Specs. - Great American $1 Million Grand Prix – Ocala, Florida

Specifications 2017

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, Ocala Championship - X

Where: HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL

Who 40 Riders based on the Great American Million Grand Prix Rider Rankings.
  5 Additional riders may be chosen at the discretion of management (management reserves the right to extend additional discretionary spots if the desired number of riders has not been met by going down the Rider Ranking list)
How to Qualify

Rider Rankings will be calculated based on money won by the horse/rider combination.
It will be a rider’s top money-winning horse that will determine the rider’s final ranking.
The rider (one any horse or horses) must compete the SUNDAY Grand Prix in any three HITS Ocala Winter Circuits or Ocala Holiday Series shows prior to the week of the Great American Million.
The Rider may ride any horse(s) in the qualifying classes. Multiple rides in one class do NOT count
as “multiple classes”.
A rider qualified for the AIG Million in Thermal will also be qualified for the Great American Million in Ocala.
Additional Qualifying Specifications

Money Won will be calculated by horse/rider combination.
It will be the rider’s top money-winning horse that will determine the rider’s final ranking.
In the event that two or more riders are qualified for the final qualifying position, all those tied will qualify.
If a qualified rider declines, the next rider in the standings will be invited until all 40 slots are filled.
The Rider may ride only one (1) horse in the Million, but may ride any horse of his/her choice.
The last Qualifying Class counting toward rider rankings will be at Desert Circuit VII.
Class Conditions & Specifications
  •  Secure Stabling rules will be in effect.  High Performance Standard
Order of Go
  The order will be reverse order of the Final Standings. The five discretionary spots and any additional discretionary spots will be placed next, order to be drawn. 


Prize Money:   Awarded 1-20

1 - $350,000        5 - $75,000        9 - $15,000        13 - $3,500        17 - $3,500

2 - $200,000        6 - $40,000        10 - $10,000      14 - $3,500        18 - $3,500

3 - $120,000        7 - $30,000        11 - $7,500        15 - $3,500        19 - $3,500

4 - $100,000        8 - $20,000        12 - $4,500        16 - $3,500        20 - $3,500


Updated 12/19/16