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August 25, 2022

HBPA Members,

With the running of this year’s Queen’s Plate behind us, we look forward to our next significant industry event the annual Canadian Ontario Premier Yearling Sale being held this coming Wednesday August 31st at 12:00 pm at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion.

The catalogue has over 200 Ontario Bred Yearlings represented from 67 individual Stallions.  The lineup of leading Ontario Sires includes yearlings by Silent Name (JPN), Souper Speedy, Old Forester and Society’s Chairman.

Yearlings from first crop yearling sires such as Catholic Boy, Flameaway, Heart to Heart and Yoshida (JPN) will be represented.  As well as first crop 2 year old Sires Always Dreaming, Amis Gizmo, Army Mule, Collected, Danish Dynaformer, Ransom the Moon and Seattle Serenade. 

Ontario Bred/Sired Thoroughbreds continue to achieve success both here in Ontario and throughout North America. More than ever, it pays to Breed, Buy and Race in Ontario.

I want to personally applaud and thank the Breeders of Ontario for their continued dedication to our Industry.

It is very important we support our local breeders who work hard to supply us with quality horses for racing. I encourage owners and trainers to buy at our local sale.

If planning to attend this coming Wednesday August 31st, 2022, sales, please visit the CTHS Ontario website for more information at or call them at 416-675-3602.

See you at the Sale,

Sue Leslie


May 30, 2022

As the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) is evolving, the HBPA will do our best to provide members with the most up to date information.

Trainers in the USA must register all horses in their care. Any racing industry participant entering the United States with the intention of racing a horse, and/or is licensed by a State Racing Commission MUST register with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority by July 1, 2022.

Who does this include:

  • Owners                                  
  • Trainer                                  
  • Jockeys                                   
  • Exercise Riders                      
  • Racetrack Personnel              
  • Stable Area Vendors      
  • Farriers
  • Veterinarians
  • Jockey Agents
  • Pony Riders/Outriders
  • Racing Office Staff
  • Other Equine Health Providers

***Members who solely race in Ontario and do not cross the border, do not have to register with HISA***

The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (THA) will be hosting an online webinar on “HISA Registration” Wednesday June 1st from 11am to 11:30am. The presentation will feature a HISA representative reviewing the step-by-step process for registering, along with questions and answers regarding the process. 

Registration for the webinar is required as space is limited. To register Click Here.

Here are a few links to help you through the process:

Please visit for more information and to register.


February 23, 2022

Attn Trainers:

We are looking for employers willing to hire recent graduates of the Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program.  This is an      8-week virtual course, which open to anyone interested in starting a career in the Equine Industry.  Student’s experience with horse can vary, and some will have none.  

For Employers who hire the students, there are subsidies up to:

  • 2 weeks full pay ($15/hour for 40 hours) 
  • 4 weeks of partial pay ($250) 
  • $1000 compensation for Employer training participants at placements – this last compensation to be approved before being granted

For interested employers there is paperwork to be completed.

The business needs a proper business/tax number and a proper payroll with Canada Pension and Employment Insurance deductions

Workplace must pass an inspection to ensure that it meets all the current Workplace Standards

For more information, contact:

Corinne Phillips – HBPA 416-675-3802 or


August 13, 2021



June 18, 2021


Election Day –Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Nominations close at noon on Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Owners: Must be a member in good standing, who is currently, or was during the prior 12 months, licensed as such by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and who has started a thoroughbred race horse in the current or prior year.
Trainers: Must be a member in good standing, who is currently, or was during the prior 6 months, licensed as such by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and who has started a thoroughbred race horse in the current or prior year.
• Must be 18 years or older.
• Must be a resident of the Province of Ontario on or before July 1st, 2020.
• Must not work or serve on a board of a racing association, a racetrack operator, a horse breeding association or be a member of a racing commission.

A nominating committee has been formed by the HBPA. They are composing a list of nominees that will be filed with the office of the Secretary Treasurer of the association by noon on Friday July 2nd , 2021 . Due to COVID restrictions – Additional candidates may be nominated by completing a petition form, available by contacting the HBPA of Ontario head office or Lesley Barker lbarker@hbpa.on .ca which must be signed by a least fifteen members in good standing with the association.

The deadline for filing election petition forms is noon on Friday July 2nd, 2021.
Nominations may be submitted by email:, fax: 416 747 9606; mailed or delivered to the HBPA of Ontario Administrative Office at 135 Queen’s Plate Drive, Suite 4 20, Toronto, Ontario M9W 6V1.

Should you have any questions please our Head Office at 416
747 5252 or 1 866 779 3067.

Election ballots are scheduled to be mailed on July 30th , 2021


April 15, 2021

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