The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards support the HBPA of Ontario on their plan to recommend a ban on the use of race day medication in Ontario except Lasix.
The HBPA of Ontario announced in a press release on June 3, 2014, to submit a plan to the Ontario Racing Commission, which would prevent veterinarians from entering a horse’s stall on the day it is entered to race, thus banning the administration of medication on that day.  The HBPA stated that the administration of the approved bleeding medication, Lasix, which is administered on the day of a race by a Commission veterinarian, would still be permitted.
In its support of this initiative, the Stewards of the Jockey Club of Canada expect to be involved along with the HBPA in the process and discussions regarding the implementation of the rule by the Provincial Regulator, the Ontario Racing Commission.

HBPA June 3, 3014 Press Release