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 April 30, 2022

Breeder

Earnings
1
Northern Dawn Stables Inc.
$16,000
2
WinStar Farm, LLC
$11,600
3
Anderson Farms Ont. Inc.
$10,450
4
Box Arrow Farm
$10,000
5
Adena Springs
$7,920
6
Barbara Minshall & Bruce Lunsford
$7,000
7
Paul Buttigieg & James Goodman
$6,900
8
Paul Buttigieg
$6,450
9
Dr. R. K. House
$6,000
10
Frank Di Giulio Jr.
$6,000
11
Joey Gee Thoroughbreds
$4,240
12
Sangreal Investments, LLC
$4,200
13
Track West Racing Inc
$4,200
14
Sunrise Farm
$3,150
15
Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad
$2,900
16
C. Scott Abbott Racing Stable
$2,700
17
Racing Canada Inc.
$2,550
18
William D. Graham
$2,330
19
A&A Farms
$1,800
20
Gabe Grossberg
$1,800
21
Larry Cappuccitti
$1,800
22
Paul Buttigieg & Ian Dick
$1,800
23
Steven Chircop
$1,800
24
3 Sons Racing Ltd
$1,700
25
Bernard McCormack & Karen McCormack
$1,700
26
Huntington Stud Farm Corp.
$1,700
27
Sam-Son Farm
$1,700
28
Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling
$1,450
29
Chris Harris
$1,380
30
Laurel A. Byrne
$1,380
31
Colebrook Farms
$1,365
32
Austin Hinds
$1,350
33
John Carey
$1,350
34
Wanda Ladiges & Diana Clark
$1,350
35
Frank Huarte
$1,275
36
Jennifer S. Leuty
$1,275
37
Ben Hutzel
$1,035
38
Barbara J Minshall
$900
39
Hill 'N' Dale Farms & Gabe Grossberg
$850
40
Saintsbury Farms Inc.
$850
41
Horsepower Racing Management & Beverley Chubb
$690
42
Silver King Farm
$540
43
Dr. Tan Hyka
$360
44
Hedgestone Managment
$360
45
James Everatt, Janeane Everatt & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$360
46
Megan Allan
$345
47
Josham Farms Limited
$230
48
Tim Meeuse & Arika Everatt-Meeuse
$230

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