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.


Register now for our new Equine First Aid Online Short Course (February 25 – March 4, 2019)

Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, at any time.  When minutes count, we need to know how to make the most of every second.  It is essential that everyone involved with racehorses learn how to administer first aid.

Value $85: Register for FREE using the coupon codes below, eligible to valid AGCO licence holders:

  • Standardbred Industry (trainers, grooms, drivers) enter coupon code: ORfirstaidST 
  • Thoroughbred Industry (trainers, assistant trainers, grooms, exercise riders, jockeys) enter coupon code: ORfirstaidTB
  • Quarter Horse Industry (trainers, assistant trainers, grooms, exercise riders, jockeys) enter coupon code: ORfirstaidQH

Limited space available (45 for Standardbred, 20 for Thoroughbred, 10 for Quarter Horse) – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Equine Guelph thanks the Grand River Agricultural Society for project funding.

15% Discount to Ontario Racing Industry!

Discount price available to valid AGCO licence 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 OR2018
  4. Click Apply Coupon to receive your 15% discount

What students are 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