Notices & Updates

Reminder: Yearling Nomination Deadline due May 15

2024-04-22T16:30:06-04:00April 22, 2024|

The yearling nomination deadline for the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program is May 15, 2024.

Please submit your nomination payment through the OSS online payment form by midnight on May 15, 2024, or by mail postdated no later than May 15, 2024.

The fee is $100 ($80 USD) and nominates foals of 2023 to race in 2025 and 2026.

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.

Nominations made after May 15, 2024, are subject to a late fee. A Late Nomination costs $500 ($USD TBA).

Prior to August 15, 2024, the late Yearling Nomination fee is $500 (USD TBD).

Between August 15, 2024, and March 15, 2025, foals of 2023 will be subject to a two-year-old Late Nomination fee of $1,500 CDN.

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 nominating a horse to the OSS, please contact the Program Coordinator at (416) 407-4841 or ossprogram@ontarioracing.com.

Reminder: Two-Year Old Sustaining Payment due Mar. 15

2024-03-13T15:39:35-04:00March 13, 2024|

This is a reminder that if you would like to sustain a two-year old, it must have been nominated to OSS#52 as a yearling.

And if you intend to race this two-year-old in the OSS in 2024, a sustaining payment in the amount of $600 CDN ($475 USD) must be received in the OSS office or postmarked no later than March 15, 2024.

Click here to download the two-year-old sustaining form.

Click here if you would like to register and pay online.

For additional information about sustaining a horse to the Ontario Sires Stakes please contact the Program Coordinator at ossprogram@ontarioracing.com.

Reminder: Three-Year Old Sustaining Payment due Feb. 15

2024-02-12T13:23:36-05:00February 12, 2024|

This is a reminder that if you would like to sustain a three-year old, it must have been nominated to OSS#51 as a yearling.

And if you intend to race this three-year-old in the OSS in 2024, a sustaining payment in the amount of $800 CDN ($630 USD) must be received in the OSS office or postmarked no later than Feb. 15, 2024.

Click here to download the three-year-old sustaining form.

Click here if you would like to register and pay online.

Reminder: Yearlings must be registered before nomination

2024-02-02T10:56:45-05:00January 30, 2024|

The Ontario Sires Stakes program coordinator would like to remind all participants who are planning to nominate their OSS eligible yearlings in May that 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.

OSS Yearling Nomination deadline is May 15, 2024 at a fee of $100. Late nominations received after the May deadline will be charged a late fee of $500. All participants are encouraged to be registered with Standardbred Canada early to avoid late OSS nomination charges. Please contact Standardbred Canada for any registration or microchipping inquiries at 905-858-3060.

Deadline to register Ontario Sire to stand stud due Jan. 15

2024-01-11T11:16:47-05:00January 11, 2024|

The deadline to register an Ontario Sire to stand stud in Ontario for the 2024 breeding season without a penalty is due Jan. 15.

Applications to register a stallion received by the Program after Jan. 15 will be subject to payment of a Late Registration Fee ($500).

A stallion is ineligible for registration as a 2024 Ontario Sire if it breeds or has bred any mares during the 2024 calendar year prior to the approval of the application. Applicants are encouraged to register their stallions online via the OSS website. Online payment is available.

Applications and cheques made payable to the OSS must be postmarked by Jan. 15 and can be mailed to:

Ontario Racing
c/o Standardbred Improvement Program
PO Box 160
Campbellville, ON
L0P 1B0

If you have any questions please contact OSS Program Coordinator, Christina Saftic at 416-407-4841 or csaftic@ontarioracing.com

2024 Stallion Registration now open

2023-12-21T11:59:03-05:00December 6, 2023|

The Ontario Sires Stakes 2024 Stallion Registration form and online payment option is now open.

Registration for all stallions wishing to stand stud in Ontario for the 2024 season must be received by the OSS Program Coordinator by January 15, 2024.

Applications to register a stallion received by the Program after January 15 will be subject to a Late Registration Fee.

If you have any questions please contact, Christina Saftic at 416-407-4841 or csaftic@ontarioracing.com

2CT Prospect Series Cancelled at Georgian

2023-08-30T16:49:00-04:00August 30, 2023|

INNISFIL, AUGUST 30, 2023 – Georgian Downs cancelled live racing on August 29 midway through the card due to unsafe track conditions, and as a result the Prospect Series division in race eight was not contested.

The Standardbred Improvement Program committee has decided to equally divide the purse and points among the seven horses that were not scratched from the eighth race.

All participants have been notified, and the Prospect Series standings will be updated on September 5 to reflect this result.

Please email ossprogram@ontarioracing.com if you have questions.