The Project
The purpose of this project is to guide the horse racing industry in the development of a new governance model that is independent of the Government of Alberta and to support an orderly transition to the new model. Currently, the horse racing industry is governed by Horse Racing Alberta (HRA), a corporation established under the Horse Racing Alberta Act (the “Act”).

The Act also establishes an Appeals Tribunal to hear appeals of the decisions of racing officials. Under the new model, the industry will become responsible for its own governance and appeals process and its conduct and operations through the establishment of a new industry association, compliance with agreed-upon bylaws, and compliance with existing provincial legislation...

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For information on the 2021 Horse Racing Alberta Governance Project please click on the following link...
https://marcommworks.ca/hragovernance/

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana McQueen as Chair of the Board effective May 1, 2021.

Ms. McQueen has a strong and diverse background in business, industry, human resources, stakeholder/public relations, regulatory and governance expertise. Diana’s professional experience includes Senior Policy advisor and business development manager in the fields of Energy, Environment, Regulatory, Indigenous Relations and Municipal Issues. She is highly experienced in governmental affairs, having held various Alberta provincial cabinet roles including Minister of Energy, Minster of Environment & Water, Minister of Environment & Sustainable Resource Development and Climate Change, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and member of numerous committees such as Treasury Board, and Agenda & Priorities.

Diana has a consulting business that specializes in business development and government relations at the municipal, provincial, federal and international government levels. She has been very active in her community and has served on the board of Children and Family Services, school board chair and trustee, and as the Mayor of Drayton Valley.

Diana is looking forward to her new role, “I am excited to be part of the future of horse racing in Alberta. I am a big fan of horse racing; and this is an opportunity to bring my governance skills to the table. I am looking forward to working closely with all of the HRA Board members, management and staff, racetrack operators, industry associations and their members.” Her extensive background will bring valuable experienced leadership to Horse Racing Alberta and a resolute advocate for the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding industry.
 
Horse Racing Alberta is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to govern, direct, control, regulate, market and promote the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry.

For further information, please contact:
Julie Brewster
Horse Racing Alberta
780-415-5432 or toll free 1-888-553-7223

 

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 2 Race Meetings, Division 5 Race Day

The following rule is AMENDED to read:

Rule 218 g Race horses shipped in

(b) horses must arrive as follows:

i. a thoroughbred or quarter horse entered for a *race at any racetrack in Alberta must arrive at the *race track no later than 10:00 am on the *day of the race for a Veterinarian check regardless of post-time;

ii. a standardbred horse entered for a race at any racetrack in Alberta must arrive at the race track no later than 10:00 am on the day of the race regardless of post-time;

Rule 218 g Race horses shipped in previously stated

(b) horses must arrive as follows:

i. a thoroughbred or quarter horse entered for a *race at any racetrack in Alberta must arrive at the *race track no later than 7:00 a.m. on the *day of the race for a Veterinarian check, regardless of post-time;

ii. a standardbred horse entered for a race must arrive at the race track no later than 1 hour before the first scheduled race of the day;

DIRECTIVE NO. 183-2021 - ALL BREEDS

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 2: Licensing Rules, Part 2 Racing Participants: Designation and Licensing, Division 2 Trainer’s Licences

The following Rule 66 g is REPEALED:

Rule 66 g Suspension or revocation

4) If a *trainer’s licence is suspended because of a positive drug analysis of a horse under the *trainer’s care,

a) the suspension or revocation takes effect immediately after completion of all engagements for which the trainer and horses trained by the trainer are programmed, and

DIRECTIVE NO. 182-2021 - ALL BREEDS

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 1 Administration of Horse Races and Veterinary Care, Division 4 Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

The following is AMENDED to read:

EIPH Program Certification- Major Thoroughbred/ Major Quarter Horse/ Major Standardbred
No 2-year-old Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, or Standardbred will be eligible for the EIPH Program.

Previously stated:

EIPH Program Certification- Major Thoroughbred/ Major Quarter Horse/ Major Standardbred
No 2-year-old Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse will be eligible for the EIPH Program.

DIRECTIVE NO. 181-2021 - THOROUGHBRED

The Rules Governing Horse Racing in Alberta are AMENDED as follows:

Chapter 3: General Horse Racing Rules, Part 2 Race Meeting, Division 2 Entries and Nominations

The following Rule 153 t is AMENDED to read:

Rule 153 t Conditions on entering horses in races

( 1 ) A *horse may only be entered in a *horse race if

(a) In the case of a horse entered in a thoroughbred *race, the horse has been registered with The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society or, if U.S. Bred, registered with The Jockey Club;

Rule 153 t Conditions on entering horses in races previously stated

( 1 ) A *horse may only be entered in a *horse race if

(a) In the case of a horse entered in a thoroughbred *race, the horse has been registered with The Jockey Club;

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