The State Horse Racing Commission’s Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing today reminded Standardbred horse owners that 2019 Sire Stakes second payments for 2-year-old and 3-year-old horses are due by May 15.

Second payments due for 2-year-old horses are $400 for the Pari-mutuel Division and $75 for the Fair Division. This 2-year-old second payment must be made for the horse to be eligible to race as a 2-year-old in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races.

The final 3-year-old $150 Fair Division payment must be paid for the horse to race at the fairs.

Yearling nomination fees are $10 for Fairs and $50 for Pari-mutuel, and due May 15, 2019. 2-year-old first Fair Division sustaining fees are $50 (which was due March 15, 2019) and $75, due May 15. The 3-year-old Final Fair payment is $150, due May 15.

The Sire Stakes Sustaining Payment forms are available at Search “sire stakes.” Individuals can also contact Ryan Kell at or 717.214.9053 to obtain payment forms.

Learn more about the State Horse Racing Commission’s work to reinvest in Pennsylvania racing and continue to develop Pennsylvania’s reputation as a superior place to breed, train, race and enjoy horses.