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The Appeal of Quarter Horse Licensee Norman Alan Todd

Norman Alan Todd (“Todd”), is licensed by the Ontario Racing Commission as an exercise person, owner and trainer, for quarter horse racehorses, Licence Number 124928. On August 26, 2008, a training day at Ajax Downs Racetrack, Todd was found in possession of a quantity of hypodermic syringes, needles and injectables, contrary to Rule 15.02.01 (a) […]
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Spruce Meadows National Saturday

The course was set up over 590 metres, there were 17 jumping efforts and a time allowed of 89 seconds, it would take a special horse and a talented rider to win the $200,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix today at Spruce Meadows. There were 10 horse/rider combinations who were up to the task in the […]
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Opening Day at Ajax Downs Postponed

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI) wishes to notify all its members due to information received from Ajax Downs, that all Stakes Races will be postponed for two (2) weeks from the original published commencement date of May 23, 2009 to June 6, 2009. The exception is the Jackpot Stakes Race which will […]
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Application for 2009 Race Date Amendment at Ajax Downs

The Ontario Racing Commission is circulating this application for an amendment to the 2009 approved race date schedule and will receive comments on the application from interested industry participants before making its decision on the application. Racetracks make application to the Ontario Racing Commission in the fall of each year for their live and simulcast […]
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Selection Criteria for the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4* Event

Ottawa, Ontario—The Canadian Reining Committee and the High Performance subcommittee of Equine Canada is pleased to announce that the selection criteria for the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4* event has now been posted on the  Equine Canada website at http://www.equinecanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=525&Itemid=455.   Riders who are interested in representing Canada at the 2009 Kentucky Cup must […]
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No Cause Of Death Yet Found For Horses

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson says very preliminary results received this afternoon of necropsies done on horses that collapsed and died at a Palm Beach polo tournament on Sunday have not identified a diagnosis. The necropsies found no remarkable signs that could indicate a specific cause of death. “The thing […]
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Polo Community Loses 21 Horses

Wellington, FL – The polo community and fans were saddened today at International Polo Club Palm Beach when the announcement came that 21 horses died prior to the start of a US Open Championship match this afternoon. “Our hearts go out to team Lechuza Caracas and hope that a speedy answer can be obtained on what […]
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CHDC Calls for Audit of Horse Slaughter Operations

Regina, SK – With the news that the Natural Meat Company (formerly Natural Valley Farms) in Neudorf, Saskatchewan has been shut down by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for food safety concerns, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is calling for a complete audit of Canada ‘s remaining horse slaughter operations by the CFIA.  Graphic […]
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Jump Canada Awards Venue Development Fund

Ottawa, Ontario—Jump Canada has distributed a total of $30,000 to six hunter/jumper competitions through the Jump Canada Venue Development Fund, an innovative project designed to improve the safety at Canadian horse shows. Initiated in 2003, the Venue Development Fund reimburses show organizers or geographic groups of competitions that re-invest in their competition facilities to enhance […]
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Canada’s Top Farriers Set to Compete

Come watch the sparks fly, the smoke billow and the iron glow red hot as our country’s best farriers are set to forge for top honours and the opportunity to represent Canada at international competitions, March 19-20 at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. For the first time in many years, the team selection trial has come home […]