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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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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.

2017 QROOI Awards Banquet – February 17th 2018

The QROOI will host their 2017 Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the beautiful facility, Ajax Convention Centre. Cocktails are at 6 pm and dinner will be at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 each (includes HST). The QROOI is very excited to have ‘Two For the Show’ DJ our Awards Banquet and the lovely Jennifer Morrison will be our MC. Please come join us and help us to celebrate our 2017 Champions! Please contact Monique at the office to purchase your tickets. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Ajax Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and the Homewood Suites Ajax.  If you would like a room for that evening please speak with Monique or contact the hotels directly. Ajax Hilton Garden Inn can be reached at tel:(905) 686-9400 and Homewood Suites can be reached at (905) 686-5969. Please use the QROOI code when booking your room for a cheaper rate.