Rules and Regulations
The TRPB has advised that the cost to officially identify (formerly tattooing) as of 2019 is $105 CDN (this included 5% GST)
Payments to be made to the bookkeepers office and sign up with the HBPA.
Please sign up and make payment prior to June 30, 2021
Please note that there is no longer any ink stamping (tattooing) as of 2020
The Waiver Claiming Rule 2019
At the time of entry into a claiming race, the owner may opt to declare a horse ineligible to be claimed provided:
The horse has been laid off and has not started since November 14, 2017 and the horse is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which it last started. This horse is allowed to be ineligible to be claimed for two consecutive starts. The first start must be made before the completion of the first condition book and the second start must be made before the completion of the second condition book
The horse has been laid off and has not started since February 11, 2018 and the horse is entered for a claiming price equal to or greater than the price at which it last started. This horse is allowed to be ineligible to be claimed for one start. This start must be made before the completion of the first condition book
The claiming level of $1500. is not eligible for waiver claiming status.
Failing to declare a horse ineligible to be claimed will result in the horse automatically being available to be claimed.
A 3 year old who had its last start in the previous year at Assiniboia Downs for a claiming price of $7500. or $9375 - they are eligible to run for a waiver protected level of maiden claiming $5000. or claiming $5000. non winners two lifetime.
The HBPA Board fully support any ideas that have the potential to increase our horse population and the success of our race meet.
Information regarding PST as it pertains to Race Horses
Per Manitoba Government Information Bulletin 036 revised July 2013
Taxable sales THE SALE OF THE FOLLOWING IS SUBJECT TO TAX:
• All animals, including domestic pets, guard dogs, horses and other working animals, but not:
– farm livestock raised or kept commercially to produce food for human consumption or for the sale of their hides, hair or furs
– dogs that are trained specifically to assist physically disabled persons
– horses purchased for farm use; race horses • Pet food (including dietary or prescription food)
• Vitamins and dietary supplements
• Drugs and medicaments for pets
• Grooming services for pets such as washing, cutting, clipping, trimming, etc.
• Collars, leashes, cages and other pet supplies
Exempt sales THE SALE OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT TAXABLE:
• Boarding or training of pets
• Breeding services that do not include the sale of an animal
• Veterinary and other services to treat pets for disease or illness
• Animal burial, cremation and disposal services
Criminal Record Check required by MHRC
All applicants for 2013 Manitoba Horse Racing Commision Licenses that have not submited a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Form in the last five years must submit one to the MHRC before your renewal of license will be considered.
The MHRC has further advised they will not accept a valid passport in lieu of a CRC form, however, they will accept a Firearms Safety Certificate.
All foreign workers must produce a current criminal record check from their country of residence, unless they have produced one within the last five years.
Americans can produce their TRA cards. If current these will be accepted.
Canadians must obtain a current CRC through their local police or RCMP.
Although a fingerprint check might be simpler, it is more costly at $52.50 (price subject to change)!
Assiniboia Downs Code of Conduct Applicable to All Contractors
Assiniboia Downs and the Manitoba HBPA are committed to the best of our ability, to provide an environment in which all persons are treated with respect and dignity.
To that end, we have adopted the following policy as our code of conduct:
- Assiniboia Downs shall endeavor to provide an atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities, prohibits unlawful harrassment and discriminatory practices.
- Conduct by any person contracted to perform service for or at Assiniboia Downs which breeches the Human Rights Code of Manitoba is not acceptable.
- Any contractor or person employed by or subcontracted to a contractor or otherwise attending at the property of Assiniboia Downs pursuant to any contractual arrangements with Assiniboia Downs or any other party, who is found to have been engaged in conduct constituting unlawful harrassment or discrimination may be subject to disiplinary action up to and including expulsion from the property.
- The purposes of this are:
– to promote a positive working environment;
– to alert all contractors and persons dealing with them at Assiniboia Downs that unlawful harrassment and discrimination will not be tolerated
- DISIPLINARY MEASURES: The disciplinary action for contractors or persons dealing with them and on the property of Assiniboia Downs, found to have engaged in unlawful discriminations or harrassment, may include:
– a requirement that the offending person provide a verbal or written apology;
– a written reprimand delivered and recorded on file with respect to that person or contractor:
– suspension or termination of that contractor’s or person’s right to be on the property of Assiniboia Downs, or that their right to attend may be made subject to terms and conditions in the sole discretion of Assiniboia Downs.