“The past 14 months have been extremely difficult for the horse racing industry and the thousands of hardworking and dedicated people whose livelihood depends on live racing,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.
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Live horse racing is included in Step One phase of the plan, which is estimated to begin on Monday, June 14.
Ontario Racing announces new Ontario Sired Thoroughbred stakes series for 2021 at Woodbine and Fort Erie
Commencing on July 30, 2021, and offering three $80,000 preliminary legs per race, per division, to be contested at various distances and over four surfaces – Woodbine’s Tapeta, E.P. Taylor Turf Course, and Inner Turf Course, and Fort Erie’s main dirt track – the Heritage Series will conclude with a pair of $100,000 finals for both divisions on November 19 at Woodbine Racetrack (see schedule below).
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has reviewed the results of the testing of horses for Strangles this week in the affected barn at the Shamrock Training Centre.
Ontario Racing Joins Woodbine Entertainment’s Support for Legalization of Single Event Sports Wagering
Ontario Racing announced today that it is aligned with Woodbine Entertainment in its support for the legalization of single sports wagering, and confidence that Canada’s horse racing industry, and the over 50,000 jobs its supports, will be protected.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed a Standardbred race horse that had travelled from Red Shores Racetrack in PEI on Sunday February 14, 2021 with four other horses has tested positive for strangles. The race horse is in isolation at another property as of Tuesday February 16, 2021.
In today’s society, responding to incidents involving animals is both an expectation and an acknowledgement that such incidents will likely involve people putting themselves and others at risk. All large animal incidents regardless of cause or scope, present a risk of injury to responders.
After launching its two-year “Training Pilot Project for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry”, offering online courses in industry-identified priority areas like respiratory, lameness and gut health, Equine Guelph needs to hear from you again. What is next?
John Wilson's EAGLE RIVER COWBOY and Amanda McCormack's RED WAGON DUST will duel for favoritism in Ajax Downs' featured $18,000 Overnight Series presented by the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario, Wednesday July 29.