The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) has represented Owners and/or Trainers of thoroughbred racehorses since 1950. Membership in the HBPA begins when you become licensed with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as an Owner and/or Trainer. There is no membership fee.
At the 1996 summer convention in Dallas, the National HBPA created a formalized mission statement for the organization:
- Provide insurance services to members.
- Disseminate vital information on critical issues to horsemen and promote exchange of ideas and information.
- Promote the development of threshold levels for therapeutic medication.
- Provide a national voice for horsemen on matters of national policy and of national interest. Assist individual affiliates with particular problems. Promote the preservation and enhancement of live racing in North America.
The Canadian Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has a national office in Vancouver and provincial offices located in Calgary, Toronto, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
The HBPA has three offices for the convenience of its members:
420 – 135 Queen’s Plate Drive
Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V1
Woodbine Race Track:
Woodbine Backstretch Office
555 Rexdale Blvd.,P.O. BOX 156,
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L2
Fort Erie Race Track:
Fort Erie Backstretch Office
230 Catherine Street, P.O. BOX 1130
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 5N7