RFA Greyhound Racing 101 Greyhound Q&A Stakes Search     Members  
Stakes - races (2256 Views)
MyChessDogs
Posted: Sep 16, 2005 at 9:46 AM - MyChessDogs's 9th post Copy Link
Forum Poster
Posts: 15

Joined: Nov 30, 2004

What is the difference between a stakes race, a puppy stakes and a juvenile stakes? Isn't a puppy stakes for hounds that haven't won an official race? or am I way off base here? But, what are the rest?! please excuse my stupidity...

Profile Back To Top
jcsperson
Posted: Sep 16, 2005 at 10:58 AM - jcsperson's 166th post Copy Link
RFA Team
Forum Poster
Posts: 216

Joined: Jul 6, 2004

It varies from track to track. Some puppy stakes are for pups who have had schooling races only---no Maidens. Some are for pups who haven't reached the age of two by the date of the race. Juveniles are usually for younger dogs with a cut-off of 2 or 2-1/2 years of age. Stakes races are for dogs of any age, but must be nominated by the track or kennel to participate, usually the best dogs at the track. "Open" stakes are open to dogs from any track. "Oaks" races are for females only.

Profile Back To Top
shalea
Posted: Sep 19, 2005 at 1:51 PM - shalea's 23rd post Copy Link
Forum Poster
Posts: 34

Joined: Mar 30, 2005

jcsperson, Sep 16 2005 at 10:58:54
"Oaks" races are for females only.


Is that a carryover from horse racing?

-Shalea (Larson's person)

Profile Back To Top
jcsperson
Posted: Sep 19, 2005 at 8:21 PM - jcsperson's 171st post Copy Link
RFA Team
Forum Poster
Posts: 216

Joined: Jul 6, 2004

Almost certainly. Horse racing predates greyhound racing by a century and a lot of the traditions and nomenclature have carried over.

Profile Back To Top
RFA Greyhound Racing 101 Greyhound Q&A Stakes Search     Members  

Forum Generation=0.031 seconds