The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
News & Updates
Notice to Members: Reminder to employers to ensure they are in compliant an. . .
The HBPA would like to remind all employers that it is their responsibility to ensure that they are fully compliant and stay up to date on any changes to WSIB, Health and Safety,
Equine Research Survey
Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph are currently conducting a study on the awareness of current research among members of Ontario's horse industry - the study aims to measure who in the e. . .
News Release - 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Budget Approved
Toronto, ON— Planning for Ontario’s 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is complete, following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission. The successful 201. . .
ORC to work with industry on Out-of-Competition testing on cobalt
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced that it will begin working with the horse racing industry to develop a practical and appropriate response to the testing for cobalt.
An Update to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry
The cancellation of Ontario’s Slots at Racetrack Program (SARP) has necessitated a lengthy and critical review of how the province’s vital horseracing industry might move forward to a future . . .
Ontario testing for cobalt effective August 1, 2015
At its meeting on May 28, 2015, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a General Directive ordering that all horses that have been selected to provide an Official Sample (blood. . .
Horse racing industry could get boost with more gaming at Woodbine
Has the Woodbine Entertainment Group — and by association the rest of the Ontario horse racing industry — hit the jackpot once again? The news this week that the City of Toronto has approved . . .
Memo to Industry - Ractopamine in Feedstuffs Update
This memo is further to our notices to industry on February 14 and November 3, 2014, on the subject of ractopamine in feedstuffs wherein we reminded race horse owners and trainers that it remains. . .