18101 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON, L0B 1L0
Bob Broadstock, QH breeder, trainer, owner and President of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc (QROOI). Broadstock also suns his own computer programming and consulting business.He and his wife Marie own a farm near Port Perry Ontario where they train racing stock and care for three broodmares. Their home-breds earned nearly $70,000 last year. Broadstock worked his way up through the ranks under the critical eye of owner/trainer Joe Tavares.“I am looking forward to the day when I can work on my house business full-time. I am hoping the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Plan, incorporating the slot agreement and the breeding program, will get me there.”
RR2, Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R2
I have been working with horses for 44 yrs, and has been in the race related business for 24 yrs. I have been a director of the QROOI on and off since the 1990’s. With wife Joyce, we have a quarter horse breeding business and also race quarter horses . Our farm (Jem Farms) is located in Uxbridge on 160 acres with 5/8 mile track, hay and pasture.Future hopes: That the quarter horse race industry grows and prospers.
Gayle Sommer D.V.M.
P.O. Box 91, Leaskdale, ON L0C 1C0
Along with my husband Hermann, I began racing Quarter Horses in 1979. Since then, I have been active in racing and breeding, importing quality mares from the U.S. and serving on several related committees to support and improve Quarter Horse racing in Ontario. My goals for this industry include maintaining our Ontario Bred Program and improving the quality of our horses to where they are competitive anywhere. As a veterinarian, I have a special interest in the health and welfare of our racehorses, as well as the pursuit of a fair and level, drug-free racing industry.
Greg Watson returned to Quarter Horse racing in 2006 after being involved over 30 years ago. His excitement about the future, quality and direction of Quarter Horse racing in Ontario prompted his return. Greg and his wife Susan operate Full Circle Farm near Bethany where they have a select group of horses in
training and several broodmares, as well as a herd of purebred Black Angus cows and calves. He has achieved great success in just a few years culminating with Full Circle Racing’s horse Rockish being named the 2008 Horse of the Year in Ontario. In addition to this, Greg works at Brooks Feed in Port Perry servicing the local horse farms.
I started QR in 1970. I became President of the QROOI in 1972. I put together the Maple Leaf Futurity and the Maple Leaf Derby and started running those futurities and derbies 1973. I put together Alex Picov Championship in 1974 for the very first running. In 1977 I received the first Pari-Mutal Racing In August and we received it for 4 days. I received Registered of Merit from AQHA in 1979. I became President the OQHA in 1985 and 1986. I became chairman of Quarter Rama in 1980-1989. I was inducted into OQHA in 2005. I am really excited to be a Director and get back to working with the Quarter Horse Industry to help in any way I can.
Chantelle Bourgeois has been involved in the Horse racing industry for over 25 years. First as a groom and exercise rider of Thoroughbreds working for hall of fame trainer Mac Benson. Then as a breeder, owner and Trainer of Quarter Horses. Chantelle, Dean and their daughter Emily own a farm in Enniskillen Ontario with a small band of broodmares, and resident stallion Look at Magics Form. Chantelle breeds, raises, breaks and trains their own horses. Chantelle is also a Sr. Software Architect with the Toronto based consultant firm T4G Inc. She hopes to combine her experience and passion for Horse Racing with her experience as a consultant for some of Canada’s top corporations to serve the QROOI
Bryanne Sheppard is relatively new to Quarter Horse racing. Going into her 6th year at Ajax Downs. Bryanne loves Quarter Horse racing, travelling to race across North America, meeting new people and learning new things. She runs GFR Racing in Pontypool Ontario with her Fiancé and Trainer Jason Pascoe. Currently, they have 30 horses that they raise, train and race. She is excited to be a director of the QROOI and bring new ideas and passion for horses and racing to the table.