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Board Governance

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Board Governance

Ontario Racing Governance Structure

OR Governance Strucure


Ontario Racing Directors

The Ontario Racing Board of Directors is representative of the broader horse racing industry to ensure that OR is led by experienced and knowledgeable individuals.

Independent Board Chair: John Hayes

David Anderson
Anderson Farms

Bruce Barbour
Executive Director, Flamboro Downs & Georgian Downs

Bob Broadstock
President, Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI)

Katherine Curry
Woodbine Mohawk Park

Michael Copeland
Chief Commercial Officer, Woodbine Entertainment Group

Ian Fleming
GM, Clinton Raceway

Sue Leslie
President, Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario

Bill O’Donnell
President, Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA)

Walter Parkinson
President, Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA)

Jim Thibert
CEO, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium


Current Committees, Chairs and Members


Customer Advisory/New Products, Tech & Revenue Committee

Ian Fleming
Steve Fitzsimmons
Bruce Barbour
Chris Lush

Equine Welfare Advisory Committee

Dr. Darryl Bonder
Joanne Colville
Sue Leslie
Vicki Pappas

Executive Committee

Sue Leslie
John Hayes
Bill O’Donnell

Stakeholder and Government Relations Committee

John Hayes, Chair
Jim Lawson
Hugh Mitchell
Gordon Thain

Quarter Horse HIP Administration Committee

Bob Broadstock
Emilio Trotta

Standardbred HIP Administration Committee

Bill O’Donnell
Ian Fleming
Bill McLinchey
Walter Parkinson
Tammy McNiven

Thoroughbred HIP Administration Committee

Tom Valiquette
Sue Leslie
Peter Berringer
David Anderson

Committees of the Board 

Rules applicable to all committees of the Board.

Read here: Committees of the Board 

CNC Mandate

Customer Advisory / New Products, Technology and Revenue Committee

Read here: CNC Mandate

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Ontario Racing (OR) Conflict of Interest Policy enforces the existing OR Code of Conduct. This policy ensures integrity in all decision-making processes of the board of directors of OR is maintained by ensuring that directors are free from conflict or potential conflict in their decision making. The policy outlines the directors’ fiduciary duty to avoid conflicts of interest.  The policy will assist all directors and officers to understand their obligations when a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest arises.

Read hereConflict of Interest Policy

Business Plan

Stay tuned for the release of our annual business plan.