News & Updates: 2019

  • 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. . .

  • Memo to Members - August Update

    Starting Wednesday August 28th to Wednesday September 4th backstretch workers at Woodbine and Fort Erie are invited pick up a $10 voucher to have Lunch or Dinner on the HBPA in the backstretch ki. . .

  • Veterinary Advisory - Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    On August 10, 2019, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) was notified of a confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse located in the United Cou. . .

  • Helmet and Vest Exchange was a Great Success

    Yesterday, the HBPA of Ontario held their Helmet and Vest exchange at Woodbine Racetrack. AGCO licensed Exercise Riders were offered the opportunity to exchange their used equipment for brand new. . .

  • REMINDER: Horsepeople Survey

    A gentle reminder to please complete the Horsepeople survey, which was sent out two weeks ago. The deadline to complete the survey is 10:00PM on Monday, August 26, 2019, after which the link shal. . .

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