Policy

The breeding policy of the Quebec Jockey Club (QJC), established after consultation with the Quebec owners and breeders association (ATAQ), aims to create favorable conditions in the next few years to stimulate the entire industry and create further employment opportunities.

The Quebec Jockey Club flows a high percentage of purses available for series and overnights specifically for Quebecbred foals. Additionally the policy includes awards for breeders and for owners of Quebecbred foals.

There are extra awards for breeders and owners of Quebecbreds who are by Quebec sires. The program recognizes the constraint of having too small a population of broodmares, both pacing and trotting and provides attractive conditions for breeders and owners of Quebecbreds in order to increase breeding in Quebec and business for the breeding farms.

The level of purses for the series for Quebecbreds is based on earnings estimates to be announced in late December, once the Quebec Jockey Club Budget is finalized for the subsequent year. Estimates for the next few years were provided in October.

Since 2010, more than 70% of purses were returned to Quebecbreds in special series or overnight races.

QUEBECBRED CATEGORIES

For the 2011 breeding season as well as future seasons (horses born in 2012 and after), horses identified in any of the following ways will be considered as Quebecbred horses:

1. “QP” : means a horse from a male Standardbred racehorse used for breeding in Quebec and registered with the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec (RACJ) for each breeding season

2. “QM” : means a horse from a female Standardbred racehorse used for breeding, having resided in Quebec for a minimum of 180 days between January 1 and December 31 of the mating year, and registered with the ATAQ association. See also the special exception for Mares bought in foal before January 31, 2013 and mares in foal owned 50% or more by a Quebecker.

3. “QMP” : means a horse from a Quebec stallion (QP) and a Quebec mare (QM), as described in this breeding policy.

For the 2009 and 2010 breeding seasons, (horses born in 2010 and 2011), horses identified in any of the following ways will be considered as Quebecbred horses:

1. “QP” : means a horse from a male Standardbred racehorse used for breeding in Quebec and registered with the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec (RACJ) for each breeding season

2. “QM” : means a horse, whose breeder, as indicated in the registration certificate, resided in Quebec at the time of horse registration

3. “QMP” : means a horse from a Quebec stallion (QP) and from a Quebec mare (QM) as provided above

AWARDS
QJC established an incentive program for awards for breeders and owners of Quebecbreds.

Breeder Benefits
Starting in the 2014 racing season, annual awards will be paid to breeders of 2, 3 or 4-year old horses, progressively (starting with 2YO’s of 2014), depending on earning of the eligible horses in the Quebecbred series. The award will be equal to a percentage calculated on the table below.

For the 2017 breeding year, is also considered “Quebec mare”, a broodmare purchased in foal and transferred no later than December 31, 2017 with proof of purchase and must be 100% Canadian owned. All conditions of this exceptional measure are explained in the 2017 registration document and applies. In addition, note that breeders who appear on the registration certificates of these offspring will not be eligible for the premium to breeders offered by the Club Jockey of Quebec. Only breeders of records who have also registered their mares in the 2017 program will be eligible for these bonuses.

Owner Benefits
Starting in the 2012 racing season, an annual award will be paid to owners of 2, 3 or 4-year old horses, progressively, depending on earnings reaped by the horse in the Quebec breeding “single” racing circuit. The benefit will be equal to a percentage calculated on the table below.

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As of October 4, 2012