Version March 2019
Any person nominating to any stakes event listed in this directory agrees to abide by the following terms and conditions stated herein:
(e) In the time trials, horses shall qualify on the basis of time and order of finish. The times of the horses in the time trial will be determined to the limit of the timer. The only exception is when two or more horses have the same time in the same trial heat. Then the order of finish shall also determine the preference in qualifying for the finals.
Should two or more horses in different time trials have the same qualifying time to the limit of the timer for the final qualifying position(s), then a draw by public lot shall be conducted as directed by the stewards. Qualifying times in separate trials shall not be determined beyond the limit of the timer by comparing and/or enlarging photo-finish images.
(f) Except in the case of disqualification, under no circumstances shall a horse qualify ahead of a horse that finished ahead of that horse in the official order of finish in a time trial.
(g) When there is a malfunction of the timer during one or more of the time trials, but the timer operates correctly in other time trials, the accurate electronic times shall not be discarded, nor shall the average of hand times be used for all time trials
(h) Should a horse be disqualified for interference during the running of a time trial, it shall receive the time of the horse it is immediately placed behind plus one hundredth of a second, or the maximum accuracy of the electronic timing device.
(i) No adjustments will be made in the times recorded in the time trials to account for head-wind, tailwind, off-track, etc.
(j) If a horse is disqualified for interference with another horse causing loss of rider or the horse not to finish the race, the disqualified horse shall be given no time.
(k) Should a malfunction occur with the electronic timer on any time trial, finalists from that time trial will then be determined by official hand times operated by three impartial officials. The average of the three hand times will be utilized for the winning time, unless one of the hand times is clearly incorrect. In such cases, the average of the two accurate hand times will be utilized for the winning time, other horses shall be given times according to the order and margins of finish with the aid of the photo finish, if available.
(l) If the accuracy of the electronic timer and/or the average of the hand times are questioned, the recording of a time trial may be used by the stewards to estimate the winning time by any acceptable means possible including counting the number of video frames in the race from the moment the starting gate stall doors are fully open parallel to the racing track. When the timer malfunctions and there are no hand times, the stewards may select qualifiers based on the recording.
(m) Should there be a malfunction of the starting gate, and one or more stall doors not open or open after the exact moment when the starter dispatches the field, the stewards may declare the horses with malfunctioning stall doors non-starters, or may allow any horse whose stall door opened late, but still ran a time fast enough to qualify to be declared a starter for qualifying purposes. If a horse breaks through the stall door, or the stall door opens prior to the exact moment the starter purposely dispatches the field, the horse must be declared a non-starter, and entry fees should be refunded. If one or more, but not all stall doors, open at the exact moment the starter purposely dispatches the field, these horses should be considered starters for qualifying purposes, and placed according to their electronic time. If the electronic timer malfunctions in this instance, the average of the hand times, or if not available, the video may be utilized for horses that are declared starters.
(n) If a horse should be scratched from the time trials, the horse’s owner shall not be eligible for a refund of the fees paid and shall not be allowed to enter the final. If a horse that qualified for the final should be unable to enter due to racing soundness, or scratched for any reason other than a positive drug test or a rule violation, the horse shall be deemed to have earned, and the owner will receive, last place money. If more than one horse is scratched, then those purse monies shall be added together and divided equally among those owners.
(o) If a qualifier for a final or consolation is disqualified for ineligibility or a rule violation after the time trials are declared official, but prior to entry for the final or consolation, the non-qualifier with the next fastest time shall replace the disqualified horse. If a qualifier is disqualified after entry for a final or consolation for ineligibility or a rule violation in the time trials the purse shall be redistributed, and the nonqualifier with the next fastest time shall receive last place purse money.
|1st place||45%||5th place||6%|
|2nd place||20%||6th place||4%|
|3rd place||12%||7th place||3%|
|4th place||8%||8th place||2%|
(b) If 33 or more horses enter the trials, there shall be a championship final and a consolation with 90% of the added monies going to the championship final and 10% of the added monies going to the consolation final.
|1st Place||40%||1st Place||3.0%|
|2nd Place||17.5%||2nd Place||2.4%|
|3rd Place||8.1%||3rd Place||2.1%|
|4th Place||5.6%||4th Place||1.5%|
|5th Place||5.0%||5th Place||1.0%|
(c) All money for overnight stakes races (including the aged and claiming series) will be split — 1st 53%, 2nd 26%, 3rd 12%, 4th 6%, 5th 3%
|1st place||45%||6th place||5%|
|2nd place||17%||7th place||4%|
|3rd place||10%||8th place||3%|
|4th place||7%||9th place||2%|
|5th place||6%||10th place||1%|
(b) if 33 or more horses enter the trials, there shall be a championship final and a consolation final with 90% of the purse monies going to the championship purse and 10% of the purse monies going to the consolation purse.
|1st Place||38%||1st Place||2.9%|
|2nd Place||14.0%||2nd Place||2.3%|
|3rd Place||7.8%||3rd Place||1.8%|
|4th Place||5.9%||4th Place||1.6%|
|5th Place||4.6%||5th Place||1.4%|
© 2019 Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association
Photo Credit: Coady Photo: Ctd, Ctm, Lbg, Watson's Foto Source, Helen Akerman, Julie Brewster