The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario
The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA of Ontario) will act as an advocate for thoroughbred Owners and/or Trainers who have received a positive test result during mandatory Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) testing.
Owners and/or Trainers must be licensed in the current year by the ORC. 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 ORC and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA).
As part of the benefit of HBPA of Ontario membership, the Association will pay for a one time test re-evaluation. The Association has access to experts in the field of equine medications that help with the re-evaluation process and provide opinions based on the facts of the case and precedents set in similar cases.
The Association then requests a split sample for the positive result and will send it to an independent lab to have the alleged positive reviewed. When the results are received, if the result is positive, the Association 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.