News & Updates: 2019

  • Mare Recruitment Program unveiled for Thoroughbred owners and breeders

    TORONTO, November 6 – Ontario Racing today announced a Mare Recruitment Program (MRP), a one-year pilot program for the 2020-21 fiscal year, eligible to Thoroughbred horsepeople who bring an in. . .

  • EquiMania! At the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

    Guelph, ON October 16, 2019 - The award-winning display of EquiMania! will be featured for a 14th consecutive year at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair , in Toronto this November 1 – 10.

  • Urging Directive

    To clarify any confusion, please be advised that the HBPA at no time agreed to “automatic disqualification” of a horse for urging violations. Further, after meetings and consultation between . . .

  • Fort Erie Award Winners

    On Thursday October 10th, 2019 Fort Erie held their annual Awards Banquet Dinner and Dance at the Leisure Plex. We would like to thank Lorrie Scott and Candice Warwick for all their hard work in . . .

  • Digital Tattoo Update Sept 2019

    FAIR HILL, MD (Thursday, September 19, 2019) - With the introduction of a digital tattoo system now less than four months away, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) announced today th. . .

  • CPMA - Capsaicin Advisory

    The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) is advising veterinarians and racehorse trainers and owners that capsaicin is a prohibited substance in Canada due to its painkilling properties. Veterinary. . .


    Register now for the Equine Guelph ‘Horse Care & Welfare’ Online Short Course Are you giving your horses the best care possible?  Based on the “National Code of Practice for the Care and. . .

  • Memo to Members - Update

    HBPA GIVEAWAY FOR GROOMS AND HOTWALKERS - With the success of our Helmet and Vest giveaway for Exercise Riders’ last week, the board of the HBPA of Ontario is happy to announce our giveaway for. . .

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