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QROOI Trainers Seminar – Saturday May 8th, 2021 – Cancelled

A Trainers Seminar has been scheduled by the QROOI for Saturday May 8th. Due to COVID 19 lockdown May 8th has been cancelled. The QROOI hopes to schedule a Trainers Seminar in early June. Stay tuned for more details. You can still register until a new date has been decided.
To register please contact Monique at the QROOI Head Office at 905-426-7050 or by email at qrooiheadoffice@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE – QROOI’s Ontario Stallion Season Auction for 2021 a Success, Prospective Quarter Horse Breeders Enthusiastic

AJAX DOWNS, MARCH 3, 2021 
By: Jennifer Morrison
The second year of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario’s Stallion Season Auction was another success as Quarter Horse owners, breeders and stallion owners, experienced and new, are excited to help grow the industry.
 
Total bids on Ontario stallion seasons for this year increased almost 20% from the 2020 auction.
 
Proceeds from the on-line auction, which still has several stallion seasons available for bidding, will include a 2024 Stallion Auction Futurity Stakes race at Ajax Downs.. All offspring by stallions that donated a breeding through this program will be eligible. Proceeds from the auction will be divided as follows: 30% to the stallion owner whose foals win 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 go to fund the purse. Those purchasing a season will receive a free nomination and sustaining payments into this stakes race.
The 2020 Stallion Season Auction’s proceeds are earmarked for a 2023 Stallion Auction Futurity Stakes race.
 
“It’s a great opportunity for someone just getting into breeding to reach some great stallions at a discounted price,” said young horsewoman Brooke Sisson. “It’s always nice to have a chance to save some money and to top it off, you get the opportunity to race your foal in a stakes race.”
Sisson purchased two seasons; one to Fire Finder for $600 for her own mare and the other, for Look at Magics Form, for “a friend of mine and her mare.”
A season to one of the newest stallions in Ontario, Peighnt Your Fate, a son of successful North American stallion PYC Paint Your Wagon, topped the auction at $1,300. Sean Slater purchased the season to the talented horse from owner Richard Wincikaby.
 
Patricia Ball bought a season Spy for the Senate, one of the top older horses at Ajax Downs in recent years, for $1,000 from owner Milena Kwiecien.  “I bought the season to him for my mare This Cartels Girl and last year bought one to Maryland Magic for my other mare Rose Rage. I am ready to get back into breeding again.”
 
For more information and to see the stallion seasons still available, visit https://qrooi.com/programs/stallions/ to see the list of stallions being offered in 2021 and their current bid price. Contact the QROOI head office in order to place a bid at 905-426-7050 or qrooiheadoffice@gmail.com.

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.

AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA Racing on Twitter, “like” Q-Racing on Facebook, and visit www.aqha.com/racing.

 

https://www.aqha.com/-/carneros-sets-world-record

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.

 

Notice to the Industry – AGCO License

Notice to the Industry

AGCO License

It is a requirement of the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) that an ownership entity enrolling a horse in the Program or otherwise receiving benefits from the Program must be licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Formerly, all licenses expired in March of each racing year, resulting in delays in obtaining license renewals. As a result, QHRIDP participants were granted an extension with respect to this requirement.

Recently the AGCO changed its policy such that individual Quarter Horse licences now expire on the licensee’s birth date.  Licenses can be renewed at any time through the AGCO Head Offi

Accordingly, going forward, the QHRIDP will require that any ownership entity enrolling horses in the Program be licensed as at the date of enrollment.  Horses will not be enrolled until the owner holds a current AGCO license.

For further information, please contact:

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

Direct: 416-477-5529

qhprogram@ontarioracing.com