Mare Purchase Program

Half-Sister to Derby Winner at Home in Ontario

Edited Ontario Racing press release Susan Foreman got outbid in a hot market at the Keeneland January sale earlier this year, but found a mare to bring home to her Ontario farm from among the sale's RNAs, purchasing Unostrike (Macho Uno) privately for $25,000 after the 12-year-old failed to meet her reserve in the sales ring the previous day. While half of the mare's purchase price was paid for by Ontario Racing's Mare Purchase Program, the acquisition was made even better when Unostrike's half-brother Rich Strike (Keen Ice) upset the...

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C$1M Set To Be Distributed To Ontario Breeders

A total of C$1 million will be distributed to Ontario breeders in 2022, owing to enhancements made by Ontario Racing's Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) Committee in its Mare Purchase and Recruitment Programs for the 2021-2022 sales season. Focusing on the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), the TIP Committee increased the maximum credit available to C$75,000 from C$50,000, lowered the minimum purchase price from US$15,000 to US$10,000 and removed the $100,000 maximum purchase price restriction. We made changes to the Mare Programs to make them less restrictive, but never in our wildest...

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Ontario Racing's Mare Purchase Program Concludes
Ontario Racing's Mare Purchase Program Concludes

Ontario Racing's Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province's breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has concluded with a total of 123 new broodmares added to the breeding program and 76 of those pledged to breed back to Ontario stallions. Through the end of the OBS Winter Mixed sale Jan. 29, a total of 24 in-foal broodmares were purchased at various public auctions with 16 expected to be bred back to a registered Ontario sire during the 2020-21 breedingseason and eligible for the...

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Ontario Racing Update on MRP, MPP Programs
Ontario Racing Update on MRP, MPP Programs

Ontario Racing (OR) offered an update on the Mare Recruitment Program (MRP) and the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), a pair of Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Programs (TIP) launched last fall. A total of 79 in-foal mares have been registered through the MRP, which offers Cdn$5,000 to breeders as an incentive to bring an in-foal mare to Ontario to foal, through Jan. 14. Of these, 42 have submitted to be bred back to a registered Ontario Sire during the 2020-21 breeding season, an incentive worth Cdn$2,500. The Mare Recruitment Program, which offered...

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