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Notice to the Industry - Funding for Retired Standardbred Program Announced

ORC approves funding to support retired Standardbred racehorses

At its meeting of February 22, 2008, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission approved a deduction of 15 percent of 1 percent of all Standardbred purses paid, to be allocated for the benefit of retired Standardbred racehorses.

An application for funding had been received from the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) earlier in the year. At the time the Board approved the funding in principle, conditional upon receipt of certain filings, information and commitments. These included, but were not limited to, the annual filing of audited financial statements, By-laws, and Policies and Procedures. An ORC staff person may sit as an ex-officio member at the OSAS Board meetings from time to time.

The OSAS has now fully complied with the requirements of the Board and Standardbred Directive 5 - 2008 has now been issued, authorizing the deduction from purses.

pdf download  Notice to Industry - Retired Standardbred Funding
pdf download  ORC Standardbred 2008 Directive 5