COMING UP.. The QUARTER RACING OWNERS OF ONTARIO INC.’s popular Awards night is Feb. 17 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

The dinner and awards ceremony, honouring the 2017 champions will also feature the very popular TWO FOR THE SHOW (, DJ, live music, comedy group. If you don’t have your $25 tickets yet, contact the QROOI office!


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New Stallion in Ontario brings strong bloodlines










JAMES BOGAR announces the arrival of CAVIAR AND CORONA to his  Bogar Farms in Cameron, ON for stud duty for 2018.

Purchased for $30,000 at the Heritage Place January sale last month, Caviar and Corona is a son of the all-time leading Quarter Horse sire by progeny earnings, Corona Cartel. Corona Cartel, who stands for $25,000 (US) at Lazy E Ranch in Oklahoma, is also a well known ‘sire of sires’ as his sons such as PYC Paint Your Wagon and Teller Cartel are also leading studs.

Caviar and Corona is a son of the graded stakes winner mare Illegal Fireworks ($182,000), a daughter of Walk Thru Fire, and the mare is a half sister to champion GOOD REASON, earner of over $1.4 million.


Bogar, owner of Cameron Steel, has been boosting his Quarter Horse population in the last two years, and is excited to introduce his new stallion to Ontario breeders.

“I personally have as many as eight mares to breed, three have previous engagements [for this spring], therefore I will breed four or five of my own to him this year.”

Caviar and Corona stands at 16 HH and is offered for a fee of $1,000 (Can). For more information on the stallion contact James Bogar at  705-879-1565 or by email [email protected]

(Photos courtesy of Equine Marketing)





Caviar and Corona joins Cold Hard Dash (First Down Dash) as two, new exciting prospects to the Ontario stallion ranks for 2018. Cold Hard Dash also stands for $1,00 and for more on him, contact Belinda Taggart at 416- 857-2159


COLD HARD DASH was out playing in the snow this week – photo courtesy of Belinda Taggart













FIRST LINE SYNDICATE, a group 20 owners, many experiencing their first foray into owning a Quarter Horse runner, purchased its next horse at the January sale at Heritage Place in Oklahoma. fresh off two years and three wins with its first horse, CR Party With Corona, the syndicate, under trainer Bob Broadstock bought EYE AM THE EAGLE for $6,500.

CR PARTY WITH CORONA was sold for $8,000.

From the First Line Syndicate release:

First Line Racing members attended the Heritage Place auction January 18-20 in Oklahoma City, The trip started with an emotional farewell to our beloved Cr Party With Corona. It is our understanding that she will be bred to one of the Lazy E stallions and we’re hoping to get an update. First Line Racing had a good year in 2017, all of us learning a lot about owning and racing a horse plus with the help of Ajax Downs, some of us learned how to bet on a horse. It was such an amazing experience First Line Racing decided to purchase another horse for the 2018 season. Introducing Eye am the Eagle, purchased at the auction on January 19, 2018.

If you missed out on the fun last year you can purchase a share this year. Contact Monique at [email protected] or by phone 905-426-7050
Check out Eye am the Eagle auction catalogue listing and you will see why we are very excited.

Other buyers at the January sale included:

Rick Crispi – $25,000 3yo gelding CAYANOSA by Corona Cartel

Wayne Proctor – BARN ROYALTY, 41,700, 2014 mare by Dee Barn

Jason Pascoe – C C SENATOR PAGE $2,500, yearling by Louisiana Senator

and LIL KRASH DASH, 3yo filly, $3,700 by Krash Cartel

and PAINT ME SOUTHERN, $25,000 3yo mare by PYC Paint Your Wagon

Carol Robertson – ROLLOTHEDICE, $10,000 yearling by Dominyun

Paul Garrison – ONE DASHING DIVA, $3,700  4yo by One Dashing Eagle

and DAY RATE, $4,700, 3yo by High Rate of Return

and LIL PYSTOL PATTIE, $4,500 by Big Time Favorite

Marie Broadstock – SR SOLID RUBIE, 3yo mare by Rock Solid Jess, $4,500

Alan Hudgins – CR CRYSTAL CHICK, $6,000 2yo filly by Separatist


This sale followed last fall’s yearling auction in which number of Canadians bought youngsters who are now 2-year-olds.

As for the recently completed January sale, the presence of many locals looking at horses is encouraging for the upcoming Ajax season.

“It was an interesting sale,” said Bob Broadstock, president of the QROOI. “There didn’t seem to be a pattern to the prices.”

The 49th Ajax season gets underway in the first week of May and there are 25 race dates set.

The recent news that the regional races at Ajax for the Adequan Derby, John Deere and Maiden Challenge, funded by the AQHA will not be renewed this year was unfortunate news for Ajax but the AQHA has granted funds to the track for possibly three similar races.


BRINGONTHEWAVE named Canadian Champion at AQHA Awards

BRINGONTHEWAVE, the top 2-year-old in Alberta, was named Canadian Champion at the AQHA Awards in late January – photo courtesy of Horse racing Alberta












Dale Zukowski’s Bringonthewave , a 2-year-old gelding by Wave Carver out of the Corona Cartel mare Special Corona won five of six starts during the year in Alberta.

He won the Jerry Stojan Memorial Futurity and Alberta-bred Futurity (RG3) and earned $41,745. He was trained by James Doolin, and ridden by Adrian Gonzalez and Ramiro Castillo. Bringonthewave was bred by Shady Lane Stables.




Entries for the first day of Training Races at Remington Park, OK, will be due this Friday at Noon. The first day of races is Feb. 7.  Keep an eye out for Canadian entries, among them those trained by Jason Pascoe.




The QROOI’s tireless leader BOB BROADSTOCK is featured in the January issue of TRACK Magazine: