News: Canadian Thoroughbred

EHV-1 Confirmed in Waterloo, Ontario

EHV-1 Confirmed in Waterloo, Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. See the notice below. The…

Woodbine 2015 Stakes Schedule Unveiled

One hundred and two stakes races, worth more than $20-million in purses, will highlight Woodbine’s 133-day Thoroughbred meet in 2015. The Woodbine stakes schedule, unveiled today by the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), is highlighted by the 156th running of The…

Hastings Horse Population

Hastings Racecourse’s general manager, Darren MacDonald, reports that there are more than 350 horses now on the grounds. That is very good news because at this time last year it was only about 200 horses on the grounds. MacDonald also…

Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s Position on Cobalt

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency released the following memo to the horse industry regarding their position on the substance cobalt. It states: Given the recent publicity surrounding cobalt, the purpose of this notice is to provide the racing industry with information with…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Calls for 2015 Nominations

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is seeking public participation in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2015….

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame located at the West Entrance of Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Dave Landry

What’s Happening at Hastings?

Over 100 horses were on the grounds for the opening of training Thursday at Hastings Racecourse. With the 2015 thoroughbred season set to open Saturday, April 25, long-time trainer John Morrison was the first to have a horse on the…

Harness Racing BC Seeks Executive Director

Harness Racing BC (HRBC) represents the harness horse industry in the province of British Columbia. Our office is located at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in BC’s beautiful Fraser Valley and we are currently hiring an Executive Director. The Executive…

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