ASSOCIATION DES CHEVAUX SOUS-HARNAIS DE LA REGION DE LA CAPITALE NATIONALE
'Voice of the Region'
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COVID-19: Ontario Racing Financial Support
27, 2020 - Ontario Racing today announced
financial support in line with existing race
cancellation practices aimed at the
province’s Standardbred horsepeople in light
of the COVID-19 virus pandemic which has
resulted in the cancellation of live
Standardbred horse racing in Ontario.
Financial relief, a total of $300 per horse,
is being offered to those involved with
Standardbred racehorses who were in-to-race
at operational racetracks from March 19 to
“These funds are
to assist owners in efforts to pay horse
racing bills, specifically their trainer
expenses, who must in turn pay their staff,
including grooms and others,” said John
Hayes, Independent Chair, Ontario Racing.
“Via our task force, we will continue to
discuss with government the further
financial support that might be available to
In order to
facilitate payments that may be available to
Standardbred horsepeople through this
program and beyond, Ontario Racing is
reminding Standardbred horsepeople to submit
the names of all Ontario-based standardbred
horses, 3-year-olds and up, in your care,
currently in training to race in April
2020. Trainer name, horse name, owner(s)
name, and training centre name, must also be
Details can be emailed or
faxed to the Central Ontario Standardbred
email@example.com or 905-854-2644.
transparency, the names of all standardbred
horses and trainers will be posted on the
Ontario Racing (ontarioracing.com) website
and its affiliated social media channels.
Ontario Racing task force, representing all
three breeds in the province, will continue
to provide regular updates to the industry
and its horsepeople.
COVID-19 Support And Resources For SC
March 27, 2020 -
Standardbred Canada has an update regarding
its ongoing advocacy on behalf of our
membership facing financial hardship during
the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well
as offering support during this
unprecedented disruption of normal business
Canadian Emergency Benefits Program (CERB)
March 25, 2020
- The Canada
Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is a new
program that offers income support for up to
16 weeks to those who lose pay because of
the pandemic. It will be available to
wage earners, contract workers and
self-employed people who don't qualify for
employment insurance (EI).
benefit will be available to workers living
in Canada who are at least 15 years old
Have earned at
least $5,000 in 2019 or in the year
before their application from
employment, self employment, employment
insurance maternity and parental
benefits, and/or similar benefits paid
in Quebec under the Quebec Parental
Insurance Plan (QPIP), or a combination
of these sources.
income for at least 14 consecutive days
in a four-week period because
of COVID-19, because they have
temporarily stopped working, lost their
jobs, are sick or in quarantine, or need
to care for a child or a family member.
2, 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting
paper forms, cash or cheques for horse
racing-related licences & registrations.
services is now live and all horse
licensee transactions should be conducted
through this online portal. There are also
new rules and fee revisions that have gone
into effect because of iAGCO online
services. Please see the links listed below
for more info