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Richer Estimated Payouts for American Saddlebred Registry Sweepstakes


Lexington, Kentucky - The 2006 American Saddlebred Registry Sweepstakes begin on Thursday, September 7, at the All American Horse Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.


Sweepstakes payouts for 2006 are expected to increase over 20 percent.  In 2005, the total payout was $139,433.  Prize money was distributed as follows: Two-Year-Old Sweepstakes, $38,629; Three-Year-Old Sweepstakes, $70,428; Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes, $30,376.  The total estimated payouts in 2006 are up almost $32,000.  Since its inception, the Sweepstakes program has awarded more than $3.3 million.


The following is the 2006 Sweepstakes schedule:


Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.

Class 55, Two-Year-Old Fine Harness

Class 59, Two-Year-Old Three-Gaited

Class 64, Two-Year-Old Five-Gaited

Class 67, Two-Year-Old Park Pleasure


Friday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.

Class 98, Four-Year-Old Fine Harness

Class 103, Four-Year-Old Five-Gaited

Class 108, Four-Year-Old Three-Gaited

Class 111, Four-Year-Old Park Pleasure


Saturday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.

Class 134, Three-Year-Old Fine Harness

Class 140, Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited

Class 144, Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited

Class 148, Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure


The American Saddlebred Registry Two-, Three- and Four-Year-Old Sweepstakes Program is designed to perpetuate the breeding, training and showing of the American Saddlebred horse.  A unique feature of the Sweepstakes program is the judge selection is done by a vote of the Sweepstakes’ participants, with the approval of the ASHA Sweepstakes Committee.  Prize money is divided between the recorded owner at the time of competition and the original nominator(s).


More information can be found on the ASR Sweepstakes by clicking here.


The All American Horse Classic commences Tuesday evening, September 5, with the All American Cup.  The talents of America's finest Saddlebred breeding stallions will be showcased when their offspring perform in the Third Annual All American Cup.  Some of these stallions will also be featured in the Parade of Stallions following the initial phase of weanling competition.  Approximately 50 weanlings from these stallions will be competing for a historic purse of $154,000.  The All American Cup Weanling Grand Champion will leave the ring with a check in excess of $50,000.


Courtesy of the American Saddlebred Horse Association

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