The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates: 2019
Dr. Larry Bramlage Opinion: Are race horses being put in danger?
Does the racing of horses carelessly force them into a danger zone? No. Horses love to run and compete. They do it naturally. From the day they are born thoroughbreds run in fields. When the foal. . .
Memo to Members - Important Industry Update May 2019
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM YOUR HBPA - FORT ERIE UPDATE Fort Erie Horse people are reminded to attend the AGCO meeting regarding Race Day medication ban at Fort Erie racetrack in the rec room on Thur. . .
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.