The Ontario CTHS is pleased to announce the winning recipients of the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program, representing racing excellence of Ontario-Sired performers in Ontario Black Type races for 2010.

Sand Cove, a multiple Stakes winner and CTHS Yearling Sale Graduate, has been named the Overall Champion of the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program. The six-year-old son of Bold Executive collected $379,055 in Stakes earnings this past racing season, as well as achieved first place wins in the Grade 3 Seagram Cup, Sir Barton, Overskate, and Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine.

Bred in Ontario by James and Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse, Sand Cove was a $60,000 purchase by Ralph Johnson at the 2006 Selected Yearling Sale and currently has career earnings of nearly $1 million. In addition to Sand Cove, seven of the 12 winning recipients are CTHS Yearling Sale graduates, including Ontario-Breds Tree Pose, Lucky Be Me, Celtic Conviction, Jacally, Dancing Raven, Race for Gold, and Bent Attorney.

Rewarding BT racing performance at Woodbine and Fort Erie Racetracks, the Ontario breeders’ bonus program consists of six divisions offering $10,000 and a $2,000 OSS Stallion Breeding Certificate for first place, and $5,000 cash and a $1,000 OSS Stallion Breeding Certificate to second place recipients. In addition, an award in the amount of $10,000 and a $2,000 OSS Breeding Certificate is presented to the breeder of the Overall Ontario-Sired Champion.

The Ontario Sired Racing Rewards program recipients with their 2010 Stakes earnings are as follows:

Two-Year-Old Fillies:
1st – Tree Pose, ($125,468), bred by Gardiner Farms Limited
2nd – Lucky Be Me, ($93,471), bred by Gardiner Farms Limited

Two-Year-Old Colts & Geldings:
1st – Celtic Conviction, ($148,230), bred by Sam-Son Farm
2nd – Citius, ($81,712), bred by Ralph Biamonte

Three-Year-Old Fillies:
1st – Jacally, ($189,507), bred by Liam Gannon
2nd –Dancing Raven, ($127,066), bred by William D. Graham

Three-Year-Old Colts & Geldings:
1st – Mobil Unit, ($144,835), bred by Gustav Schickedanz
2nd –Race for Gold, ($135,063), bred by Jay Cochlin

Four-Year-Old & Up Mares:
1st – Impossible Time, ($281,094), bred by Charles Fipke
2nd –Bent Attorney, ($88,506), bred by Spring Farm

Four-Year-Old & Up Colts & Geldings:
1st – Sand Cove, ($379,055), bred by James & Janeane Everatt and J. Arika Everatt-Meeuse
2nd –Fifty Proof, ($222,408), bred by Anderson Farm (Ontario) Inc.

Offered through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program was established in 2008 to reward breeders of the top Ontario-Sired foals who compete in Black Type Stakes races in Ontario with $120,000 in cash rewards and breeding certificates. For further information, please contact the CTHS at 416-675-3602 or visit