In 2023, the Registered Ontario Bred Racing Program will consist of restricted stakes races for REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED fillies and REGISTERED ONTARIO BRED colts.
The Registered Ontario Bred Racing Program for 2023 shall include the following races:
In 2023, the Ontario Sires Stakes Program will consist of a series of stakes races that will be run throughout the racing season at Woodbine Racetrack. The Ontario Sires Stakes Program for 2023 includes the following races.
An ONTARIO SIRED horse is eligible for all ONTARIO SIRED restricted races in Ontario, including the Ontario Sires Stakes program, providing it meets eligibility requirements and race entry conditions. See Section 3 “Program Definitions” section for the definition of an ONTARIO SIRED horse.
In addition to incentives for REGISTERED ONTARIO BREDS and ONTARIO SIRED horses, the Thoroughbred Improvement Program provides additional money to selected stakes races in Ontario for registered Canadian Bred horses.
Thoroughbreds foaled in Canada, whose sires and dams are recorded in a stud book approved by the National Board of the CTHS, are eligible for Canadian Registration. All must have been foaled in Canada and have been registered as such with the CTHS National Office.
In 2023, the Thoroughbred Improvement Program will provide added money to a series of “Sales Stakes” for eligible Canadian Bred horses.
All Sales Stakes races are to be run on Woodbine’s Main Track.
For further details on the Sales Stakes, please refer to the condition books. Please note that the location and dates of stakes races are subject to change.
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In 2023, the Ontario Sire Heritage Series will feature a total of four races – three opening legs and one final – for both 3-year-old colts & geldings and 3-year-old fillies. The total purse structure for the series is $800,000, offering three $100,000 preliminary legs per race, per division. The Heritage series will conclude with a pair of $100,000 finals for both divisions.
$70,000 in bonuses will be paid at the end of the series to the top three horses in each division based upon the following points system:
The Heritage series will be run at both Woodbine Racetrack and Fort Erie Racetrack.