Notices & Updates

Updated Prospect Series Finals Eligible Horses

2022-09-27T09:16:43-04:00September 14, 2022|

TORONTO, September 22 – The final list of horses eligible for the Prospect Series Final is now available.

A horse is eligible for the Prospect Series, if it has three entries into the Prospect Series.

3CP Finals Eligible

3CT Finals Eligible

3FP Finals Eligible

3FT Finals Eligible

2CP Finals Eligible

2CT Finals Eligible

2FP Finals Eligible

2FT Finals Eligible

If you have questions, please email cgillis@ontarioracing.com

OSS Participants Address Update Request

2022-09-12T16:31:34-04:00September 12, 2022|

TORONTO, September 12 – Attention Ontario Sires Stakes participants. Ontario Racing is requesting that all participants confirm that their address is up to date with Standardbred Canada. 

As we near the end of another OSS season, and sales approach, we are noticing a number of purse cheques are being returned to sender. 

To change your address please call member services at Standardbred Canada at (905) 858-3060 x 3 

If you believe you may have had a cheque returned to sender, please contact Ontario Racing at the information below. 

Christina Gillis
cgillis@ontarioracing.com 

‘No Contest’ Grassroots division will go Aug. 26

2022-08-23T13:11:59-04:00August 23, 2022|

The third division of the three-year-old trotting colt and gelding Grassroots Leg at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Aug. 22 was ruled a ‘No Contest’ when Feel The Force and driver Trevor Henry parted company just after the start.

To ensure the participants involved are able to compete for the full $22,600 Ontario Sires Stakes purse and accumulate points toward the Grassroots Semi-Final, Ontario Racing will restage the division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Aug. 26.

On the advice of Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) officials, the race will be redrawn. As the incident was caused by broken equipment and Feel The Force was not required to requalify, he will be eligible to participate in the restaged event.

For additional information please contact the Program Coordinator at cgillis@ontarioracing.com.

Georgian Downs 3FT Grassroots and 3CT Prospect Series Rescheduled

2022-08-22T11:49:08-04:00August 22, 2022|

INNISFIL, August 22 – Due to the storm-related cancellation of Races 5 through 11 on Georgian Downs’ Sunday, Aug. 21 card, Ontario Racing was required to reschedule Leg 4 of the Ontario Sires Stakes three-year-old trotting filly Grassroots Series (originally programmed as Races 5, 7 and 9) and one division of Leg 4 of the three-year-old trotting colt Prospect Series (originally programmed as Race 8).

The schedule for the three-year-old trotting divisions allows all of these events to be rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 at Georgian Downs, as drawn.

Additionally, the Earl Rowe Memorial Invitational Trot (originally programmed as Race 10) will also be rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 but, as an overnight event, will require a new draw.

If you have questions, please email cgillis@ontarioracing.com

Prospect Series Leg 3B for Two-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Rescheduled

2022-08-04T10:06:58-04:00August 4, 2022|

Elora, Ont. – Grand River Raceway cancelled racing on August 3, 2022, due to unsafe track conditions as the result of a severe storm, including Leg 3B of the Prospect Series for two-year-old trotting fillies.  

The single Prospect Series division has been rescheduled as a non-wagering event on the Friday, August 5 card, with a post time of 6:10 p.m. The division, originally programmed as Race 1 on the August 3 card, will not be redrawn.  

All entrants will be contacted directly by Race Office staff. 

Click here for complete details about the Prospect Series program. 

ORMP Enrollment Deadline September 1

2022-08-02T15:33:56-04:00August 2, 2022|

The enrollment deadline for the 2022 Ontario Resident Mare Program is September 1.

You must enroll a mare either via mail or electronically by this date for the 2022 foal to be eligible for the $2.6 million in Ontario Bred Rewards.

The fee is $300 after the mare has foaled.

Electronic submissions must be sent on or before September 1, 2022. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2022.  Enrolment are not accepted after this date.

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible as an ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE, a broodmare must be:

  • Located within the boundaries of the Province of Ontario at the time of enrolment, AND
  • Must remain resident in the Province of Ontario for a minimum of 180 consecutive days surrounding foaling (in Ontario).
  • If you are enrolling after foaling, third party proof of residency must be submitted

To enroll a mare, the mare must be in Ontario, and mare owners (or lessees) and their agents must hold a valid AGCO license.

KEY DOCUMENTS

Forms, fees and third party proof of residency should be sent to

Ontario Racing
c/o Ontario Resident Mare Program
PO Box 160
Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

If you have questions about enrolling in the program, please contact Kathie Wilkinson

Kathie Wilkinson
ontariomare@ontarioracing.com
Phone: 416 477 5529
Fax: 416 477 5499

Late Yearling Nominations Due August 2

2022-07-21T11:14:20-04:00July 21, 2022|

The Late Yearling Nomination deadline for the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program, is August 2, 2022.

Please submit your nomination payment by mail, postdated no later than August 2, 2022, or through the OSS online payment system by midnight on that date.

The late fee is $500 and nominates foals of 2021 to race in 2023 and 2024. No nominations will be accepted after August 2, 2022.

All yearlings must be registered at time of nomination and Standardbred Canada requires that the DNA and microchipping be completed before the foal is registered. To register your foal online with Standardbred Canada click here.

2021 foals not nominated as Yearlings in 2022, will be subject to a fee of $1500 (subject to change) if they are sustained to race as a two-year-old in 2023.

KEY DOCUMENTS

Yearling Nomination Form PDF

Yearling Nomination sustaining online form

Cheques should be made payable and mailed to

Ontario Sires Stakes
c/o Woodbine Mohawk Park
PO Box 160
Campbellville, ON
L0P 1B0

If you have questions about sustaining a horse to the OSS, please contact the Program Coordinator at 902-899-6241 or cgillis@ontarioracing.com

Prospect Series Points

2022-06-13T15:22:03-04:00June 13, 2022|

The 2022 Prospect Series points are now available for 2022.

Click here to view.

Prospect Series Legs 1A and 1B rescheduled

2022-05-22T14:40:07-04:00May 22, 2022|

As a result of the power-outage related cancellation at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, May 21, Ontario Racing has rescheduled Legs 1A and 1B of the Prospect Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers.

Leg 1A, which was scheduled for Saturday’s card, will go as drawn on Thursday, May 26 at Flamboro Downs, post time 6:35 pm.

To ensure adequate time between the 1A and 1B racing opportunities, Leg 1B will move to Grand River Raceway on Friday, June 3. The box closes for Grand River Raceway’s June 3 program at 10 am on Monday, May 30.

The second (2 or 2A) Prospect Series Legs for all age, sex and gait classes will proceed as scheduled (click here for the complete schedule).

For more information about the Prospect Series or the Ontario Sires Stakes program, please contact the Program Coordinator at ossprogram@ontarioracing.com.

Flamboro Downs Cancels May 21 – Prospect Series Update

2022-05-21T18:54:35-04:00May 21, 2022|

Flamboro Downs has cancelled for tonight (May 21) due to no power.

Ontario Racing is working with AGCO and Ontario racetracks to reschedule the Prospect Series either as drawn within 7 days, or to a TBD date later in the season. Participants will be informed as soon as a decision is made.