Reacting to the most recent hardships imposed on the racing industry by the recent lockdown, OR is actively working to secure funds.
Every track, every racing organization, every industry member must speak up as government needs to hear from Ontario horse racing.
The four-week, province-wide shutdown due to the pandemic has halted harness racing but the Woodbine CEO hopes the season opener can go ahead.
Eligible owners will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 for each eligible Thoroughbred to help with boarding, feed and training fees.
Canada’s horse racing industry offers a creative approach to much-needed sector support without requiring new government spending.
The Ontario Racing Task Force including HBPA Ont, groups from all three breeds, announce approval from OLG and the Ont. government for purse distribution.
Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment and his board, HBPA, Ontario Racing working furiously to help horsepeople while racing on hold.
Ontario Racing maps out TIP program for Ontario-breds and new Reward of Excellence program for Ontario-sired horses competing worldwide.
Ontario's Mare Purchase Program now capped; Ontario Racing reports that 76 of 123 in-foal mare purchases are pledged to be bred back to Ontario sires.
The Mare Recruitment and Purchase Programs have been established in the hopes of strengthening the province’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
Ontario residents who purchase an in-foal broodmare are eligible to receive 50 percent of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $15,000.