News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Horse Racing Survey Sheds Light on Industry Status

Horse Racing Survey Sheds Light on Industry Status

In the fall of 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) engaged Deloitte to survey Ontario race horse owners, breeders and trainers to collect data on horse racing. Deloitte worked closely with OMAFRA and key industry read more

EHV-1 at Saskatchewan Stable

A boarding stable near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is under voluntary quarantine following a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (EHV-1). According to the mare’s owner, Alyssa Gartner, the five-year-old Quarter Horse, Sunny, showed signs of instability – dragging her feet, read more

New Tapeta Surface to be Put to the Test at Woodbine

Training on Woodbine’s brand new Tapeta main track commenced on Friday morning with 17 horses recording timed workouts over the cushion installed following the 2015 meet. “We’ve had great feedback this morning from horsepeople after our first full training session read more

Training on Woodbine’s brand new Tapeta main track commenced on March 18th.

Southlands Riding Club Closed Due to Strangles

Southlands Riding Club, in Vancouver, British Columbia, has closed after a newly arrived rescue horse tested positive for Strangles – a serious upper respiratory tract disease. Strangles is highly contagious and is transferable through direct contact. It is not airborne and read more

Hastings Paddock Sale

Hastings Racecourse will hold a paddock sale featuring two-year-olds in training and horses of racing age on March 26, 2016. This is the first such offering, and is the result of the “efforts of the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association read more

2016 Ontario Budget Makes Room for Racing

UPDATE: The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has announced that two additional years of funding has been secured for horse racing in Ontario. The Wynne government has extended the financial commitment to the horse racing industry under the budget clause read more

Woodbine 2016 Stakes Schedule Unveiled

One hundred and one stakes races, worth more than $20-million in purses, will highlight Woodbine’s 133-day Thoroughbred meet in 2016. “We’re excited to once again provide a full slate of world-class races that offers owners a chance to showcase their read more

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