Notices & Updates

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 )


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.

2020 Banking Authorization Notice

2020-06-23T18:02:59-04:00June 23, 2020|

Ownership groups with horses participating in the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes program who want their purse cheques issued with “or” between payee names are required to have a Banking Authorization Notice on file before purse funds can be disbursed.

Every member of the ownership group is required to sign the Banking Authorization Notice and provide clear copies of two forms of identification, including one with a signature. Acceptable forms of identification include Drivers Licence, AGCO Licence, or Passport.

By signing the Banking Authorization Notice, the ownership group enables Ontario Racing to disburse any Program cheques payable to the group in the following manner:

All cheques will be created with “or” between the partnership names. This will allow any of the owners to cash the cheque without the others’ signatures. The cheque will be mailed to the first owner listed.

The Banking Authorization Notice can be e-mailed to or mailed to Ontario Racing, c/o Woodbine Mohawk Park, PO Box 160, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0.

Click here to download the Banking Authorization Form.

Download the 2020 OSS Racing Guide

2020-06-23T15:34:03-04:00June 23, 2020|

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes Racing Guide.

Two-year-olds sustained to race in 2020

2020-05-25T12:46:58-04:00May 25, 2020|

The complete list of two-year-olds sustained to race in the 2020 Ontario Sires Stakes program (OSS48) is now available. Click the link below for the complete list.

Sustained two-year-olds — OSS48

OSS Yearling Nomination Deadline Extended

2020-05-03T14:23:10-04:00April 1, 2020|

Owners of yearlings eligible to be nominated to the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) are being given an extension.

Ontario Racing has extended the payment deadline from May 15th to
June 15th, 2020

 OSS Yearling Nomination forms will be mailed in mid-May to the owners of eligible foals of 2019. The forms will be mailed to the corresponding owner according to the information in the Standardbred Canada computer system at that time.

Owners are reminded that their yearlings must be registered at the time of nomination and Standardbred Canada requires that the DNA and microchipping be completed before the foal is registered.

Pilot Project for 2020: Prospect Series

2020-06-18T11:51:11-04:00March 24, 2020|

On January 30, Ontario Racing, in association with participating Ontario racetracks, announced a new pilot project stakes event for the 2020 Standardbred season, open to Ontario-sired two- and three-year-old horses.

The Prospect Series, to be contested at racetracks throughout the province, is available to two- and three-year-olds sustained to the Ontario Sires Stakes program.

The starting fee for the Prospect Series is $100.

The Prospect Series races are subject to the same Grassroots and Gold terms/conditions, with race entry occurring prior to the respective Grassroots or Gold race. A horse that participates in a Prospect Series event shall not be able to declare into the corresponding Gold or Grassroots event. Also, any horse participating in a Gold or Grassroots event may not declare into the corresponding Prospect Series event. Trainers will be afforded the opportunity to enter the Grassroots or Gold race if there are not sufficient entries to card the Prospect Series event.

Click for the complete Prospect Series schedule and Conditions.

Trailer Rule Revised

2020-03-24T08:56:08-04:00March 24, 2020|

Trailer rule revised to allow track-level decisions related to trailers.

The number of starters in all Gold and Grassroots divisions will adhere to Rule 16.24 in the AGCO 2018 Rules of Standardbred Racing. The maximum size of fields permitted in any added money event shall be:
(a) For races which go in 1 division, no more than 2 trailers
(b) For races which go in more than 1 division, a maximum of 1 trailer.

An Association may elect to go with less than the number of trailers specified in (a) above.

Gold Super Final purses increased

2020-03-24T08:55:35-04:00March 24, 2020|

The Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (HIP) Administration Committee announced that the HIP contribution to Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Super Final will be increased from $225,000 to $250,000 per division for the 2020 season.

3 Year Olds Sustained to race in 2020

2020-03-25T18:37:46-04:00March 24, 2020|

The complete list of three year olds who have been sustained to OSS47 is now available. Click the link below for complete list.

OSS47 Sustained Three year-olds