News & Updates: 2019

  • 2019 HBPA Successes

    As we settle into another racing season the board of the HBPA of Ontario would like to highlight some of our successes from the past few months:

  • 2018 Sovereign Award Winners

    The Jockey Club of Canada hosted the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Vaughan’s elegant Chateau Le Jardin. The top three finalists in each category are deter. . .

  • Woodbine's Position on the use of Lasix

    Recently, the use of Lasix has made headlines throughout the horse racing industry. Last week, a coalition of Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations committed to phasing out the use o. . .

  • Memo to Members: AGCO NEW POLICY

    We continue to work with AGCO and Woodbine to mitigate and understand the protocols for the new AGCO Directive on race day medication ban, we will do our best to keep you updated and try to under. . .

  • California Legislators To Conduct Oversight Hearing On Horse Racing Safety

    In an effort to protect horses and jockeys amid the recent spate of racing horse deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merce. . .

  • Memo to Members - Race Day Medication Ban

    After recent consultations between HBPA and the AGCO, we would like to thank the AGCO for moderating their policy regarding the new directive.

  • Casual Labour - EquiMania!

    EquiMania! set up and take down staff (casual labour) Job Description: - Assist in setting up and taking down the EquiMania! exhibit at events primarily in Southern Ontario but occasionally further.

  • Veterinary Advisory

    On April 2, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) due to equine herpes virus-1 (EHV. . .

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