April 21, 2014

2012 Criteria Book for Standardbred Improvement Program Released by ORC


Updates and revisions to the 2012 Criteria Book for the Standardbred Improvement Program have just been released by the Ontario Racing Commission.

Changes pertain to the Ontario Resident Mare Program (Declaration of Compliance), and to Ontario Sired Rewards and Ontario Bred Rewards.

Program criteria and all required forms for 2012 are available in the “Featured Showcase” section of the Ontario Racing Commission website.

Here’s the website for information specific to the Ontario Sires Stakes .

ORC Seeks Experienced Programs Manager

Do you have a good background, solid experience, and knowledge of the horse racing and breeding industry? The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) may want to hear from you, as they have commenced a search for the position of Manager of Industry Programs.

“The ORC has a new Outreach Program that will result in many local racing issues being resolved by those individuals and/or organizations that are directly involved in them,” says ORC Director of Industry Development and Support Wendy Hoogeveen. “We require a talented individual to develop and manage these programs administered by the ORC.”

She pointed out that this includes the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP), the Horse Improvement Program (HIP), the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), the Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP) and the Ontario RacingProgram.

“It’s an ambitious position to fill. That individual will be responsible for the operation,maintenance and development of these programs, including implementation of new initiatives, and the development and analysis of performance benchmarks.”

Hoogeveen added that the Manager will also need excellent communication and facilitation skills, as well as an understanding of financial analysis.

Think you have the right background? The competition closes September 16th, 2011.You can find more information on the ORC website, under Careers at ORC.

For more info, see ORC Careers

Contact: ORC Human Resources
Fax: (416) 213-7827

Darryl Kaplan of Trot Magazine Interviews Kathleen Wynne

Upcoming Stakes Events at WEG Tracks


Blossom - Friday, April 11
3YO F Pace FINAL - $30,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 12
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 1 - $18,000

Youthful - Monday, April 14
3YO C&G Pace FINAL - $30,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 14
4&5YO Mare Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 17
3YO F Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 19
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 21
4&5YO Mare Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 21
3YO C&G Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 24
3YO F Trot Leg 2 - $15,000

Princess - Friday, April 25
3YO F Pace Leg 1 - $20,000

The Diplomat - Saturday, April 26
3YO C&G Pace - Leg 1 - $20,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 26
4&5YO Open Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 28
3YO C&G Trot Leg 2 - $15,000