TORONTO, January 20, 2023 – Seven new stallions are joining the Ontario ranks in 2023, as the provincial breeding program continues to be one of fastest growing jurisdictions in North America.
Avie’s Flatter, Collusion Illusion, Mohaymen, Serve The King (GB), and Tamarkuz will all stand stud in Ontario for the first time, while Ami’s Flatter and Guipago return to the province after standing outside Ontario in prior years.
Serve The King (GB), Avie’s Flatter, and Collusion Illusion are freshman stallions, who all achieved graded stakes success on the racetrack.
Serve The King (GB) was victorious at the Gr. 2 level and placed at the Gr. 1 level on turf. Ontario Bred Avie’s Flatter was a versatile runner who won or was placed in stakes ranging from six furlongs to one-and-one-half mile, on all surfaces; tapeta, turf and dirt.
Serve The King (GB) will stand at Yorktech Racing Stables and Avie’s Flatter at Colebrook Farms.
Collusion Illusion was a multiple graded stakes winner at six furlongs, including the Gr. 1 Bing Crosby and was graded stakes placed at seven furlongs.
He will stand at Ballycroy Bloodstock alongside Gr. 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Tamarkuz who arrives in Ontario after standing stud at Shadwell in Kentucky since 2017. Learn more details about the pair’s arrival Ontario here.
Mohaymen is by leading sire Tapit, and was a multiple graded stakes winner of just under $1 million USD on the racetrack. Since entering stud in 2018, his runners have won at the graded stakes, and black type level. He was North America’s #10 first crop sire in 2021, and will stand at Northern Dawn Stables.
Rounding out the fresh faces in 2023 are Ami’s Flatter and Guipago. Ami’s Flatter returns to Ontario after standing three seasons at Ocala Stud in Florida, and Guipago previously stood in Ontario from 2015-2017. They will stand at T.C. Westmeath Stud Farm and Jecara Farms respectively.
In addition to the seven new stallions, all three of Ontario’s leading sires will return in 2023.
Reigning 1st Top Ontario Sire Silent Name (JPN) will stand at Adena Springs. The 21-year-old son of Sunday Silence had six runners crack the $100,000 mark in 2022 led by Cup and Saucer winner Phillip My Dear.
Souper Speedy was the 2nd Top Ontario Sire in 2022. Il Malocchio was his top runner this past year. Her four-year-old campaign was highlighted by a win in the Gr. 3 Maple Leaf at Woodbine.
Rounding out the top-three is Reload. Poulin in O T was his leading runner, as the gelding put together a two-year-old campaign that saw him earn three stakes wins and over $200,000.
Click here for complete details on all of the stallions standing in Ontario in 2023.
Note: These numbers are as of the deadline to register a stallion on January 15, 2023. Late registrations may be accepted, and additional stallions added to the Ontario roster at a future date.