Notices & Updates

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.

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 aglynn@ontarioracing.com 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.