News And Events

February 10, 2012 - ORC - ORP News Release - Racetrack Facilities Required to be Open for Training

As a new condition of their 2012 license, racetrack operators are required to make their racing facility available for training a minimum of four weeks ahead of the start of their racing season. The purpose of the requirement is to provide training opportunities to help ensure a supply of horses is available for the start of racing. This condition was approved by the Director as part of the terms and conditions attac.. view More

February 6, 2012 - ORC - Request for Quote - Design and page layout 2009 and 2010 QHRIDP Annual Reports

The Ontario Racing Commission is the Program Administrator for the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP). The ORC is seeking a quotation for services for the design and page layout of the Annual Reports for the Program for 2009 and 2010. Please follow the document links below for the full RFQ and supporting documents. view More

February 8, 2012 - ORC - Notice to the Industry - Caution on use of herbals

Important note to trainers: Caution on use of "herbals and natural products." May result in positive tests.

Due to recent positives for such drugs as ephedrine and caffeine, trainers are again reminded to use extreme caution and consult an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) licensed veterinarian before administering any new or unknown products to horses - such as so-called herbals or natural products. view More

January 30, 2012 - ORP News Release - Windsor Purse Redirection Plan Approved

Windsor plan for purse re‐direction approved Toronto ON – A plan submitted by Windsor for the re-direction of purse money from Woodstock and Dresden Raceways has been approved by the Director, following a recommendation from the Ontario Racing Program’s Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group. The approved plan calls for $1.4 million to move from Woodstock and Dresden to Windsor, to maintain the average 20.. view More

January 27, 2012 - ORC - ORP News Release - IM Group meets Burgess McIntosh Bax Clarke

IM Group committed to ongoing communication with Horsepeople Burgess, Bax, McIntosh and Clarke attend Jan 18 meeting, share comments

Toronto ON – A group of interested horsepeople attended the weekly meeting of the Ontario Racing Program’s Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group to share their ideas and comments on efforts to improve the industry. Owner Robert Burgess is credited with cont.. view More

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