Owner/Trainer Restrictions for these races in 2015.
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Update from the IL Harness Horsemans Assoc Regarding Stakes Payments

on 02/03/2015 3:32 PM
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE ILLINOIS HARNESS HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION REGARDING STAKES PAYMENTS. From their website: Monday, February 2, 2015 Racing/Bankruptcy update: One time sensitive issue has been resolved. Our concern over our future stakes payments has been alleviated. It has been agreed that Maywood/Balmoral will have a segregated “stakes trust account held for the...
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Payment Calendars

on 01/20/2015 9:28 AM
Your 2015 Payment Calendars are now accessible on the website or through your mobile app.  They will also be mailed via USPS by Wednesday, January 21st.
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2015 Staking Information

on 01/07/2015 10:46 AM
The 2015 Staking information will be uploaded to the website by January 19th.  If you've been browsing around our website looking for this information, please be patient while we update our records.  Thanks!
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IMPORTANT KY Sires Stakes Changes

on 10/14/2014 10:15 AM
A flyer has been added regarding regulatory changes for the Eligibility of the Kentucky Sires Stakes Program for Foals of 2015. Please review these changes and subsequent Registration Forms (deadline for filing is 12-31-2014) at or on our mobile app listed under "FLYERS/CLOSERS”.
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October Flyer and Breeders Crown Supporting Card

on 10/08/2014 11:23 AM
The October Flyer and Breeders Crown Supporting Card have been posted on the website, as well as, on the Bluegrass Staking App*.  These documents contain valuable information about upcoming races.  *For Android users, please visit Google Play to upgrade your app if you are having trouble viewing your "Other Resources" Page where the Flyers are located.
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Northfield Park: Fall Late Closing Series

on 09/12/2014 2:54 PM
New Late Closer Flyer Posted for Northfield Park. All entries are $300. Please contact Bluegrass Staking by September 21st to nominate your horses.  Thank you!
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September 15 Late Closers

on 09/10/2014 11:05 AM
Contact our office today with your late closer entries!  See you at Lexington!
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New and Revised Late Closers

on 09/02/2014 11:38 AM
Hello All!   Race dates have changed for the Jim Derue and Gary Kamal Late Closers at Saratoga - the flyers have been updated.  Also, a late closer flyer has been added for The Meadows 2yo LCs, closing October 1st. Please check them out. Thanks!
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September 2014 Flyer

on 08/13/2014 1:11 PM
The September 2014 Early Closer/Late Closer is now up (located under the Flyers/Closers tab).  It includes information regarding the Red Mile Grand Circuit Late Closers (closing Sept. 15), Hoosier Park races (closing Sept. 15), Woodbine Raceway races (closing Oct. 1), and Colonial Downs races (closing dates vary). TO NOMINATE, PLEASE CONACT OUR OFFICE FIVE DAYS PRIOR TO CLOSING.
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IMPORTANT: Kindergarten Series Race Day Changes

on 08/12/2014 11:08 AM
Race Date Change Reminder: The Red Mile has changed the race date for Kindergarten Series races (2CT and 2FT) that were scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014. They WILL NOW BE RACED ON Thursday, September 18, 2014 (Jug Day). Please change your schedules accordingly. The Thursday, September 11, 2014 race date for the Kindergarten Series remains the same.  
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on 05/29/2014 12:58 PM

Race Update: Kindergarten Series 4th Leg

on 05/29/2014 11:31 AM
The Kindergarten Series 4th Leg at the Red Mile (both the 2yo-Colt and 2yo-Filly Trots have been moved back one day from September 19th to September 18th.
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Ontario Sires 2014 Dates Released

on 04/07/2014 5:00 PM
Ontario Sires 2014
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on 01/21/2014 9:50 AM
Welcome to our brand new website.  Please take a look around and be sure to let us know if you see anything that you think needs to be revised.  We are always happy to get feedback from our customers!   If you already have a password established with Bluegrass Staking, you will be able to continue using the password or, once logged in, you can go to "Manage Profile" and create a...
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