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.
Ontario Racing has announced an additional $2.375 million in funding for the 2019 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), from the Ontario government.
Ontario’s Minister of Finance announced the government would provide $10 million/year to Ontario Racing in support of programs for breeders and horsepeople.
Ontario Racing announced a reallocation of the Horse Improvement Program purses between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, commencing in April, 2019.
As per its agreement with the OLG, through the Long Term Funding Agreement, Ontario Racing will administer the Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program.