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Improved Mare Purchase and Recruitment Programs Utilized to Full Potential

2022-01-28T09:30:36-05:00January 27, 2022|

Ninety-one new mares will foal in Ontario in 2022 and $1 million will be distributed to Ontario breeders thanks to Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) Committee enhancing its Mare Purchase and Recruitment Programs for the 2021-22 sales season. Focusing on the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), the TIP Committee increased the maximum credit available from Read more

Ontario’s Successful Mare Purchase Program Receives $200,000 Funding Boost

2022-01-07T14:44:03-05:00January 7, 2022|

  NEWS RELEASE   Ontario’s Successful Mare Purchase Program Receives $200,000 Funding Boost   Ontario Racing’s Thoroughbred Improvement Program Committee has approved an additional $200,000 for its innovative Mare Purchase Program, bringing the total to $700,000. An enthusiastic response by Ontario breeders to the program has nearly exhausted the initial $500,000 commitment. The Keeneland January Read more

December Newsletter

2021-12-15T12:21:29-05:00December 14, 2021|

Ontario Racing is responsible for setting an annual program of races, attracting new horse owners, implementing breed improvement programs, growing the fan base, and connecting the industry with the government and general public.   OLG RELEASES NEW HORSE RACING ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY Working in partnership with Ontario’s horse racing industry, OLG has prepared and released Read more

Summer Sunday: One chapter ends, another begins

2021-12-03T16:18:06-05:00December 3, 2021|

Michael Burns Photo   Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications Summer Sunday has one last journey to take before heading to greener pastures. Last than a week from now, the striking six-year-old mare will depart the barn of trainer Stuart Simon and head over to the Woodbine paddock for the La Prevoyante Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile Tapeta Read more

Mrs. Barbara comes up with ‘Jim Dandy’ effort in Mazarine / God of Love flies home late to take Grey

2021-11-29T14:41:09-05:00November 28, 2021|

Michael Burns Photo   Mrs. Barbara put in an impressive stretch run to capture the Grade 3 $156,400 Mazarine Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.   The 1 1/16-mile main track event attracted field of nine two-year-old fillies, including Spruce Stable’s Mrs. Barbara, a daughter of Bodemeister-Destroy, bred by Jim Dandy Stable.   It was Chocolateaddiction who Read more

Chart-topper: Pink Lloyd goes out a winner

2021-11-29T14:39:55-05:00November 27, 2021|

Michael Burns Photo     Pink Lloyd, one of Canada’s greatest and most beloved sprinters, ended his remarkable career with a gutsy score in the Grade 2, $200,550 Kennedy Road Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine.   It was a farewell tour performance that earned a standing ovation from an appreciative crowd that had gathered to bid Read more

Curtain Closes on Ontario Sire Heritage Series With Pair of Primetime Performances

2021-11-22T14:26:29-05:00November 22, 2021|

Michael Burns Photo     The Ontario Sire Heritage Series concluded Friday at Woodbine with Lorena capturing the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay Stakes and Artie’s Storm winning the $100,000 Lake Ontario Stakes, both Presented by Ontario Racing.   The 1 1/16-mile main track events, the Lake Ontario for Ontario Sired three-year-olds, and the Ashbridges Bay, for Read more

Ontario’s Breeding Industry on the Upswing in 2021

2021-11-03T12:07:14-04:00November 3, 2021|

Over the last four weeks, The Jockey Club released its annual statistics for the North American breeding industry and Ontario showed positive gains across the board. The number of Ontario Sired live foals reported to The Jockey Club through Oct. 4 was up 2.6 per cent over last year, the number of stallions registered in Read more

Incentive Programs Offer Tangible Benefits to Ontario Breeders

2021-10-15T12:46:31-04:00October 15, 2021|

Michael Burns Photo   OCT. 15, 2021 In the fall of 2019, Bernard McCormack took advantage of Ontario’s Mare Purchase Program to acquire Uncle Mo mare Aunty Mo at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The mare, a $22,000 (USD) purchase, was in foal to Tourist and delivered a handsome colt in February 2020. In Read more