The Thoroughbred Improvement Program pays Stallion Awards to the owner (or lessee) of a recognized ONTARIO SIRE.

For 2022, $320,000 has been allocated for distribution through the Ontario Stallion Awards Program. It should be noted that this program and annual budgets are subject to annual review and revision.

Ontario Stallion Awards are payable in two categories:

A total of $200,000 has been allocated for Stallion Awards payable as Stallion Year End Points Awards. An additional $120,000 has been allocated for Year End Top Stallion Awards.

2021 Top Stallion Finalists

Silent Name (JPN)1st Top Sire
Souper Speedy2nd Top Sire
Old Forester3rd Top Sire

Stallion Year End Points Awards

In 2022, $200,000 will be distributed on the basis of points earned by the progeny of the stallion during the calendar year ending December 31st. Points will be earned in Allowance through to Stakes level races run in Ontario and Graded/Group Stakes races in the rest of Canada and worldwide. Points will be awarded to an eligible stallion through his progeny earning points as follows:

Race Type 1st 2nd 3rd
Grade 120128
Grade 216107
Grade 31286
Open Stakes1065
Closed Stakes854
OS Stakes643
Open Woodbine Allowance3N/AN/A
OS Woodbine Allowance2N/AN/A
Fort Erie Allowance (Open & OS)1N/AN/A

Note: Grade 2 Stakes points will include points awarded from the following races: Canadian Triple Crown Series, Canadian Filly Triple Tiara Series, Princess Elizabeth, Coronation Futurity and Cup & Saucer.

At the end of the calendar year, the $200,000 pool will be divided by the total points awarded during that calendar year by all eligible stallions and then multiplied by the number of points awarded to each eligible stallion.

To participate in the Stallion Year End Points awards Program, the following eligibility requirements must be met:

  1. Active stallions must be nominated by submission of the current year’s Thoroughbred Stallion Registration form, which must be received by the Program Administrator no later than January 15th of each breeding year.
  2. The stallion must be standing in Ontario in the year of nomination.
  3. The progeny of the stallion must have been conceived in Ontario.
  4. If a stallion has died or is retired from active stud duty, he may be kept eligible by the submission of the Application to Receive Stallion Awards form, along with the appropriate fee, each year, until his crops cease to race. An affidavit signed by the stallion’s owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENT, verifying that the stallion has died (or been retired) and stood his last season at stud in Ontario, must accompany the Application.
  5. Stallion Awards will not be paid for active stallions that have permanently departed Ontario. Stallions that have departed Ontario and return at a later date will be eligible for Stallion Awards ONLY for those years in which they were registered as an ONTARIO SIRE.
  6. Stallion year end points will be earned by Ontario conceived progeny of eligible stallions each time they win an allowance race or have finished first, second or third in a stakes race in Ontario or open graded or group stakes in the rest of Canada and worldwide. The awards will be paid out at the end of each year based upon the points system detailed above.
  1. Stallion Awards will be distributed to the owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENTS thereof as designated on the current year’s Thoroughbred Stallion Registration form. If private arrangements have been made for the distribution of Stallion Awards to a party other than the owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENTS designated on the current year’s Thoroughbred Stallion Registration form, a copy of the agreement, signed by all parties involved, must be submitted to the Program Administrator, along with an Application to Receive Stallion Awards form, indicating the party to whom awards are to be distributed. If there is a change of ownership which effects a change in the party to whom the Stallion Awards are distributed, the nominator must forward to the Program Administrator a signed affidavit stating the change of ownership, along with an Application to Receive Stallion Awards form, which indicates the party to whom the awards are to be distributed.
  2. Eligible stallion owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENT(s) of owner(s) or lessee(s) must abide by all of the applicable rules of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program.
  3. All decisions and determinations regarding the entitlement and distribution of the Stallion Year End Points Awards Program shall be made by the Program Administrator and shall be final.


Year End Top Stallion Awards

For 2022, a total of $120,000 will be awarded to the ONTARIO SIRES whose eligible Ontario conceived progeny achieved the highest North American earnings during the calendar year ending December 31st. The Year End Top Stallion Awards will be distributed as follows:

TOP SIRES AWARD

1st$40,000
2nd$25,000
3rd$15,000

TOP 1ST CROP ONTARIO SIRE AWARD

1st10% of eligible Ontario Conceived progeny earnings to a cap of $40,000

The Year End Top Stallion Awards will be awarded to the ONTARIO SIRES whose eligible Ontario conceived progeny achieved the highest North American earnings during the calendar year ending December 31st (based upon The Jockey Club Information System Records). Total North American earnings for the Top Sires are based on CAD and USD at par, while the Top 1st Crop Ontario Sire is based on all earnings converted to CAD as of the year ending December 31st.

To participate in the Year End Top Stallion Awards program, the following eligibility requirements must be met:

  • The Year End Top Stallion Awards program will be subject to the same eligibility requirements as set out in subparagraphs a) through e) inclusive of the Stallion Year End Points Awards program;
  • Stallions that have left the Province of Ontario and returned at a later date will not be eligible for the Top 1st Crop Ontario Sire Year End Award;
  • To receive any of the above listed Year End Top Stallion Awards, eligible stallions must have minimum eligible progeny earnings of $100,000 in the current racing year.

The Year End Top Stallion Awards will be distributed at the end of the year to owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENT(s) of owner(s) or lessee(s) of record. If there is a change of ownership which effects a change in the party to whom stallion awards are distributed, the nominator must forward to the Program Administrator a signed affidavit stating the change of ownership, along with an Application to Receive Stallion Awards form, which indicates the party to whom awards are to be distributed.

Eligible Stallion owner(s), lessee(s) or AUTHORIZED AGENT(s) of owner(s) or lessee(s) will abide by all of the applicable rules of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program.

All decisions and determinations regarding the entitlement and distribution of the Year End Top Stallion Awards Program shall be made by the Program Administrator and shall be final.