Monthly Archives: May 2013

Saddle Up for Fun at Toronto Horse Day

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Horse Day is back and bigger than ever with free family activities celebrating all things equine this Saturday, June 1 at the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place in Toronto. Horse Day festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include riding demonstrations, opportunities to meet horses, tours of the Toronto Police Mounted Unit’s stable, autograph signings with notable equestrians, interactive stations, games, prizes and much more. Among this year’s special guests are Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley, who will…
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Former Race Horse Takes Part in OEF Horse Day

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After nine years on the track, Armbro Beau has successfully transitioned from life as a race horse to a second career as a show horse.  The bay Balanced Image gelding will represent the Canadian Road Horse Association as part of the Ontario Equestrian Federation’s Horse Day taking place at the Horse Palace, Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto this Saturday, June 1.  During his race career “Beau” achieved a lifetime mark of 1:56 with earnings of almost $130,000 in 129 starts.  Armbro Beau now competes in…
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Ontario Horse Racing Industry Mourns the Loss of Dan Steeves

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The OEF is saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Steeves, a prominent member of the Ontario horse racing industry.  Dan managed Woodlands Farm while working with his wife, Gail Wood, at the Hillsburgh facility. Steeves, 61, died last Saturday after suffering a heart attack the previous day. The service will take place at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 81 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh. Visitation will begin one hour before the service. For additional details contact Butcher Family Funeral Home, butcherfuneralhome@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers,…
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Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association Responds to Changes at OLG

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Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of Directors: “Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry has been reeling since March 2012 when the Government of Ontario announced the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program. Our industry’s concerns were compounded by what we perceived to be process failures on the part of the OLG Board to ensure our industry had a role to play in their modernization plan….
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EHV-1 confirmed in two Standardbreds in Campbellville

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Adam Chambers BVMS, Manager of Veterinary Services with the Ontario Racing Commision, is advising that there have been confirmed reports of EHV-1 in two standardbreds in Ontario, from horses that either were or are at the Campbellville Training Centre.   Due to the infectious nature of this disease it is important that decisive measures be taken to protect our equine athletes  Therefore, no horses that are or were stabled at the affected training centre from April 29 2013 be allowed to race in Ontario until further…
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Participate in OHRIA’s Industry Survey

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The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is conducting a survey that is designed to gather information with which to present an accurate picture of the personal effect the cancellation of SARP has had on the horse racing and breeding industry in Ontario. While industry participants may be aware of the devastating effects the OLG’s decision to cancel SARP has had on our once vibrant industry, OHRIA is hoping to obtain tangible figures which represent the true economic and social cost the OLG’s decisions have…
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It All Comes Down to Genetics

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Guelph, Ontario – May 9, 2013 – Have you ever wondered why some horses can naturally excel at a certain discipline while others cannot? Or why some breeds of horses are more susceptible to illness than others? Equine Guelph will be offering students the opportunity to understand the importance of genetics and how it can influence a horse’s ability to perform or render it susceptible to certain diseases, unsoundness or even a genetic disorder with its 12-week course, Equine Genetics. Since the mapping of the…
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Ontario rider among Dressage Canada bursary recipients

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Dressage Canada is pleased to announce the successful athletes selected as recipients of the Dressage Canada Bursary and Dressage Canada Youth Bursary Awards. Supported by the Dressage Canada Levy Fund the Bursary Program recognizes the difficulty athletes face as they strive to continue their dressage education. The Program was developed to encourage athletes to accomplish their goals in the sport of dressage. The following athlete was awarded the Dressage Canada Bursary in the amount of $2,500. Allegra Hohm, of Edmonton, AB, is a 23-year-old university student…
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Ontario’s Jessica Phoenix Wins CCI 3* Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event

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Canadian 2012 Olympic duo, Jessica Phoenix and Exponential rode to a spectacular victory in the CCI 3* division at the Jersey Fresh Three Day Event held in Allentown, New Jersey, USA, May 8 – 12, 2013. After earning a score of 52.7 in the dressage test, Phoenix, of Cannington, ON. and Exponential, her 15-year-old Canadian Thoroughbred gelding, started the cross-country day in fourth place. The pair quickly moved up the leader board into second after being one of only two double clear trips over the…
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