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Dear Horse Racing

Horses Returning Home From Abroad

The CTHS National Office has recently released the following:

Safe Health Practices:

In the wake of Covid-19 and the increasing measures being taken by Governments across Canada and the Globe, we would like to remind individuals to follow the guidelines and recommendations set out by local healthcare authorities, both at home and abroad, as well as those established by the Government of Canada, https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html.

Please Register:

Currently individuals are being asked to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada and are encouraged to return home to Canada if currently abroad. For those individuals abroad, who have not already done so, they are encouraged to Register with the Government of Canada https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registrationwhich will allow individuals to receive important information regarding changes or updates to travel advice and advisories.

Those Abroad with Horses:

The CTHS received notice from Equestrian Canada (EC) that they are working with Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to help with the delays in getting horse(s) health certificates for Canadians trying to return home with their horse(s). Equestrian Canada is asking that individuals who are in the process of transporting their horse(s) from the United States to Canada to fill out the following form at: https://app.cyberimpact.com/clients/23337/subscribe-forms/939BF0BA-F5DB-46AE-AE8D-CF2F333504D9?fbclid=IwAR2kBcQL4VJEMm8_Ijsq0WU64PHcT0J0t43UBWqk_VjnkMhE-0829H1J9vE to help EC and other agencies track out-of-country individuals. Please also subscribe to EC to receive e-mail updates concerning the return transportation of horse(s).

For further information from Equestrian Canada, please visit their website:


CTHS National Office

Canadian Thoroughbred Racetracks

Assiniboia Downs – Winnipeg

Century Downs 

Century Mile

Fort Erie Racetrack – Fort Erie

Hastings Racecourse – Vancouver

Marquis Downs – Saskatoon 

Woodbine Racetrack – Toronto

United States of America

The Jockey Club Registry – for Thoroughbreds in North America

Equineline – breeding and pedigree information

Equibase – racing statistics


International Federation of Horseracing Authorities


Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

CTHS National

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of Alberta

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of British Columbia

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of Manitoba

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society of Ontario

Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA)

Jockey’s Benefit Association of Canada

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

Ontario Racing

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance



Daily Racing Form

Down The Stretch

The Blood Horse

Government Links

British Columbia Racing Commission

Canadian Pari-Mutel Agency

The Horses – Horse Racing Alberta

Manitoba Horse Racing Commission

Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario

Ontario Horse Racing

Saskatchewan Horse Racing Branch

Equine Related Colleges & Universities

University of Guelph – Kemptville Campus

Olds College