HBPA of Ontario

Ontario HBPA Announces New Board

The Ontario HBPA has announced their newly elected Board of Directors. The new board will assume their responsibilities at the conclusion of the 2018 AGM.

Temporary Foreign Worker Employment Changes

Effective July 2014, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have implemented several changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Employers applying to hire TFWs at the racetrack (Grooms, Exercise Riders and Jockeys) must now pay a processing fee of $1,000 for each position requested to cover the cost of the Labour Market Impact Assessment […]

“Talkin’ Horses” On Air Now

The HBPA of Ontario is thrilled to announce that CTV and CTV2 will be the home of a 10-week pilot project “Talkin’ Horses.” Co-hosts Joe Tilley and Jason Portuondo will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Ontario’s thoroughbred racing industry, promote  upcoming events and feature interviews with some of the sport’s most interesting, influential and […]

Introducing “Talkin’ Horses” TV

If you’re a Thoroughbred racing enthusiast, you’d better check your local TV listings because this fall a great new program featuring “all things Thoroughbred” is coming to a flat screen near you. Airing Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until noon on CTV’s Ontario network, beginning September 6th, for a 10-week run, “Talkin’ Horses” is the brainchild […]