Race Conditions and Official Entry

Be part of the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on October 14

Featuring: the 89th Running of the Genesee Valley Hunt Cup (PURSE $30,000) and Martha S. Wadsworth Memorial (PURSE $15,000). Benefitting: Goliasano Children's Hospital at Strong and Geneseo Rotary.


The Races:

First RaceSmall Pony Race
Flat race about one quarter mile on the turf. For ponies 13.2 and under, 4-year olds and up. For riders who have not reached their 14th birthday. Catch weights. Trophy to owner of winner. Eight ribbons.
Entry Fee: $25.00. Post Entry Fee: $35.00.
Approximate post time 11:00 AM

Second RaceLarge Pony Race
Flat race about one half mile on the turf. For ponies not exceeding 14.2, 4-year olds and up. For riders who have not reached their 16th birthday. Catch weights. Trophy to owner of winner. Eight ribbons.
Entry Fee: $25.00. Post Entry Fee: $35.00.
Approximate post time 11:15 AM

Third RaceLeif Heen Memorial Jr. Race
Race about one half mile on the turf. For horses and ponies. For riders who have not reached their 18th birthday. Catch weights. Trophy to owner of winner.
Entry Fee: $35.00. Post Entry Fee: $45.00.
Approximate post time 11:30 AM

Fourth RaceAdult Pace RacePurse: $100 Entries (the field) to follow a pace horse over the course of approx. 1 3/4 miles over timber. At the designated signal, riders race to finish. For riders age 13 years or older who are apprived by the stewards. Hunt attire. Trophy to owner of winner.
Entry Fee: $40.00. Post Entry Fee: $50.00.
Approximate post time 11:45 AM

Fifth RaceThe Stockhorse SprintPurse: $500Flat race about one-third mile on the turf. For non-thoroughbreds (proof required). For riders 16 years or older who are approved by the Stewards. Western attire & safety helmet. Belt buckle to owner of winner.
Entry Fee: $45.00. Post Entry Fee: $65.00.
Approximate post time 12:00 PM

Sixth RaceThe Martha S. Wadsworth MemorialPurse: $15,000Sanctioned maiden timber about three miles over timber. For four year olds and up which have never won over timber. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and entry information. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner. Trophy to rider.
Approximate post time 1:00 PM

Seventh Race
Cross Country Plate$1,000 Owner of winner | $500 Trainer of winnerSancitioned Training Flat about two and one quarter miles. For three-year olds and up. To be ridden by amateur riders. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and information. A $1,000 award to the owner and $500 award to the trainer. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner.
Approximate post time 1:40 PM

Eighth RaceHeavy Horse RacePurse: $100Flat race about one half mile on the turf. For draft or 1/2 draft. Minimum weight 165+ lbs., without lead; overweights allowed. Riders to be 16 years or older who are approved by the stewards.
Entry Fee: $35.00. Post Entry Fee: $45.00.
Approximate post time 2:00 PM

Ninth RaceThe Genesee Valley Hunt CupPurse: $30,000Sanctioned Open Timber. About three and one-half miles over timber. For four year olds and up. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and entry information. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner. Trophy to rider.
Approximate post time 2:30 PM

Tenth RaceThe Oxbow$1,000 Owner of winner | $500 Trainer of winnerSanctioned Training Flat about one mile. For three-year olds and up. To be ridden by amateur riders. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and information. A $1,000 award to the owner and $500 award to the trainer. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner.
Approximate post time 3:00 PM

Pre - Race Party

Friday, Oct. 13th - The Oaks (Formerly, The Nines at Livingston), 4436 Lakeville Road (Rt. 20A) Geneseo, NY. Cash bar opens at 6 PM, Buffet dinner at 7 PM. $30 each.

For more information contact:

Race Secretary
Martha C. Wadsworth

(585) 415-3369 racesecretary@gvhraces.com

Offical Waiver Form

Owners and Jockeys must submit signed official waiver. *Riders under 18 must have waiver signed by parent or guardian.

Horse racing Horse jumping

Online entries are currently closed.
Entries closed for: Stock Horse Sprint, Pace Race & Heavy Horse.

To submit any further entry requests, please call Martha at 585-415-3369.


General Conditions:

  • All entries and scratches for sanctioned races (sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth races) are to be made through the NSA office (410) 392-0700. Entries close at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9th. Scratches close at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11th.
  • All entries and scratches for unsanctioned races are to be made through the Race Secretary, Martha C. Wadsworth (585) 415-3369. Entries close Monday, Oct. 9th. Scratches and declarations by 9:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13th.
  • Any race that has not been filled by Monday, Oct. 9th will be cancelled. Entered horses are permitted to re-enter, without penalty, any other race on the program for which they are eligible.
  • The Meet shall run under the rules of the NSA.
  • The Pony Races, Junior Race, and other unsanctioned races will be run under the rules of the Genesee Valley Hunt Race Committee.
  • The Committee reserves the right to change, modify, postpone eliminate any scheduled race, and the decision of the Committee will be final.
  • The committee reserves the right, and without notice, to refuse any entry.
  • The Genesee Valley Hunt, Inc., its members or officers and/or agents of the owners of the land on which these events are held, individually or severally, will not be responsible for any property damage or personal injury to spectators, owners, riders or their agents, employees or friends, arising out of these events.
  • Waivers must be signed by owners/trainers and riders. The waiver is found with this entry form and also online at www.GVHRaces.com. Payment must be sent with entry or made online by following link at www.GVHRaces.com
  • A horse may start in only one race.
  • The Genesee Valley Hunt and its officials take no cognizance of betting or wagering of any sort.
  • Riders will be required to attest that they have walked the course prior to post time.
  • Objections to entry of any horse or rider must be lodged with the Racing Secretary before horses leave the paddock for the race.
  • No sex or other allowances may be claimed for any of these races, unless otherwise stated.
  • Supervised schooling over a portion of the course, footing permitting, may be allowed Thursday, Oct. 12th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Call secretary at 585-415-3369 after 10:00 a.m. Thursday to confirm.
  • For all races safety helmet with harness must be worn. For jumping races, safety vests are required.
  • Turnout awards will be given for the best “turned out” horse or pony in the three Junior Races, the Adult Pace Race, and the Heavy Horse race. There will be a $100.00 award, to the groom of the best “turned out” horse in races 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10.
  • FOR CROSS ENTERING - pay entry fee for each race entered, PLUS an additional $10.00
  • REMINDER: All riders in unsanctioned races must submit medical insurance information with entry

Races are located on Nations Rd., off Route 39, just north of the Village of Geneseo.

Physical address for GPS or mapquest: 3330 Nations Rd., Geneseo