Notices & Updates

April 15 Sustaining Payment Update

2021-04-08T12:57:28-04:00April 8, 2021|

Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payments of $600 ($480 USD) for two-year-olds are due April 15, 2021.

Due to the current racing shutdown, Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) staff members are working limited hours and may not be able to respond to calls and messages regarding telephone payments before the April 15 deadline.

As a result, owners are encouraged to mail their payments before April 15. To confirm the receipt of a payment please send it by registered mail, Priority Post or courier (addresses below) rather than calling the OSS office.

Those who prefer to pay by credit card over the telephone should:

  1. Call well in advance of the April 15 deadline.
  2. Clearly leave a name and telephone number if staff members are unable to answer.
  3. Telephone messages regarding credit card payments received before the April 15 deadline will be considered on-time payments even if the deadline has passed before staff members are able to return the call.

Please allow 10 to 14 days for your payment to be processed and be aware that payments made through the SC Stakes Online portal are not processed until the April 15 deadline has passed. As payments are processed the list of horses sustained will be posted here.

Yearling nominations of $100 ($80 USD) are due May 15. Nomination forms were mailed in early April and can be found here.

The Ontario Sires Stakes staff appreciates your patience during this time. For further enquiries please contact ossprogram@ontarioracing.com or 905-854-7808.

Mailing Address:

Ontario Sire Stakes
P.O. Box 160
Campbellville, ON  L0P 1B0

Courier Address:

Ontario Sire Stakes
c/o Woodbine Mohawk Park
9430 Guelph Line
Campbellville, ON  L0P 1B0
Please note:  “Security – Employee Entrance”

2021 Sustaining Payment Update

2021-03-18T17:18:02-04:00March 16, 2021|

As payments are received and processed in the Ontario Sires Stakes office, horses will be added to the list of 2021 Sustained Horses on the OSS website.

Please note that payments made through the SC Stakes Online portal are not processed until the sustaining deadline has passed. In addition, delays in the postal system and remote work arrangements are slowing the arrival of payments to the office. If your horse does not currently appear on the list of 2021 Sustained Horses, please check again in a few days.

Please direct any payment inquires to Ashley Douglas at 416-675-3993, extension 2633, or ossprogram@ontarioracing.com.

 

2021 OSS schedule has been released

2021-02-12T15:57:32-05:00February 12, 2021|

 

The 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule (as of Jan. 29, 2021) has been released. Click here for the complete schedule listed by division.

OSS sustaining payment deadlines extended

2021-01-26T12:01:42-05:00January 26, 2021|

In response to the current suspension of live Standardbred racing due to the provincial stay-at-home order, Ontario Racing has announced that 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes sustaining payment deadlines for both two and three-year-olds will be extended by one month.

The deadline to sustain three-year-olds (foals of 2018) to the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program will be extended from February 15 to March 15. The deadline to sustain two-year-olds (foals of 2019) to the OSS program will be extended from March 15 to April 15. Sustaining payment forms will be sent to the owner of record at the time of mailing and can be downloaded from the OSS website here.

The late nomination deadline for two-year-olds (foals of 2019) which were not nominated to the program as yearlings will not be extended and remains March 15. In addition, the yearling nomination deadline for foals of 2020 remains May 17.

For additional information about the program please visit the Ontario Sires Stakes website or contact Ashley Douglas at ossprogram@ontarioracing.com.

Stallion registration deadline extended

2021-01-15T17:25:18-05:00January 15, 2021|

Due the challenges resulting from COVID-19, the deadline for enrolling stallions in the 2021 Ontario Sires Stakes program is being extended to Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

To avoid late fees, registrations (forms and payment) must be postmarked by Jan. 22. Alternately, forms can be emailed to ossprogram@ontarioracing.com or faxed to 416-477-5499 with corresponding payments made by credit card prior to 4 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.  Please call 416-477-5529 to make a credit card payment.

This extension applies to 2021 only, in future years the deadline will be Jan. 15.

Details about registering a stallion as an Ontario Sire and registration forms can be found here.

For more information, please contact Kathie Wilkinson ossprogram@ontarioracing.com or 416-477-5529.

 

Yearlings nominated to race in ’21-’22

2020-10-29T09:22:10-04:00October 29, 2020|

The complete list of yearlings nominated to the OSS program to race in 2021-2022  (OSS49) is now available. Click the link below for the complete list.

Yearling Nominations – OSS49

Super Final reservations open Tuesday at 4 pm

2020-10-13T11:25:06-04:00October 13, 2020|

Owners wishing to attend the Super Finals at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 17 can begin making reservations for a table in the Mohawk Harvest Kitchen or a spot on the tarmac on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4 pm.

Reservations are first come, first served in each area. If all slots are not filled by Thursday, Oct. 15 at 4 pm reservations will open to the general public.

To reserve a table in the Mohawk Harvest Kitchen please email tmckelvie@woodbine.com. Please include full name, email address, telephone number and name of horse. Maximum reservation is four people.

To reserve a spot on the tarmac please click here. Initial sign-up will be limited to one owner and one guest, but additional guests will be accommodated as space permits. Please indicate the number of additional guests desired on the online form. Face masks are required and space on the tarmac is outdoors so please come prepared for the October weather.

Reservations open Tuesday at 4 pm for Grassroots Championship

2020-10-05T22:13:33-04:00October 5, 2020|

Owners wishing to attend the Grassroots Championships at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 can begin making reservations for a table in the Mohawk Harvest Kitchen or a spot on the tarmac on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4 pm.

Reservations are first come, first served in each area. If all slots are not filled by Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 pm reservations will open to the general public.

To reserve a table in the Mohawk Harvest Kitchen please email tmckelvie@woodbine.com. Please include full name, email address, telephone number and name of horse. Maximum reservation is four people.

To reserve a spot on the tarmac please click here. Initial sign-up will be limited to one owner and one guest, but additional guests will be accommodated as space permits. Please indicate the number of additional guests desired on the online form. Face masks are required and space on the tarmac is outdoors so please come prepared for the October weather.

Date change for freshman trotting colt Gold leg

2020-09-15T19:39:34-04:00September 15, 2020|

Due to recent changes in the Flamboro Downs schedule, the Gold Series Leg for the two-year-old trotting colts originally slated for Wednesday, Oct. 7 has been moved forward one day to Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Dundas half-mile.

The draw for the rescheduled Gold leg will be completed on Monday, Oct. 5, with the box closing at 10 am. Post time for the Thursday, Oct. 8 event remains 6:35 pm.

The Thursday, Oct. 8 Gold Series leg at Flamboro Downs will wrap up the two-year-old trotting colts’ regular season. The top 10 point earners from the five regular season legs will then advance to the Oct. 17 Super Final.

The amended 2020 Flamboro Downs race date calendar can be found here.

2020 Starting Fee Reminder

2020-06-24T12:18:55-04:00June 24, 2020|

The 2020 Starting Fee amounts are:

GOLD: $800 ( $620 USD )

GRASSROOTS: $350 ( $280 USD )

PROSPECT SERIES: $100 ( $85 USD )

Starting fees are due in the race office one half hour prior to post time and can be paid by cheque payable  to “ONTARIO SIRES STAKES”, Visa or MasterCard.