Exception Announced By ORC For 2013 Ontario Resident Mare Program Criteria

For a standardbred foal to be recognized as Ontario Bred, mare owners are reminded that the 2013 mare enrollment form must be received at Standardbred Canada before the mare foals. The 2013 Mare Enrollment forms were made available on the Ontario Racing Commission website earlier this month. However, the ORC recognizes that some owners whose […] Read more »

Three-Year-Old OSS Payments Due March 15, 2013, ORC Announces

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced  that the three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) sustaining payment of $700 will be due on March 15, 2013. Forms will be mailed out this week to the corresponding officer listed with Standardbred Canada for each 2010 OSS-nominated foal. The deadline for the two-year-old sustaining payment will also be March […] 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 »

ORC Seeks Public Input By Dec. 9 On Proposed Harness Racing Dates For Early 2013

Applications to vary the 1st quarter of the 2013 race date schedule have been received by the Ontario Racing Commission and are currently being reviewed by the Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group of the Ontario Racing Program (ORP). The IM Group will form its recommendation to the Director guided by the principles of the ORP. […] Read more »

ORC Chair Rod Seiling Seeks Cooperation From Horse Racing Industry Representatives

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) called a meeting of horse racing industry representatives on November 16, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to provide clarification and additional information about the process of licensing racetracks for pari-mutuel purposes, as well as determining Race Dates for 2013. ORC Chair Rod Seiling opened the meeting with the […] Read more »