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Ontario Racing Announces 2017 Thoroughbred Improvement Program

As part of Ontario Racing’s (OR) vision to be the customer-focused leader and representative voice of a world class horse racing industry, OR has been tasked with directing breed improvement...

Ontario Racing Shares Facts About Horse Racing Funding

Ontario Racing will continue to champion more transparency and as much information sharing as legally possible, with all industry participants.

Fire Prevention and Emergency Rescue Training for Racing Industry & Fire Fighters

Equine Guelph is hosting two upcoming hands-on clinics with internationally recognized instructor Dr. Rebecca Gimenez of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Inc. (TLAER).

The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2016 Media Sovereign Award Finalists

The 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards are on Thursday, April 13.

Second Season of Horsemanship Training Program set to begin at Woodbine Racetrack

The program offers development opportunities for those who are currently working with horses in some capacity or those who wish to work alongside horses for the first time.

Standardbred Showcase

Ontario Standardbred Show Series

Woodbine 2017 Thoroughbred Stakes schedule released; Overnight purse program enhanced

The 133-date start of Woodbine’s 61st season is set for Saturday, April 15, with a first-race post of 1:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, December 10.

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry: An enduring love for horses and horse racing

"We love horses and it’s a lot of fun. I guess it’s kind of like watching your kids play hockey."

Woodbine backstretch open for business

Nearly 200 trainers will put over 2,100 stalls in use throughout the eight-month meet, which sees live racing burst from the gate on April 15.

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Popular Ajax Downs Jockey Mike Holmes and His Memorable Horse

Michigan resident said Jettastic was an important horse in his life