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It Pays to Breed Alberta Breds!

Dec 16,2022 Press Release

Breeders’ of Alberta bred Thoroughbreds had exciting opportunities to share in the winnings of their racehorses through the Breeders’ Bonus which totaled close to half a million dollars in 2022! Alberta breeders earn big rewards from the success of Thoroughbreds they have bred.  

The Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program has now distributed $472,830 through to qualifying breeders of Alberta bred Thoroughbreds. This year's bonus is 15.64% of the earnings of all races held in Alberta racetracks in 2022. 

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Breeders’ Bonus for the 2022 race season. The following are the top five leading Alberta breeders by Breeders’ Bonus earnings. 

C & H Duggan Farms Ltd. is the top breeder with a total Breeders’ Bonus earned of $36,146. Their leading runner ABOVE AND BEYOND was the winner of the Alberta Sire Stakes Derby and was stakes placed.  

Bar None Ranches Ltd. earned a total Breeders’ Bonus of $31,998. MONOPOLIZE was their top bonus earner with a win in the Freedom of the City Stakes from only two starts in the season. Bar None Ranches Ltd. bred runners Chatty Gal, Out Front, Go Mama, Silverfoot, Count On It, Perpetual Bliss, Doc Cope, Perdition, Stolen Jewel and Boss Man Can also contributed to the Bar None Ranches Ltd. Breeders’ Bonus.  

Highfield Investment Group Inc. is third on the Breeders’ Bonus list with $28,011 brought in by their stable of Alberta bred runners. ONEOFTHEMGIRLS was the top bonus earner for Highfield Investment Group Inc. this season with three wins including the Alberta Sire Debutante Stakes, the Chariot Chaser Handicap and the Sonoma Handicap.  

Pierre Esquirol is the fourth leading Alberta breeder by Breeders’ Bonus with an amount earned of $25,920. The three year old WILDCAT WILLY was his leading runner with a win in the Beaufort Stakes. Big Z, Jeff Fa Fa, Lanny Mac, Little Rosalyn, Keepmeinpower, Kiss Me Hello, No More Jo King, Outlawed in Texas, Pull the Pin, Pump the Brakes, Smoked Ya and Wide Eyed Wiley also helped to earn bonuses for the Pierre Esquirol bred runners. 

James McFadyen rounds out the top five Alberta breeders with a Breeders’ Bonus of $22,433 earned by the star of his stable, DANCE SHOES. The four year old filly earned the bonus for James McFadyen with wins in the RedTail Landing Handicap, the Shirley Vargo Handicap, the Alberta Fall Classic Distaff and the R.K. Smith Handicap.  

For further details of the Horse Racing Alberta Breed Improvement Program, visit the CTHS (Alberta Division) website at

Remember, your Best Bet is an Alberta Bred!