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January 26, 2021


Dear Members,
Please be advised that the HBPA, WEG and Ontario Racing working closely together have created a program to secure outstanding purse funding from the long-term funding agreement.
The basis for the program is to provide funding, in the amount of $1,500 per horse, to those owners who were stabled at Woodbine on closing day with horses pointed to races left in the condition book.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Must have been be stabled at Woodbine on the last day of racing, November 22nd.
  2. Owners who did not have their horse stabled at Woodbine at that time but can show they were training in Ontario off the track and intending to enter their horse in one of the remaining days in the Condition Book.
  3. A scheduled work or race at Woodbine between the period of November 1st to November 22nd will deem these horses eligible for this equine welfare payment.
  4. Horse must have been training off the track in the Province of Ontario.
    No formal application from owners will be required and checks will be mailed as soon as possible.
    We want to thank the Provincial Government, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission of Ontario (OLG) and Ontario Racing for supporting and approving the distribution of remaining purse funds.