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Anabolic Steroids Now a Class III Drug

As a follow up to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announcement regarding testing for anabolic steroids, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all Ontario racing industry licensees that post race positive tests for veterinary approved as well as non-approved anabolic steroids will be treated as a Class III Drug. Please click on the link below […]
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‘JOCKEYS’ to premiere in Canada on Saturday

Toronto, ON – Horse racing fans have an opportunity to see a side of thoroughbred racing they may have never seen before with the debut of ‘JOCKEYS,’ a 12-part docudrama that chronicles the lives and careers of seven riders, including Canadian champion Chantal Sutherland. The show, which premieres in Canada on Saturday, February 7 at […]
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Ontario Stallion Awards Winners of 2008

Rexdale, ON – February 2, 2009 – Canada’s leading sire has been named the Year End Top Stallion Awards earner with regard to the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) Stallion Awards Program. Bold Executive has once again topped the list of Ontario stallions with his eligible progeny achieving the highest earnings of all OSS […]
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Fort Erie Race Track Licence Continued

In accordance with Section 24 (a) of the Racing Commission Act, 2000, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has further continued Nordic Gaming Corporation’s licence to operate Fort Erie Racetrack until March 30, 2009. The Director has taken this action in order to ensure uninterrupted customer service, to work towards providing continued opportunity […]
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Canada Introduces Restrictions on Importation from the USA

CFIA has announced the introduction of import restrictions on horses and equine semen originating from the USA as a result of the current US outbreak of Contagious Equine Metritis. Horses and other equidae (asses, mules and zebras) will not require an import permit, but will require additional declarations on the health papers certifying that they […]
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The Most Dangerous Two Minutes in Sports!

Toronto, ON – Racing into hearts and homes, JOCKEYS opens the gate to the enigmatic world of horseracing, complete with high stakes and high drama, both on and off the track. Premiering on Animal Planet Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, the gripping 12-part docu-drama chronicles the lives and careers of seven, […]
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Morgan Firestone ~ 1930-2009

Morgan D. Firestone died at home on January 13, 2009, peacefully, with strength and dignity. Husband of Julie (nee Gibson).
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Not Bourbon Crowned Ontario Sired Racing Champion

Rexdale, ON – The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of Ontario is proud to announce that Not Bourbon, a Charles Fipke homebred, is the Overall Champion of the new Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program. The son of Not Impossible (IRE) collected $885,000 in earnings this past racing season along with four Stakes wins. The Sovereign Award […]
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Matt Waples Wins Sovereign Award for Photography

At fifteen years of age, he’s the youngest recipient ever of the Sovereign Award for Photography, the highest honour bestowed by the Jockey Club of Canada, one that recognizes outstanding achievement in Canadian Thoroughbred racing and breeding. But if luck is where opportunity meets preparation, Matt’s got the formula figured out. The photo opportunity was […]
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Contagious Equine Metritis Investigation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation after confirming that horse semen was imported into Canada from a United States stallion subsequently determined to be infected with contagious equine metritis (CEM). There are no human health implications with this disease. United States officials have confirmed that three stallions on a Kentucky farm […]
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Red River Prof Beats the World

Jim Roberts, a math professor at Red River College and horseplayer at Assiniboia Downs, outplayed a whopping 2,832 entrants in a free online horse-picking contest at Hollywood Park racetrack to win $5,000 (U.S.) this week.  This is the biggest achievement ever by a local horseplayer, considering he was pitting his skills against seasoned experts throughout […]