Attention Licensed
Racehorse Exercise Riders
Any Licensed Racehorse Exercise Rider at Assiniboia Downs that trains,
another rider that becomes licensed
to exercise horses on the backstretch, (and that continues to work  for 30 days) the HBPA will
compensate the training rider with $250.00
 
Employment Opportunites :

 

The Manitoba Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9 is looking for:

  • Assistant Trainers/Grooms

  • Horse Grooms

  • and Exercise Riders

for the 2018 season. This work is seasonal, full time, from February 20, 2018 to September 15, 2018.

Assistant Trainers/Grooms:

Assist the Trainer to train Thoroughbred Race Horses

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 been licensed as an Assistant Trainer/ Groom on a recognized race track for 3 years.

Must be able to provide a Criminal Record check.

No   formal education requirement

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

Start date: February 20, 2018 Duration: Sept 15, 2018

Salary $20. hour / 35 hours week

Language: English

Please email applications to the attention of Joanie Hamilton Johnson, Executive Director, Manitoba HBPA  at hbpamanitoba@mymts.net

Horse 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 be able to provide a Criminal Record check.

Must have on track race horse experience.

No formal education requirement

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

Start date: February 20, 2018 Duration: Sept 15, 2018

Salary  $13.50 per hour/ 35 hours week

Language: English

Exercise Riders :

Train by riding racehorses daily to condition them at Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K2E9

Must have been licensed as an Exercise Rider on a recognized race track for 3 years and be able to adjust and apply specialized racing equipment, adher to various stop and start points, using exceptional riding skills required to control 1100lb equine athletes, on a 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 weigh 170 lbs or less

No education requirement

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

Start date: February 1, 2018   Duration: Sept 30, 2018

Salary $20. hour / 30 hours week

Language: English

Please email applications to the attention of Joanie Hamilton Johnson, Executive Director, Manitoba HBPA  at hbpamanitoba@mymts.net

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Trainer Shelley Brown

3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9

is looking for Exercise Riders for the 2018 season.

This work is seasonal, full time, from February 20, 2018 to September 15, 2018.

Exercise Riders

Train by riding racehorses daily to condition them at Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K2E9

Must have been licensed as an Exercise Rider on a recognized race track for 3 years and be able to adjust and apply specialized racing equipment, adher to various stop and start points, using exceptional riding skills required to control 1100lb equine athletes, on a 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 weigh 170 lbs or less

No education requirement

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

Start date: February 1, 2018   Duration: Sept 30, 2018

Salary $20. hour / 30 hours week

Language: English

Please email applications to the attention of Shelley Brown, Trainer, at:    sweet7shell@yahoo.com

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Trainer Steven Gaskin

3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9

is looking for Horse Grooms for the 2018 season.

This work is seasonal, full time, from February 20, 2018 to September 15, 2018.

 

Horse 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 be able to provide a Criminal Record check.

Must have on track race horse experience.

No formal education requirement

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

Start date: February 20, 2018 Duration: Sept 15, 2018

Salary  $13.50 per hour/ 35 hours week

Language: English

Please email applications to the attention of Steven Gaskin, Trainer, at zingaman1@hotmail.com

The HBPA will be making an application for Temporary Foreign Worker Grooms and Exercise Riders for the 2018 season. All associated costs to bring these workers will be passed to the trainer using them.

 

THERE HAS BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE  LEGISLATED THAT AFFECTS THE MANITOBA HORSE RACING INDUSTRY :

Disclaimer: The information contained in this posting is for general information purposes. It is provided by the HBPA and while we have endeavored to give a true and accurate representation of this information the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has the final say in all matters related to the coverage they offer and should be consulted should further information or clarification be required.
The Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba has provided written notice that the Manitoba Horse Racing Industry has been legislated as a Mandatory Coverage Industry. This coverage is more extensive than the coverage the HBPA was previously able to provide to the Horsemen. Anyone covered under WCB waives the right to sue in the event of a work place injury.
 
Who must be covered to work on the Backstretch of ASD effective 2017?
 
All Trainers, Assistant Trainers, Grooms, Exercise Riders, Pony Riders, Farriers, Feed Suppliers, and Tradesmen must have WCB coverage under one of two scenarios;
  • they are an employee and therefore covered under their employer’s WCB account
Or
  • they are self-employed; for example (but not limited to): Trainers, Farriers
Please note the WCB has their own definition of employed:  If you are in a mandatory Industry, everyone who works for your business is considered a worker and is entitled to workers compensation coverage regardless of:
  • The number of hours they work (full time, part time or casual)
  • The structure of their pay (salaried, hourly, commission, piece work, and even if they work for room and board)
  • The nature of their work
  • The location (at the track, in Mb or traveling outside Mb) If a groom ships to Edmonton to run a horse for a Trainer he works for in Manitoba, he will be covered. If an Exercise Rider goes to a farm to gallop a horse for a trainer he will be covered.
 
Although self-employed Trainers are required by law to provide WCB coverage for their employees, they themselves are not covered unless they choose to buy WCB coverage.  
However, the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission may rule to make their coverage mandatory. We will keep you posted.
Owners are not workers. They are not receiving payment; monetary or in kind, for work performed. There is no coverage for Owners from Workers Compensation.
To Register
To register your business, information on coverage, rates, classifications and payroll reporting call Assessment Services 204-954-4505 or toll free 1-855-954-4321, ext.  4505 or you can register online at www.wcb.mb.ca
Information you will need to provide:
  • Legal name of business entity (i.e. ownership)
  • WCB Account Number (if known)
  • 9-digit Business Number (if known);
  • Business contact information;
  • Date workers were/will be hired;
  • Estimated annual gross payroll;
The Coverage
Reimbursement of Medical expenses, resulting directly from a workplace injury, may include:
  • The cost of an Ambulance ride to a health care facility
  • Treatment by a physician or chiropractor
  •  Hospital, medical, and physiotherapy costs  (limits apply and are based on the individual claim)
  • Prescriptions
  • If travel is required for proper treatment, transportation and living allowances may be covered
  • Dental treatment
  • Artificial limbs, braces, crutches, canes, hearing aids or other aids prescribed by a physician
  • Orthotic alteration of footwear
  • Repair of prosthetic device, dentures, eyeglasses or clothing; lost wages related to the repair of these devices may also be covered
  • Some provisions apply If an injury is pro-longed (over 104 weeks), permanent or fatal. Contact WCB for details.
  • Wage replacement income based on net income with a provision for your dependency status (can you claim any dependents on your Income Tax) Once a claim has been assessed, benefits are retroactive to the first day after the accident or injury.
 
Cost to Employers
The WCB has advised for 2017 based on our industry risk, our coverage rate will be $1.98 for every $100.of payroll. For more detailed info please visit their website at www.wcb.mb.ca/assessment-services or email them at assessment services@wcb.mb.ca or call them at 204-954-4505 or toll free at 1 855-954-4321, ext.4505
Payment options
By installments, pre authorized automatically deducted from your bank account or charged to  your credit card, electronic banking, in person at your financial institution or WCB offices or by mail.
The minimum yearly assessment premium is $100. for all businesses.
Contact Information
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
333 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4W3
Email: wcb@wcb.mb.ca
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
For all departments: 204-954-4321 Toll free 1-855-954-4321
To register your business, information on coverage, rates, classifications and payroll reporting call Assessment Services 204-954-4505 or toll free 1-855-954-4321, ext.  4505
Information you will need to provide:
  • Legal name of business entity (i.e. ownership);
  • WCB Account Number (if known);
  • 9-digit Business Number (if known);
  • Business contact information;
  • Date workers were/will be hired;
  • Estimated annual gross payroll;
FAQ;
Exercise Riders / Pony Riders (EPR's)– Self-employed or an Employee?
The WCB understands that EPR's will come to the backstretch daily during the season and move from trainer to trainer asking if they would like a horse exercised.  EPR’s set their own fees, presently between $10-$12 per horse for morning work. So the EPR’s perform the service and move on to the next trainer.  The EPR's have no control over the relationship between themselves and the trainer who pays them. They can negotiate their piece work wage and can also refuse to ride/pony a particular horse or work for a particular Trainer, but little else.  If the horse gets injured while being exercised, the EPR has no responsibility to the owner of the horse or the trainer.  In other words if a horse goes lame while being exercised the EPR would not have to pay the veterinary bill or rehabilitation costs for the horse.  These costs can be significant and probably remain with the owner.  The EPR does not have liability insurance or any financial responsibility over the relationship.  The EPR has made no significant financial investment to provide their riding service. 
The WCB definition of self-employed is somewhat different than Revenue Canada’s:  When an Exercise Rider/Pony rider files their income tax return they list gross self-employed income and deducts related expenses to claim net self-employed income or loss.
Casual workers are still workers and are covered for WCB purposes.  The only time a casual worker is not covered is when they are employed otherwise than for the purposes of the employer's trade or business.  For example if a trainer pays someone out of pocket a few dollars to pick up their dry cleaning (Note they paid out of pocket not out of the books required to run the business.) then coverage is not in place. This is confirmed in section 1(3) (d) of The Workers Compensation Act. However if a trainer pays anyone a few dollars out of pocket to ride, groom or provide any service related to maintaining a horse, then coverage is in effect.
The issue is not who the individual is; a trainer or an EPR.  The issue is how much control does the individual have over who is paying them - the flow of money. The more control they have the more likely they are an employer or an independent contractor.  The less control they have, the more likely they are a worker.
The individual's occupation is not determinative. What is determinative is the nature of one person’s working relationship with the person paying them.  The main focus would be on control over the relationship including control of money also what investment does a freelance rider make to show they are self-employed?   The WCB cannot sell personal coverage to a worker.  Therefore the individual has to prove they are not a worker (this would mean that they are self-employed) before we sell them personal coverage.
So in Manitoba could a freelance Exercise Rider/Pony Rider apply for their own account? 
Yes, any individual can apply for their own account.  WCB will ask the applicant several questions and make their decision based on the answers.
When registering for an account, does an employer have to list who is going to work for them?
No. When registering for an account, you as an employer do not provide the names of your employees; you would only need to provide WCB with your estimation of payroll information.
So if you hired another trainer’s full time groom to paddock your horse, you would simply claim the amount you’re paying that groom to paddock under your own payroll information.
 
Is there any way to check to ensure a Trainer has a valid account?
Clearance letters are available from WCB website to the MHRC.  A Clearance letter confirms the employer is 1] registered and 2] in good standing - does not owe the WCB any money. Once the MHRC registers as an online user for Clearances,  they can enter all of the account numbers of everyone that needs to be registered.  The WCB would then email the MHRC if anyone on the list cancels a registration or fails to make a required payment.
Are WCB requirements the same Canada wide? North American wide?
Each province has its own separate workers compensation act.  Therefore the coverage rules are different in each jurisdiction. You may want to contact the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada to ask if they can assist in either canvassing the other Boards regarding coverage, or provide you with the appropriate contact person regarding coverage issues at each of the other boards.  
Are Farriers considered to be working for the Trainer they are currently shoeing a horse for? Or are they considered self-employed?
What about Feed men?  They have usually grown the hay, straw or oats they are selling. Although some will have purchased bags of feed from a supplier (like Feedright).They come on to the grounds after training hours and usually pay a few guys (grooms) to help offload the supplies into the barns. Are they considered to be working for the Trainer they are delivering feed to?  Or are they self-employed? And do they require a WCB account if they are hiring casual help (to unload feed into the barns)?
The WCB classifies based on industry.  Once an industry is compulsory, all occupations in that industry are compulsory.  Farriers are in a compulsory industry and depending on the nature of the working relationship with the person paying them will determine if they are self-employed.  
If the "feed man" has grown his own hay, we would probably consider them to be a farmer.  Farmers have a legislated exemption, but have to cover any workers they employ. 
Casual workers are still workers and are covered if they are working in a compulsory industry and are paid out of the business.  If they are employed other than the purposes of the employers business, then the casual worker does not have coverage.
The barn area opens up at the end of February for Trainers to have hay , straw and feed delivered, get their stalls set up, horses moved in farrier work done. The training track opens March 1.  There is no one in the Licensing office until the middle to the end of March.
If a Trainer does not set up an account prior to employing workers on the grounds;
1) Will he have coverage?  Yes the workers are covered. Is there a window of time allowed between employing help and applying for coverage? It is our preference, and in their best interest that Employers register as soon as they start to employ workers. However, we allow up to 6 months for the employer to register.  
2) Will he incur a penalty/fine when he does register? Yes, there are late filing and late payment penalties.
If the employer does have an account, but his premium payments are in arrears, and someone working for him gets hurt will the injured worker be covered? Yes. The worker is not denied a claim because the employer has not paid. What would the consequences be to the employer? The Trainer will be required to pay the arrears and will be fined.
Would it be possible to have a WCB employee sitting in the Horsemen’s Restaurant for a few days starting March 1, 2017 to help horsemen complete their registration in person and to answer their questions? 
The easiest way to complete a registration is to have the horsemen register online, or by them phoning us.  However I can appreciate there may be several ongoing questions from the horsemen.  If they arrange to have a horsemen's meeting, I could come out for 1-2 hours and explain WCB coverage to them.  Would that help? Yes, that is a great idea and the HBPA will set that up.
 
We are also seeking clarity as it relates to “ship-in” trainers (Alberta, Minnesota, Saskatchewan, etc.) – who arrive for a few days for stakes races…do they have to get a number specific for Manitoba or if they already have a WCB account in their own Province or State does that provide them coverage? 
Coverage is specific to the jurisdiction.  Anyone coming onto Manitoba would have to get coverage from the Manitoba WCB.  If they bring workers with them they have to cover the workers.  If they are independent contractors they can chose to purchase personal coverage or not.  If they do not choose to purchase Manitoba WCB coverage then there is potential liability in the event of an accident.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this posting is for general information purposes. It is provided by the HBPA and while we have endeavored to give a true and accurate representation of this information the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has the final say in all matters related to the coverage they offer and should be consulted should further information or clarification be required.

 

 

 

 

 

HBPA 2015 Income Vs. Expense Review Engagement

2015 finance rept to Membership

 

The TRPB has advised the cost to brand (TATOO) a Thoroughbred in 2017 will be $100. Canadian, plus 5%GST for a total of $105. Cdn.

Attention Owners and Trainers:

 The MJC and HBPA have agreed there will be no change to the Waiver Claiming rule in 2017

The Waiver Claiming Rule has been amended for  2016 to allow:

  • two consecutive starts for horses that have not raced in 180 days and,

  • add the waiver claiming rule for one start to horses that have not started in 90 days.

The HBPA Board fully support  any ideas that have the potential to increase our horse population and the success of our race meet.

 

 

HBPA Board of Directors for a three year term ending August 2018:

Executive:

President - Blaine McLaren

Vice President - Wayne King

Vice President- Jerry Gourneau

Board Members:

 

Connie  Clauson

John Field

Jean McEwen

Dale Neuls

Marj Paterson

Ken Pawluk

Leona Stahl

 

Information regarding PST as it pertains to Race Horses

Per Manitoba Government Information Bulletin 036 revised July 2013

  Taxable sales THE SALE OF THE FOLLOWING IS SUBJECT TO TAX:

All animals, including domestic pets, guard dogs, horses and other working animals, but not:

- farm livestock raised or kept commercially to produce food for human consumption or for the sale of their hides, hair or furs

- dogs that are trained specifically to assist physically disabled persons

- horses purchased for farm use; race horses

Pet food (including dietary or prescription food)

Vitamins and dietary supplements

Drugs and medicaments for pets

Grooming services for pets such as washing, cutting, clipping, trimming, etc.

Collars, leashes, cages and other pet supplies

Exempt sales THE SALE OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT TAXABLE:

Boarding or training of pets

Breeding services that do not include the sale of an animal

Veterinary and other services to treat pets for disease or illness

Animal burial, cremation and disposal services

 

 

"Bed in a Bag" 

Provided for your convenience and available for purchase from the HBPA office at cost.  It includes a pillow, sleeping bag and air mattress!

Toques and Gloves

Keep warm during Spring Training! See Joanie in the HBPA office where you can purchase knit toques, fleece gloves and face warmers at $1.50 each!

 

Schedule of Prohibited Drugs

 

There is a 2016 Elimination Guideline Book available in the HBPA office with updated information on withdrawl times. Please pick up your copy for reference.

Recent additions to the Schedule of Prohibited Drugs include;

Buprenorphine - May 20, 2015

Telmisartan -August 27, 2014

Robenacoxib -12 Apr 12

Dexmedetomidine - 12 Apr 12

Ramipril

Imidapril

levamisole

ethanol

and a quantative limit for furosemide

(EIPH Program only)

Glaucine

 

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) would like to let horsepersons in Canada know that although glaucine continues to be classified as prohibited substance under the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations, the CPMA has taken steps to differentiate glaucine abuse from environmental exposure.

Glaucine is a natural substance produced by several species of plants, including the tulip poplar tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), which is native to eastern North America. While glaucine has also been recognized as a cough suppressant and an anti-inflammatory that is a weak painkiller, it is not approved for use by Health Canada in humans or animals. Glaucine is prohibited by many horse racing jurisdictions, including by the CPMA, because it is not an approved medication and because of its potential for abuse.

Subsequent to positive tests for glaucine in the United States that were later linked to environmental exposure, horsepersons have expressed concern that a similar situation could arise in Canada. In order to prevent this type of situation, the CPMA has adjusted its testing protocols for glaucine.

There are steps, however, that horsepersons can take to reduce or eliminate their horse’s environmental exposure to glaucine. The CPMA recommends working with suppliers of wood shavings to ensure that material is not sourced from tulip poplar trees or other glaucine-producing plants. In addition, do not administer any products to your horse that may contain glaucine. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact CPMA at cpmawebacpm@agr.gc.ca or by calling 1-800-268-8835.

Sincerely,

Steve Suttie

 

SUBJECT:  IMPLEMENTATION OF COBALT TESTING UNDER THE CANADIAN PARI-MUTUEL AGENCY’S EQUINE DRUG CONTROL PROGRAM

 

 

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) would like to bring to the attention of the Canadian horse racing industry that as of February 22, 2017, cobalt was officially added to Section 2 of the Schedule to the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations. It should be noted that cobalt testing in Canada will move from provincial oversight to the CPMA under its official Equine Drug Control Program as of May 1, 2017.

 

The CPMA would also like to advise the horse racing industry that the quantitative threshold for cobalt testing will decrease from 50 ng/mL to 25 ng/mL in blood and that a new threshold of 100 ng/mL will be implemented in urine. These thresholds are published in the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations.

 

 

The CPMA would like to remind industry participants to take care and to read the list of ingredients when choosing products that are administered to horses. As with all medications and supplements, owners and trainers should discuss the use of cobalt supplements with their veterinarian.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact CPMA.

 

 

Important Notification Clenbuterol (effective September 1, 2015)

SUBJECT: Changes to the elimination guideline for CLENBUTEROL

 

This memo is to inform the horse racing industry of upcoming changes to the elimination guideline for CLENBUTEROL.

 

Specifically:

The current elimination guideline for the 0.40 mg oral dose given twice daily for 5 days of clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) contained in the 2011 edition of the Schedule of Drugs booklet will be increased from 72 hours to 168 hours (7 days).

CPMA is temporarily removing the elimination guideline for the 0.30 mg intravenous single adm inistration until further studies are completed.

 

The 0.32 mg oral single administration will no longer have an elimination guideline.

These changes will come into effect on September 1, 2015.

Ractopamine in Feedstuffs update August 18,2015

This memo is further to our notices to industry on February 14 and November 3, 2014, on the subject of ractopamine in feedstuffs wherein we reminded race horse owners and trainers that it remains their responsibility to obtain horse feed and supplements that are free from substances that may trigger a positive test such as ractopamine.
Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published a list of commercial feed facilities enrolled in the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program.  Race horse trainers and owners may wish to obtain their feed from facilities that have been designated as Type A which are those commercial facilities (feed mills and feed retail outlets) that manufacture, handle and/or distribute only feeds that do not contain ractopamine. They have never manufactured and/or distributed mixed feeds containing ractopamine (including trucking) or have followed the protocols established by CFIA to clean-up their facility.
The list, along with information regarding the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program can be viewed at the following link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/feeds/eng/1299157225486/1320536661238.  Please note that this list is being updated as new facilities enroll.
Should you have any questions, please contact the CPMA at 1-800-268-8835, or by email at: cpmawebacpm@agr.gc.ca.

 

Important Notification Firocoxib (Feb 9, 2013)

The CPMA is recommending the following withdrawl guideline:

14 days for the Oral administration of 57mg once daily for 5 days.

As of April 1, 2013 official samples will be tested for Firocoxib according to this guideline, and any confirmed detection will be called positive according to Section 165 of the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations.

Important Notification Anabolic Steroids

(January 30, 2009)

CPMA will be testing for boldenone, nandrolone,stanozolol and testostorone as of June 1 , 2009.  Any graded stakes races occurring before that date will be tested for anabolic steroids.

Water based products, single dose - 30 days

Oil based products, single dose - 45 days

All product, multiple doses - minimum of 60 days after the last dose.

Please note that testing for non-veterrinary approved anabolic steroids is currently in place and that positives for those drugs might occur at any time.

Lasix 

To place a horse on Lasix;

  1. Make a photo copy of the front of the registration papers.
  2. Complete a E.I.P.H Certification Application (can be obtained from the HBPA office or downloaded from our site or from the wall folder in the Race Office.)
  3. Complete the form, attach the copy of the front of the registration papers and take it to the HBPA office.
  4. The HBPA will add your horse to the active Lasix list then forward the completed form to the Commission Vet for acknowledgement.
  5. The horse can be entered to race immediately.  There is no longer a 7 Clear Days wait from the date the Commission Vet signs the E.I.P.H Certification Application Form 1.

If you have any horses that run on lasix, but have not run in Manitoba before, they need to be registered on Manitoba Lasix Program.

You will need;

  • To know where your horse last ran on Lasix - Canada or the USA
  • Make a copy of the front of the registration papers
  • Complete a E.I.P.H Certification Application (can be obtained from the HBPA office or downloaded from our site or from the wall folder in the Race Office.)
  • Complete the form, attach the copy of the front of the registration papers and take it to the HBPA office.
  • The HBPA will add your horse to the active Lasix list then forward the completed form to the Commission Vet for acknowledgement..
  • The HBPA will forward the completed form to the Commission Vet for Acknowledgement.

Important Procaine G Penicillan Notice

Please see link at top right corner of this page.

Current WORKOUT RULES

 

Criminal Record Check required by MHRC

All applicants for 2013 Manitoba Horse Racing Commision Licenses that have not submited a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Form in the last five years must submit one to the MHRC before your renewal of license will be considered.

The MHRC has further advised they will not accept a valid passport in lieu of a CRC form, however, they will accept a Firearms Safety Certificate.

All foreign workers must produce a current criminal record check from their country of residence, unless they have produced one within the last five years.

Americans can produce their TRA cards.  If current these will be accepted.

Canadians must obtain a current CRC through their local police or RCMP. 

Although a fingerprint check might be simpler, it is more costly at $52.50 (price subject to change)!

 

Assiniboia Downs Code of Conduct

Applicable to All Contractors

Assiniboia Downs and the Manitoba HBPA are committed to the best of our ability, to provide an environment in which all persons are treated with respect and dignity.

To that end, we have adopted the following policy as our code of conduct:

  1. Assiniboia Downs shall endeavor to provide an atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities, prohibits unlawful harrassment and discriminatory practices.
  2. Conduct by any person contracted to perform service for or at Assiniboia Downs which breeches the Human Rights Code of Manitoba is not acceptable.
  3. Any contractor or person employed by or subcontracted to a contractor or otherwise attending at the property of Assiniboia Downs pursuant to any contrac.tual arrangements with Assiniboia Downs or any other party, who is found to have been engaged in conduct constituting unlawful harrassment or discrimination may be subject to disiplinary action up to and including expulsion from the property.
  4. The purposes of this are:
    • -to promote a positive working environment;
    • -to alert all contractors and persons dealing with them at Assiniboia Downs that unlawful harrassment and discrimination will not be tolerated
  5. DISIPLINARY MEASURES: The  disciplinary action for contractors or persons dealing  with them and on the property of Assiniboia Downs, found to have engaged in unlawful discriminations or harrassment, may include:
    • a requirement that the offending person provide a verbal or written apology;
    • a written reprimand delivered and recorded on file with respect to that person or contractor:
    • suspension or termination of that contractor's or person's right to be on the property of Assiniboia Downs, or that their right to attend may be made subject to terms and conditions in the sole discretion of Assiniboia Downs.