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.


Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division)
#7 – 5492 Production Blvd.
Surrey, BC  V3S 8P5

Telephone:  604.534.0145
Fax:  604.534.CTHS (2847)




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




Meetings have been arranged to discuss the following topics regarding the CTHS sale.

  • Proposed Western Sales Stakes Series
  • Sale Incentives
  • Opening the sale to allow non-Canadian-breds

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Vernon, BC

Village Green Hotel - 4801 27th Street
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Surrey, BC

CTHS Office - #7 – 5492 Production Blvd.
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend a meeting.

RSVP to CTHS (BC Division) -- 604.534.0145 or



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.




2014 Thoroughbred Industry Award Winners

CTHS members for 25 years of consecutive membership
Jim Alendal
Dr. Sheila McDonald
Prescott Farms
Linwood Stables

Equine Insurance trophy for the breeder of the Sadie Diamond Futurity winner
Winner – Finality’s Charmer      
Breeder – Prescott Farms

Marsh and McLennan trophy for the breeder of the Jack Diamond Futurity winner
Winner –Lord Rosberg
Breeder – Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Dittloff and Karen Dittloff

Champion Juvenile Sire

Champion Sire
Champion Broodmare
Irish Delta
Leading Breeder
Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds

Top Performing Lower Claimer
Kai’s Command
Owner – Trinity West & Jodi Rawson
Trainer – Jodi Rawson
Breeder – White House Stables

Top Performing Upper Claimer
Bearrock n Roll
Owner –Trinity West Stables & Jodie Rawson
Trainer – Jodie Rawson
Breeder – The Answer LLC

HBPA Backstretch Award for outstanding contribution to the betterment of racing
and the backstretch environment

Mark & Patti Lesage

Hall of Fame Inductees
Tom Wolski
Spaghetti Mouse

Leading Jockey
Amadeo Perez

Leading Apprentice Jockey
Corrine Andros

Leading Trainer
Craig MacPherson

Leading Owner
Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Two-Year-Old filly -  BC-bred & Open Division
Finality’s Charmer
Owner – L.D.S. Enterprises Ltd.
Trainer – Craig MacPherson
Breeder – Prescott Farms

Two-Year-OId colts & gelding –BC-bred & Open Division
Lord Rosberg
Owner – Gail  Breckenridge & Lillian Jarvis-Meehan
Trainer – Pat Jarvis
Breeder – Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Dittloff & K. Dittloff

Three-Year-Old filly -  BC-bred Division
Owner – Alvarado Stable
Trainer – Pedro Alvarado
Breeder – Fairmeade Farm

Three-Year-Old filly -  Open Division
Ole’s Miss
Owner – Canmor Farms
Trainer – Tracy McCarhy
Breeder – Big Z Thoroughbreds LLC.

Three-Year-OId colts & gelding – BC-bred Division
Koffee Grinder
Owner – Butch & Renata Goertzen
Trainer – Craig MacPherson
Breeder – Butch & Renata Goertzen

Three-Year-OId colts & gelding – Open Division
Alert Bay
Owner – Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd.
Trainer – Anita Bolton
Breeder – Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod

Older filly & mare – BC-bred Division
Touching Promise
Owner – Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Bennett
Trainer – Barbara Heads
Breeder – Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Bennett

Older filly & mare – Open Division
Madeira Park
Owner – Exclusive Stable & Raymond Hanson
Trainer – Dave Forster
Breeder – Exclusive Stable & Ray Hanson

Older colt & gelding –BC-bred Division
Wilo Kat
Owner – Wayne Oliver, Rob Fiorvento, Cowboys n Indians Stables & Bill Randall
Trainer – John Snow
Breeder – Village Bus Service Ltd.

Older colt & gelding –Open Division
Title Contender
Owner – Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd.
Trainer – Anita Bolton
Breeder – Town & Country Farm, Corp.

Champion Sprinter
Title Contender
Owner – Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd.
Trainer – Anita Bolton
Breeder – Town & Country Farm, Corp.

Horse of the Year BC-bred Division
Lord Rosberg
Owner – Gail  Breckenridge & Lillian Jarvis-Meehan
Trainer – Pat Jarvis
Breeder – Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Dittloff & K. Dittloff

Horse of the Year Open Division
Alert Bay
Owner – Peter Redekop B.C., Ltd.
Trainer – Anita Bolton
Breeder – Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod




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.




Pop Artist

Southwest's #1 Sire with over $5 Million in Earnings in 2013.

CLICK HERE for full pedigree

2014 FEE: $1000
($200 booking fee, balance due live foal)

441-272 Street Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 2M5 Inquiries to Sandra Loseth
604-856-7564 or 604-418-4213




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


12/5/2013 - 2013 Thoroughbred Industry Awards – Winners  click here

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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