The AQHRA is pleased to provide a strong stallion stakes program. Its purpose is to provide additional racing opportunities and incentives for foals sired by Alberta based stallions.  The 2022 breeding season is fast approaching and we encourage you to enroll your American Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred stallion in the Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association’s Stallion Stakes Program.  Last year this program delivered total purses for trials and finals just over $85,000; it offers a futurity, derby and maturity.  The program is an ongoing effort to enhance and nurture the American Quarter Horse race horse breeding industry in Alberta.  In addition, American Quarter Horse foals born in Alberta and “Accredited AB-Bred” by the AQHRA, are eligible for ‘foaled in Alberta” incentives. This Breed Improvement program funding in 2021 totaled $40,000 (combined owner/breeder/stallion incentive bonuses). 

The rules/conditions for this program are as follows: 

  1. The registered owner(s) or Lessee(s) of the stallion must be a member (single or family, and other as required) of the AQHRA.
  2. Submit completed Alberta Stallion Stakes Sire nomination form.
  3. Stallions must stand in Alberta for the entire breeding season, that being a minimum of five consecutive months, commencing no later than Feb 1st of the breeding season year.  
  4. An annual fee of $200 per stallion per year is required to nominate the stallion. The fee must be postmarked or timestamped on or before February 1st of the breeding season year. After February 1st, a fee of $300 must be postmarked or timestamped on or before March 31st. No late nomination available to out-of-province stallion.
  5. No enrollment of Stallions after March 31st of the breeding season year.
  6. If enrolled on or before Feb 1st, advertising & marketing as sponsored and directed by the sole discretion of the AQHRA is included (ie Stakes Book, Website etc)
  7. Foals do not have to be born in Alberta to be eligible to participate. AQHRA recommends that all owners foal their mares in Alberta to take advantage of the “foaled in Alberta” owners/breeders bonus incentives.
  8. It is the responsibility of the stallion owner/lessee to notify the AQHRA in writing if the stallion becomes deceased, is no longer breeding or changes ownership.
  9. Death of Nominated Stallion: immediately following the year of the stallion’s death and should frozen semen be available for use, the stallion owner may continue to enroll in the Alberta Stallion Stakes program for up to two consecutive calendar years. (Rule takes effect from approval date Dec 16, 2020) 
2025 Stallion Stakes  Sires Nominated in 2022

1A Verygood MoonshineWhitelock, Cliff780-542-2151Brazeau County, AB
2Bd CruiserKenway, Tom306-380-3878Magrath, AB
3Cerveza CoronaStojan, Charles780-898-9267Westhills Equine Vet Services
4County Ruckus (TB) Cooke, Mike780-870-2927Kitscotty, AB
5First Down LeavingFehr, Isaak406-450-2484Barnwell, AB
6First TimberOulton, Wesley403-556-7299Olds, AB
7Goldin WarriorFehr, Isaak406-450-2484Barnwell, AB
8Gone To The MountainWilliams, Jack & Deborah780-916-0727Millet, AB
9Hoosier ChickSazwan Speed Horses780-882-6265Beaverlodge, AB
10Hortons SpecialissueStojan, Charles780-203-4790New Sarepta, AB
11Ivory GripsMcNiven, Colin or Barbara403-793-1699Cessford, AB
12Ivory LeagueDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
13Jb First Down FameButterfield, James403-809-2086Irricana, AB
14Jd Wagon BossStockwell, Buckey780-989-9267Westhills Equine Vet Services
15Miracle RecoveryDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
16No HesitationSazwan Speed Horses780-882-6265Beaverlodge, AB
17Obsessed With CoronaDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
18Sekret AgentmanLow, Alison403-783-0369Bluffton, AB
19StreakinisanattitudeHuston & Wills403-330-7265Magrath, AB
20Three Ten To Yuma BDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
21Western MoonshineWhitelock, Cliff780-542-2151Brazeau County, AB

Published April 1, 2022

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