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Assiniboia Downs forced to cancel Saturday racing

Winnipeg – MB – Unfortunately live racing has been cancelled for Saturday, May 10, 2008 due to a lack of entries. Although the horse population is up around 800 horses, the poor weather leading up to the 50th anniversary season…

ORC Equine Task Force shuts down supplier of illegal drugs

Toronto, ON – The ORC’s industry-funded Equine Medication Control and Drug Task Force, made up of ORC investigators and seconded members of the OPP Illegal Gambling Unit, has succeeded in taking a supplier of drugs to the horse racing industry…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2008 Nominations

Toronto, ON – A total of 22 nominees have been put forward by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Thoroughbred and Standardbred Nominating Committees including six thoroughbred horses, four standardbreds and twelve people. Smart Strike, who set a single-season…

Canadian Dressage Rider Leslie Reid Competes in California

Ottawa, ON—Canadian rider Leslie Reid competed at the Del Mar CDI3* held April 24-27, 2008, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The competition was an official qualifier for the US Olympic Selection Trials and as a…

Ian Millar Third, Eric Lamaze Fourth in Belgian Grand Prix

Ottawa, ON —Ian Millar, of Perth, ON, finished in third place and Eric Lamaze, of Schomberg, ON, placed fourth in the 50,000 euro Grand Prix of Lummen held Sunday, May 4, during the CSIO 5* Lummen in Belgium. With 83…

Polo For Heart

Polo For Heart is Canada’s largest and most prestigious international charity polo tournament taking place June 20-22 just 30 minutes north of downtown Toronto, Ontario at the Gormley Polo Centre. Two daily, action-filled polo matches highlight this three-day family festival offering activities…

Second Leg of Global Champions Tour

Hamburg, Germany – The second qualifier of the Global Champions Tour, presented by CN and CN WorldWide, had a short, but exciting jump-off. The enthusiastic Northern-German audience was presented with two spectacular rides at Klein Flottbek in Hamburg. Thomas Voss…

List of Qualified Nations for the 2008 Olympic Games

A total of 41 Countries have qualified, either with team or individual, to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games. According to the Qualification procedures of each discipline – FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games, 22nd Edition, effective…

Canada Ties for Second in Belgium Nations’ Cup

Ottawa, ON — The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Mac Cone of King City, ON, Jill Henselwood, of Oxford Mills, ON, Eric Lamaze, of Schomberg, ON, and Ian Millar, of Perth, ON, finished second in the FEI Nations’ Cup…

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