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Ontario Racing to Announce Details of May Standardbred Equine Benefit Payments Next Week

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Ontario Racing to Announce Details of May Standardbred Equine Benefit Payments Next Week

May 21, 2021
Ontario Racing to Announce Details of May Standardbred Equine Benefit Payments Next Week

TORONTO, May 21, 2021 – Ontario Racing, in response to the most recent impacts of COVID-19 on the provincial horse racing industry, is working to finalize details with industry partners, government officials and others, regarding Equine Benefit Payments for Standardbred horsepeople in relation to lost live-racing days for the month of May.

In addressing the temporary pause of live racing across the province due to COVID-19, Ontario Racing, and the Ontario Racing-formed Standardbred Task Force, are in discussions with industry partners on how to leverage unallocated purse monies in the form of equine benefit payments that would be directed to Standardbred horsepeople for the care and well-being of their horses.

Ontario Racing will provide an update with specific details early next week.

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