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Purse Increase For Upper Canada Cup

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Published: January 26, 2012 4:53 pm ET

Last Comment: January 27, 2012 9:33 am ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Georgian Downs has announced the Upper Canada Cup purse has been increased to $600,000 (Guaranteed).

Restricted to Ontario-sired three-year-old colts and geldings, the Upper Canada Cup serves as an unofficial opening of the national championship stakes season and the Canadian-based prep race for the North America Cup.

The Upper Canada Cup will be conducted in an elimination/final format with eliminations on May 19 and the $600,000 (estimated) final one week later on May 26. The stakes final will be paired with the annual Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Cup Trot to form a phenomenal night of racing.

Nominations will close on February 15, 2012 and must be accompanied by a $500 payment.

Complete stakes details can be found here or by contacting the Georgian race office at 905-627-5822.

(Georgian Downs)

January 27, 2012 - 9:33 amI do not believe this is the

Geoff Maltby SAID...

I do not believe this is the best way to help with the purse surplus. These horses already make a large sum of money every year, and do not need a boost. I will admit Georgian has been great with The Masters and other series, but we need more money for more people. We have to have the ORC understand the current model does not allow enough earning potential for the overnight horses.


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