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The second mailing of the futurity nominations went in the mail on Thursday, March
20th and Friday, March 21st. Please remember that the closing date for these is April 10th to make your nominations
without a penalty fee. The new deadlines are listed below and are also included with the March newsletter that went
out with the nominations.
New futurity deadline rules for 2014!!!
The current deadlines for the Mid-West Hackney futurity nominations will remain the same--January
31st for first nomination fees for yearlings, two year olds and three year olds. April 10th--second nomination fees
on yearlings, two year olds and three year olds. First nomination fees on 4/5 year old jackpot ponies. All mare
and stallion nomination fees due. May 31st--second nomination fees on 4/5 year old jackpot ponies and full payment due
However, starting in 2014, if these fees are not paid on or before their due dates, nominators will
be given the opportunity to still make the payments with a 30 day grace period attached, but an additional $25.00 penalty
fee will be charged on each pony nomination. So, if you make your first nomination payments on your yearlings, two year
olds or three year olds, there will be no changes. If these nominations are not made by the January 31st deadline, you
will have an additional 30 days to make these payments, but you will have to add on an additional $25.00 for each nomination
you make within this 30 day period. If no payments are made at the end of this 30 day grace period, the pony/ponies
will be dropped from the futurity.
If you make your first nomination payments, then the cycle will start over for the
April 10th due dates and again, if payments are made on time, there will be no penalty. If these are not made on time,
then again, you will have a 30 day grace period in which to make them plus the $25.00 penalty fee per pony or they will be
dropped from the futurity.
We will be going by the postmark on your nominations to determine the date
and not when you dated your check. Most of the nominators have been very compliant with our current dates, but although we
have tried to give some flexibility, a few have taken advantage of this, so these new rules were put into place by the Mid-West
Hackney board of directors to make it fair to all. There will be no exceptions to these new changes. If you have any further
questions, please contact one of your Mid-West Hackney board members.