Updates From Ontario Racing

  Ontario Racing has sent out its newsletter for May, which discusses a compliance update regarding the Ontario Resident Mare Program; the announcement of a review of the Horse Improvement Program; an update on the Director-at-Large application process; and that OR has participated in AGCO Officiating and Equine Drug Program Working Groups. ONTARIO RESIDENT MARE […] Read more »

ORC And SBOA Working On Plan For Horse Improvement Program

On Friday (November 21), Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steven Lehman offered Trot Insider an update on the previously-announced five-year enhanced Horse Improvement Program (HIP) for Ontario Standardbreds. In late October, Lehman penned a letter to Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, stating that discussions were ongoing with the Standardbred Breeders […] Read more »

Ontario’s HIP Program For Both Breeds Capped at $30 Million For 2013, ORC Announces

Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has announced  that planning and implementation of the 2013 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) is moving forward. Funding of up to $30 million will be used to develop the Standardbred and Thoroughbred components of HIP, through work that will take place in the near future consulting with […] Read more »