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Ontario Racing Updates

Keep up to date with the latest Ontario Racing postings here. 

(UPDATED) Ontario Racing COVID-19 Racetrack Protocol Minimum Standards

To provide greater clarity around the protocols concerning COVID-19, the Minimum Standard document has been updated to outline the requirements in order to lift the track restrictions for those...

Update on Purse Funding Re-Allocation – June 4, 2020

As the Purse Reallocation Program draws to a close, Ontario Racing would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the Horsepersons’ Associations (HBPA, COSA and QROOI), who participated in the...

Jim Lawson Weekly Industry Update - May 28, 2020

Next week horse racing returns throughout Ontario including the resumption of Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park and the opening of the 2020 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack.

Update on Purse Funding Re-Allocation – May 27, 2020

We understand that these are difficult times and have done our best to ensure funding for this program was distributed as quickly as possible while still meeting the requirements of the application...

Addendum to CPMA Return to Racing Memo (May 19, 2020), Standardbred EIPH Programs

Addendum to CPMA Return to Racing Memo (May 19, 2020)

  1. The wearing of masks at all times while in the retention area is mandatory
      Wednesday May 27, 2020

Notice to Industry

As we look forward to the resumption of live racing in Ontario, our most important task is to remain committed to reducing the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus among racing’s many...

Jim Lawson Weekly Industry Update - May 21 2020

Read Jim Lawson's May 21 Industry Update here.

Qualifiers Ahead of Race Meet Openings

May 28 - 9:30am
May 29 - 9:30am
June 1 - 9:30am
June 2 - 9:30am
June 4 - 9:30am
June 5 - 9:30am
All horses...

Update on Purse Funding Re-Allocation Program – May 15, 2020

Thank you for your continued patience as we move through this process.  Cheques have started to be sent out for the April payment, and we anticipate the remainder of the April payments to be...


As the industry prepares for the resumption of racing, the AGCO is issuing a reminder to all racing participants looking to add a horse to the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program...