The CTHS is dedicated to providing up to date news and information with the help of our membership.

Breeders are encouraged to notify us if you have news regarding your BC-breds or stallions that can promote the industry.





Attention:  Owners & Breeders

Don’t Forget

CTHS Sales Stakes (2YO, 3YO & 4YO) $200 Sustaining Fee


For the eligible horses that passed through the CTHS BC Sale ring
 in 2017 and 2016 Sales
and eligible horses that were catalogued in 2015 Sale.

Click below for forms:


Three-Year-Old and Four-Year Old


1-30-2018 - The Breeders Awards Program (BAP) cheques for the Broodmare and Stallion Awards for the 2017 racing season have been issued and will be mailed on Friday, January 26, 2018.

The Broodmare Awards received the guaranteed 15% on eligible earnings and the Stallion Awards received the guaranteed 10% on eligible earnings.

Anyone expecting an award is asked to check their mail box.

Also, the CTHS BC Board of Directors wants to inform breeders that as of 2018 to receive any awards (Broodmare, Stallion, Allowance, Maiden Special Weight bonus etc.), which are paid under the Breeders Awards Program “BAP” all award recipients must be a member of the CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED HORSE SOCIETY in the year that the awards are earned.

Membership Forms are available online at: or by contacting the CTHS BC office at 604.534.0145 or

If you have any questions regarding the BAP awards, please do not hesitate to contact the CTHS BC office.


12-16-2017 - The Horsemen Industry Groups introduce a new incentive program for 2018.

For information on the Maiden Mare incentive program please click here.

Applications for this program will be online mid January, 2018.



2017 Thoroughbred Awards Winners

Breeder Awards:

  • 25-year consecutive membership to CTHS:
    • Gil & Wil’s Stud Farm
    • Sharon Nicholl
    • Rockfield Farm
    • Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds
  • Equine Insurance trophy for the breeder of the Sadie Diamond Futurity winner:
    • Winner: Here’s Hannah
    • Breeder: B.C. Stables
  • Marsh and McLennan trophy for the breeder of the Jack Diamond Futurity winner:
    • Winner: Wise Market
    • Breeder: Suzanne I. Anderson
  • The Champion Juvenile Sire for 2017: Cause to Believe
  • The Champion Sire for 2017: Rosberg
  • The Champion Broodmare for 2017: Summer Bay
  • The Leading Breeder for 2017: Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds


Hall of Fame Inductees:

  • Barbara Anderson Heads
  • Gerry Olguin
  • Roscoe Pito


Leading Jockey: Richard Hamel

Leading Apprentice Jockey: Jose Asencio

Leading Trainer: Philip Hall

Leading Owner: North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.

HBPA Backstretch Person of the Year Award: Brad Dimond


Lower Level Claimer of the Year (under $15,000)

Power Corrupt

Owner: Mitch Sutherland

Trainer: James Brown

Breeder: Doug Clyde


Upper Level Claimer of the Year (over $15,000)

Notis the Jewell

Owner: William McLaren

Trainer: William McLaren

Breeder: Len Fielding


Champion 2-Year Old Filly

B.C. Bred & Open Division:

Here’s Hannah

Owner: B C Stables and Paul L. Caravetta

Trainer: John D. Morrison

Breeder: B.C. Stables


Champion 2-Year Old Male

B.C. Bred & Open Division:

Wise Market

Owner: Philip Hall, Blair Law and Brian Albertson

Trainer: Philip Hall

Breeder: Suzanne I. Anderson


Champion 3-Year Old Filly

B.C. Bred & Open Division:

Daz Lin Dawn

Owner: JDP Holdings Ltd., Nancy Betts and Delton Stable

Trainer: Nancy Betts

Breeder: John Shone, Jacqui Shone & Samantha Shead


Champion 3-Year Old Male

B.C. Bred Division:

Hunters Appeal

Owner: Mohamad K. Khan

Trainer: James Brown

Breeder: Demetrick Racing


Champion 3-Year Old Male

Open Division:

Chief Know It All

Owner: Rollingson Racing Stable, Randy Howg, Rick Wiest and Clayton Wiest

Trainer: Robertino Diodoro

Breeder: Lucky Seven Stable


Champion Older Filly/Mare

B.C. Bred & Open Division:

Notis the Jewell

Owner: William McLaren

Trainer: William McLaren

Breeder: Len Fielding


Champion Older Male

B.C. Bred Division

Crazy Prophet

Owner: Shamrock Racing Stable, Ltd.

Trainer: John Snow

Breeder: Mike Chernen


Champion Older Male

Open Division


Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Trainer: Dino K. Condilenios

Breeder: Darley


Champion Sprinter:


Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Trainer: Dino K. Condilenios

Breeder: Darley


B.C. Bred Horse of the Year

Daz Lin Dawn

Owner: JDP Holdings Ltd., Nancy Betts and Delton Stable

Trainer: Nancy Betts

Breeder: John Shone, Jacqui Shone & Samantha Shead


Open Horse of the Year

Daz Lin Dawn

Owner: JDP Holdings Ltd., Nancy Betts and Delton Stable

Trainer: Nancy Betts

Breeder: John Shone, Jacqui Shone & Samantha Shead



Award Dinner Nominations are now online. CLICK HERE to view.


2017 SALE RESULTS online now!! CLICK HERE



The 2017 CTHS Sales Catalogue ONLINE NOW. Click here.


Nov. 29, 2017 - Jersey Town – Press Release - Grade 1 winner Jersey Town has moved from Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky to Road’s End Farm, near Abbotsford, British Columbia. For more info CLICK HERE.


Sept. 22, 2017 - Have you checked our Classifieds Section lately? There are some new items added. CLICK HERE to see them.




April 18, 2017 – TO:  All members of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division)


TAKE NOTICE THAT the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division) will be held:

Time:   Commencing at 1:00 pm

Date:   Saturday, June 3, 2017

Place:  Selkirk Meeting Room – Village Green Hotel - 4801 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC 

 Click here for full details.




 For details on the BC-bred Yearling Purchase Incentive Program  click here.


MARCH 29, 2017 - LONG ON VALUE by VALUE PLUS – Long Message finished 2nd in a photo finish in the Dubai World Cup, Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Azizi Developments - Gr. 1.  –- Watch the excitement - March 25, 2017

LONG ON VALUE is one of the multiple Graded Stakes winners sired by VALUE PLUS (Unbridled’s Song – Roll Over Baby, by Rollin On Over).  His lifetime career earnings are well over $800,000.

VALUE PLUS is new to British Columbia for 2017 and now standing at Stride Away Thoroughbreds in Armstrong, BC -2017 STUD FEE $2,500 – (250) 546-2476 - www.

Unbridled’s Song – Roll Over Baby by Rollin On Over
British Columbia’s newest stallion for 2017



MARCH 26, 2017 - NOTICE TO CONSIGNORS - 2017 CTHS (BC DIVISION) Yearling & Mixed Sale

Please take note of the following changes, which have been made to our sale and to the sale stakes:

1. Pursuant to #5 of the Consignor’s Contract, if any horse is sold or entered into another sale or sales and withdrawn from this CTHS sale, a penalty of $1,000 will be charged to the consignor.

2. ALL horses (i.e. not only Canadian-breds) that have passed through the 2017, 2018, and 2019 sales, which have all CTHS commissions, nomination and sustaining fees, paid in full are eligible for the CTHS (BC DIVISION) Sales Stakes commencing in 2018. This change will be re-evaluated for the 2020 sale.

3. Only Canadian-bred horses that are fully eligible for the CTHS (BC DIVISION) Sales Stakes (i.e. have all commissions, nomination and sustaining fees paid in full) will be eligible for the Western Sales Stakes Series (BC, Alberta and Manitoba have a reciprocal agreement that allows Canadian-bred horses sold through their sale to run in each other’s sale stakes).


MARCH 26, 2017 - Consignor's Entry Form now available for 2017 CTHS sale. CLICK HERE to download.



The CTHS BC Board of Directors would like to announce to its members that it has entered a three-year agreement with HBPA of BC and BC TOBA on the following items:

  1. Reinstatement of the 25% BC-bred owners bonus including Maiden $4,000 claiming; 
  2. Our industry partners have guaranteed a 15% broodmare BAP award and a 10% stallion BAP award should our funding fall short of expectations. The broodmare guarantee is a continuation of an existing industry commitment to breeders, but the 10% stallion guarantee is new starting this year. These guarantees should comfort breeders who are trying to make breeding decisions;
  3. A BC-Bred bonus for a MSW or maiden stake winner with $5,000 going to the owner and $5,000 to the breeder.
  4. Two restricted MSW races for BC-bred horses;
  5. Our BC Cup races have moved from BC Day except for the Marathon.






CTHS Sales Stakes (2 YO, 3 YO & 4 YO) $200 Sustaining Fee Payment is due February 14, 2017. CLICK BELOW.


Three & Four-Year-Olds

For more information, you can contact the CTHS office at 604.534.0145 or


December 16, 2016 - Hastings 2017 Purse Pool – Average purse increase approximately 10%

Click Here for BC Purse Schedule for 2017


December 15, 2016 - CORRECTION

The Stud Fee for SECOND IN COMMAND in 2017 is $2,000 not $1,200 as advertised in the

printed edition of the 2017 Western Canada Stallion Directory

This correction has been made in our online 2017 stallion directory list.

CTHS (BC Division) apologizes for any inconvenience.




The British Columbia Thoroughbred Racing Associations are offering a new bonus program to BC-breds winning a Maiden Special Weight Race.

The CTHS, BCTOBA and HBPA announced on November 30th they will pay a bonus of $5,000 to the Owner and $5,000 to the Breeder when a BC-bred breaks its maiden in a Maiden Special Race in 2017 at Hastings Racecourse only.

This new bonus of $5,000 to both the owner/breeder or owner and breeder applies to all Maiden Special Weight offered for two- year-olds as well as three-year-olds & up.

For more information and details contact our office.



December 2, 2016 - 2016 Thoroughbred Awards Winners - Photos by Lisa Thompson.


Equine Insurance trophy for the breeder of the Sadie Diamond Futurity winner: Spirit Bay

Breeder: Embree Farms Ltd.


Marsh and McLennan trophy for the breeder of the Jack Diamond Futurity winner: Kermode

Breeder: Bryan & Carol Anderson


Champion Juvenile Sire: Cause to Believe

Champion Sire: Rosberg


Champion Broodmare: Daymaker


Leading Breeder: Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds


Hall of Fame Inductees: David Wilson, Vying Victor


Leading Jockey: Richard Hamel


Leading Apprentice Jockey: Jose Asencio

Leading Trainer: Mike Anderson


Leading Owners: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.


HBPA Backstretch Person of the Year Award: Robert and Sheena Maybin


Lower Level Claimer of the Year (under $15,000): Pretty Reckless

Owner: Michael T. Anderson
Trainer: Mike Anderson
Breeder: West Win Farms & Erin Taylor


Upper Level Claimer of the Year (over $15,000): Twistgrips

Owner: Gordon Christoff
Trainer: John Snow
Breeder: Gordon Christoff


Champion 2-Year Old Filly / B.C. Bred & Open Division: Yukon Belle

Owner: R. N. H. Stable
Trainer: Barbara Heads
Breeder: Bryan & Carol Anderson


Champion 2-Year Old Male / B.C. Bred & Open Division: Strate Remark

Owner: Riversedge Racing Stables, Ltd.
Trainer: Cindy Krasner
Breeder: Red Rock Farm


Champion 3-Year Old Filly / B.C. Bred & Open Division: Snuggles

Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Dino Condilenios
Breeder: Swift Thoroughbreds. Inc.


Champion 3-Year Old Male / B.C. Bred Division: Stanz in Command

Owner: Robert Scott
Trainer: Charlene Miller
Breeder: White House Stables


Champion 3-Year Old Male / Open Division: Opportunistic

Owner: Mark DeDomenico LLC and North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Inc.
Trainer: Troy Taylor
Breeder: Sassu, LLC, Philip Robertson & Brenda Robertson


Champion Older Filly/Mare / B.C. Bred & Open Division: Touching Promise

Owner: Russell J. and Lois Bennett 
Trainer: Barbara Heads
Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Bennett 


Champion Older Male / Open Division: Calgary Caper

Owner: Kim Peacock, Lance Giesbrecht & Philip Hall
Trainer: Philip Hall
Breeder: Robert J. and Mary Harris


Champion Sprinter: Modern

Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Dino Condilenios
Breeder: Darley


B.C. Bred Horse of the Year & Open Horse of the Year: Snuggles

Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Dino Condilenios
Breeder: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.



November 28, 2016


November 14, 2016

CLICK HERE for nominations


October 28, 2016 - BC STALLION RELOCATED

GOTTCHA GOLD – Coronado’s Quest – Gottcha Last (Pleasant Tap) has been sold and will be standing at...

Peaceful Valley Farms – Box 6, Site 9, RR #1, Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0

Inquiries to Jack or Linda Johnston (403) 586-7223 (RACE)


With the relocation, Gottcha Gold will be readily accessible to serve the Mid & Western Provinces.


October 24, 2016 -

TORONTO, October 22 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) today announced an agreement in which Canadian customers can now wager directly into the HKJC betting pools, effective this Sunday’s card (October 23) from Sha Tin Race Course in Hong Kong.

The HKJC’s world-class race meetings will now also be broadcast live in Cantonese to Canadian viewers via the distribution platform of TVBI Company Limited (TVBI) and aired on Fairchild TV.

“This is an exciting day for horse racing fans in Canada as Hong Kong racing is very popular in this country,” said Sean Pinsonneault, WEG’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering. “We are delighted to partner with an esteemed, forward thinking organization like the Hong Kong Jockey Club in their world-wide commingled wagering pools initiative for our valued customers in Canada. Clearly, world-wide commingled pools are the way of the future and Woodbine is pleased to be at forefront of this advance, providing our customers access to some of the largest wagering pools in the world.”

Wagering pools on a typical betting card in Hong Kong are generally over $20 million (Canadian) per race.

Racing from Hong Kong is offered on Wednesday mornings at 7:00am (Eastern) from Happy Valley and late Friday or Saturday nights after midnight (Eastern) from Sha Tin. It will be available on and at select Champions Off-Track Betting outlets across Ontario.

The first programme under the agreement will occur late this Saturday night into Sunday morning at 1:00am (ET) as first race post time from Sha Tin is 1:00pm (Hong Kong time).

“This is an exciting and important step to bring Hong Kong’s world-leading standard of racing and wagering excellence to Canadian audiences and customers that will result in broadening the appeal of the Hong Kong Jockey Club brand around the world,” said Mr. Richard Cheung, the HKJC’s Executive Director, Customer and Marketing. “As TVB is at the heart of popular culture, not only in Hong Kong but also amongst the Cantonese speaking population around the world. We believe that the new broadcast arrangement and commingling deal will meet the demands of overseas racing fans as well as further strengthening Hong Kong horse racing in the international community.”

Horse racing fans in British Columbia are expected to have access to the HKJC wagering pools by December.


September 1, 2016 - NEW INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

At a meeting with the industry associations held at the Derby Bar and Grill on Wednesday August 31st, all parties signed their approval to new incentive programs for 2016/2017.

(click here to view new programs)

The CTHS BC believes that these programs will help stabilize the horse population at Hastings in 2017 and provide for future growth to the foal crop moving forward. During our discussion all parties acknowledged the need for assistance for small breeders and owners. Increasing the racehorse ownership base helps everyone. The ability to sit down and discuss issues of mutual importance is vital to strengthen both the breeding and racing industry. The CTHS BC will continue to work with our industry partners looking for the best way to encourage growth in our industry.

Grant Watson



Our office and directors have received calls with concerns about the new incentive programs for 2016/2017. I want to make it clear to all members that the CTHS was unaware the HBPA and TOBA had decided on these programs when they were released to the public August 5th in the Derby Bar and Grill newsletter. We did get a copy of a broodmare purchase program from Glen Todd that TOBA/HPBA had put together for review on August 3rd, but not the announced programs. The wording of the broodmare program had been changed by TOBA /HBPA from the one we agreed upon and used last year. We were not consulted about any changes. We have asked for changes to the wording and are trying to reach an agreement.

CLICK HERE to read the complete letter


August 3, 2016 -- Official Position on the Location of Microchip Implant in Canadian Thoroughbred Horses.

Click here for the Official Position Statement on Microchipping Implant Location and
Click here for the Minutes of the July 27, 2016 CTHS National Board of Directors’ meeting


April 26, 2016 - NEWS FROM CTHS BOARD (Newsletter) by Nicky Wylie

To all our CTHS members, we are doing our level best to support everyone in trying times and under incredible budget constraints. We would really appreciate help from our members to have our voice clearly heard amongst the racing stakeholders, of Hastings Management, HBPA, and TOBA . Please forward e -mails to us ( stating your concerns, which we can forward to the parties that aren’t always hearing us.  As a group we believe we are more involved then any other stakeholder, due to the long-term commitment of producing racehorses for our industry, currently 76% of the horse population that make Hastings viable.

We have heard plenty of understandable complaints regarding the loss, for this year, of the BC Cup day two-year-old races for BC-breds.   We did not want this to happen.

We would love to see BC Cup day restricted to BC-breds the way it was conceived originally.

Unfortunately reductions in racing days, field sizes, stakes scheduling and stake money make it very challenging for everyone concerned.

We fought to keep at least one race restricted to BC-bred horses in each age group.

In negotiations we kept that by giving up a restricted two-year-old race, knowing that our breeders still have at least the Futurities as a restricted race and where applicable the sales stakes in what is only a 4 stake race calendar for two-year-olds. Next year will be different again!

All our negotiations look at the big picture, keeping racing going at Hastings, while protecting and supporting the breeders of BC.


April 14, 2016 - CTHS (BC Division) Annual General Meeting to be held on June 11, 2016

For more information CLICK HERE


March 21, 2016 - Alberta Horse Racing Receives 10 Year Extension of Funding Arrangement

The Government of Alberta and Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) have signed a new 10-year agreement, which will support rural communities and the agriculture sector. The agreement replaces a previous 10-year funding arrangement expiring at the end of March, which supported the industry using a portion of slot machine revenues from Racing Entertainment Centres (RECs) located in a number of locations around the province.

In announcing the agreement Alberta’s Minister of Finance and the President of the Treasury Board stated “Horse racing is an important cultural and sporting industry in this province and this agreement builds a foundation for a long-term sustainable future.”

In the past, HRA, a private not-for-profit corporation, received flow-through funding from the Alberta Lottery Fund equivalent to 51 2/3 per cent of the net revenue from slot machines at RECs. Under the new agreement, the percentage will be gradually reduced over three years to 40 per cent: 50 per cent in 2016-17, 45 per cent in 2017-18 and 40 per cent beginning in 2018-19 and for the remainder of the 10 year term ending in 2026. No tax dollars are used within this funding arrangement.

Rick Lelacheur the Chairman of Horse Racing Alberta commented that “Alberta’s horse racing and breeding industry is optimistic the Government of Alberta has provided our industry with the means to successfully manage and develop the future of horse racing and breeding in the province.”


March 21, 2016 - Washington & British Columbia Breeders Announce Agreement For Special Days

Continuing an enhanced relationship between neighboring tracks, eligibility requirements have been revamped for both the Washington Cup at Emerald Downs and British Columbia Cup at Hastings Racecourse.

Beginning this year, all Washington Cup races will be open to WA bred or WA sired horses. Four of the six Washington Cup races will expand eligibility to BC bred or BC sired. Those races include both stakes events for 3-year-olds and both stakes races for older horses, including the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic.



In turn, Washington-bred or Washington-sired runners are eligible to compete in four of the BC Cup races at Hastings Racecourse, including a pair of August 1 stakes events for 3-year-olds and two October 16 stakes races for older horses.

The agreement continues a strong relationship between Emerald Downs and Hastings Racecourse. Last month the tracks announced a new $25,000 bonus (CDN) for any 3-year-old colt or gelding that sweeps the Emerald Downs Derby and BC Derby or 3-year-old filly that sweeps the Washington Oaks and BC Oaks.

"We have been working with Hastings and their horsemen on a variety of ways to increase participation at both tracks,” said Emerald Downs President Phil Ziegler. “This latest agreement will help both of our breeding programs and our racing fans will be rewarded with bigger fields and more exciting races."

Grant Watson, Executive Director of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, said regionally bred horses need chances to earn big purses.



“The CTHS is very excited to be working with WTBOA, Emerald Downs and Hastings to improve the quality of home bred races while protecting the integrity of the local breeding industries in both British Columbia and Washington State,” Watson said. “Increasing racing opportunities for owners of these home-bred or sired horses benefits everyone.”

The following stakes are affected:
$50,000 BC Cup Stellar’s Jay, 3YO, 1 1/16 M, Aug 1, Hastings
$50,000 BC Cup Dogwood, 3YOF, 1 1/16 M, Aug 1, Hastings
$50,000 WA Cup 3-Year-Old Stakes, 1M, Aug 28, Emerald Downs
$50,000 WA Cup 3-Year-Old Filly Stakes, 1M, Aug 28, Emerald Downs
$50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes, 1 1/16 M, Aug 28, Emerald Downs
$50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, 1 1/16 M, Aug 28, Emerald Downs
$50,000 BC Cup Distaff, 1 1/8 M, Oct 16, Hastings
$50,000 BC Cup Classic, 1 1/8 M, Oct 16, Hastings


January 26, 2015 - Attention Breeders: The cheques for the 2015 Broodmare and Stallion Awards
were mailed on January 25, 2016.

The Broodmare Awards paid 15.01% on eligible earnings and
The Stallion Awards paid 13.15% on eligible earnings.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 - INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED. The three horsemen’s associations met October 18, 2015 and decided to re-instate the Incentive Programs with a few changes. They have been designed to help breeders and owners in British Columbia. CLICK HERE to see the four programs.


Fri, Sept. 11 - 2015 - Deadline for booking a stallion pedigree page is next Friday, September 18 and the display ad Friday October 16, 2015. CLICK HERE to sign up.


July 20, 2015 - NOTICE TO ALL BC BREEDERS: To guarantee payment for the 2015 Broodmare Incentive Program applications, all requirements for the program must be received by the CTHS (BC Division) no later than July 31, 2015.

Requirements include:

1. A current CTHS membership;
2. A Broodmare Incentive Program Mare Contract (signed);
3. A Stallion Contract (signed);
4. Certification from a vet stating your mare is in foal.

Please telephone the CTHS BC office at 604. 534.0145 if you have any further questions.


July 16, 2015 -



July 15, 2015 - The entries for the 2015 CTHS Sale are now online. CLICK HERE to view.


June 4, 2015 - The nominations for the 2015 Sales Stakes are now online. Please click here to view.


May 14, 2015 - Consignors – Trainers – Owners Don’t miss out advertising your sale consignment, farm, training services or business... (click here for more info)


March 14, 2015 - After consulting with consignors at meetings in Vernon and Surrey, as well as reviewing the survey results, the BC CTHS Board of Directors have agreed to open up the yearling sale to non-Canadian breds for the next two years. 

Details and conditions will follow.

We will review this decision after the 2016 sale is complete and make a decision on future sales at that time.

It is hoped that our members will support this decision during the trial period.




As of February 17, 2015

The following Stallions have registered for the Broodmare Incentive Program (see below)

Bright Valour
Cause to Believe
Great Legacy
Gottcha Gold
Mass Market
Pop Artist
Quiet Cash
Second In Command
Sir Gallovic
Storm Victory
Texas Wildcatter


2-20-2015 - Please see below for Early Nomination Forms and the Sale Stakes Sustaining Fees Forms.

CTHS Sales Stake for 2 Year Olds

CTHS Sales Stake for 3 Year Olds

Hastings Racecourse 2015 Early Closing Stakes



Broodmare Incentive Program

Open to All CTHS Members Who Are British Columbia Residents

All fillies and mares (including maiden fillies and mares) that were not bred in 2014 are eligible for the Broodmare Incentive Program.

Owners of qualifying broodmares will receive up to a total of $2,000 in the form of payments from the Broodmare Incentive Program and discounts from the owners of stallions registered for the Program.

Owners of mares eligible for this Program will, upon signing a breeding contract for the services of a British Columbia stallion registered for this Program, receive a payment of $500 towards costs (such as stallion booking fees, veterinarian expenses, board and shipping) without proof of expenses, provided they sign a letter of commitment to foal in British Columbia and either race the horse in BC, or sell it privately, or through a sale conducted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division).

A further payment of $500 will be made to owners of eligible mares when a licensed veterinarian certifies the mare as being in foal.

A final payment of $500 will be made to the owners of stallions eligible for the Program upon receipt of a live foal report. The amount of the final payment will match the $500 discount the stallion owner must provide in the breeding contract to make the stallion eligible for the program.

The maximum benefit to the mare owner of $2,000 will be realized with the three payments of $500 and the $500 discount from the advertised stud fee in the breeding contract.


CLICK HERE for stallion contract (and print)

CLICK HERE for mare contract (and print)

How does the mare owner get a $2,000 value from this program? CLICK HERE to find out.

For more information contact the: CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED HORSE SOCIETY (BC Division) Telephone: 604.534.0145


1-23-2015 - Report on HRIMC meeting of January 20, 2015

To B.C. horse racing industry participants and media:

• Standardbred sector
• Thoroughbred sector
• Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
• Media and other industry participants

Industry Management Committee meeting

The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee met on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.
Highlights of the meeting:

· The Committee gave final approval to the industry operating budget for 2015. This includes the Industry Marketing Fund, which will give top priority in 2015 to several horse population incentive programs for both breeds, up to a total of $265,000. The Committee has identified horse shortages as a critical challenge facing the industry. Consequently, guidelines have been put in place to ensure a continuing source of funding for further horse population incentives in the following two years.

· Committee chair Douglas S. Scott announced he will be leaving the Committee shortly. He will be replaced as chair by Jim Lightbody, Interim President & CEO of B.C. Lottery Corporation. Vacancies on the Committee will be dealt with in the coming months.

· Financial issues concerning the two breed sectors have been resolved. The Committee appreciates the active co-operation of all parties in order to achieve consensus on these and other issues.

Brian Butters
Director of Racing Sustainability
BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee
January 23, 2015



Broodmare Purchase Program

  •  To be eligible you must be a British Columbia Resident.

  • Those buyers who purchase a broodmare in foal at an auction outside of British Columbia from November 1st, 2014 through May 31st, 2015 for at least $10,000 will be eligible to receive $5,000.

  • Buyers must commit to foaling purchased mares in British Columbia. Monies will be payable upon the mare being landed in British Columbia.

  • Application for funds must be made to the CTHS (BC Division) upon the mare being landed in British Columbia.


10-5-2014 - Report on HRIMC meeting of November 3, 2014

To B.C. horse racing industry participants and media:

• Standardbred sector
• Thoroughbred sector
• Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
• Other industry participants

Industry Management Committee meeting

The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee met on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. Highlights of the meeting:

· The Committee approved in principle the idea of providing additional financial support for horse population initiatives proposed by the Thoroughbred sector. Details regarding the amount of funding and the mechanics of the programs are to be worked out in the next several weeks. The Committee recognizes that a shortage of racehorses (particularly in the Thoroughbred sector) is likely the most significant issue facing the industry in British Columbia and that quick action is required to draw more horses into our jurisdiction for the 2015 live racing seasons. It is anticipated that such programs will benefit both breeds, as was the case when each breed was assigned money for horse population incentive programs from a $100,000 surplus in the Industry Marketing Fund.

· Great Canadian Gaming Corp. reported to the Committee that the lease at Hastings Racecourse has been renewed with the City of Vancouver for a further two-year period, with an expiry date of Nov. 9, 2016. The Committee welcomed the stability this renewal, as well as the long-term lease still set to run at Fraser Downs in Surrey, brings to the horse racing scene in the province.

Brian Butters
Director of Racing Sustainability
BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee
November 5th, 2014


9-17-214 - We would also like to thank everyone who attended our sale at Thunderbird Show Park on September 9th. Congratulations to Cheryl Fruno the lucky winner of the draw for the VIP trip for two to this year’s Breeders Cup at Santa Anita Park, California!


9-9-2014 - 2014 CTHS Sale Results NOW ONLINE!! CLICK HERE


9-2-2014 - Congratulation to the winnners of the CTHS Sales Stakes!

Irish Lyric - Three Year Old Fillies

Wonder World - Three Year Old Colts and Geldings

Lord Rosberg - Two Year Old Colts and Geldings

Finalitys Charmer - Two Year Old Fillies


8-11-2014 - 2015 Western Canada Stallion Edition booking form is online now. CLICK HERE.


8-8-2014 - Report on the HRIMC meeting of August 1, 2014 - CLICK HERE.


8-5-2014 - Congratulations to all winners in the 2-14 BC Cup!! (Photos by Four Footed Fotos)


BC Cup Debutante

Quatre Cat – by Abraaj out of Four Girls, by Foxhound.
Owner: Stuart & May Carmichael and David & Sylvea Gregory
Trainer: Sylvea Gregory
Breeder: Rob McDonald

BC Cup Nursery

Cederberg – by Rosberg out of In From the Cold, by American Chance
Owner: NATHC, Troy Taylor and Dawn Tom
Trainer: Troy Taylor
Breeder: John D. Gunther

BC Cup Stellar’s Jay

Koffee Grinder – by Grindstone out of Just Pinn’er, by Stephanotis
Owner: Butch & Renata Goertzen
Trainer: Craig MacPherson
Breeder: Butch & Renata Goertzen

BC Cup Dogwood

Dawselina – by Skimming out of Quick Gainer, by Pangbourne
Owner: Alvarado Stable
Trainer: Pedro Alvarado
Breeder: Fairmeade Farm

BC Cup Distaff

Wando Woman – by Wando out of Navajo Rain, by Marshua’s Dancer
Owner: J. Dennis Spence
Trainer: Cindy Krasner
Breeder: Rob McDonald

BC Cup Classic

Wilo Kat – by Katahaula County our to Regal Red, by On Target
Owner: Wayne Oliver, Rob Fiorvento, Cowboys n Indians Stables and Bill Randall
Trainer: John Snow
Breeder: Village Bus Service Ltd.


7-16-2014 - 2014 CTHS Yearling & Mixed Sale entries now online!! Click Here for full catalogue.


5-8-2014 - Horse Council British Columbia has invited all CTHS members to complete a 10 – 15 minute survey on the Agriculture Land Reserve. Click HERE to access the survey.


4-22-2014 - 2013 Annual Review online now. CLICK HERE to view.


3-26-2014 - Early closing nominations are due on Tuesday , April 15th, 2014

All forms recently sent out in the mail to CTHS members and buyers at the CTHS sale were correct, however, the fillable forms created by Hastings have errors.

Click here for fillable early nomination forms and the errata notes.

The CTHS Sales stakes nominations can be dropped off at the CTHS office in Cloverdale, our hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday.


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2-17-2014 - Western Thoroughbred ID Services to discontinue registration/identification services

Due to the continuing decline of B.C.’s Thoroughbred foal crop over that last several years we have come to a decision to discontinue our Registration/ Identification service. We will cease services once the 2013 foal crop registrations are complete.

We want to thank all of our customers for their patronage over the past 20 years and wish you all continued success in the future.

Please contact the Jockey Club directly at 1-800-444-8521 for assistance on all registration needs.


Reg & Marie Peat
Western Thoroughbred Identification Services


2-14-2014 - BCRIMC Funding Arrangements Announcement - CLICK HERE


2-12-2014 - The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee - News Release CLICK HERE TO READ.


1-29-2014 - The CTHS office staff is preparing to mail out the cheques for the 2013 Breeders Awards CLICK HERE for more information.


1-20-2014 - Horse Racing Status Update – Hastings Racecourse

It is important that all owners, trainers and breeders understand the events that have unfolded with regards to the ongoing discussions that representatives of the thoroughbred sector have had with Douglas S. Scott, Chair of the Horse Racing Industry Management Committee, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and standardbred sector.

Recall that in April 2013 the HRIMC produced a draft “White Paper” that was to be the framework for racing going forward in terms of structure, management and finances. This draft report was produced after “consultation” with industry stakeholders and considerable delay. Interestingly, one of the report’s precepts was that GCGC would be made “whole”. GCGC would be guaranteed that it would not lose money running racing and would be paid by the industry to do so. No one on the horsemen’s side of the equation can remember that concept being discussed. Nevertheless, it was in the report front and center and remains the sticking point in negotiations to this day.

On September 23, 2013 all parties met at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation headquarters to present their positions. Each of the stakeholders made their presentations with the idea that the HRIMC would then make some decisions for the future in general and the 2014 season in particular. However, following the September 23 meeting, the parties were advised by the Committee to work out their agreements on their own. In effect, the Committee abandoned its previous position as the decision maker of record and told the industry to figure it out.

In late October of 2013 the Chair of the HRIMC directed the thoroughbred and standardbred sectors to come to a long term agreement with regards to revenue sharing. This request carried a threat of the loss of slot revenues by both sectors if no agreement could be reached. After numerous meetings an agreement was reached and signed off on by both groups. The agreement was for 5 years and both parties were satisfied that it would enable them to build their respective businesses going forward.

On November 22, 2013, GCGC finally submitted a proposal to both sectors outlining revenue sharing and racing schedules. Both the standardbed and thoroughbred sectors found the proposal completely unacceptable for a variety of reasons, including GCGC’s position that each sector would pay all costs, both training and racing, over and above very minimal racing schedules. Initially GCGC proposed a base schedule for thoroughbreds of 27 days. Further, there were several material mistakes in the proposal that necessitated an amendment. This amendment was not completed by GCGC until the 10th of December.

On December 23, 2013 the industry stakeholders again met with the HRIMC at BCLC headquarters in Vancouver. The stated purpose of the meeting was to arrive at an agreement with the assistance of the HRIMC who would be providing guidance and to some extent, mediation. This turned into an all-day session, but unfortunately it produced no resolution of the horsemen’s differences with GCGC. It was agreed that all parties would meet again after the New Year. To date, no such meeting has taken place although the thoroughbred representatives are more than willing to do so.

In any event, the thoroughbred and standardbred groups remain steadfast in their desire to not pay surcharges for racing and training. GCGC continues to insist on extra money to run more than a minimal number of racedays and they want to be paid on a per month basis for training costs. This would have to come out of purse money and is a concept that exists at no other track. Such costs are the responsibility of the track operator the world over.

To the present time, GCGC has remained intractable in its position, and while threats were very quickly made in regard to the horsemen’s share of slot revenue, it would appear that no similar threats have been conveyed to GCGC in an effort to move them to seriously negotiate agreements with regard to racing schedules or revenue sharing with the two breeds.

Discussions continue to take place between all parties in an effort to resolve this difficult situation. However, thoroughbred representatives are very clear and unwavering in their refusal to not pay GCGC’s outrageous and unprecedented demands for racing and training expenses that are properly and historically the responsibility of the track operator and will stand firm on the recent agreements between the two breeds.

The thoroughbred sector is determined and will not cave in to the demands of GCGC. It is of utmost importance that all owners, breeders and trainers stand united in the ongoing negotiations. Make no mistake, racing will continue at Hastings as it has for more than 100 years. There will be racing in 2014 at Hastings and into the future.

David Milburn President of the HBPA of BC

Ole Nielsen President of BCTOBA

Leif Nordahl President of CTHS BC Division


1-8-2014 - 2014 Horse Racing Season at Hastings

Regarding the 2014 Horse Racing Season at Hastings, President Leif Nordahl advises that there was never a meeting scheduled for Monday, January 6th, 2014.  At the last meeting with the horsemen and the BCHRIMC on December 23rd, it was decided that the next meeting was to be held sometime during the week of January 6th after Doug Scott returned from holidays and communicated with Brian Butters and Glen Todd on the 7th and 8th respectively regarding setting a date for a meeting.

Leif hopes that we will soon have a settlement regarding the number of days and allocation for 2014.


1-6-2014 - New sire standing in B.C.!



12/9/13  Special thanks....We would like to thank the Swift Thoroughbreds organization for developing our filly into the Champion that she is now and the CTHS BC sales team for their help in connecting us with her owners.  This award is after 25 years of raising thoroughbreds and we are honored to be recognized for raising such a great filly.

Bruce & Sally Whitehouse (Whitewood Farm)

Breeder – Architecture

2013 Champion 2-year-old filly Open & BC-bred Division


10/02/2013 - Bred in B.C. by Phoenix Rising Farms, Goldstryke Glory (Second In Command - Glory Is Forever) goes gate to wire in Apelia Stakes. Her advantage dwindled in the last sixteenth, but she held on to prevail by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:09.19.





KIRI’S GAL by Kiridashi – Princess Alex (Stephanotis)
Breeder:  Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds
Owner:  L. D. S. Enterprises Ltd.
Trainer:  Craig MacPherson
Jockey:  Frank Fuentes



STEPUPFORTHEMONEY by Stephanotis – Diana Has Money (Talk Is Money)
Breeder:  Robert W. Simpson
Owner:  Lillian Jarvis-Meehan
Trainer: Pat Jarvis
Jockey: Frank Fuentes


9-23-2013 - Presentation to BC Horse Racing Industry Managment Committee - CLICK HERE


9/10/2013 - The CTHS Annual Yearling and Mixed Sale held at Thunberbird Park in Langley was a great success.With nice weather hundreds of local buyers and several from other provinces and Washington State showed up.

The sale grossed $1,329,200 from a total of 92 horses that sold which was slightly down from 2012 when 80 horses sold for a total of $1,341,100.00. The average was also just a bit lower at $14,448 compared to $15,965.00 in 2012. The median although was $9000.00 which was $1500.00 ahead of 2012.

A new feature this year was a $60,000 draw. Six lucky buyers received a $10,000 credit that could be used only against purchases. Brian Butters from the BCRIMC and Mary-Margaret Bentley the marketing manager from BCLC were on hand to handle the draw.



Sales Topper Hip #63 sold for $102,000 to Glen Todd by White House Stables

Photos by CatchaMoment Photos

Leading Buyer - Glen Todd ($155,000)


9/02/2013 - Goldstryke Glory, a BC-bred three year old filly by Second In Command - Glory Is Forever by Roar, won the 6 furlong $100,000 Inglorious Stakes race by 7 1/2 lengths in a time of 1:09:18 on Labour Day at Woodbine racetrack. Goldstryke Glory is owned by Barry Holmes and bred by Phoenix Rising Farms.


8/26/2013 - Congratulations to the CTHS Stakes winners!!!


ARCHITECTURE – by Dixie Chatter – Harmony Creator (Yankee Gentleman)
Breeder: Whitewood Farm
Owner: Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Dino Condilenios



NEVERABETTERCAUSE – by Cause to Believe – Never Assume (Vying Victor)
Breeder:  Bryan Anderson & Carol Anderson
Owner:  Jim Eccott, Bryan and Carol Anderson and Lillian Jarvis-Meehan
Trainer: Pat Jarvis


8/18/2013 - Congratulations to sales graduate HERBIE D winning the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs.

HERBIE D – by Orchid’s Devil – Chilli Chines (Katowice)
Breeder:  George Robbins
Owner:  George Robbins and Darcia Doman
Trainer:  Rob Gilker






























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