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Woodbine, T-Bred Horsepeople Ink Deal

June 15, 2016:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario recently announced the signing of a contract that guarantees 133 dates of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack every year through the 2018 racing season....read on

JCC Supports Race-Day Med Ban

June 6, 2014:

The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards has announced that it supports the HBPA of Ontario’s plan to recommend a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario except Lasix....read on

Call For Ont. Race-Day Medication Ban

June 4, 2014:

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario has announced that it is taking an industry lead by recommending and supporting a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario....read on

WEG, HBPA Alter T-Bred Program

February 27, 2014:

On Thursday, February 27, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) jointly announced changes to Woodbine’s Ontario-sired Thoroughbred racing program....read on

Live Racing At Fort Erie In 2014

February 7, 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....read on

Balzac "Critical" For Alberta Racing

May 2, 2013:

In an article by the Edmonton Journal, a handful of racing officials in Alberta have gone on the record in regard to the highly anticipated racetrack in Balzac. One official did not stop short of referring to the much-needed track as "critical" for Alberta horse racing....read on

HBPA Fronts Money For Fort Erie Meet

January 17, 2012:

It has been reported that an agreement between the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario and the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium will lead to seven more race dates than originally anticipated at the thoroughbred border oval in 2012...read on

US HBPA: Don't Ban Lasix

July 25, 2011:

Due to its effectiveness in treating Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association in the United States has announced that it is against a race-day ban on lasix, which bucks current industry trends...read on

WEG Cancels Thursday T-Bred Card

July 21, 2011:

Due to the extreme heat conditions, Woodbine Racetrack has decided to cancel its Thursday afternoon thoroughbred program. A number of other thoroughbred tracks across North America have also cancelled their cards....read on

WEG, HBPA Sign Five-Year Agreement

February 18, 2011:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario have signed an agreement ensuring 167 dates of thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack every year for the next five...read on

Indicted Racing Officials Removed

November 23, 2010:

It has been reported that on Monday, November 22, the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association voted to remove board president Sean Alfortish...read on

RCI Lowers Bute Threshold

October 22, 2010:

In an effort to improve the pre-race examinations of racehorse, the Board of Directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) gave final approval today to lower the allowable level of phenylbutazone...read on

Committee Votes To Tighten Bute Rules

September 20, 2010:

In a 12-0 vote, with only Louisiana abstaining, the Model Rules Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners has recommended tightening rules on the use of Phenylbutazone, better known as bute...read on

Schickedanz Ban Upheld By ORC

August 27, 2010:

According to a report, the Ontario Racing Commission ruled yesterday that horses owned by Bruno Schickedanz are to remain banned from racing or stabling at Woodbine...read on

Alberta T-Breds Facing 2010 Reduction

February 25, 2010:

The 2010 thoroughbred racing schedule at Edmonton, Alberta's Northlands Park has been announced, and the runners will be forced to take a cut in dates and...read on


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