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 2023 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 2022 totaled $70,215 (combined owner/breeder/stallion). 

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 a western Canadian province (BC, AB, SK or MB) consecutively between April 1 and July 1 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 May 1st of the breeding season year. (Rule takes effect from approval date Jan 12, 2023)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
2026 Stallion Stakes  Sires Nominated in 2023

1A Mere GhostMcFarlane, Ken306-321-4669Hanley, SK
2A Verygood MoonshineWhitelock, Cliff780-542-2151Brazeau County, AB
3BD CruiserKenway, Tom306-380-3878Magrath, AB
4Cerveza CoronaStojan, Charles780-518-5696Sexsmith, AB
5 Cowboy 109Triple C Performance Horses306-331-9393Fort Qu’Appelle, SK
6Dashin By AllPick, Thomas306-421-9662Flying C Vet Services, SK
7First Corona HomeLaczo, Shirley780-514-9619Winfield, AB
8First Down DaddyGehring, Del403-601-6916Nanton, AB
9First Down LeavingFehr, Isaak406-450-2484Taber, AB
10First TimberOulton, Wesley403-556-7299Olds, AB
11Goldin WarriorFehr, Isaak406-450-2484Taber, AB
12Gone To The MountainWilliams, Jack & Deborah780-916-0727Millet, AB
Hooked on RunMartens, Candice306-671-9110Tompkins, SK
14Hoosier ChickSazwan Speed Horses780-882-6265Beaverlodge, AB
15Hortons SpecialissueStojan, Charles780-203-4790New Sarepta, AB
16Ivory GripsMcNiven, Colin & Barb403-793-1699Cessford, AB
17Ivory LeagueDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
18JB Runaway FameButterfield, James403-809-2086Irricana, AB
19JD Wagon BossStockwell, Buckey403-703-6516Westhills Equine Veterinary Services, AB
20Jets Honored BullyVinson, Katie780-740-3663Parkland County, AB
21Lethal N FirstWolbeck, Cody780-781-0902Heisler, AB
22Miracle RecoveryDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
23No HesitationSazwan Speed Horses780-882-6265Beaverlodge, AB
24Obsessed With CoronaDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
25Sekret AgentmanLow, Alison403-738-0369Bluffton, AB
26Special Looki WagonBird, Billie780-926-6097McBurney Vet Clinic, MB
27StreakinisanattitudeHuston & Wills403-330-7265Magrath, AB
28Three Ten To Yuma BDanard, Ralph780-910-5120Parkland County, AB
29Vinny Van GoBird, BIllie780-926-6097McBurney Vet Clinic, MB
30Western MoonshineWhitelock, Cliff780-542-2151Brazeau County, AB

Published April 3, 2023

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