Ontario leads the Standardbred industry in Canada with more horses, products and opportunities to race anywhere else in the country. Home to 12 Standardbred racetracks, Ontario offers world-class racing that employs the equivalent of 30,000 full time jobs, generating over $1.2 billion in economic activity making it the third largest agricultural industry in Ontario.
The Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP) is a component of Ontario’s Horse Improvement Program (HIP). The program offers incentives for the breeding and ownership of Standardbred race horses in Ontario. Incentives are made available in awards and purses through Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) races, purse bonuses and benefits for breeders and mare owners.
Components of the Standardardbred Improvement Program Include