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Thoroughbred Improvement Program

Thoroughbred Improvement Program

The Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is a component of the Ontario Horse Improvement Program which offers incentives for the breeding and ownership of Thoroughbred racehorses in Ontario through:

  • Breeders Awards
  • Ontario Bred Purse Bonus's
  • Ontario Restricted Stakes racing
  • Ontario Sires Stakes
  • Sales Stakes Program
  • Stallion Awards

The primary goal of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program is to increase the quality and value of Ontario Bred race horses. Breeders and owners of Registered Ontario Breds, Owners of Ontario Sires, and progeny owners of Ontario Sires, receive benefits from the Ontario Thoroughbred Improvement Program.

2018 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Approved

View the full 2017 Ontario Sires Stakes Thoroughbred Schedule here:
OSS Thoroughbred Schedule


Detailed information and the rules surrounding the various program components are provided in the Thoroughbred Improvement Program Criteria Book which is published annually. It is the responsibility of all participants to make themselves aware of the eligibility requirements and the various opportunities under the Program.

2018 TIP Program Criteria Book
List of Recognized Ontario Thoroughbred Resident Mares 2014 Foaling Year

The 2014 foals of each of the mares listed in this document are eligible to be recognized as a Registered Ontario-Bred.

List of Registered Ontario Thoroughbred Stallions


TIP offers incentives and rewards to breeders, owners and lessees of both Ontario Bred and Ontario Sired horses by way of purse bonuses, Breeders' awards, purse supplements and stallion awards, as well as a restricted overnight racing and sales stakes program.

Enhanced Breeders Awards

In 2014 an additional $4,000,000 enhancement was made to the current breeders’ awards program and an additional $2,000,000 will be made each year from 2015 to 2018. For complete information, contact the CTHS (ON) at (416) 675-3602.


All participants wishing to enroll mares or stallions in the Thoroughbred Improvement Program must hold a current Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) license. Contact the AGCO at 416-326-8700 or 1-800-522-2876, by email at [email protected] or online at

2018 Mare Purchase Program Application Form
2018 Ontario Stallion Registration Form
2018 Resident Mare Eligibility
2017 Application for Stallion Awards
2017 Authorized Agent Form
2017 Stallion Lease Form

Forms should be submitted with all required payments to:
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (ON)
PO Box 172
Rexdale ON M9W 5L1
Attention: Thoroughbred Improvement Program

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