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Responses To Ontario’s Five-Year Plan

October 11, 2013:

Responses to the five-year transitional plan for the Ontario Horse racing industry are continuing to be issued. The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario (SBOA) have released a response as well as Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. and the Ontario NDP Party....read on

Concerns For Ontario's Breeders

September 26, 2013:

On Thursday, September 26, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association sent out a release which stated that even though Standardbred Canada’s recent 2013 Canadian Yearling Sale showed an average increase of nearly 22 per cent over the 2012 sale, participants in all facets of the industry still face more questions than answers regarding the future of the provincial industry....read on

SBOA Encourages Meetings Attendance

July 5, 2013:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) would like to remind all Ontario breeders of the upcoming public meetings the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel will be holding next week....read on

From Slots Player To Racing Fan

June 24, 2013:

About five years ago, 80-year-old Ernie Lillycrop decided to play the ponies instead of the slots, and he hasn't looked back. In fact, his decision helped generate an interest in racing for his daughter Kim, who is now a part-owner of a three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes pacer....read on

Breeding Farm Open House Successful

May 14, 2013:

For the second consecutive year, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and Standardbred Canada’s 'I Love Canadian Harness Racing' Fan Club partnered to coordinate the Mother’s Day Open House....read on

Mother's Day Open House Details

April 18, 2013:

For the second consecutive year, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and Standardbred Canada’s 'I Love Canadian Harness Racing' Fan Club are partnering to present a special Mother’s Day Open House event....read on

Meyers: 'I’m Trying To Be Optimistic'

April 12, 2013:

On Wednesday, April 11 at Mohawk Racetrack, an eight-member panel of Ontario horse-racing industry representatives gathered at the Campbellville track to discuss the future of the sector in the province....read on

Perkins Has Harsh Words For Liberals

March 29, 2013:

Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Perkins recently spoke with a variety of horse racing industry members for a pair of columns on the Ontario Liberal Government's "shameful" decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks program on Sunday and "its ludicrous infatuation with bingo halls and American-owned casinos."...read on

SBOA Awards Presented

January 20, 2013:

The annual Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) Awards Banquet was held on Saturday night at the Sheraton Toronto Airport honouring those breeders responsible for the top money-earning horses in the 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes program....read on

SBOA Silent Auction Items

January 17, 2013:

Everybody loves the spirited competition of a silent auction, and there will be something for everyone during the fundraising activities at the SBOA Awards Banquet this Saturday night, January 19, in Toronto....read on

Breedings Available At SBOA Awards

January 14, 2013:

A total of 15 stallion breedings have been pledged to date for the upcoming stallion auction at the SBOA Awards Banquet, Saturday, January 19 in Toronto....read on

More On Upcoming SBOA Awards

January 7, 2013:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association will be spotlighting those breeders responsible for the top money-earning horses in the 2012 Ontario Sires Stakes at its upcoming banquet, Saturday, January 19....read on

SBOA Awards Banquet Details

December 14, 2012:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) has announced that its annual awards banquet will return to the same Toronto location that earned rave reviews from attendees in 2012....read on

McNiven On OMAFRA-OSS Statement

November 8, 2012:

Things are looking up in Ontario for the first time in a long time, as a government-appointed panel announced the continuation of the sire stakes program at current levels....read on

Panel: OSS Purses Maintained

November 6, 2012:

The three member OMAFRA panel, charged with the transition of horse racing in Ontario, issued a statement on Nov. 6 revealing their expectations regarding the purse structure of the Ontario Sires Stakes program....read on


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