Notice to Ontario Breeders
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

2020 Canadian Premier Yearling Sale

In response to COVID-19, the CTHS(ONT) Board of Directors have discussed and are planning to host our Canadian Premier Yearling Sale on September 3rd, 2020. We are moving forward with the intention of conducting the Yearling Sale as scheduled. If the unknowns at this time change because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will plan and adapt after consultations with our members, and prepare to facilitate and focus on new arrangements. The sale is of imperative importance to the Ontario Thoroughbred Breeders and purchasers, and our focus is to produce and provide a successful sale.

We will continue to monitor and assess the Pandemic situation, as Health Officials and Government provide updated information, and will keep you advised and updated as circumstances develop.

Deadline for entries is June 1st, 2020, with a refund in all fees if Yearlings are withdrawn by July 15th, 2020. Contracts will be mailed out in May.

2020 Awards Dinner

Please be advised that due to COVID-19 our June Annual Awards Dinner honouring Breeders success in 2019 has been cancelled. The Board has made a resolution that this event will be held in 2021 in conjunction with honouring Breeders successes in 2020.

We would like to congratulate all Breeders for their accomplishments in 2019. Click here for a list of the recipients. Please note that the 2019 Breeder of the Year and 2019 Mint Julep recipients will be announced along with the 2020 recipients.


The Board of Directors appreciates your patience during these very difficult times.

We would like to remind you that both the CTHS (Ontario Division) and National Offices continue to take the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, directors, families and members as a top priority. Our offices at Woodbine continue be closed until further notice.

Our business operations will not be interrupted. We are maintaining regular business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) during the closure and we continue to serve our members. Our employees are well-equipped to work from home in order to continue to provide services and support to our membership. Phone messages and emails will be checked regularly and we will make every effort to reply to messages and correspondence as quickly as possible.

This is an extraordinarily difficult time and we wish you, your families, employees and friends all the best in health and wellbeing. We encourage and wish you continued success in the foaling and breeding season during this difficult time.

Stay Safe!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

On Behalf of the CTHS (Ontario Division)

Board of Directors

CTHS Ontario Division - 416-675-3602, Email