Letter to AGCO regarding Flamboro and Georgian Downs

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July 19, 2021   Tyler Durand Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 90 Sheppard Avenue E, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4   By email: tyler.durand@agco.ca   Dear Mr. Durand, The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) have been receiving multiple complaints from both racing fans as well as participants concerning the actions of the licensee…

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Ontario Small Business Support

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Here is the information for eligible businesses to receive provincial assistance. Starting at $10,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000 if you have a business number and can show a decline in Revenue from comparing Aril 2019 to April 2020. Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs | Ontario.ca  

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HAVE YOUR SAY!

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Equine Guelph needs to know what YOU need to know and is calling on you to participate in the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey. We all know that a healthy horse is a top performer and Equine Guelph wants to help you achieve maximum health for your racehorses and the best results on the track….

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OFA Annual General Meeting

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The OFA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, November 23 commencing at 9:00 a.m.. Although we’re gathering virtually this year, we are excited about the program that we have put together.  Please see attached agenda.   To view the meeting simply click on the link below anytime after 8:45 a.m.   https://bit.ly/OFA2020AGM-Public  …

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Ontario Harness Horse Association RRSP Reminder

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Horsepeople are reminded that the deadline for contributing to the Ontario Harness Horse Association’s Group RRSP is December 1, 2020. In order to ensure that contributions are received in the OHHA office on or before December1, 2020, it is advised that members send them as soon as possible to ensure that they are delivered prior…

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Capsaicin Update

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This memo is to update the racing industry regarding the positive tests for capsaicin.   Since June 2020, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) has issued Certificates of Positive Analysis for capsaicin in all Canadian jurisdictions that raced.   When a cluster of positive cases is reported, the CPMA begins an investigation, in collaboration with the…

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OHHA RRSP UPDATE

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Contributions are now being accepted for the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Any Standardbred racing industry participant can join the plan. In order to qualify for the industry contribution to their retirement account, owners, trainers, and drivers must have participated in 12 races in Ontario in 2019. Owners and breeders…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

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  Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project and looks forward to Fall Offerings     Guelph, ON Sept-16-2020 – 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority and AGCO…

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Update on Strangles Case – Additional Positive

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  Notice to the Industry Update on Strangles Case – Additional Positive   On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre.   On August 12, 2020, the…

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Update on Strangles Case – Emerald Isle Training Centre | Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

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  https://www.agco.ca/blog/horse-racing/aug-2020/update-strangles-case-emerald-isle-training-centre Update on Strangles Case – Emerald Isle Training Centre | Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario On August 7, 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was informed of a confirmed case of strangles in a 5-year-old Standardbred gelding in the Greater Hamilton area at the Emerald Isle Training Centre.  Strangles…

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IN CONSIDERATION OF THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

(a) I agree to abide by OHHA's constitution and by-laws and appoint and grant OHHA the right to act as my sole and exclusive agent and representative for the purposes of negotiating and executing contracts with all racetracks in the Province of Ontario and executing agreements relating to racing with any other group, body or association and I assign and transfer to OHHA, during the time I am a member, all my intellectual property rights, throughout the world, including copyrights, personality rights, and any causes of action related thereto, that I may own, arising from or related to my racing activity.

(b) I agree and consent to the terms of the Privacy Agreement of the Ontario Harness Horse Association, a copy of which is published on the Ontario Harness Horse Association's website and available to me in print on request.