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Thoroughbred Improvement Program

Thoroughbred Improvement Program

The Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is a component of the Ontario Horse Improvement Program which offers incentives for the breeding and ownership of Thoroughbred racehorses in Ontario through:

  • Breeders Awards
  • Ontario Bred Purse Bonus's
  • Ontario Restricted Stakes racing
  • Ontario Sires Stakes
  • Sales Stakes Program
  • Stallion Awards

The primary goal of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program is to increase the quality and value of Ontario Bred race horses. Breeders and owners of Registered Ontario Breds, Owners of Ontario Sires, and progeny owners of Ontario Sires, receive benefits from the Ontario Thoroughbred Improvement Program.

2019-2020 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Proposed Budget

TIP Program Announcement

2018 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Approved

PROGRAM CRITERIA

Detailed information and the rules surrounding the various program components are provided in the Thoroughbred Improvement Program Criteria Book which is published annually. It is the responsibility of all participants to make themselves aware of the eligibility requirements and the various opportunities under the Program.

2019 Ontario Resident Mare Declaration
2019 Stallion Registration
2019 Stallion Lease Declaration
2019 Application To Receive Stallion Awards
 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

TIP offers incentives and rewards to breeders, owners and lessees of both Ontario Bred and Ontario Sired horses by way of purse bonuses, Breeders' awards, purse supplements and stallion awards, as well as a restricted overnight racing and sales stakes program.

Enhanced Breeders Awards

In 2014 an additional $4,000,000 enhancement was made to the current breeders’ awards program and an additional $2,000,000 will be made each year from 2015 to 2018. For complete information, contact the CTHS (ON) at (416) 675-3602.

Eligibility

All participants wishing to enroll mares or stallions in the Thoroughbred Improvement Program must hold a current Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) license. Contact the AGCO at 416-326-8700 or 1-800-522-2876, by email at [email protected] or online at www.agco.on.ca

2018 Mare Purchase Program Application Form
2018 Ontario Stallion Registration Form
2018 Resident Mare Eligibility