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Ontario Racing Updates

Keep up to date with the latest Ontario Racing postings here. 

Transition Payment Reminder

As we near the end of the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ontario Racing would like to take this opportunity to remind Ontario Racing Member Racetracks that Transition Payments, under the Long-Term Funding...

Ontario Racing announces $5.89 million Breeders Awards program

Ontario Racing (OR) today announced its $5.89 million Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP) Breeders Awards package for 2020-21, including a new Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence program.

Ontario Racing’s Mare Purchase Program now capped; 123 through new TIP programs

Ontario Racing (OR) today announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has...

Ontario Racing announces new Ontario Sired series for 2020

Ontario Racing, in association with participating Ontario racetracks, today announced a new pilot project stakes event for the 2020 Standardbred season, open to Ontario Sired two- and three-year...

Ontario Racing's Board of Directors announce distribution of Market Restricted Funds to support Ontario Sired/Bred races

TORONTO, January 27, 2020 – Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will distribute $596,950 in Market Restricted Funds to 11 Standardbred racetracks throughout the...

Mare Recruitment Program unveiled for Thoroughbred owners and breeders

Ontario Racing today announced a Mare Recruitment Program (MRP), a one-year pilot program for the 2020-21 fiscal year, eligible to horsepeople who bring an in-foal mare to foal in Ontario.

Mare Purchase Program bonus and incentives announced for Thoroughbred owners and breeders

In keeping with its commitment to support and champion a strong and vibrant Ontario horse racing and breeding industry, Ontario Racing today announced an offer of lucrative bonuses and significant...

Ontario Racing Announces $2.375 Million In Additional Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) Funds for 2019

Ontario Racing today announced an additional boost of $2.375 million in funds to the 2019 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Payment (HIP...

Ontario Racing welcomes Hiawatha, Kawartha, Leamington racetracks

TORONTO, April 4, 2019 – Ontario Racing (OR) and its Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Hiawatha Horse Park, Kawartha Downs and Leamington Raceway to Ontario Racing.

Notice to the Industry: Enhanced HIP Program Announced

As mentioned during Thursday’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) announcement discussing details of the Long-Term Funding Agreement, Ontario Racing (OR) will assume responsibility of the Enhanced Horse...