The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates: 2020
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. . .
Memo to Members: Work Outs
The HBPA went to the wall in order to get approval for untimed workouts starting tomorrow. We ask that you please use good judgement and be courteous to one another. If the track is congested ple. . .
Updates on the Re-Allocation of Purse Funds Program
Attention Horsepeople, Cheques to cover April expenses are in the process of being issued. There is no need to apply for May cheques as we will be using information received for April.
Memo to Members: Another Reminder to Keep Your Distance
Hello Members and Backstretch Workers, While we understand the difficulties of the ongoing state of emergency and social distancing requirements, the HBPA would like to remind ALL backstretch wor. . .