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Track Magazine-Talking Horses

President Bob Broadstock QROOI President Bob Broadstock is featured in Track Magazine – Talking Horses.
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First Line Racing newest addition

First Line Racing members attended the Heritage Place auction January 18-20 in Oklahoma City,  The trip started with an emotional farewell to our beloved Cr Party With Corona.  It is our understanding that she will be bred to one of the Lazy E stallions and we’re hoping to get an update.  First Line Racing had a good year in 2017, all of us learning a lot about owning and racing a horse plus with the help of Ajax Downs, some of us learned how to bet on a horse.  It was such an amazing experience First Line Racing decided to purchase another horse for the 2018 season.  Introducing Eye am the Eagle, purchased at the auction on January 19, 2018.

If you missed out on the fun last year you can purchase a share this year.  Contact Monique at or by phone 905-426-7050
Check out Eye am the Eagle auction catalogue listing and you will see why we are very excited.

First Line Racing addition Eye am the Eagle catalogue listing

Heritage Place January Sale

**Coming up Wednesday, Jan. 18, the AQHA AWARDS for Quarter Horseracing, see what Canadian-breds are up for Canadian AQHA Horse of the year…

**Canadian horsepeople are in OK for Heritage Place January Sale beginning on Thursday! Read More →

Ian Wright Farewell

Ian Wright Farewell January 19, 2018 drop in from 4 – 9 pm at Oasis Bar And Grill Read More →

January 9th, 2018 – 2018-19 Quarter Horse Program Approved

The 2018-19 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) has been approved by Ontario Racing. The 2018-19 QHRIDP was planned based on the recommendations of the Quarter Horse Advisory Group.

The main QHRIDP components will remain similar to prior years, with the 2018-19 program projected to provide over $3.5 million in total purses and incentives.

New to the QHRIDP, a Mare Breeding Incentive will be introduced to encourage breeding of QH mares in Ontario. The goal of the new program is to increase the future racing population by providing a $1,000 incentive to eligible participants upon breeding a mare. To accommodate the budget expenditures for the Mare Breeding Incentive, the Breeders Awards and Stallion Awards were cut by 10% to $400k and $40k, respectively.

The Third Start Bonus, which provides a $1,000 incentive to the trainer of record on the completion of three starts at Ajax Downs during the season, will be continued into 2018-19. The incentive will introduce a maximum cap of $10,000 to any one trainer.

To support increased program participation, late enrolments will now be allowed subject to a late fee. The fee for filing a late Stallion Enrolment (after January 15 for active stallions) will be $200.  Broodmare enrolments may be filed after foaling, with no time limit, upon paying a late fee of $200 and providing proof of residency.