October 8, 2022

Race Conditions and Official Entry

Featuring: the 92nd Running of the Genesee Valley Hunt Cup (PURSE $25,000) and Martha S. Wadsworth Memorial (PURSE $10,000). Benefitting: Goliasano Children’s Hospital at Strong and Geneseo Rotary.


The Races:

Race Entries Now Closed.

See you at the races.

 

*** Fifth Race – The Stockhorse Sprint is full and we will not be accepting race-day entries ***

 

First Race – Small 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 rider of winner. Eight ribbons.
Entry Fee: $25.00. Post Entry Fee: $35.00.
Approximate post time 11:00 am

Enter First Race – Small Pony

 

 

Second Race – Large Pony

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 rider of winner. Eight ribbons.
Entry Fee: $25.00. Post Entry Fee: $35.00.
Approximate post time 11:15 am

Enter Second Race – Large Pony

 

 

Third Race – Leif Heen Memorial Jr.

Race for horses about one mile on the turf. For riders who have not reached their 18th birthday. Catch weights. Trophy to owner of winner. Eight ribbons.
Entry Fee: $35.00. Post Entry Fee: $45.00.
Approximate post time 11:30 am

Enter Third Race – Leif Heen Memorial Jr.

 

 

 

Fourth Race – Adult Pace

Purse: $200

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 16 years or older who are approved 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

Enter Fourth Race – Adult Pace

 

 

 

Fifth Race – The Stockhorse Sprint

Purse: $500

Flat 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. Trophy to rider of winner.
Entry Fee: $45.00. Post Entry Fee: $65.00.
Approximate post time 12:00 pm

Enter Fifth Race – The Stockhorse Sprint

 

 

 

Sixth Race – The Martha S. Wadsworth Memorial

Purse: $10,000

Sanctioned 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 – The Cross Country Plate

Purse: $10,000

Sanctioned Training Timber. About Three miles over timber. For five year olds and up which have never won a timber stakes. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and entry information. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner.
Approximate post time 1:40 pm

 

 

 

Eighth Race – Heavy Horse

Purse: $200

Flat race about one half mile on the turf. For draft or 1/2 draft. Minimum weight165+ lbs., without lead; overweights allowed. Riders to be 16 years or older who are approved by the stewards. Trophy to owner of winner.
Entry fee: $35.00. post entry fee: $45.00.
Approximate post time 2:00 pm

Enter Eighth Race – Heavy Horse

 

 

 

Ninth Race – The Genesee Valley Hunt Cup

Purse: $25,000

Sanctioned Open Timber. About three and one-half miles 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 2:30 pm

 

 

 

Tenth Race – The Oxbow

Sanctioned Training Flat about one and three quarter miles. For three-year olds and up. To be ridden by amateur riders. See NSA conditions book for further conditions and information. Trophy and cooler to owner of winner.
Approximate post time 3:00 pm

 

Official Waiver Form

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

Electronic Waiver

Click link to submit your waiver electronically

Rider Waiver Form Trainer Waiver Form

 


Mail Version of Waiver

Please send completed waivers to:
Genesee Valley Hunt, Inc.
Attn: Race Secretary
P.O. Box 52, Geneseo, NY 14454
or email them to racesecretary@gvhraces.com

Print and Mail Waiver

For more information contact:

Race Secretary
Martha C. Wadsworth
p: (585) 415-3369
e: racesecretary@gvhraces.com

General Conditions

1. All entries and scratches for sanctioned races (sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth) are to be made through the NSA office (410) 392-0700. Entries close at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4th. Scratches close at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6th.
 
2. All entries and scratches for unsanctioned races are to be made through the Race Secretary, Martha C. Wadsworth (585) 415-3369. Entries close at Noon Monday, Oct. 4th. Scratches and declarations by 9:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8th.
 
3. Any race that has not been filled by Monday, Oct. 4th will be cancelled. Entered horses are permitted to re-enter, without penalty, any other race on the program for which they are eligible.
 
4. The Meet shall run under the rules of the NSA.
 
5. The Pony Races, Junior Race, and other unsanctioned races will be run under the rules of the Genesee Valley Hunt Race Committee.
 
6. The Committee reserves the right to change, modify, postpone or eliminate any scheduled race, and the decision of the Committee will be final.
 
7. The Committee reserves the right, and without notice, to refuse any entry.
 
8. 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 .
 
9. 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

 

10. A horse may start in only one race.
 
11. The Genesee Valley Hunt and its officials take no cognizance of betting or wagering of any sort.
 
12. Riders will be required to attest that they have walked the course prior to post time.
 
13. Objections to the entry of any horse or rider must be lodged with the Racing Secretary before horses leave the paddock for the race.
 
14. No sex or other allowances may be claimed for any of these races, unless otherwise stated.
 
15. Supervised schooling over a portion of the course, footing permitting, may be allowed Thursday, Oct. 7th, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Call secretary at 585-415-3369 after 10:00 am. Thursday to confirm.
 
16. Equipment and condition of horses must be approved by the Paddock Judge on race day. A flat saddle is required for all races, except for entries in the Stockhorse Sprint.
 
17. For all races safety helmet with harness must be worn. For jumping races, safety vests are required.
 
18. 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 6, 7, 9 and 10.
 
19. FOR CROSS ENTERING – pay entry fee for each race entered, PLUS an additional $10.00.
 
20. REMINDER: All riders in unsanctioned races must submit medical insurance information with entry.

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