Statistics for Ontario's part in the North American breeding industry were among The Jockey Club (TJC)'s annual reports released recently, with Ontario showing positive gains across the board.
The number of Ontario-sired live foals reported to TJC through Oct. 4 was up 2.6% from last year, while the number of stallions registered in the province increased by 12.5% and the number of mares reported bred through Oct. 18 was up 13.9%. Ontario was the only jurisdiction with positive gains in all three categories.
“Ontario, in terms of growth on the breeding side, is the number one jurisdiction in North America,” said David Anderson, breeder representative on the board of Ontario Racing and member of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) Committee. “I just got back from the fall sales and quite honestly that's all everyone wants to talk about, are our programs. I think they are innovative and they are forward thinking, and we're going to bolster our numbers and bolster our quality going forward.”
Among Ontario's programs are the 2021-22 Mare Recruitment (MRP) and Purchase Programs (MPP), as well as the Ontario Sire Heritage Series and Sales Credit Program. For more information, visit tip.ontarioracing.com or contact [email protected]