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Eric Lamaze is Ontario Athlete of the Year 2008

The Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame is proud to announce that the Winner of the Syl Apps Award as the Ontario Athlete of the Year 2008 is Eric Lamaze.  Lamaze had an outstanding year in 2008. As a member…

2009 Canadian Graded Stakes Races

Following their annual meeting the Canadian Graded Stakes Committee announced the list of 2009 graded races.  It was determined that 35 races would have graded status for 2009; two races were downgraded to listed races; the Marine Stakes and the…

Armstrong Farm Enjoys Continued Success

Orangeville, Ontario – Armstrong Farm of Orangeville, ON, enjoyed a banner year of accomplishments in 2008 ranging from its breeding program to the show ring. Ruth and Morley Armstrong, owners and operators of Armstrong Farm, saw their hard work come…

Contagious Equine Metritis Update

Ottawa, ON—Equine Canada has been provided with the following update on Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) activities related to Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM).  All CEM related news releases can be found by clicking on the “Health Alerts” icon on Equine…

Tournament of Champions Cancelled

The Tournament of Champions has been unable to effect a timely agreement, imperative for sponsorship and broadcast contracts, to hold the 2009 Tournament of Champions at the EMG (Equestrian Management Group) managed Caledon Equestrian Park. In a letter issued yesterday, Tournament directors…

Woodbine 2009 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

Toronto, ON – Woodbine’s 2009 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, released today by Woodbine Entertainment Group, spotlights 103 races, worth over $22 million in purses. The 2009 season will feature an historic moment in the history of Canadian racing. The highly-anticipated Sunday,…

Anabolic Steroids Now a Class III Drug

As a follow up to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announcement regarding testing for anabolic steroids, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all Ontario racing industry licensees that post race positive tests for veterinary approved as well as non-approved anabolic…

Equine Canada Junior Equestrian of the Year Award for 2008

Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada has named David Arcand the 2008 Junior Equestrian of the Year. The Gillian Wilson Award is given annually to the Junior Equestrian of the Year in recognition of a junior competitor who has made outstanding contributions to…

Equine Canada Equestrian of the Year for 2008

Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada (EC) has named Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ontario, the 2008 Equine Canada Equestrian of the Year. Lamaze had a remarkable year with many career highlights in 2008. His most significant accomplishment came at the 2008 Olympics. Lamaze…

Inaugural Equine Canada Sponsor of the Year Award for 2008

Ottawa, Ontario— Equine Canada proudly announces that the inaugural recipient of the Equine Canada Sponsor of the Year is BFL Canada.   This new award proudly recognizes a sponsor that has demonstrated long-term commitment to Equine Canada and its membership….

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