The Central Ontario Standardbred Association and TROT Magazine are pleased to announce the third annual COSA Fantasy Stable Contest.
Administered by Standardbred Canada, the 2021 contest proved to be even more popular than the inaugural one, with 1,166 entrants (up more than 25% from the previous year). Focussing on the Ontario Sires Stakes program, the contest is FREE to join and asks participants to assemble a stable of trainers, drivers, and Ontario-based stallions, as well as both two and three-year-old OSS-eligible racehorses for the upcoming season.
The number of categories this year goes unchanged, so each stable will include:
Three drivers (dollars accumulated equal to 5% of their 2022 OSS earnings)
Three trainers (dollars accumulated equal to 5% of their 2022 OSS earnings)
Four sires (dollars accumulated equal to 10% of their progeny's 2022 OSS earnings)
12 OSS two-year-olds (dollars accumulated equal to their TOTAL 2022 earnings - from May 20 onwards)
12 OSS three-year-olds (dollars accumulated equal to their TOTAL 2022 earnings - from May 20 onwards)
"The contest has been very popular in its first two years and it works well to help put a focus on the Ontario Sires Stakes program itself," commented COSA Director Matt Bax. "The OSS is a great program, and the fantasy contest has people following it more closely than ever. We believe that it's a fun way to try and get more people watching and maybe even get more involved."
The Grand Prize that will go to the winner of the contest is once again valued at over $4,000 - a night in a private suite at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with $2,500 in betting vouchers and $1,500 in food and drink.
The winner of the inaugural contest in 2020 was Peterborough's Dan Davis, and in 2021 it was Whitby, Ontario's Tyler MacKendrick. There will once again be HPI vouchers of different denominations awarded as prizes to all of those finishing in the top 20 spots.
Full contest rules are available here. The contest is now open, with the closing date pegged as 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, May 20.
To enter the contest, click here.