Events Calendar

Alberta Headline News

By Lindsay Ward 22 Feb, 2017
The years between 1767 - 2017 -

Since that day, horse racing has been part of the fabric of our country. From coast to coast, generation after generation, people from all walks of life have participated in and enjoyed our sport whether on grass-root tracks, agricultural fairs, frozen rivers dotting the countryside, or in today's modern facilities. Wagers have been made, crowds have cheered, champions have been crowned.

2017 provides a tremendous opportunity for everyone connected to horse racing to tell our story, celebrate our history and honor those who have preceded us. It is an opportunity for us to share our passion for horse racing and celebrate the presence of our sport from coast to coast.

How Can You be Part of the Celebration?

Sponsorship and funding is needed to help achieve our celebration goals.

Read or download the information attached on the following link to find out more!

250th Anniversary of Horse Racing Sponsorship Package (PDF)
By Lindsay Ward 21 Feb, 2017



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.


By Lindsay Ward 07 Feb, 2017



Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) to host microchipping demonstration/information session in Ponoka, Alberta 

Download Microchipping Information/Demonstration Invitation (PDF)

View on Facebook

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 C.T.H.S.

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 or contact:

• Heather Matheson-Bird, Microchipping Project Manager, cell: (403) 554-7542 or  

• Adrienne Herron, Traceability Systems Specialist/Provincial Equine Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, cell: (403) 755-2047 or

• Jean Kruse, Manager CTHS (Alberta Division) office: (403) 229-3609 or

C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division)

Unit #218, 1935 – 32nd Avenue N.E.

Calgary, AB T2E 7C8

Phone: 403-229-3609
Fax: 403-244-6909

Contact: Heather Matheson-Bird, CTHSAB Microchipping Project Manager, 403-554-7542


More Posts
Share by: