News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Caren Headlines the 2016 Sovereign Awards

Caren Headlines the 2016 Sovereign Awards

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony at The Palais Royale located in Toronto, Ontario. Close to 300 guests attended the event to celebrate with the finalists and newly crowned Champions of Thoroughbred racing in read more

Race Officials Tweet Calls in Ontario

The live tweeting of Race Officials’ calls began Monday, April 10, as part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)’s ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project. Currently a pilot project, the intent of the live tweeting read more

2017 Opening Day at Woodbine

Woodbine’s 62nd year of Thoroughbred racing kicks off Saturday with a jam-packed 10-race card. First race post time is 1:00 p.m. Opening Day, highlighted by the six furlong, $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes for older horses, featuring 2015 champion sprinter Stacked read more

Horses Arrive in Fort Erie for 2017 Racing Season

With opening day less than eight weeks away, owners and trainers have started shipping horses in to Fort Erie Race Track’s backstretch to get an early start on spring training. Horses started arriving on Sunday, April 9, which is three read more

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Inductees

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list read more

Ontario Racing to Choose Additional Directors

Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to extend an invitation to interested individuals in the horse racing sector to submit expressions of Interest in joining OR’s Board of Directors. There are currently two new director positions (Director-at-Large) open to individuals. Ontario read more

New Board Member at Ontario Racing

Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that Heather MacKay Roberts, Marketing Director at Kawartha Downs, is the successful candidate to represent the regional racetrack perspective on the OR Board of Directors. Heather’s appointment to the Board of Directors further read more

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot 

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates read more

Ontario Racing Releases Long-Term Funding Recommendations

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing has released its Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report. The report covers the methodology used and includes notes about the feedback received from the industry. It concludes with a list of 10 recommendations that will read more

AGCO Releases Rule Changes and Policy Reforms

In response to feedback received from industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced some changes to the Rules of Racing, as well as some initial policy reforms. The changes were developed after broad based consultations with read more

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