The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) has announced the top earners in the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program for 2009.
Previous Sovereign award winner Rahy's Attorney has been named the overall champion of the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program by 2009 stakes earnings ending Dec. 31, 2009.
The 5-year-old son of Crown Attorney collected $489,800 in stakes earnings last year, which included wins in the Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT), the King Edward Handicap (Can-IIT), and the Bunty Lawless Stakes at Woodbine. Bred and co-owned by Ellie Boje Farm, Rahy’s Attorney was voted the Sovereign Award for champion male turf horse in 2008.
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 sire champion.
The Ontario Sired Racing Rewards program recipients with their 2009 earnings are as follows:
Resentless, 2-year-old female, bred by Ian Jamieson
Mobthewarrior, 2-year-old male, bred by Gustav Schickedanz
Double Malt, 3-year-old females, bred by Mike Ambler
Mr. Foricos Two U, 3-year-old male, bred by Rocco D’Alimonte
Authenticat, older female, bred by Gail Wood
Rahy's Attorney, older male, bred by Ellie Boje Farm
Offered through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program, 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.