Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program Confirmed For 2016

On Tuesday, December 22, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a Notice to the Industry stating that Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2016, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2016 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group. The successful Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) […] Read more »

SBOA Signs Agreement With ORC For $12 Million Enhancement For Breeders Rewards Program

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program.  After a number of productive discussions and meetings with representatives from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and Ontario Horse Racing […] Read more »

OHR Stresses The Importance Of The Ontario Resident Mare Program

On Friday, April 2, officials with Ontario Horse Racing issued a reminder to participants of the Standardbred Improvement Program stressing the importance of enrolling their mares in the Ontario Resident Mare Program this year. The following incentives especially benefit Ontario-Bred foals: • SBOA $12M Breeders Reward Enhancement Only Ontario-Sired foals out of mares enrolled in […] Read more »

Volunteers To Make Up An OHR Working Group Needed

  Ontario Horse Racing, which is the Program Administrator of the Horse Improvement Program, has announced that it is seeking volunteers to participate in a Working Group. The mandate of the group is to develop a number of ideas and scenarios to address the declining horse supply for the 2017 Standardbred Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) […] Read more »

Positive Response For The 2015 Ontario-Sired Bonuses

  Some of Ontario’s top horsemen have offered comment on Friday’s announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year’s two-year-olds. On Friday afternoon, the Ontario Racing Commission and OMAFRA announced that purse bonuses for two-year-old Ontario Sired horses will pay 5% on 2015 Ontario Sires Stakes races and […] Read more »