RUS MidAtlantic Announces 2018 Trotting Series Schedule

 A field of trotters heading to the Rosecroft starting line in the 2017 edition of the RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series.  Photo courtesy of Best Bet Photos.

A field of trotters heading to the Rosecroft starting line in the 2017 edition of the RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series.  Photo courtesy of Best Bet Photos.

 (Upper Marlboro, MD) – RUS MidAtlantic is pleased to release the schedule for 2018.  The RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series consists of four races this year.  The schedule, subject to change, is as follows:  Saturday, June 23 – Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment; Sunday, July 15 – Ocean Downs; Sunday, September 16 – Rosecroft; Sunday, October 14 – Shenandoah Downs.  All races will be non-wagering events with an estimated purse of $5,000 per leg.  Race conditions and qualifying standards are yet to be finalized; they will be posted on the RUS MidAtlantic website (https://www.rus-midatlantic.org ) and will be released in a future press release. 

With July 15 being National Horse Day, the RUS contest will be the centerpiece of Ocean Downs’ special events to commemorate the day.  Other activities planned are face painting, sketch artist, pony rides, and giving away stuffed horses.  Along with Ocean Downs’ racing program, the day promises to be a great time for fans of all ages.

The October 14 race at Shenandoah Downs marks RUS MidAtlantic’s first foray into Virginia.  The race will be contested on the same day as the Virginia Breeder’s Fund Finals are contested.  The entire day’s races will be non-wagering.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series are available at various levels.  All sponsorship fees are used to fund purses.  If interested in becoming a sponsor, you may reach out to RUS MidAtlantic President Stephanie Jacobs at stephaniej@rus-midatlantic.org or at fundraising@rus-midatlantic.org.   

RUS MidAtlantic is a 501(c)6 business organization dedicated to the promotion and presenting of racing under saddle events  the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia region.  As a business organization, contributions or gifts to RUS MidAtlantic are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.