News: Racing Quarterly

OHRIA Urges You to Write Your MPP Today

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on all owners, trainers, grooms, hotwalkers, vet techs, van drivers, blacksmiths and any other concerned horse racing and breeding industry participant to join the OHRIA and associates in writing letters to the

CPMA Now Testing for Ethanol

On January 16, 2012, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced that official samples will be tested for ethanol, effective February 13, 2012. Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant, is widely available in many forms. The CPMA is advising industry participants

Economic Benefits from Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

In the late 1990’s and throughout the past decade, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (now the OLG) entered into a revenue sharing agreement with racetrack operators and host municipalities in Ontario to allow the placement of slot machines at

Equine Guelph Report on Research: Racing Track Surfaces

A number of factors affect the performance of a racing or training surface according to the well received 34-page “Racing Surfaces White Paper” published in June this year.   This international publication is a survey of current understanding on ways to