The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Ontario Division has announced the leading recipients of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program’s stallion awards, representing the 44 stallions that received a total of $400,000 in awards based on the successes of their Ontario-sired progeny during the 2010 racing season.
The 2010 top Ontario Sires Awards recipients by North American earnings are as follows:
1st – Bold Executive, awarded $50,000
2nd –Where’s the Ring, awarded $30,000
3rd – Trajectory, awarded $20,000
Top First Crop Sire by North American Earnings of Eligible Progeny:
1st – Old Forester, awarded $50,000
Top earner Bold Executive sired 67 winners from 121 runners in 2010, with progeny earnings of $3,766,493. A leading sire six times in Canada, Bold Executive’s top progeny last year include multiple stakes winners Sand Cove and Jacally.
Where’s the Ring, who placed second in the Ontario Stallion Awards program, produced 39 winners from 83 runners. His leading runners include stakes winner Race for Gold, Gypsy Ring and Doctor Jack. Where’s the Ring recorded progeny earnings of $2,802,449 in 2010.
Trajectory concluded his 2010 season with 35 winners from 102 runners, and placed third with progeny earnings of $1,658,894. A Gone West stallion, Trajectory’s leading runners include stakes winner Resentless, Daniel Be Good, and Dancer’s Bajan.
The Top First Crop Sire award went to graded stakes winner Old Forester, whose progeny collected earnings of $1,045,669, with the son of Forestry finishing fifth overall for 2010 leading first-crop Sires in North America. Old Forester produced 14 winners from 37 runners last year, including stakes winners Tree Pose and Citius.
Each year through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program, stallion awards totaling $400,000 are distributed to stallion owners for their successful eligible progeny. This program is made up of two categories: stallion year end points awards, where $250,000 is distributed on the basis of points earned by the progeny of the stallion during the 2010 calendar year; and year end top stallions awards, where $150,000 is distributed to stallions whose progeny achieved the highest in North American earnings last year.