February 17, 2017- HBPA ALBERTA ANNOUNCES 2017 THOROUGHBRED RACE DATES
THE HORSEMEN’S BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA
THE HBPA of Alberta announces that the Association has entered into Race Contracts with Northlands and United Horsemen of Alberta (Century) to conduct “A” thoroughbred horse racing in 2017. Dates agreed to between the Parties are as follows:
Northlands Park, Edmonton
May 5 – September 16, 2017
54 live days up to a maximum of 56 days depending on horse population and funding
Backstretch Move In Date: Monday, March 6; Training starts Friday March 10
Century Downs, Balzac, Alberta
September 23 –
November 5, 2017
14 live days conducted Saturdays and Sundays with afternoon post times.
Once the Association has been advised of purse support from gaming, we will be in a position to advise the membership purse payments and the Overnite and Stakes Schedule for both Racetracks. The expectation is that this information will be available by April 1.
Questions or comments can be directed to the HBPA office or Mat Monaco at 403-650-6448.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta
Division) to host microchipping demonstration/information session in Ponoka,
Calgary, Alberta - February, 6th, 2017
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) announces an invitation to a demonstration/training session regarding the nasal implantation of RFID microchips in Thoroughbred horses. This is an opportunity for Thoroughbred breeders, owners, Veterinarians, Animal Health Technicians and interested parties to learn more about the process of the nasal implant technique.
Microchips are a requirement of
registration with The Jockey Club for foals of 2017 and later. The C.T.H.S.
requires a microchip, either in the nuchal ligament or the nasal area, to
complete registration requirements and is recommending
that breeders nasally implant Canadian-bred Thoroughbreds being registered with
The demonstration/training session will begin at 1:30pm, February 23rd, 2017 at the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre, 3611 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8.
R.S.V.P. to the C.T.H.S.( Alberta
Division) at 403-229-3609 by February 21, 2017.
For further information please visit https://www.cthsalta.com/microchipping or contact:
• Heather Matheson-Bird, Microchipping Project Manager, cell: (403) 554-7542 or email@example.com
• Adrienne Herron, Traceability Systems Specialist/Provincial Equine Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, cell: (403) 755-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Jean Kruse, Manager CTHS (Alberta Division) office: (403) 229-3609 or email@example.com
C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division)
Unit #218, 1935 – 32nd Avenue N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 7C8
Contact: Heather Matheson-Bird, CTHSAB Microchipping Project Manager, 403-554-7542 firstname.lastname@example.org