Mare Purchase Program Application Form – PDF


Mare Purchase Program (MPP)

The Mare Purchase Program offers a strong incentive to breeders to further invest in the breeding industry in Ontario.

The MPP applies to in-foal mares with progeny of 2022 purchased at one of the following 2021-2022 Ontario Racing recognized public auctions – Wannamaker’s Online Sale, Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Sale, Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, OBS Winter Mixed Sale, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. RNA’s will not be eligible, must be a bona fide sale. Mares purchased online through any of the above recognized sales, will be accepted.

Purchasers receive 50% of the purchase price to a maximum of $25,000 CAD. In-foal mares must be purchased for a minimum purchase price of $10,000 USD with NO maximum. There is a capped maximum distribution of $75,000 CAD to any one individual, partnership, corporation or other ownership group. There is an added $2,500 CAD incentive for every mare bred back to a REGISTERED ONTARIO SIRE in the 2022 breeding season, paid upon declaration of live foal with the Jockey Club. The total funding for this program is $500,000 CAD and will be paid on a “first come, first served basis”.

To be eligible to receive funds through this program, the individual, partnership, corporation or other ownership group must be a ONTARIO RESIDENT.

Mares must meet the Mare Residency Program criteria as outlined in the applicable criteria book. Copies of registration papers and a paid invoice from the recognized sale the in-foal mare was purchased from, will also be required.

Program is subject to change.

Mare Recruitment Program Application Form – PDF


Mare Recruitment Program (MRP)

The Mare Recruitment Program offers an incentive to mare owners who bring an in-foal mare to Ontario to foal in 2022.

Owners will receive a $5,000 CAD incentive for each in-foal mare brought to Ontario.

The in-foal mare must not have foaled in Ontario in 2020 or 2021 and the mare must meet the mare residency criteria as outlined in the applicable criteria book.

For mares purchased at an Ontario Racing accredited sale in 2021, the mare must have a minimum hammer price of $5,000 USD.

The program will be capped at 5 in-foal mares per individual and/or entity.

Mares who have foaled in Ontario in the previous 2 years will be eligible if purchased at the following 2021-2022 recognized public auctions – Wannamaker’s Online Sale, Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Sale, Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, OBS Winter Mixed Sale, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Winter Mixed Sale and Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. RNA’s will not be eligible, must be a bona fide sale. Mares purchased online through any of the above sales, will be accepted.

There is an added $2,500 CAD incentive for every mare bred back to a REGISTERED ONTARIO SIRE in the 2022 breeding season, paid upon declaration of live foal with the Jockey Club.

Program funds will be payable upon receipt of a proof of payment of all applicable board bills.

Copies of the Registration Papers of the mare must be submitted with the program application.

The total funding available for this program is $300,000 CDN and will be paid out on a “first come, first served” basis.

Program is subject to change.

Live Foal Program

$300,000 has been allocated to the Live Foal Program, which offers an incentive to the breeder of a Registered Ontario Bred foal for the 2022 foaling year. This incentive will be issued to the breeder of record in the amount of $325 per foal. In order to qualify for the incentive, each foal must have been registered with The Jockey Club and must be an approved Registered Ontario Bred both by March 31st, 2023.