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Canada finished third in the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup, Presented by G&C Farm, held Friday night, March 2, during the CSIO4* FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. The Canadian Team comprised of Yann Candele of Caledon, ON, Tiffany…

OHRIA Launches Website in Support of Slots-at-Racetracks

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has been overwhelmed by the support it has been receiving from industry members and the general public over the last two weeks in response to its efforts to protect the OLG Slots at Racetracks…

Some Samples of Compounded N-butyl Alcohol Contain Ethanol

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been advised that some samples of a compounded version of n-butyl alcohol contain ethanol. The substance was not listed as an ingredient. On February 23, the ORC issued a Notice to the Industry reminding…

Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, scored his second victory of the week, guiding Wang Chung M2S to the win in the $25,000 ESP Jumper Stake on Saturday, March 3, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington,…

The Canadians have been a force to be reckoned with this week. Erynn Ballard’s mount, Timber Ridge, started the week off with a Championship in the Regular Conformation Hunter Division. The gelding, by Coriano, is owned by Shane George from…

Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, topped a starting field of 82 horses to win the $32,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round VIII on Thursday, March 1, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.   Lamaze was…

Derby Dreams Abound for Woodbine Connections

In February, some 397 three-year-olds were nominated to the 2012 U.S. Triple Crown, (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes) including seven horses trained by Woodbine’s leading trainer Mark Casse.   The 2012 Kentucky Derby, which will be held on…

HorsePlayer Interactive Now Available in All of Northern Ontario

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Sudbury Downs today announced a partnership which makes HorsePlayer Interactive (HPI), WEG’s online account-wagering platform, available to horse racing fans across the entire northern Ontario region. The districts of Sudbury, Algoma, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Nipissing, Manitoulin…

FEI Bureau to Suspend International Dressage Riders Club

The FEI Bureau has initiated suspension proceedings against the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) as an FEI Associate Member due to the Club’s apparent lack of respect for the fundamental principles of good governance, in particular, the Club’s removal of…

New Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee Chair

Jane James of Duncan, BC, has been elected as Chair of the Canadian Para-Equestrian Committee (CPEC) for the 2012–2013 term. James brings a strong background to the position, as she is one of the founding members of Para-Equestrian Canada, is…



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