Four new Thoroughbred stallions brings the total number of registered Ontario Sires to 42 for the 2022 breeding season.
“New stallions and bloodlines give Ontario breeders more diversity and opportunities locally to breed for the Ontario Sired incentive racing program,” said Peter Berringer, President of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, and Ontario Racing Thoroughbred Improvement Committee Member. “Breeders are the mainstay of the horse industry and new stallions are essential for Ontario breeders to have increased local opportunities and diversification for future successes in the sales ring and racing.”
ABARTA: The son of Into Mischief and Smart Strike mare Dame Marie qualified for the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf in 2020. Abarta will make his debut as a sire at Tara Horse Farm.
AHMAS: The son of four-time graded stakes winner Hard Spun and Eraada (GB), by Medicean (GB), broke his maiden in 2021 at Charles Town. He will stand at Silver Fox Stallions.
BOND STREET (IRE): The son of Galileo, a multiple Grade 1 winner in Ireland, will stand at T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm Inc. He is out of the Grade 3 stakes-placed mare After (IRE) by Danehill Dancer (IRE).
SPEIGHTSTER: The son of Speightstown and Dance Swiftly (Danzig) ranked fifth in North America among second crop sires in 2021. His progeny earned $4.2 million to propel him to that lofty goal, with 71 winners. He will stand at Northern Dawn Stables Inc.
Click here for the list of 2022 Registered Thoroughbred Ontario Sires.