We have received a number of questions regarding the October Fair Final for the 2017 Early Closing Colt Stakes. These are contingent upon approval and funding form the Michigan Department of Agriculture:
THE 2017 PROGRAM for 3 year olds CONSISTS OF 2 CIRCUITS, A 9 WEEK FAIR CIRCUIT AND A 2 WEEK PARIMUTEL CIRCUIT.
A FAIR FINAL IS OFFERED AS PART OF THE 3 YEAR OLD 11 WEEK PROGRAM.
ELIGBILITY FOR THE FAIR FINAL:
A HORSE MUST HAVE STARTED IN AT LEAST 4 RACES IN 9-WEEK FAIR CIRCUIT AND BE IN THE TOP 9 3 YEAR OLD EARNERS IN THE 2 WEEK PARI-MUTUEL CIRCUIT.
We highly encourage all 3 year olds that started in at least 4 races in the 9-week fair circuit to enter the pari-mutuel circuit races. IF you DO NOT START in a pari-mutuel circuit race – you CAN NOT QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL.
For those 3 year olds who did NOT race in at least 4 races in the 9 week fair circuit – you can enter the 2 week pari-mutuel circuit races, however you ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to the FAIR FINAL.
Northville Downs race office will have a list of eligible 3 year olds for the pari-mutuel circuit but you MUST CALL AND ENTER as directed on the Northville Downs condition sheet. If you enter online – do NOT list the Colt stakes Pari-mutuel race as an “Alternate event”.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike Krombeen at the MHHA office.