In response to the current suspension of live Standardbred racing due to the provincial stay-at-home order, Ontario Racing has announced that 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payment deadlines for both two- and three-year-olds will be extended by one month.
The deadline to sustain three-year-olds (foals of 2018) to the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program will be extended from Feb. 15 to March 15. The deadline to sustain two-year-olds (foals of 2019) to the OSS program will be extended from March 15 to April 15. Sustaining payment forms will be sent to the owner of record at the time of mailing and can be downloaded from the OSS website here.
The late nomination deadline for two-year-olds (foals of 2019) which were not nominated to the program as yearlings will not be extended and remains March 15. In addition, the yearling nomination deadline for foals of 2020 remains May 17.