2016 Race Dates and Post Times have been finalized!

Opening Day - Sunday May 8th, 2016

Meet concludes Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Post Times:

Wednesday, Friday Saturday & select Sundays - 7:30 PM

Holidays - 1:30 PM

 

 

Have you ever wanted to Own a Racehorse?!

The HBPA will be offering to the public, a racehorse ownership club to be known as the Assiniboia Racing Club, which will allow people a chance to get into the game at a very low cost and yet experience the thrill and interest of racehorse ownership.  $500. will buy you a share in a racehorse with no further cost to you for the whole racing season. 

Only 40 shares will be offered, so act quickly if you are interested to avoid being shut out.  Contact the HBPA by email:  hbpamanitoba@mymts.net

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Manitoba Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, 3975 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9 is looking for Assistant Trainers/Grooms and Exercise Riders for the 2016 season. Seasonally full time from February 25, 2016 to September 10, 2016 :

Assistant Trainers/Grooms

Provide daily care of horses racing at Assiniboia Downs , 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9.

Cleaning Stalls, tacking horses, grooming, applying medications and bandaging, mixing and preparing feed, detecting disease or ailments.

Must have 3 years on track race horse experience.

Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check.

Must be a Canadian Citizen or be in possession of a valid open work permit ie. already legal to work in Canada.

Workplace insurance and health coverage will be provided equivalent to Provincial Health Program.

Start date: February 25, 2016 Duration: September 10, 2016
Salary $19.60 hr 35 hours week

Please email applications attention Joanie Hamilton Johnson, Executive Director, Mb HBPA       hbpamanitoba@mymts.net

Racehorse Exerciser

Train by riding racehorses daily to condition them at Assiniboia Downs Racetrack, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9.

Seasonal full time (30 hours week) starting March 1, 2016 to September 10, 2016

Must have been licensed as an excersie rider on a recognized track for at least three years, and be able to adjust and apply specialized racing equipment, adher to various start and stop points, using exceptional riding skills required to control 1100 lb equine athletes, on a race track experiencing large volume traffic. Ride into and break horse out of metal starting gate for morning workouts, attaining instant high speed in a short distance.

Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check, must be a Canadian Citizen or be in possession of a valid open work permit ie. already legal to work in Canada.  Must weight less than 170 lbs.

Workplace insurance and health coverage will be provided equivalent to Provincial Health Program.

Start date: March 1, 2016 Duration: September 10, 2016
Salary $19.60 hr 30 hours week

Please email applications attention Joanie Hamilton Johnson, Executive Director, Mb HBPA       hbpamanitoba@mymts.net

 

NEWS Updates:

The HBPA has a new Board of Directors who assumed their duties August 7, 2015.

We wish to thank our Past President , Blair Miller and Board Members ; Jared Brown, Sharon Delise, Murray Howell, Steve Holborn & Jodi Radul  for their dedication and conviction to make racing in Manitoba prosper.

Here's a look at the new Board who will serve for a three year term from August 2015 to August 2018:

President - Blaine McLaren

Vice President - Wayne King

Vice President - Jerry Gourneau

Board Memebers - Cole Bennett, Connie Clauson,John Field, Jen Jordan, Dale Neuls, Leona Stahl, Chris Trubyk, and Heather Wallerstedt

 

The Manitoba HBPA wishes to thank its membership and its staff for their generous support for the extremely successful Alyssa Selman fundraiser held at ASD on Sunday past. A huge debt of gratitude is also owed to Lori Mann and the staff of ASD for their efforts. At this point we are still awaiting word as to the exact amount of money raised from the social.

  All funds raised from that event as well as all donations made directly to the Toronto Dominion Bank, the Assiniboine Credit Union, the Access Credit Union, the Gofundme account, the horseman's bookkeeper , as well as any funds raised through eBay or otherwise, are monies which will be held in trust for Alyssa Selman.  Alyssa is the beneficiary of these funds. These trust funds will be distributed by the trustees of the funds,  in consultation with Alyssa, to help meet her needs. The trust will be managed solely for Alyssa's benefit. Trustees are required to act under a duty good faith and under an obligation of loyalty to the beneficiary. Dale Neuls and John Field, both members of the  Manitoba HBPA, are the trustees of the funds.    Alyssa may also be in receipt of funds by way of a policy of insurance written for the protection of jockeys in Canada. Such insurance policies are negotiated between the national race track association and the insurance company. The HBPA has no association with any such contract of insurance and no involvement or control of any insurance funds which may be payable in the event of an accident. Such would be a matter between Alyssa and the insurance company.   Thank you once again for your support for Alyssa Selman. Hers is a very worthy cause.    Dale Neuls, Member of the Board of Directors of the Manitoba HBPA  John Field, HBPA Member