Central Ontario Standardbred Association

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) officially came into being on June 30, 2009. COSA is a not-for-profit association and operates with a 10 person Board of Directors who represent the interests of horsepeople racing at Ontario racetracks.

COSA is pleased to support the racing industry through its partnership with Equine Guelph on new training programs offered to trainers and grooms on The Horse Portal.

A Partnership in Training:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) is partnering with Equine Guelph to deliver short, easily-accessible online training programs to owners, breeders, trainers, grooms and drivers across Canada. These courses will provide a practical, common-sense approach to online learning and provide the latest information and education on equine welfare, safety and performance.


Thanks to our incredible racing industry education partners, Equine Guelph will host three racing-exclusive short courses on TheHorsePortal.ca in winter of 2024 – FREE for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members! (value $95)

  1. Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care (Jan 22-Feb 2) – sponsored by Ontario Racing
  2. Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention (Feb 12-23) – sponsored by Central Ontario Standardbred Association
  3. Racehorse Respiratory Health (Mar 4-15) – sponsored by Standardbred Canada
  • Visit the course pages for Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & CareRacehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention, or Racehorse Respiratory Health.
  • Click “Register Now”, and then click “Enroll” on the “FREE for AGCO Licensees/SC Members” registration option.
  • On the Registration page, fill out the required fields, then under “Have a coupon?”, enter the applicable coupon code for the course, and click “Apply.”
    • For Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care, use coupon code: RacingCare2024
    • For Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention, use coupon code: RacingGutHealth2024
    • For Racehorse Respiratory Healthuse coupon code: RacingRespiratory2024
  • The cost of the course will now be free of charge.  Agree to the Terms and Conditions and click “Submit.”
  • You are now registered for the course!

15% Discount for COSA members!

Applies to all short online courses.


  1. Visit the course page for the online short course you are interested in
  2. Please register using the General Enrollment option at the bottom of the page
  3. On the registration page, under “Have a Coupon?”, enter COSAdiscount15
  4. Click Apply Coupon to receive your 15% discount

What Central Ontario Standardbred Association members are saying about our courses:

“I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for this course. Having been around standardbred racehorses most of my life I thought I knew a great deal about this subject but I was surprised there was so much more to learn. I highly recommend taking this course.”

Frank Reid – Standardbred Owner (Lasalle, ON)
Student – Racehorse Respiratory Health