Thank you for being patient as we navigate the 2020 summer program in a very difficult year. We are so appreciative of your support given the amount of shifting and changes we’ve had to make due to COVID-19. We did want to update you all on the tentative dates for the Sire Stakes and the Breeders Stakes for 2020.
The Sire Stakes will ask everyone to enter on Tuesday, September, 15th (through Northville). If Eliminations are necessary we will run those on Friday, Sept 18th before the card. In the event that no eliminations are necessary, the Sire Stakes Final will be raced on Tuesday, Sept 29th at Northville Downs. Horsemen would have until Friday, Sept 25th to withdraw their horse without penalty.
We plan to run the Breeders Stakes before the card (or potentially on the card) at Northville Downs in early October. We are likely to race the two-year-olds on Friday, October 9th, and the three-year-olds on Saturday, October 10th. As a reminder, Northville Downs has the ability to choose to race these on or off the betting card. Horses should have a 45-day charted line to prevent the need to scratch.
Thanks for all you do to support harness racing in Michigan,