horse racing

Ontario Racing

Three breeds | One vision

Ontario Racing is a non-profit horse racing industry association and is recognized by the provincial government as the authority for horse racing in Ontario. The new organization gives horsepeople in the province significant control and responsibility over their future.

Ontario Racing is establishing new ways of doing business and building new relationships. Ontario Racing is committed to listening to horsepeople and giving them a voice, in support of a vibrant racing industry.

A Partnership in Training

Ontario Racing is partnering with Equine Guelph to deliver short, easily-accessible online training programs to trainers, assistant trainers, and grooms in Ontario. This practical approach to online learning will keep the Ontario racing industry up-to-date on the latest information and education in regard to equine welfare, safety and performance.

Free Racing-Exclusive Courses for AGCO Licensees in 2023!

Thanks to our incredible racing industry education partners, will host three racing-exclusive short courses in winter of 2023 – FREE for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members! (value $95)

1. Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care (Jan 23-Feb 3) – sponsored by Standardbred Canada

2. Racehorse Gut Health & Ulcer/Colic Prevention (Feb 27-Mar 10) – sponsored by Ontario Racing

3. Racehorse Respiratory Health (Mar 20-31) – sponsored by Central Ontario Standardbred Association


             – For Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care, enter InjuryCareSC
             – For Racehorse Gut Health & Colic Prevention, enter GutHealthOR
             – For Racehorse Respiratory Health, enter RespiratoryHealthCOSA

  • “Apply coupon” – this will bring the course cost down to zero.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions, and click “Continue” – you are now registered for the course! In the week prior to the beginning of the course, you will receive a welcome email from with more information.



15% Discount to Ontario Racing Industry!

Discount price available to valid AGCO license holders.


  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 OR2023
  4. Click Apply Coupon to receive your 15% discount

What students are saying about our short online courses!

One Moon - Krista Cole, Owner“This course was very informative and truly interesting. There was a lot of information covered on the subject and it was broken down in sections each day. Was very enjoyable to take.”

Krista Cole, Thoroughbred Trainer
Student – Gut Health & Colic Prevention Course

Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson“Thank you for providing this course! My husband is a 3rd generation full-time Standardbred trainer and was pretty much born and raised at the race track. We thought he knew everything there was to know based on the generations of knowledge he had in his head. By the end of the first day of the course, we were already discussing possible new strategies and techniques. By the end of the 3rd week, we realized how little we actually knew and are now implementing many new methods to lessen the chances of colic happening at the track and at the farm. All trainers should be asked to take this course before they can be certified.”

Nancy Tamblyn and Kevin Sampson
Standardbred Owners, Breeders, and Grooms
Students – Gut Health & Colic Prevention Course

“I highly recommend this course for anybody interested in horses or owning a horse from being a first time horse owner to being a very experienced horse person. This course is easily understood and very well detailed in explanation of all topics. Those who have been in the industry for years I am sure will still learn something and those who are just beginning in the horse business or just horse leisure, this course is a must.”

Debra Rombis – Thoroughbred Trainer (Fort Erie, ON)
Student – Gut Health & Colic Prevention Course


“I am more confident I can apply immediate first-aid attention to help my horse and can bridge the time between injury and the veterinary care.”

David Oliphant – Owner, McMac Adventurers (Sarnia, ON)
Student – Gut Health & Colic Prevention Course