The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
The HBPA of Ontario will act as an advocate for current Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) thoroughbred Owners and/or Trainers licensees who have received a positive test result during the mandatory AGCO testing.
Members seeking representation must sign a Split Sample form which allows representatives from the HBPA of Ontario to act on the Member’s behalf when dealing with AGCO and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA).
A benefit of the HBPA membership is we will pay for a one time test re-evaluation. We has access to experts in the field of equine medications that will help with the re-evaluation process and provide opinions based on the facts of the case and precedents set in similar cases.
The HBPA then requests a split sample analysis of the alleged positive be completed by an independent, credited laboratory. When the results of the split sample analysis are received, if the positive is confirmed, the HBPA will represent Members at appeals and hearings. Having the HBPA of Ontario represent you during hearings means you have a partner who can assist you through what can often be a confusing and complex process.