One Voice for BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders


Our Mission

BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association has a sole purpose: To act as One Voice for Thoroughbred owners & breeders in British Columbia.

Our goal is to promote the racing, breeding, ownership and marketing of Thoroughbred horses.

We aim to provide leadership to the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry through education, training, employment and promotion.

We are available to assist members in dealing with race track operators, governmental agencies and international industry organizations.

Be part of our voice!

For a unique opportunity to be heard in the Thoroughbred community, please see our membership page.

Constitution & Bylaws

Download our Constitution & Bylaws (PDF)

Newsletter (newest on top)

September 5, 2014 Newsletter

August 29, 2014 Newsletter

July 25, 2014 Newsletter

May 2, 2014 Newsletter

April 25, 2014 Newsletter

April 11, 2014 Newsletter

March 28, 2014 Update

March 25, 2014 Newsletter

March 14, 2014 Newsletter

February 12, 2014 BCHRIMC Update

January 20, 2014 Horse Racing Status Update

January 10, 2014 Newsletter

October 10, 2013 Newsletter

September 13, 2013 Newsletter

September 6, 2013 Newsletter

August 16, 2013 Newsletter

July 26, 2013 Newsletter

July 12, 2013 Newsletter

June 28, 2013 Newsletter

June 7, 2013 Newsletter

May 17, 2013 Newsletter

May 3, 2013 Newsletter

April 12, 2013 Newsletter

March 22, 2013 Newsletter

February 1, 2013 Newsletter

January 18, 2013 Newsletter

December 14, 2012 Newsletter

November 19, 2012 Newsletter

November 1, 2012 Newsletter

News Releases (newest on top)

February 26, 2014 News Release

February 15, 2014 News Release

June 14, 2013 News Release

May 24, 2013 News Release

April 12, 2013 News Release

December 19, 2012 News Release

December 18, 2012 Letter to Industry Principals

November 22, 2012 News Flash

May 4, 2012 Purse Breakdown

May 4, 2012 News Release

Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2013 Annual General Meeting

2012 Annual General Meeting Minutes Posted October 22, 2012

Committee News (newest on top)

BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee Meeting September 23, 2013. Download Presentation (PDF).

Letter to Key Horse Racing Industry Organization Principals March 13, 2012. Download Letter (PDF).

Financial briefing for Horse Racing Industry February 24, 2012. Download Presentation (PDF).

Breakdown of the Handle February 24, 2012. Download Presentation (PDF).

BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee Meeting November 16, 2011. Download Presentation (PDF).

BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee Meeting June 9, 2011. Download Presentation (PDF).

BC Horse Racing Industry Management Committee Meeting October 15, 2010. Download Presentation (PDF).

Racing News (provided by The Derby Bar and Grill)

Read More on the Railbird Corner @ The Derby Bar and Grill website


Ole Nielsen

Ole Nielsen

Director and President
Has been involved extensively in the Thoroughbred industry as Owner of Canmor Farms racing since 1970 and Canmor Farms in Aldergrove since 1976. Ole has been a past president and director of several industry organizations.
William (Bill) Stewart

William (Bill) Stewart

Vice President
Owner and operator of Black Canyon Thoroughbreds, involved since 1992 as a Breeder consigning yearlings to sales and as an owner racing.
Ralph Jesiak

Ralph Jesiak

Owner and operator since 1981 of Bronco J Farms in Langley, a name under which he races as well. A current director and vice-president of CTHS (BC Division).
J.S. Steve McDonald

J.S. Steve McDonald

Breeder since 1981, he was the Owner and operator of Cable Farm in Lexington, Kentucky for 7 years in addition to his current Canadian racing operation.
Horatio Kemeny

Horatio Kemeny

Director and Vice-President
Co-owner with Mark Mache of Swift Thoroughbreds since 2001 and a director of several software and technology companies.
Bud Mallette

Bud Mallette

Director and Secretary
Senior Investment Advisor with Canaccord Wealth Management. He was involved initially in Partnerships and has been a prominent Owner in his own right since 2004.
R.J. Russ Bennett

R.J. Russ Bennett

Owner and Operator of Flying Horse Farm in West Kelowna, the Bennetts have been consigners to the yearling sales and have bred and raced many many horses since 1960.


Be heard as a Voting Member of the Association

No annual fees for Voting Members

Must hold a current Owner's License, or Must be a current member of C.T.H.S. (BC Division)

Click here to Download the Membership Application (PDF; revised April 2011)

Click here to Download the Owners Voluntary Donation Form (PDF; posted April 2011)

Please Email, Fax or Mail your application to:

#201 - 17687 56A Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3S 1G4

Email to:

Fax to: 604-575-8699