Ontario Racing Task Force Shares Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

As part of its mandate, the newly formed Ontario Racing task force, dedicated to addressing the financial impacts of COVID-19 as it relates to the industry, will provide regular updates to the Ontario horse racing community. During this time of uncertainty, including the temporary suspension of live racing throughout the province, the task force would […]

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Just How Many Horses Leave The U.S. Bound For Slaughter?

The exact number of horses shipped across United States borders destined for slaughter is not known, but organizations on both sides of the issue tend to cite between 80,000 and 100,000 horses shipped out of the States each year, reports Horse Nation. Because of this discrepancy in numbers, Horse Nation began trying to find more-accurate […]

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Ontario Adds 123 Pregnant Mares To Province’s Population Through Incentive Programs

Ontario Racing today 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. Through the conclusion of the OBS Winter Mixed sale in Ocala on Jan. 29, a total of 24 in-foal broodmares were purchased at various public […]

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Canada: Charles Fipke Earns E. P. Taylor Award Of Merit, Harvey Warner Special Sovereign Award

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada. Selected by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, […]

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Ontario Mare Purchase Program Bonus And Incentives Announced For Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders

In keeping with its commitment to support and champion a strong and vibrant Ontario horse racing and breeding industry, Ontario Racing today announced an offer of lucrative bonuses and significant incentives through its Mare Purchase Program (MPP). The Thoroughbred MPP is eligible to purchasers, who are Ontario residents, of an in-foal broodmare at the following […]

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Top Canadian Freshman Sire Frac Daddy’s Fee To Remain At $5,000 For 2020

Leading Canadian freshman and 2-year-old sire, Frac Daddy will stand the 2020 breeding season at Park Stud in Mono, Ontario for a fee of $5,000 Canadian. Special consideration will be given to previous breeders and for multiple mares in 2020. A multiple graded stakes-winning son of international sensation Scat Daddy, Frac Daddy has seven winners […]

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Derby Echo? Two Years Later, Judge Changes Result Of Canadian Graded Stakes Race

Two years after the running of the 2017 G3 Canadian Derby, an Alberta judge issued a ruling which has officially altered the results of the race. According to, Justice J.M. Ross ruled this week that Double Bear is now the official winner of the Northlands Park contest, though Equibase has not changed the results online. The […]

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‘Big Fighter’ Desert Ride Takes Two Legs Of Canadian Triple Tiara

Sam-Son Farm’s Woodbine Oaks-winning filly Desert Ride closed out the Triple Tiara by taking the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Steven Bahen aboard for trainer Neil Howard, the Candy Ride-Fun in the Desert filly bookended the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies after skipping the Bison City middle leg to post […]

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Trainer Heads Notches Four Wins On Hastings’ BC Day

It was difficult to determine who was having more fun on the PNE grounds during BC Day Monday afternoon: the squealing revellers enjoying the rides at Playland or the vast combinations of horse owners, trainers and jockeys who spent BC Cup Day sharing the winner’s circle at Hastings Racecourse. It was a scene right out […]

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