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 2024, 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.

  • 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 2024 racing season.

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

2024 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 2024 racing season.

(Awards Distribution Chart below)

Woodbine

Canadian Triple Crown

Event 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
The King’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 Stakesup to $21,600 ($14,400 if not Ontario Sired)up to $5,400 ($3,600 if not Ontario Sired)up to $2,700 ($1,800 if not Ontario Sired)
Ungraded Open Stakesup to $17,400 ($11,600 if not Ontario Sired)up to $4,350 ($2,900 if not Ontario Sired)up to $2,175 ($1,450 if not Ontario Sired)
Closed Stakes Including the Cup & Saucer Stakesup to $14,400 ($9,600 if not Ontario Sired)up to $3,600 ($2,400 if not Ontario Sired)up to $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 $7,000 ($4,000 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 Claiming Level (ON-Bred / ON Sired Only)$10,000$1,800$900
$40,000 Condition Claiming & OS Condition 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)
Starter Allowance – $25,000 / $40,000 Claiming (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)
Starter Allowance – $25,000 (HANDICAPS) (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 Claiming Level (ON-Bred Only)$6,000$1,350$675
$25,000 Claimingup 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 Claimingup 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 Claimingup to $1,380 ($920 if not Ontario Sired)up to $690 ($460 if not Ontario Sired)up to $345 ($230 if not Ontario Sired)
Starter Allowance $7,500 / $15,000 Claimingup 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 Claimingup to $810 ($540 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A
Starter Allowance $5,000 / $10,000 Claimingup to $810 ($540 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A
$7,500 Claiming & 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 Claiming & Upup to $810 ($540 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A
Fort Erie $8,000 Claiming & Under / Starter Allowanceup to $540 ($360 if not Ontario Sired)N/AN/A

2024 Top 100 Leaderboard
As of May 31, 2024

Breeder

Earnings
1
Northern Dawn Stables Inc. & Denny Andrews
$24,400
2
Chiefswood Stables Limited
$22,950
3
Tall Oaks Farm
$21,520
4
Dr. B. Van Arem
$17,275
5
Susan Rasmussen & H. Lothian
$16,000
6
Garland E. Williamson
$13,600
7
Howard Walton
$13,300
8
Joey Gee Thoroughbreds
$13,170
9
Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds
$13,050
10
Borders Racing Stable Ltd.
$13,000
11
Yawen Wu
$12,625
12
Denny Andrews
$11,800
13
Murray Graham Smith
$11,600
14
3 Sons Racing Ltd
$10,900
15
Box Arrow Farm & Gordon C. Colbourne
$10,900
16
Brian J. Cullen
$10,000
17
Conrad Farms
$10,000
18
K. E. O'Connor
$10,000
19
Lindy Barrow
$10,000
20
Narola, LLC
$10,000
21
Tabitha Lee
$10,000
22
CamHaven Farms
$7,800
23
Hedgestone Management
$7,800
24
Spring Farm
$7,635
25
Brian Wright
$7,350
26
Kingview Farms & Doug Anderson
$7,350
27
Elevage II, LLC & St. Elias Stables, LLC
$7,000
28
Stephen H. Birks
$6,900
29
Adena Springs
$6,500
30
Bay Ridge Orchards Limited
$6,375
31
Frank Di Giulio Jr.
$6,280
32
Goldmart Farms Inc & Tucci Holdings Inc
$6,000
33
Laurel A. Byrne
$6,000
34
Terra Farms LTD.
$6,000
35
Colebrook Farms
$5,760
36
Northern Dawn Stables Inc.
$5,460
37
James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$4,900
38
Bernard McCormack & Karen McCormack
$4,830
39
Charles Fipke
$4,620
40
Paul Buttigieg & James Goodman
$4,350
41
JWS Farms
$4,200
42
Kevin Beswick
$4,200
43
Dr. R. K. House
$3,900
44
Paul Buttigieg
$3,840
45
Paradox Farm, Inc.
$3,600
46
RCC Racing Stable
$3,600
47
Mark Dodson
$3,400
48
Michael C. Byrne
$3,390
49
Mitchell H. Kursner
$3,250
50
Susan Y. Foreman
$3,180
51
Minshall Farms
$2,720
52
Adolf Gust
$2,700
53
Ballycroy Training Centre
$2,700
54
Jennifer Leuty
$2,700
55
John Carey & Dr. Paul O'Brien
$2,700
56
Tim Meeuse & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$2,610
57
Elizabeth Lickrish & Gordon M. Lickrish
$2,550
58
Kingview Farms
$2,370
59
Josham Farms Limited
$2,350
60
Dr. Tan Hyka
$2,290
61
Norse Ridge Farms
$2,070
62
Paul G. Mouttet
$1,920
63
Brett Anderson
$1,820
64
Derek Chin
$1,800
65
Ericka Rusnak
$1,800
66
Huntington Stud Farm Corp.
$1,800
67
Michael C. Byrne, Robert Weber & Patricia Weber
$1,800
68
Michael Deegan
$1,800
69
Trinity West Stables LTD.
$1,800
70
Ballycroy Training Centre & Villa Rosa Farms
$1,700
71
Brookstone Farm & Lee Mauberret
$1,700
72
James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse & Bill Frothinger
$1,700
73
Phoenix Racing
$1,700
74
Phoenix Rising Farms
$1,700
75
Ryan Shane Kerbel
$1,700
76
Saintsbury Farms Inc.
$1,700
77
John Carey & Frank Di Giulio Jr.
$1,620
78
Gustav Schickedanz
$1,505
79
552727 Ontario LTD.
$1,450
80
Kimberly Ann Hopkinson
$1,380
81
Bru-Mel Stables Co.
$1,350
82
Michael Loughry
$1,350
83
Robert Marzilli
$1,275
84
CEC Stables LP
$1,260
85
Hopefield Farms
$1,260
86
Norse Ridge Farms & Delaware Run Farm
$1,260
87
Penny Conrad & Manfred Conrad
$1,210
88
Ron Clarkson
$1,135
89
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc.
$920
90
William D. Graham
$920
91
1326029 Ontario Inc. o/a Gracelynn Farm
$900
92
2479316 Ontario Limited
$900
93
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. & Rod Ferguson Farms LTD.
$900
94
Box Arrow Farm
$900
95
C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable
$900
96
Philip Healey & Donna Healey
$900
97
Entourage Stable
$850
98
Track West Racing Inc.
$850
99
Anthony B. Russo & Leslie L. Russo
$810
100
Gayle Bosscher & Denyse McClachrie
$810

Out-of-Province Breeders Awards

STAKES RACING OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO (WORLDWIDE)

For 2024, $250,000 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 $250,000 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 OS Reward of Excellence Program will award the top ONTARIO SIRED progeny with the highest earnings worldwide. The total amount of $150,000 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 – $21,000
  • 2nd place – $11,000
  • 3rd place – $5,500

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.

2023 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence Finalists

HorseAmountBreeder
Top 2-year-old FILLY
Hurricane Clair – 1st Place – by Silent Name (JPN)$25,000.00Bru-Mel Stables Co.
War Painter – 2nd Place – by Danish Dynaformer$15,000.00Charles Fipke
Olivia Rose – 3rd Place – by Silent Name (JPN)$10,000.00Gabe Grossberg
Top 2-year-old COLT/GELDING
No More Options – 1st Place – by Frac Daddy$25,000.00Laurel A. Byrne
Frac Dancer – 2nd Place – by Frac Daddy$15,000.00Phoenix Racing
Zippy Gizmo – 3rd Place – by Amis Gizmo$10,000.00Tall Oaks Farm
Top 3-year-old FILLY
Tito’s Calling – 1st Place – By Society’s Chairman$25,000.00Robert Marzilli
Fashionably Fab – 2nd Place – By Silent Name (JPN)$15,000.00Terra Farms Ltd.
Lantana Lady – 3rd Place – By Ami’s Holiday$10,000.00Brian J. Cullen
Top 3-year-old COLT/GELDING
Paramount Prince – 1st Place – By Society’s Chairman$25,000.00Ericka Rusnak
Patches O’Houlihan – 2nd Place – By Reload$15,000.00Frank Di Giulio Jr.
One Bay Hemingway – 3rd Place – By Danger Bay$10,000.00Howard Walton