Notices & UpdatesHIP contribution for single Gold Series divisions set at $150,000Today the Standardbred Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) Administration Committee announced that the 2019 HIP contribution to Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series events with a single division will be $150,000, plus starting fees.
The Standardbred HIP Committee’s decision goes into effect immediately and the single three-year-old pacing colt Gold Series division at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, June 29 will race for $159,600. This decision follows the boost of $2.375 million to the 2019 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) which was provided by the additional $10 million of HIP funds earmarked for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government on March 21, 2019.
The HIP contribution for 2019 Gold Series events with multiple divisions remains at $200,000 per event (divided by the number of divisions) plus starting fees, as announced by Ontario Racing on May 17, 2019.
As detailed in the 2019 OSS Racing Guide, if only one division is required for a Gold Series event there will be a maximum of two trailers.
Important reminder regarding starting feesPlease be aware that cash will NOT be accepted as a method of payment for Ontario Sires Stakes starting fees. Accepted methods of payment include cheque, bank draft (payable to Ontario Sires Stakes), Visa and Mastercard.
Gold Series starting fees will remain at $800 CDN ($630 USD) and Grassroots starting fees will be $350 CDN ($280 USD). The USD amount is subject to change based on currency exchange rates.
OSS47 2YO Sustained to race in 2019
The complete list of 2 year old's who have sustained to OSS47 is now available.Click the link below for complete listOSS47 2YO Sustained
OSS Yearling Nominations Due May 15
This is a reminder that OSS Nominations are due for Foals of 2018 to race in Ontario Sires Stakes as 2YO in 2020 and 3YO 2021. Forms have been mailed; however, if you have not received a form please print and mail in a generic form that can be found below.
Click Here for Yearling Nomination Form
OSS46 3YO Sustained to race in 2019
The complete list of 3 year old's who have sustained to OSS46 is now available.
Click here for the complete list of 3 year old's eligible to race in the 2019 OSS season.
2 Yr Old Sustaining Payment Form
The 2 yr old sustaining forms have been mailed. If for some reason you have not received a form, click below to obtain one.
2019 OSS Schedule Now Available!
Click here for the 2019 OSS Schedule sorted by Gold and Grassroots Events
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