Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. Supports Harness Racing Grooms


Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced its continuing support of the Outstanding Groom Award in partnership with Standardbred Canada. Their collaboration would ring at the fifth successive year of support. January 3, 2020 is going to bring the final chance to get a nomination before the yearly awards prepared to praise the neighborhood Standardbred horse racing area. O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala would once again present the awards at the start of February 2020.

Ontario’s horse racing area is a varied one and the state has many ways that it supports and encourages it to maintain growing and excelling. Standardbred horse racing on a provincial level comes with its own yearly awards touting leading performance and praising people with terrific accomplishments over the previous twelve weeks of horse racing.

Outstanding Groom Award


Receiving recognition for accomplishments and contributions to the local harness racing is a motivation enough to keep up the fantastic work and try to find an award on the next year also. For the fifth year in a row, the O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala is going to entice individuals across the local area for a night of glamour and celebration.

Individuals interested no the local harness racing area have the opportunity to submit nominations for Outstanding Groom up until January 3, 2020, also known as the deadline day with this award. Ever since 2015, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has been one of the major forces behind this award. It intends to praise local grooms who’ve put their efforts and time into working with horses and taking care of them in the simplest way possible.

The nominees for this award should be of lawful age and they ought to also have worked a minimum of five years at the harness racing industry before their yearly awards in February 2020. All grooms nominated for the Outstanding Groom Award should also live and work in Canada, to be able to qualify for the recognition.

O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala

After all submissions have been received by January 3, 2020, a committee will review them and issue its own position on the two finalists most worthy of the particular award. January 8 is going to bring the titles of those two people, to be able to achieve a broader variety of people in the harness racing area.

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February 1, 2020, is going to see the official event where the winners would bag their awards in this and a lot more categories. The first edition of this Outstanding Groom Award has been given away for the first time on February 13, 2015. This was the 27th edition of the O’Brien Awards, welcoming the new class and praising local groomers’ performance.

The prime event honors Joe O’Brien, a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The first person to bag the award was Cindy Acton for her outstanding performance in the harness racing area and the fantastic care she took of horses. Last year saw none, but two winners bagging the Outstanding Groom Award — Scott Lecain and Trevor Forgie.


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