The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates: 2020
Memo to Members: Practices to limit the spread of EHV-1
EHV-1 can cause serious disease in horses and can spread rapidly on the backstretch. Identifying horses with fevers, respiratory (cough, nasal discharge), and loss of co-ordination is vitally imp. . .
Memo to Members: Racing Update
Good Evening Members, Earlier tonight the CBC reported that the Province, in phase one of lifting business restrictions, will allow sports to open up with no spectators…. (Date to be determined)
Memo to Members: Important Industry Update May 2020
THANK YOU TO WOODBINE: The board of the HBPA would like to thank Woodbine for making the decision to provide Trainers with a 50% discount rate on environmental charges for April, May. We value th. . .
Down the Stretch - Episode 17
In this episode of the Down The Stretch Podcast, Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson explains what Historical Horse Racing is. We play for you the spine-tingling Kentucky Turtle Derby and quarter horse racin. . .
Dr. Judith Koenig, talks about lameness prevention and two of her research projects: Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Intracellular Stress and Immunomodulatory Function of Equine Um. . .
Memo to Members: Race Ready Horses
The HBPA has been encouraging the Woodbine race office to reach out to Trainers regarding what horses they have ready to run in June and at what distance. This will assist the racing secretary to. . .
45th Annual Sovereign Awards to be Announced Virtually on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada will present the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards, honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their 2019 outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Bre. . .
New Colic Prevention Video about slow introduction of Spring pasture
Horse people are generally good about making changes to their horse’s grain rations over a two-week period. It is understood that an increase in grain means an increase in starch that can cause. . .