July 19, 2011 - ORC - Notice to the Industry - ORC Urges Vigilance on Care for Race Horses in Adverse Weather
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Supervisor of Veterinarians is advising Official Veterinarians at all racetracks to be on alert for any hot weather effects on horses. Racetracks need to maintain adequate water facilities to cool down horses after warming up or racing.
The ORC also points out that there is an established policy of allowing a trainer to scratch their horse should the trainer be concerned about t..
July 14, 2011 - Notice to the Industry - Enhanced Testing for Clenbuterol
Starting August 15, 2011, testing for clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horse racing is expanding to include a 30 day withdrawal period and lower threshold levels. This expansion by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will complement the existing efforts of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), which has included clenburerol in its testing protocol for over 20 years. This new initiative is a result of concerns brought..
July 8, 2011 - ORC - OSS News Release - Win The Thrill Contest
Starting on Saturday, July 9th, the Ontario Sires Stakes program, in cooperation with the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and six Ontario racetracks, will launch an exciting new promotion designed to land one lucky harness racing fan in the winner’s circle.
During thirty-one Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots and Gold Final events this summer, fans will have an opportunity to fill out ballots that coul..
July 4, 2011 - ORC - Integrity Matters Newsletter - Summer 2011 Issue
ORC Newsletter - Ontario Racing Program Implementation.
This special newsletter will feature updates on the implementation of the Program. An implementation team has been formed to assist the industry in the introduction and monitoring of the Program components. Members of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Implementation and Monitoring (IM) Group are Wendy Hoogeveen, Bill Fines, Mike Wilson, Rob McKay, and Ryan..
June 17, 2011 - ORC - Notice to the Industry - Testing for Clenbuterol
With the support of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc (QROOI), the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has launched an initiative to conduct random out-of-competition testing ... Read more..