News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Pender Harbour Overcomes Trouble to Take Steady Growth

Despite a bad start out of the gate, veteran campaigner Pender Harbour rallied from last place to win the featured $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Sent postward the 8-5 second choice to the 3-2 favourite Ultimate Destiny in

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Pender Harbour to victory in the $125, 000 Steady Growth stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Politicians Speak Up About Ontario Horse Racing

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), has asked candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014.

Liberal Party Responds to OHRIA Questions

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal Party respond to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association questionnaire: Q: In their 2013 report, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel stated: “…one of the most important aspects of integration: [is] the use

Fire Safety on the Farm – Reducing the Risk

Barn fires are every horse owner’s worst nightmare, one that can bring significant emotional and economic loss. However, the sad fact is that many barn fires could have largely been prevented by applying a few basic principles. The most reliable

Ontario PC Plan for Horse Racing Jobs

• All Ontarians want a better, stronger Ontario – with more jobs and opportunity than we have now. We can achieve that if we make the right choices today, starting with a credible plan for Ontario’s economy. • A robust

California Chrome Looks to Shine Again in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will be a heavy favorite to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion when he takes on 10 rivals in the 146th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday at

HBPA of Ontario to Recommend Ban on Race Day Medications Except Lasix

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario is taking an industry lead by recommending and supporting a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario. The HBPA Board of Directors made the final decision after it

Choosing the Right Farm Liability Insurance is Crucial

Horse breeders and stable owners should be mindful of the insurance policy and liability insurance that they have. A recent decision on the case Terry Burch et al., vs. Intact Insurance et al., highlights the need to inform brokers of

OHRIA Looks for Champions During Election Campaign

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association wants candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014. “OHRIA has