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HELP THE ONTARIO RACING INDUSTRYOctober 2016


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Take the Survey

Guelph, Ontario Ė Equine Guelph is calling on grooms, trainers and owners in the racing industry, to complete a first of its kind survey on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry. Your feedback can help shape the future of racing in Ontario.


The goal of the survey is to learn more about the current challenges facing the Ontario horse racing industry in all three sectors (quarter horse, standardbred, thoroughbred). More specifically, this project explores: current racehorse health concerns (injuries and diseases of most concern), horsemanship and racehorse well-being including post racing opportunities, communications and training.


As a racing professional, your input is important to help drive new research, educational programs and outreach efforts to maintain and improve racehorse health and well-being in Ontario. The survey is anonymous; no specific identifying information will be collected. A summary of the results of this comprehensive survey will be published.


Take the Survey-Ontario Racing Industry Survey button At the end of the survey, participants have the option to enter a draw to win either one of five $100 fuel cards, one of five $50 Tim Hortonís cards or one of ten $25 Tim Hortonís cards. Chances of winning are approximately 1 in 20.


Give your input before December 15, 2016!


Go to: Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey


If you have any questions or concerns about your participation, please feel free to contact:

Diane Gibbard at (519) 824-4120 ext 53457 - dgibbard@uoguelph.ca or
Gayle Ecker at (519) 824-4120 ext 56678 - gecker@uoguelph.ca


Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and care givers' Centre at the University of Guelph in Canada. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government - for the good of the equine industry as a whole.

For further information, visit EquineGuelph.ca.