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:
- 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.
- 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 the 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.
**NEW FOR 2023 FOALING YEAR**
The Ontario Resident Mare Declaration form must be submitted within one year of date of foaling.
Enroll within one year of date of foaling: NO FEE
After one-year deadline: $50 LATE FEE
Late fee does not apply to foals born in 2022 or prior.
Completed forms must be submitted to:
- ONTARIO RACING MANAGEMENT
Thoroughbred Improvement Program
- 400 – 10 Carlson Court
- Etobicoke, ON M9W 6L2
- Telephone: 416-675-3993 x 2633
- Fax: 416-477-5499
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Resident Mare Eligibility
A mare can qualify as an ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE by meeting at least one of the five following criteria:
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.