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2021 Stallion Service Auction program

The QROOI Board of Directors are happy to launch the 2021 Stallion Service Auction program!

All offspring out of stallions that donated a breeding through this program will be eligible for the 2024 Stallion Service Auction Futurity.
Proceeds from the auction will be divided as follows, 30% to the Stallion owner whose foal wins the race, 30% to the Owner who won the race if that owner purchased a breeding to the sire of the winner and 40% will be used to fund the race purse. A minimum of $20,000 will be added, in addition to the auction funds to this programs race purse. Read More →

Carneros Sets World Record Canadian sprinter sets 110 yard world record

The American Quarter Horse Association has confirmed that Milena Kwiecien’s Carneros, a 2015 brown gelding, has set a new 110-yard world record of :6.770.

Carneros set the record on June 16, 2019, while racing at Ajax Downs in an allowance race.

The horse was bred by Stone Chase Stables LLC and is by champion Prospect To The Top. He is  the first foal out of the stakes-placed Valiant Hero mare Cakebread And Thou.

He was trained in this start by Jason Pascoe and ridden by Ed Walton.

Carneros has won 10 of his 31 career starts, with nine additional placings. He has earned $86,326. The short-distance specialist earlier this year won the 110-yard OROOI Sprint Series #1 Stakes.

The previous 110-yard record holder was Jakes Charming Jody, who in 2012 ran the distance at Remington Park in :6.784.

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Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Funding Agreement For Live Horse Racing

December 18, 2020 – Ontario Racing (OR) commends the Ontario government for changes it is making to the Long-Term Funding Agreement (LTFA) for horse racing to further support the industry during these challenging times. Changes to the LTFA will support a strong and stable horse racing industry and give it time to recover from the pandemic. The amendments will also ensure continued support for local employment and for Ontario’s fifteen racetracks until 2026.

“Like many other industries in Ontario, horse racing has been significantly impacted by the pandemic,” said John Hayes, Chair of Ontario Racing. “I want to thank the Ontario government for focusing on the stability and recovery of this important industry and for extending support for racetracks during this difficult time.”

The LTFA, which came into effect last year, is providing stable financial support for racetracks, horsepeople and breeders over a 19-year period. The amendments to the LTFA recognize the impact of the pandemic on the industry and will maintain support for all fifteen racetracks in communities across the province until 2026.

The amendments were approved by all four parties to the LTFA – OLG, Ontario Racing (OR), Ontario Racing Management and Woodbine Entertainment Group. The Board of OR includes representatives of racetracks, horsepeople and breeders of thoroughbred, standardbred and quarter horses.

To view a copy of the amendment, please click here

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Horse Purchase Program for 2021

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. Board of Directors are pleased to announce the return of the widely successful Horse Purchase Program for 2021. This program provides owners with an interest-free loan of up to $5,000 once they have purchased a horse for racing at Ajax Downs in 2021. Get your applications in as soon as possible to ensure that you are part of this exciting program for 2021. Read More →

ANNUAL ELECTION MEETING OF MEMBERS NOTICE

Notice to All Voting Members

The QROOI Annual Election Meeting of the members of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at virtually on Sunday October 18th at 1:00 PM, EDT via Microsoft Teams ONLY.

The Nominating Committee wishes to solicit nominations for one President and two Directors, each for a term of three (3) years in order to continue a rotating Board, as provided for in By-law No 1A.

Existing Board Members; President Bob Broadstock, Vice President Chantelle Bourgeois and Director Ralph Pearson, whose term expires in October 2020, have agreed to run for a new 3-year term.  There is an additional vacancy for an additional Director.

James Bogar has one (1) year remaining in his term; Directors Amanda McCormack and Scott Reid each have two (2) years remaining in their term.

Voting members may nominate in writing, additional persons to stand for election. All such nominees must be voting members, qualified to be Directors of the Corporation and provide their consent to stand for election.

The successful eligible members will be appointed as Officers for the aforementioned three (3) year term based on most votes cast by eligible voting members present at the Annual Election Meeting in person or by Proxy.  The Director position that receives the least number of shares will be for a (1) year term.

Nominations whether mailed or delivered in person to the QROOI Head Office at 50 Alexander’s Crossing, Ajax ON, L1Z 2E6 must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday October 1st, 2020.