Qualifying a Mare as an Ontario Resident Mare

The Registered Ontario Bred Program provides benefits to owners through the Registered Ontario Bred Restricted Racing Program and the Registered Ontario Bred Purse Bonus Program, and to the BREEDER(S) of REGISTERED ONTARIO BREDS through Breeders Awards.

A REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED is a horse, foaled in the Province of Ontario, out of an ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE, registered with The Jockey Club.

For a horse to be declared a REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED:

  1. The horse’s dam must have been declared as an ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE for the birth year of the foal and meet all eligibility requirements with Ontario Racing.
  2. The foal must be registered with The Jockey Club

How to Qualify an Ontario Resident Mare

Only the BREEDER or BREEDER’S AUTHORIZED AGENT can qualify the mare by signing and submitting a 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form along with the foal being registered with The Jockey Club. If an AUTHORIZED AGENT is signing the forms on behalf of the BREEDER, the BREEDER and AUTHORIZED AGENT must both hold a current AGCO licence. To designate an AUTHORIZED AGENT, the BREEDER must submit a completed Appointment of Authorized Agent form to the Program Administrator.

Deadlines for Ontario Resident Mare Qualification

The 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form must be submitted no later than the time of foal registration.

Completed forms must be submitted to:

ONTARIO RACING MANAGEMENT
Thoroughbred Improvement Program
555 Rexdale Boulevard, PO Box 156
Toronto, ON M9W 5L2
Telephone:  416-675-3993 x 2633
Fax:  416-213-2104
Email:  tbprogram@ontarioracing.com

Ontario Resident Mare Eligibility

For 2022, a mare can qualify as an ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE by meeting at least one of the five following criteria:

  • The date of the mare’s arrival in Ontario must be provided on the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form. The Program Administrator may request that the BREEDER provide transportation and/or border crossing documents to validate the entry date.
  • The date of the mare’s arrival in Ontario must be provided on the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form. The Program Administrator may request that the BREEDER provide transportation documents to validate the entry date;
  • The Program Administrator may request that the BREEDER provide documentation to verify the mare’s residency period in Ontario – such documentation to include copies of records for the mare such as invoices for veterinary services, farrier (blacksmith) services, or boarding services during the declared residency period;
  • If there are special conditions related to an emergency (or health issues) that require the mare to leave the Province, an application must be submitted to the Program Administrator for an exemption from completing the remaining days of residency.
  • The last date bred as would be reported on a Report of Mares Bred filed with The Jockey Club must be provided on the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form.
  • The name of the sale, sale date and sale hip number of the mare must be provided;
  • The date of the mare’s arrival in Ontario must be provided on the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form. The Program Administrator may request that the BREEDER provide transportation documents and/or border crossing documents to validate the entry date.It is the responsibility of the Program participant to contact Ontario Racing to confirm that the sale in which the mare is entered is an Ontario Racing recognized sale.
  • The date of the mare’s arrival in Ontario must be provided on the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form. The Program Administrator may request that the BREEDER provide transportation documents and/or border crossing documents to validate the entry date;
  • A copy of the purchase/transaction receipt (a bill of sale), clearly indicating the date of the transaction, must be provided. The purchase price may be blacked-out on the document; OR,
  • A copy of the mare’s registration papers must be submitted with the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form as proof of ownership.

Failure to provide supporting documentation when requested by the Program Administrator could result in the mare being ineligible for ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE status and her offspring being ineligible for REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED status.

By application to the Program Administrator, special considerations may be granted.

Decisions of the Program Administrator may be appealed and will be heard by the Program Appeals Adjudicator in a public meeting at which the breeder, as well as other interested stakeholders, may present in support of the issue. There is no appeal of the Program Appeals Adjudicator decision on Program matters.

 


Death of the Mare

In the event of the death of the mare prior to completion of the required residency period, a foal from the deceased mare would be eligible for REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED status through application for special consideration by the Program Administrator.