Notices & Updates

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.

OSS and Prospect Series Leg Clarification

2022-05-18T10:07:25-04:00May 17, 2022|

The Ontario Sires Stakes program kicks off at Flamboro Downs this weekend with the opening events of the three-year-old Prospect Series on Saturday, May 21 and the Grassroots opener for the three-year-old pacing colts on Sunday, May 22.

The first Prospect Series Leg for the three-year-olds has two racing opportunities, the ‘1A’ leg at Flamboro Downs on Saturday, May 21 and the ‘1B’ leg at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Tuesday, May 31.

Horses can compete in either ‘1A’ or ‘1B’, or both, but once they compete in a Prospect Series Leg numbered ‘1’, they cannot compete in the first Grassroots or Gold leg.  A start in any event that starts with ‘1’, whether Gold, Grassroots or Prospect, prevents a horse from competing in the ‘1’ leg of another level.

For example, a three-year-old trotting colt that starts at Flamboro Downs in the ‘1A’ Prospect Series Leg and/or at The Raceway at the Western Fair District in the ‘1B’ Prospect Series Leg cannot move to the Grassroots or Gold Series until the second leg at Rideau Carleton Raceway on July 10.

With a total of eight racing opportunities over the course of the season, some of the three-year-old Prospect Series Legs have just one racing opportunity opposite the same numbered Grassroots and Gold Series event.

The first Grassroots and Gold Series events for the two-year-olds do not have a corresponding Prospect Series Leg. The two-year-old Prospect Series events all have an ‘A’ and ‘B’ opportunity numbered against the second through fifth Grassroots and Gold Series events. (Click here for the full schedule.)

Ontario Sires Stakes staff will be on hand at Flamboro Downs on Saturday and Sunday to answer any questions participants have about the 2022 Prospect, Grassroots and Gold Series program.

Yearling Nomination Deadline is May 16

2022-05-03T12:39:18-04:00May 3, 2022|

The Yearling Nomination deadline for the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program, is May 16, 2022.

Please submit your nomination payment by mail, postdated no later than May 16, 2022, or through the OSS online payment system by midnight on that date.

The fee is $100 and nominates foals of 2021 to race in 2023 and 2024.

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 16, 2022, are subject to a late fee. A Late Nomination costs $500. No nominations will be accepted after August 2, 2022.

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

2-YEAR-OLD OSS SUSTAINING PAYMENT DUE MARCH 15

2022-03-07T14:12:00-05:00March 4, 2022|

If you intend to race your two-year-old in the 2022 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program, please submit your sustaining payment by mail, postdated no later than March 15, 2022, or through the OSS or Standardbred Canada online payment system by midnight on that date.

The sustaining payment is $600. Two-year-olds sustained to the 2022 OSS must have been nominated as a yearling in 2021.

If your two-year-old was not nominated to the OSS as a yearling in 2021, it can still be nominated by submitting the $1,500 late fee and form prior to March 15, 2022. Once nominated, the two-year-old can then be sustained for the 2022 two-year-old season by submitting the $600 payment, also by March 15, 2022, or sustained in 2023 for the three-year-old season

KEY DOCUMENTS

Two-year-old sustaining form PDF

Two-year-old sustaining online form

Two-year-old late nomination 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 ossprogram@ontarioracing.com