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June 17, 2022

It is with disappointment we confirm the departure of Jessica Buckley from the position of Senior Vice President of Standardbred and Thoroughbred Racing at WEG.

Jessica, the consummate professional, has decided to pursue other opportunities. On behalf of the Thoroughbred industry the Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) would like to thank Jessica for her service. Jessica’s inspiring dedication and impressive management style allowed her to adapt, present and communicate innovative ideas for our always evolving industry.

“Jessica is first-class in every way. She was always available for consultation. She never hesitated to act when faced with a challenge or tough decision. I respected her objectivity and her willingness to compromise. Jessica wore her commitment to and love of our industry on her sleeve. I learned from her, valued working with her and will miss her.” said Sue Leslie, HBPA President.

On behalf of the thoroughbred horse people, we wish Jessica the best in her future endeavours and hope she will visit often. Her departure is a loss to our industry.