The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates: 2020
Outstanding Groom Award Winner and Media Finalists Announced
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Williams is the recipient of 2019 Outstanding Groom Award. Michael has worked on the Woodbine backstretch for over 20 years. His curr. . .
Dr. David Mellor discusses bits and breathing in horses
its and breathing. Both words start with “b”, and you might assume their relationship ends there. But Dr. David Mellor, an animal welfare expert at Massey University in New Zealand, believes . . .
Last Call: NEW Racehorse Respiratory Course
Are respiratory issues affecting your horses’ performance on the track? In the 2017 Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey conducted by Equine Guelph, ‘respiratory issues’ was ranked the #1 h. . .
202 Additional Competitions
LADIES OF THE LAWN: 1. Horses are not required to start in all three (3) legs to be eligible. 2. Point System – 10 points – 1st , 7 points – 2nd, 5 points 3rd, 3 points – 4th, 2 points fo. . .
2020 Horse Acquisition Incentive Program
Criteria: • Race Ready horses (3YO and upward) that have been purchased or claimed and have never raced or stabled at Woodbine before, and have made 1 start in the last six months (October 1st,. . .
Graded Stakes Committee Announces Six Upgrades from Black Type to Listed St. . .
The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will remain at 45. However, six. . .
2020 Nominations Deadline March 4th!
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribut. . .
Mare Purchase Program now capped; 123 through new TIP programs
TORONTO, February 4 – Ontario Racing (OR) today announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Impro. . .