The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) and the HBPA of Ontario have announced a new program to assist in the expansion and improvement of the resident band of broodmares in Ontario and increase the race horse population.
The program provides significant financial support to Ontario Resident Breeders investing in “New” broodmares that will be brought into Ontario to foal in 2017 and be “bred back” to an Ontario sire in 2017.
We are encouraged that the program will assist Ontario in strengthening the size and quality of our broodmare band. This initiative is in response to the declining population of Ontario broodmares and resulting foals. The CTHS & The HBPA have collaborated on this significant commitment to support our local breeding and racing industry. Further, the Program will support the owners of registered Ontario stallions who have made significant contributions to breeding in the Province by ensuring the new qualifying mares will be bred back to registered Ontario sires.
The program for 2017 offers:
Reimbursement of up to 50% of the purchase price of a pregnant mare, bought at four specific recognized public auctions. Mares must foal in Ontario in 2017 and be bred back to a registered Ontario sire in 2017, to deliver a resulting Registered Ontario Bred, Ontario Sired Foal of 2018. The foals produced must be sold at a recognized CTHS Ontario Sale OR MAKE 2 STARTS IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TO QUALIFY FOR MARE PROGRAM, thus supporting commercial breeders as well as “Breed To Race” stakeholders.
Funding for the MPP program is provided by The CTHS (Ontario) & The HBPA of Ontario. We are pleased at the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by the two organizations, who have come together quickly to launch a strong program to support long term stability in the Ontario racing and breeding community.
Full details and MPP Applications will be available thru either The CTHS or The HBPA offices or via their websites. The following is a summary of the program highlights:
Purchase a mare “In-Foal” at KEE, OBS or Timonium in January 2017 or Fasig KY in February 2017 for a minimum of $5,000 USD and receive a reimbursement of up to 50% of the purchase price (paid in Canadian Dollars at par Value). A maximum reimbursement of up to $15,000 (CDN) per mare purchased and a collective maximum of up to $50,000 (CDN) per purchaser.
The mare must foal out in Ontario and be bred back to a registered Ontario Sire in 2017. The resulting foals will either be sold at a CTHS Ontario Sale as weanlings or yearlings or must make a minimum of two starts in the Province of Ontario by the end of it's 3-year-old season. Should the horse be unable to make two starts until after it turns 4 years of age, the applicant may apply to the program administrator for an exemption. Exemptions will be considered for extenuating circumstances such as the health and well being of the horse. Exemptions will not be considered for horses racing out of Ontario.
Review Complete Program details on the APPLICATION FORM available through the CTHS Ontario or The HBPA of Ontario. Through the joint effort of the two organizations, a maximum of $350,000 in funding has been made available for 2017. Please join us in sharing this exciting news with your fellow breeders and owners at your earliest convenience. We look forward to enhancing the number and quality of Ontario Resident Mares and their resultant foals.
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