Cape Canaveral Passes Away at 26

GSW Cape Canaveral (Mr. Prospector--Seaside Attraction, by Seattle Slew) passed away at age 26 at Highfield Stock Farm in Canada, where he stood for 14 years. He had been battling severe cellulitis and was humanely euthanized. He was pensioned last fall. Cape Canaveral has been one of the leading sires in Canada since 2008 with 20 crops of racing age, 541 foals, 429 starters, 21 black-type winners, 315 winners of 1,080 races and earnings of over $17.8 million. Out of GI Kentucky Oaks winner Seaside Attraction, Cape Canaveral raced for...

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CTHS Alberta Details '22 Mare Recruitment Program

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) outlined the new Mare Recruitment Program (MRP) offering incentives to mare owners who bring an in-foal mare to Alberta to foal in 2022. The criteria for the MRP program are: Breeders will receive a C$750 incentive for each in-foal mare brought to Alberta. The in-foal mare must not have foaled in Alberta in 2020-21. Mares that were eligible for the HBPA Mare Purchase Program are not eligible for the Program. Maiden mares are eligible for the MRP upon proof that mare resided outside...

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Alberta Breed Improvement Program Increases

The total Thoroughbred allocation for the Horse Racing Alberta Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program has increased by 19% to $1,886,660 this year from $1,581,465 in 2021. Breeders' will share in total Breeders' Support of $472,830, which includes an additional $132,598 over last year's amount of $340,232. In 2021, the highest breeders' bonus paid out was $41,850 and the average breeders' bonus was $3,658. A total of $472,830 is available in Owners' Breeding Support, which includes $100,000 to fund the purses of Alberta bred restricted races. The 2022 funding for both Breeders'...

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