Addressing safety has been a hallmark of racing in Ontario, where safety vests have been required in Thoroughbred Racing for more that 17 years. Over the years technology and innovation have produced enhancements in the area of safety. In order to ensure Ontario participants are protected, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved rule changes in […]
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been made aware of an outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 at Hawthorne Race Course, a thoroughbred racetrack in Illinois. While racing will continue as scheduled at the track, Hawthorne has put a quarantine in place. Due to the outbreak, the ORC is announcing measures for horses arriving […]
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that it had signed a new alliance with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), whereby both organizations will share information and resources of common interest to help build intelligence in the fight against unethical and illegal practices in Canadian sport. Click here for more information.
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has initiated a plan of action which makes every effort to ensure that the adjudication and officiating of horse racing continues if tis unionized employees choose to strike. A vote was held by AMPACEO, the union that represents some ORC employees, on June 26 and June 27. The union has […]
This season at Fort Erie Race Track, a transportation subsidy in theamount of $300 will be available for eligible owners of horses shipping in to race QuarterHorses on the mixed-card race days being held on Monday, July 2nd, Sunday, July 15th, Monday, August 6th and Monday, September 3rd. For owners to be eligible to receive […]
Testing for clenbuterol continues this racing season, and will include the lower Ontario Quarter Horse threshold levels introduced last year. This Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) initiative, introduced with the support of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI), complements the efforts of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), which has included clenburerol in its testing […]
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all members of the Ontario racing community to use caution when administering substances that may cause a positive test. In particular are those drugs which affect the oxygen-carrying ability of the hemoglobin molecule. Severe penalties and sanctions will be imposed on trainers who possess, use or whose horses test […]