The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates: 2014
ORC - Thoroughbred Directive No. 2-2014
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) at its meeting of Wednesday, October 22, 2014, approved the following rule change, effective January 1, 2015:
ARCI Pentafecta's 'unique winning ticket' Pool Rule Change
On December 12, 2014, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Board of Directors adopted a proposal to amend the RCI Model Rules for the Pentafecta. As per section 143 of t. . .
Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada thanks the HBPA of Ontario for 10 years of . . .
On Tuesday December 2nd the HBPA of Ontario was presented with a plaque from the Race Track Chaplaincy of Canada for their 10 years of contributions. President Sue Leslie along with HBPA director. . .
Christmas Gift donation to the Salvation Army
On Tuesday November 18th the HBPA of Ontario held their annual Christmas party for the Fort Erie and Woodbine backstretch workers and their families.
Santa Came and Went – But He’ll Be Back, So You Better Watch Out!
Santa came to town the evening of November 18th and visited with the children (young and old alike) from Fort Erie and Woodbine Racetrack.
THC: The North American track setting a safety example
There’s a distinct note of pride in Steve Koch’s voice when he speaks of the reputation Woodbine Racetrack has earned as an industry leader in safety. There’s also an unmistakable tone of c. . .
ORC Issues 2015 Schedule of Race Dates
In accordance of Policy Directive 3-2007, the following racetracks have approved 2015 race date calendars, pre-approved based on their 2014 race date calendar. The Director issues the 2015 Race D. . .
Dan Loiselle announces retirement, will call his final race at Woodbine May 31
Track announcer Dan Loiselle, the voice of Canadian horse racing, announced today that he will call his last race at Woodbine Racetrack on May 31, 2015, bringing a 29-year career as thoroughbred . . .