QROOI Ontario Jockeys

Owners Looking to Purchase

QROOI has received multiple inquiries from owners looking to purchase Ontario Bred or Sired yearlings and racehorses. If you have anything for sale please send us the details so that we can share that information.

Ajax Downs Completes Memorable 50th Anniversary Season


Ajax Downs 50 years Racetrack

Quarter Horse racing at Ajax Downs wrapped up for 2019 at Ajax Downs on Oct. 21, the track’s 50th anniversary of racing in Ontario. Read More →

Notice to the Industry – Upcoming Deadlines

October 28 (7 days after the last day of racing)

Third Start Bonus

Third Start Bonus applications due to QROOI office.


November 5 (15 days after the last day of racing) 

Breeder and Stallion Awards

Breeders and Stallion owners need to be enrolled in the Program. Each individual, partnership, syndicate or corporation listed as Breeder of Record or Stallion owner of an eligible horse must be registered separately in the Program and hold a valid AGCO Program license in order to be eligible for awards.

Stallion owners must be Ontario Resident and stallions must register as an Ontario Accredited Stallion in the current racing year. In order to receive Stallion Awards, owners of retired or deceased stallions must have an application on file for each year that the stallion has progeny racing.

Applications to Record and Owner/Lessee/Group can be found on the Ontario Racing website http://ontarioracing.com/Industry/Quarter-Horse-Program.aspx


Mare Breeding Incentive

Applications due to Ontario Racing


November 30

Stallion Awards

Stallion owners – Report of Mares Bred needs to be submitted no later than November 30 in order for the stallion to retain his accreditation status for the year.


For more information, please contact:

Kathie Wilkinson
Program Coordinator
Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program
Ontario Racing

Direct: 416-477-5529



Starting in March 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting paper forms, cash or cheques for horse racing-related licences and registrations. All AGCO licence renewals and applications must be processed online, with payment by Visa, MasterCard, Interac Online, Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit.
This change will affect all horsepersons including owners, agents, trainers, grooms, hotwalkers, jockeys, drivers, association officials, tradespersons, and vets.
Prior to your licence renewal date, you will be mailed an access code to set up your online account.
This means it is important you make sure that the AGCO has your current mailing address. If you need to update your information, call AGCO Customer service during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) at 416-326-8700 or toll free in Ontario at 1-800-522-2876.
The following will also move to online processing:
· Claiming Certificates
· Estate/Trust Licences
– Stable LicencesThoroughbred and Quarter Horse Lease and Partnership Registrations
You can find more information about the online service, called iAGCO, and payment options on the AGCO website at www.agco.ca/iagco.

New Horse Purchase Program

We intend to purchase several horses to make them available to our owners and trainers as part of a lease/purchase program. We will find them, inspect them via x-ray, gather import documents and import them into Canada. Once here we will distribute to interested parties on a first come first served basis. We are prepared to import as many horses as are needed to ensure that our population increases in 2020.

If you might be interested in one of these horses please contact the QROOI and get your information on the list.

If you have already put your name in at the QROOI, we are looking to schedule a meeting in October to finalize the program with the interested parties.