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2013 Quarter Horse Program

Details of the 2013 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) have been announced by the Program Administrator. Cooperatively developed with input from the Quarter Horse industry, the 2013 Program maintains a solid racing program and significant support for breeders.…

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The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will be reporting to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), effective immediately. The announcement of the ministry change was included in a news release which indicated that an agreement in principle …

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ORC Joins Forces with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that it had signed a new alliance with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), whereby both organizations will share information and resources of common interest to help build intelligence in the …

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Transportation Subsidy at Fort Erie Race Track

This season at Fort Erie Race Track, a transportation subsidy in theamount of $300 will be available for eligible owners of horses shipping in to race QuarterHorses on the mixed-card race days being held on Monday, July 2nd, Sunday, July …

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Testing for Clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horses Continues

Testing for clenbuterol continues this racing season, and will include the lower Ontario Quarter Horse threshold levels introduced last year. This Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) initiative, introduced with the support of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI), complements …

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ORC Notice to the Industry: Drug Warning

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all members of the Ontario racing  community to use caution when administering substances that may cause a positive test. In particular are those drugs which affect the oxygen-carrying ability of the  hemoglobin molecule.

Severe …

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CPMA Now Testing for Ethanol

On January 16, 2012, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced that official samples will be tested for ethanol, effective February 13, 2012.

Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant, is widely available in many forms. The
CPMA is advising industry participants …

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ORC Issues Final Race Date Schedule for Fort Erie Race Track

Further to the Notice to the Industry issued December 20, 2011 regarding the conditional approval of the 2012 race dates for Fort Erie Race Track, and given that no applications were received to vary the 2012 schedule, the Director is …