Ontario Racing Governance Structure
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
Executive Director, Flamboro Downs & Georgian Downs
President, Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI)
Woodbine Mohawk Park
Chief Commercial Officer, Woodbine Entertainment Group
GM, Clinton Raceway
President, Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario
President, Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA)
President, Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA)
CEO, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium
Current Committees, Chairs and Members
Customer Advisory/New Products, Tech & Revenue Committee
Equine Welfare Advisory Committee
Dr. Darryl Bonder
Stakeholder and Government Relations Committee
John Hayes, Chair
Quarter Horse HIP Administration Committee
Standardbred HIP Administration Committee
Thoroughbred HIP Administration Committee
Committees of the Board
Rules applicable to all committees of the Board.
Read here: Committees of the Board
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 here: Conflict of Interest Policy
Stay tuned for the release of our annual business plan.