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OSS Program Strong Heading Into This Fall's Yearling Sales

August 25, 2020:

“(The Ontario Sires Stakes program) remains strong due to the dedication of the funding and the horses themselves. If COVID-19 wasn’t even in the scenario, the quality of the horse is still the same. I think it's an amazing, excellent group of Ontario-sired horses that are going to be sold, wherever they're being sold this fall.”...read on

Seeking The Next Camluck?

July 26, 2020:

There's no arguing that super sire Camluck was instrumental in putting Seelster Farms on the map. And while Walter Parkinson's eye is always on the lookout for another of Camluck's stature, he is confident that Seelster's current string of stallions can keep the Lucan, Ont., farm at the forefront of the breeding industry in Ontario....read on

Breeding Through The Pandemic

March 27, 2020:

With virtually all Standardbred establishments shut down indefinitely amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, one sector of the harness racing industry that continues to operate through the pandemic is the nation's breeding farms....read on

Sensational Season For Seelster

February 8, 2019:

"It's overwhelming, we're very excited and it sort of caps off an excellent year we had this past year. We hope to do it again in the near future."...read on

Parkinson: 'The Common Goal'

July 6, 2018:

According to Walter Parkinson, the president of the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and member of the newly-minted Ontario Racing Board of Directors, "I think it's important to step up and make it the best industry possible for the long term."...read on

Hayes Named OR’s Independent Chair

June 4, 2018:

Ontario Racing today (Monday, June 4) announced the full composition of its new Board of Directors....read on

Historic Ontario Horse Racing Industry Funding Agreement Signed

May 8, 2018:

The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors today (Tuesday, May 8) announced the signing of a historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government....read on

O'Briens Cap Off Seelster Success

January 19, 2017:

"We take a lot of pride in the horses that we breed and raise and to be recognized as one of two finalists for this award is a great way to cap off a successful season."...read on

Strong Numbers For Forest City

October 24, 2016:

Reaction from buyers and consignors is overwhelmingly positive in light of a strong 2016 Forest City Yearling Sale....read on

New Ontario Racing Board

October 7, 2016:

On Friday, October 7, ‘Ontario Racing’ announced its new Board of Directors, and also announced that John Snobelen and Michael Keegan have resigned their positions with the organization....read on

High Demand For Ontario Yearlings

September 9, 2016:

With the continued strength of the Ontario Sires Stakes program and the $2 million Owners’ Bonus beginning in 2017, Ontario Sired colts and fillies will once again be hot commodities at the fall yearling sales....read on

Successful Sunday Open Houses

May 9, 2016:

Two Ontario breeding farms, High Stakes Farm in Moffat and Seelster Farms in Lucan, opened their farms to the general public for Mother’s Day Open House events on Sunday, May 8....read on

Ontario Sired Horses Shine

September 14, 2015:

As they search for next year’s superstar, astute buyers should look carefully at Ontario Sired yearlings....read on

ORC Update On Standardbred HIP

November 21, 2014:

On Friday (November 21), Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steven Lehman offered Trot Insider an update on the previously-announced five-year enhanced Horse Improvement Program (HIP) for Ontario Standardbreds....read on

Ontario Getting $12 Million Bonus?

October 28, 2014:

A letter issued by the Ontario Racing Commission on Tuesday states that the province's Standardbred racing industry is about to get a substantial infusion to its program....read on


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