Details of the 2013 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) have been announced by the Program Administrator. Cooperatively developed with input from the Quarter Horse industry, the 2013 Program maintains a solid racing program and significant support for breeders.

With purses being offered of close to $3.7 million, the 2013 Racing Program includes a stakes program worth over $750,000, the Ontario Bred and Ontario Sired Purse Bonus Programs in open races and purse supplements available to overnight restricted races.

The Ontario Rewards program supporting the breeding community is continued in 2013 with $550,000 and $55,000 available in Breeders’ Awards and Stallion Awards, respectively. Industry Development Projects have been continued where value to Quarter Horse racing is maximized. Funding is continued for marketing, development of Ontario’s Quarter Horse wagering product, equine research and support of post-racing programs.

The Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program remains committed to the continuing development of a quality Quarter Horse racing sector in Ontario. For further information, contact the Program Administrator at 416-213-0520 or by email at [email protected]