The Thoroughbred Improvement Program pays Breeders Awards to the BREEDER OF RECORD of:

  • REGISTERED ONTARIO BREDS and ONTARIO SIRED horses racing in Ontario.
  • REGISTERED ONTARIO BREDS and ONTARIO SIRED horses racing in Graded and Open Stakes races within Ontario.
  • REGISTERED ONTARIO BREDS and ONTARIO SIRED horses racing outside of Ontario in Graded Stakes races, worldwide.
  • ONTARIO SIRED horses racing in all race types world-wide with top earnings.

For 2022, there is a cap of $200,000 in Breeders Awards available to be distributed to any one individual BREEDER OF RECORD. The BREEDER OF RECORD eligible to receive Breeders Awards is the individual, partnership, syndicate, or corporation who is the owner of the dam at the time of foaling.


Special Circumstances

Awards will be distributed to eligible BREEDER(S) OF RECORD as listed on the actual Registration Papers of the horse, unless the Program Administrator is otherwise notified in writing by all parties listed as BREEDER(S) OF RECORD. If the BREEDER OF RECORD is deceased, the awards will be made payable to the Estate of said BREEDER, unless the Program Administrator is otherwise notified in writing by the party legally authorized to administer the BREEDER’S estate.

In the event a race ends in a dead heat for 1st to 3rd place, the award will be split 50/50 (like the purse) to both BREEDERS, provided that both are eligible. If only one of the parties is eligible, the entire award will be distributed to the one eligible BREEDER.


Breeders Awards – Racing in Ontario

The BREEDER OF RECORD is eligible for Breeders Awards for racing in Ontario as outlined below.

To qualify for the REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED portion of the Breeders Award, foals of 2007 and earlier must have been registered as a Canadian Bred foaled in Ontario. If the horse was foaled in Ontario but not registered through the CTHS, then the BREEDER is not eligible for an award. For foals of 2007 and earlier, if the BREEDER registers the horse as a Canadian Bred after the race has been run, the horse is not eligible for that race’s Breeders Award but will be eligible for Breeders Awards earned on races after its registration as a Canadian Bred.

For foals of 2008 and future years, only eligible REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED and ONTARIO SIRED horses will earn Breeders Awards.

To receive the ONTARIO SIRED portion of the Breeders Awards, the eligible horse must have been sired by an eligible ONTARIO SIRE in the year of conception and the horse must also be a REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED. Breeders Awards earned for racing in Ontario are paid monthly and issued on or around the 15th of the month following the month in which the award was earned.

For racing in Ontario, Breeders Awards are payable for:

Claiming races with claiming prices of $14,500 and belowWinner Only
Claiming races with claiming prices of $15,000 or higher1st through 3rd
Allowance races run in Ontario1st through 3rd
Eligible Ontario Stakes races1st through 3rd

2022 Breeders Awards Distribution (Ontario Bred / Ontario Sired)

  • In order to receive Breeders Awards, the horse must be a REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED.
  • 1st place bonuses of the Canadian Triple Crown, Triple Tiara, Princess Elizabeth & Coronation Futurity will not be counted towards the $200,000 cap on Breeders Awards.
  • Horses aged 7 and upwards are ineligible for Breeders Awards unless running at Allowance level races and/or Stakes level races.
  • Unpaid surplus funds remaining from the Breeders Awards will be disbursed to the breeders at the end of the season. Amounts paid out to breeders are based upon the percentage of total awards earned throughout the 2022 racing season.

(Awards Distribution Chart below)

Woodbine

Canadian Triple Crown

Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Queen’s Plate$50,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
The Prince of Wales Stakes$25,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Breeders’ Stakes$25,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)

Triple Tiara

Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Woodbine Oaks$30,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Bison City Stakes$20,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Wonder Where Stakes$20,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Princess Elizabeth Stakes & Coronation Futurity Stakes$25,000up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Grade 1 Open Stakesup to $33,000 ($23,000 if not Ontario Sired)up to $8,250 ($5,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $4,125 ($2,750 if not Ontario Sired)
Grade 2 Open Stakesup to $27,000 ($18,000 if not Ontario Sired)up to $6,750 ($4,500 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,375 ($2,250 if not Ontario Sired)
Grade 3 Open Stakes$21,600 ($14,400 if not Ontario Sired)$5,400 ($3,600 if not Ontario Sired)$2,700 ($1,800 if not Ontario Sired)
Ungraded Open Stakes$17,400 ($11,600 if not Ontario Sired)$4,350 ($2,900 if not Ontario Sired)$2,175 ($1,450 if not Ontario Sired)
Closed Stakes Including the Cup & Saucer Stakes$14,400 ($9,600 if not Ontario Sired)$3,600 ($2,400 if not Ontario Sired)$1,800 ($1,200 if not Ontario Sired)
Ontario Sire Stakes (ON-Bred / ON Sired Only)$12,000$3,000$1,500
Maiden Allowanceup to $13,000 ($10,000 if not Ontario Sired)up to $2,550 ($1,700 if not Ontario Sired)up to $1,275 ($850 if not Ontario Sired)
Allowance / Allowance Optional Claiming (Purses $65,000 & Over)up to $10,000 ($7,000 if not Ontario Sired) If not running for claiming price

up to $5,100 ($3,400 if not Ontario Sired) If running for claiming price

up to $2,550 ($1,700 if not Ontario Sired)up to $1,275 ($850 if not Ontario Sired)
OS Maiden Allowance – $40,000 Level (ON-Bred / ON Sired Only)$10,000$1,800$900
$40,000 Claimers & OS Allowance (ON-Bred Only)up to $6,000 ($4,200 if not Ontario Sired)up to $1,800 ($1,260 if not Ontario Sired)up to $900 ($630 if not Ontario Sired)
OS Maiden Allowance – $25,000 Level (ON-Bred Only)$6,000$1,350$675
$25,000 Claimersup to $2,700 ($1,800 if not Ontario Sired)up to $1,350 ($900 if not Ontario Sired)up to $675 ($450 if not Ontario Sired)
$20,000 Claimersup to $1,860 ($1,240 if not Ontario Sired)up to $930 ($620 if not Ontario Sired)up to $465 ($310 if not Ontario Sired)
$15,000 Claimersup to $1,380 ($920 if not Ontario Sired)up to $690 ($460 if not Ontario Sired)up to $345 ($230 if not Ontario Sired)
$10,000 Claimersup to $810 ($540 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A
$7,500 Claimers & Underup to $540 ($360 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A

Fort Erie

Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Fort Erie Restricted Stakes & Open Allowanceup to $2,700 ($1,800 if not Ontario Sired)up to $1,350 ($900 if not Ontario Sired)up to $675 ($450 if not Ontario Sired)
Fort Erie OS Allowanceup to $1,800 ($900 if not Ontario Sired)up to $900 ($450 if not Ontario Sired)up to $450 ($225 if not Ontario Sired)
Fort Erie $10,000 Claimers & Upup to $810 ($540 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A
Fort Erie $8,000 Claimers & Under / Starter Allowanceup to $540 ($360 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A

2022 Top 100 Leaderboard
As of September 30, 2022

Breeder

Earnings
1
Adena Springs
$193,425
2
Joey Gee Thoroughbreds
$142,635
3
Sean Fitzhenry
$105,120
4
Tall Oaks Farm
$104,600
5
Sam-Son Farm
$93,740
6
James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$92,050
7
Howard Walton
$89,550
8
C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable
$86,560
9
John Carey
$77,795
10
Spring Farm
$76,930
11
Northern Dawn Stables Inc.
$68,720
12
Sunrise Farm
$65,310
13
Estate of Gustav Schickedanz
$63,025
14
Colebrook Farms
$61,710
15
Frank Di Giulio Jr.
$60,130
16
Chiefswood Stables Limited
$55,500
17
Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling
$50,950
18
Dr. B. Van Arem
$49,275
19
Paul Buttigieg
$47,290
20
Borders Racing Stable Ltd.
$46,880
21
William D. Graham
$44,610
22
WinStar Farm, LLC
$42,610
23
Huntington Stud Farm Corp.
$42,125
24
Ivan Dalos
$41,900
25
Steve Owens & Beverly Lewis-Owens
$41,200
26
Bernard & Karen McCormack
$40,260
27
Charles Fipke
$39,430
28
Caldara Farm Inc., Patrick Costello, David Whitford & Tom Zwiesler
$39,200
29
Elizabeth Lickrish & Gordon M. Lickrish
$38,740
30
Michael C. Byrne
$32,950
31
Terra Farms Ltd.
$31,070
32
Saintsbury Farms Inc.
$27,620
33
Paul Buttigieg & James Goodman
$27,615
34
Christopher Fung & Patrick Fung
$27,175
35
Northern Dawn Stables Inc. & Denny Andrews
$26,200
36
Track West Racing Inc.
$25,340
37
Jennifer Leuty
$24,865
38
Dr. Tan Hyka
$24,740
39
Phoenix Racing
$23,600
40
Shelley Fitzgerald & Martin Wickins
$22,600
41
Sean Fitzhenry & Dorothy Fitzhenry
$22,550
42
Robert Marzilli
$22,390
43
Dr. Rolph A. Davis
$21,390
44
Minshall Farms
$21,230
45
Northern Dawn Stables Inc. & Kathy Biers
$21,175
46
Steven Chircop
$21,100
47
Norse Ridge Farms
$20,425
48
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc.
$20,080
49
Norse Ridge Farms & Delaware Run Farm
$19,600
50
Richard L. Lister
$19,250
51
Philip Healey & Donna Healey
$18,700
52
Andrew Stronach
$18,440
53
Roger Attfield
$17,950
54
Bruno Schickedanz
$17,475
55
Dr. Liam Gannon
$17,400
56
Laurel A. Byrne
$15,960
57
Gabe Grossberg
$15,600
58
John Carey & Joan H. Addison
$15,460
59
Kingview Farms
$15,220
60
Michael C. Byrne & Brian O'Leary
$15,145
61
Tim Meeuse & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$14,915
62
Dr. R. K. House
$14,385
63
Rijack Farm Stable & Scott Fairlie
$14,220
64
3 Sons Racing Ltd
$13,900
65
Jim Dandy Stable
$12,960
66
Andrew Fredericks
$12,700
67
Brandon Greer
$12,700
68
Michael Deegan
$12,700
69
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. & Peter A. Berglar Racing Interests, LLC
$12,160
70
Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
$12,000
71
Box Arrow Farm & Gordon C. Colbourne
$11,800
72
Brian Milton Wright
$11,800
73
Hill 'N' Dale Farms
$11,800
74
Mark Dodson
$11,750
75
Kingview Farms & Doug Anderson
$11,700
76
Billee Steinhoff, Tom Rupert, Jackie Johansen & 2648462 Ontario Inc
$11,575
77
Stan Dodson
$11,450
78
Susan Rasmussen & H. Lothian
$11,400
79
Ericka Rusnak
$11,350
80
Frank Huarte
$11,275
81
Elevage II, LLC
$11,260
82
Box Arrow Farm
$10,540
83
Penny Conrad & Manfred Conrad
$10,460
84
Hill 'N' Dale Farms & M. Serrani
$10,450
85
Austin Hinds
$10,425
86
FrostFire Thoroughbreds
$10,360
87
Hill 'N' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. & N.E.T.P.
$10,000
88
Kestrel Stud LLC
$10,000
89
Maplehaven Equestrian Centre
$10,000
90
Robert Marzilli & Godolphin
$10,000
91
Victoria Pappas
$10,000
92
Josham Farms Limited
$9,920
93
Bonnie A. Rowntree & Jacqueline Armstrong
$9,825
94
Paul Buttigieg & Ian Dick
$9,600
95
Ballycroy Training Centre
$8,700
96
Keith McClelland & Rachel McClelland
$8,350
97
Hard Eight Stables Inc., Ace Racing & Linda Mason
$8,100
98
Lanny McDonald, Linda Barron & Susan Rasmussen
$7,800
99
Phoenix Rising Farms
$7,300
100
John Hayes & Breeda Hayes
$7,125

Out-of-Province Breeders Awards

STAKES RACING OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO (WORLDWIDE)

For 2022, $300,000 in out-of-province Breeders Awards will be paid to all winners (1st through 3rd) of Graded and Group Stakes, outside of the province of Ontario, worldwide. Awards will be distributed to each eligible recipient by dividing the $300,000 by the number of points earned. These awards are considered as Breeders Awards and are, therefore, included in the tabulation of the cap of $200,000 to any individual BREEDER. The point system is as follows:

Out-of-Province Breeders Awards

Race Type 1st 2nd 3rd
Grade 1ON15001000750
OS450300225
Grade 2ON1000500300
OS30015090
Grade 3ON500250125
OS1507540

Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence Program

The new OS Reward of Excellence Program will award the top ONTARIO SIRED progeny with the highest earnings worldwide. The total amount of $200,000 will be awarded at year-end to the top 2-year-old Filly, 2-year-old Colt, 3-year-old Filly and 3-year-old Colt. The awards will be paid to the BREEDER OF RECORD as follows:

  • 1st place – $25,000
  • 2nd place – $15,000
  • 3rd place – $10,000

All earnings will be based upon reports from the Jockey Club Information System records.

The OS Reward of Excellence Program awards do not count towards the $200,000 cap on Breeders Awards.

2021 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence Finalists

HorseAmountBreeder
Top 2-year-old FILLY
Ya Mar – 1st Place – by Silent Name (JPN)$25,000.00Gabe Grossberg
Lois Len- 2nd Place – by Hunters Bay$15,000.00Adena Springs
Thatsitthatsall – 3rd Place – by Silver Max$10,000.00Daniel A. Mooney
Top 2-year-old COLT/GELDING
Silent Runner – 1st Place – by Silent Name (JPN)$25,000.00C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable
Bossy Holiday – 2nd Place – by Ami’s Holiday$15,000.00Tall Oaks Farm
Where’s Neal – 3rd Place – by Society’s Chairman$10,000.00Linda Mason
Top 3-year-old FILLY
Lorena – 1st Place – By Souper Speedy$25,000.00Dr. Liam Gannon
Il Malocchio – 2nd Place – By Souper Speedy$15,000.00Franco Meli
Miss Speedy – 3rd Place – By Souper Speedy$10,000.00Linda Mason
Top 3-year-old COLT/GELDING
Artie’s Storm – 1st Place – By We Miss Artie$25,000.00Sunrise Farm
H C Holiday – 2nd Place – By Ami’s Holiday$15,000.00Tall Oaks Farm
Mason’s Gamble – 3rd Place – By Gamble’s Exchange$10,000.00Ivan Dalos