Ontario’s Quarter Horse Racing Industry
Development Program (QHRIDP)
Post Racing Incentive Program is designed to support the market for Quarter Horses at the end of their racing career in Ontario,by encouraging people to purchase retired racehorses for participation in horse sport.
This provides added value for horses who have raced in Ontario at Ajax Downs or Fort Erie Race Track, by creating an incentive for people to buy racehorses at the end of their racing career and re-train them for use in horse sport.
Horses registered in the program and participating in the speed events of barrel racing and pole bending at selected venues are eligible for a points-based share of a $20,000 Post Racing Bonus.
The program, in its tenth year, awards owners of former Ajax Downs racehorses who show their horses competitively in Ontario with an annual monetary bonus; a share of the $20,000 available for participating horses.