Ontario Bred Messier looks to Make Mark at Derby

2022-05-06T15:10:39-04:00May 6, 2022|

Ontario bred Messier putting in a workout leading into the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Photo by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan is quite happy to channel his inner Canadian leading up to the Kentucky Derby. ​ ​The man behind SF Racing, and part-owner of Derby hopeful Messier, wasn’t born in Canada, but he does have some notable Read more

Two Triple Crown Eligible Ontario Bred Colts Set to Make Three-Year-Old Debuts in Woodstock

2022-05-01T10:26:03-04:00May 1, 2022|

Image: Ironstone wins 2021 Clarendon Stakes (Michael Burns Photo) Silent Runner, a son of 2021 Top Ontario Sire Silent Name (JPN), and Ironstone a 2021 Sovereign Award Champion Two-Year-Old Nominee, are among the field of nine vying for the $125,000 Woodstock on Sunday May 1 at Woodbine. The Woodstock – contested by three-year-olds over six-furlongs Read more

Flashback: 2021 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence Finalists

2022-03-15T10:15:25-04:00March 15, 2022|

(Miss Speedy / Rafael Hernandez - Michael Burns Photo) With foaling season in full swing in Ontario, and the newest crop of Ontario Sired foals arriving, we are looking back at the 2021 Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence finalists. Nine different Ontario breeders received awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 after their two and three-year-old Read more

Four New Registered Ontario Stallions in 2022

2022-02-01T14:52:24-05:00January 31, 2022|

Four new Thoroughbred stallions brings the total number of registered Ontario Sires to 42 for the 2022 breeding season. “New stallions and bloodlines give Ontario breeders more diversity and opportunities locally to breed for the Ontario Sired incentive racing program,” said Peter Berringer, President of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, and Ontario Racing Thoroughbred Improvement Read more

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