News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Sheikh Mohammed Cleared of Wrongdoing in Drug Scandal

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been cleared of any wrongdoing surrounding the drug scandal that plagued his equine operations last year. Following several drug-related incidents in 2013, Sheikh Mohammed tasked Lord Stevens, the former Metropolitan Police chief commissioner,

2014 Thoroughbred Improvement Program Budget Approved

Planning for Ontario’s 2014 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is well underway, following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission last week. It is anticipated that the structure will remain very similar to the successful 2013

Live Thoroughbred Racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario, (HBPA), is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014. Meetings to organize, schedule and promote the race meet

Are Answers Coming for BC Racing Industry?

The British Columbia Horse Racing Industry Management Committee will meet February 11, 2014, in Vancouver, to discuss the allocation of funding for 2014 and the number of races to be held at Hastings Racecourse this year. Discussions have been ongoing

Jockey Club of Canada Graded Stakes

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and while the number of Graded Stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 43 there is one notable downgrade for 2014.

Wando, Last Canadian Triple Crown Winner, Dead at 14

Wando, Canada’s Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion of 2003, succumbed to a suspected heart attack today at the age of 14 at Schonberg Farm, where he has stood at stud since 2011. The Gustav Schickedanz homebred son

Wando has died of a a suspected heart attack.

2013 Sovereign Award Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 39th Annual Sovereign Awards Party to celebrate Thoroughbred racing in Canada and to honour the Canadian Champions of 2013, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The cocktail-attire celebration

BC Horse Racing Update

It is important that all owners, trainers and breeders understand the events that have unfolded with regards to the ongoing discussions that representatives of the thoroughbred sector have had with Douglas S. Scott, Chair of the Horse Racing Industry Management

ORC Orders Re-direction of Purse Account Monies

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is moving forward to implement a provincial approach to purses, consistent with the 5 year Horse Racing Partnership Plan, and as recommended by the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel. Among its recommendations – in an

Registration Open for the Equine Canada Annual Convention

Equine Canada would like to extend an invitation to the Canadian equestrian community to register for the 2014 Equine Canada Annual Convention, being held Feb. 5-9, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB. On-line registration for the Convention or specific scheduled events is