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ORC Seeks Input Re: Apprentice Trainers

Published: December 9, 2011 12:37 pm ET

Last Comment: December 11, 2011 9:49 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

At its meeting on December 22, 2011, the board of the Ontario Racing Commission will consider a proposed rule change affecting the Standardbred Rules of Racing in Ontario.

Prior to approving the directive for rule change, the ORC is seeking public input.

For complete information, view the ORC's official release on the matter by clicking here.

December 11, 2011 - 9:49 pmI agree with the part about

alan guthrie SAID...

I agree with the part about the ORC officials apprenticing. Even more so, the UPPER MANAGEMENT at the ORC definitely needs to apprentice before any of us do.

December 11, 2011 - 8:48 amI wonder why the ORC has

Ted Decker SAID...

I wonder why the ORC has decieded to implement this "apprentice "catagory with trainers only.I think they should include racing officials,race track owners and perhaps other catagories as well. The ORC wants new trainers to be mentored prior to achieving "A" status and if there are any bumps in the road "appropriate conditions are imposed".

Do Officials and racetrack owners never make mistakes? What about current "A" trainers. Is the ORC ready to downgrade this catagory to a "C" if to say perhaps a trainer was to recieve multiple positive tests in a short period of time. Once again I believe this proposal does nothing to "fix" the integrity problem that exists today, and most certainly the issues of today have not been created by "new" trainers looking to start into the business.

December 10, 2011 - 2:26 pmGood Idea, I agree, every

Good Idea, I agree, every "A" trainer should apprentice with an established trainer. I spent 18 years with Gerald Robinson. It did not do me any harm. I learned a great deal from this man. Bruce T. Winning

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