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COVID-19 Aid Package Announced

March 27, 2020:

On March 27, 2020, Ontario Racing announced financial support in line with existing race cancellation practices aimed at the province’s Standardbred horsepeople in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic which has resulted in the cancellation of live Standardbred horse racing in Ontario....read on

Task Force Call For Information

March 25, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s newly formed task force, created in response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, is requesting information to help assist in its decision-making process for Standardbred industry relief....read on

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 23, 2020:

As part of its mandate, the newly formed Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing community....read on

Task Force Created In Ontario

March 20, 2020:

In response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsepeople are currently facing, Ontario Racing has created a task force, which includes representatives from all three breeds (Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred) in the province to address 'financial impacts' on the industry....read on

New T-Bred Breeders Award Program

February 27, 2020:

On Thursday, February 26, Ontario Racing (OR) announced its $5.89 million Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP) Breeders Awards package for 2020-21, including a new 'Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence' program....read on

OR Mare Purchase Program Now Capped

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Ontario Racing announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has concluded for the year....read on

Market Restricted Funds To Be Distributed

January 28, 2020:

Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will distribute $596,950 in Market Restricted Funds to 11 Standardbred racetracks throughout the province....read on

OR Pleased With T-Bred Mare Programs

January 16, 2020:

Last autumn, Ontario Racing (OR) announced two new Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Programs (TIP) aimed at strengthening the province’s breeding and racing industry....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

October 18, 2019:

The second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion, involving some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders, took place on Friday (October 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Live Stream

October 18, 2019:

A live stream for the second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion featuring some of the province's most prominent industry leaders is now available....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Panel At Mohawk

October 7, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that on Friday, October 18 it will be hosting a panel discussion at Woodbine Mohawk Park in regard to issues central to securing a sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario....read on

SC Teams With OLG, OR On Equine Expo

September 6, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and Ontario Racing (OR) are major sponsors for the Welcome Centre, Equine Expo and a Horse Ownership Workshop at the 2019 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Replay

August 13, 2019:

The full video presentation of Friday's 'Stronger Together: Uniting Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future' panel discussion of Ontario's horse racing industry is now available....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

August 9, 2019:

Some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders were front and centre on Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack for panel discussion on the state of the province's horse racing industry....read on

Purses Up At Flamboro, Western Fair

April 5, 2019:

The Raceway at Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs – both member tracks of Ontario Racing (OR) – have jointly announced a 10 per cent purse increase for the balance of their spring meets....read on


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