unites close to two thousand men and women who share the same attachment to the
Standardbred horse. All these people have joined the association in order to insure the
growth of the sport and have mandated the association to protect their jobs in the
trotting and pacing world of Quebec.
OUR MANY SERVICES
ATAQs mandate is to represent its members in negotiations with the racetracks and government authorities. Whether you are an owner, breeder or professional, your collective support brings strength and recognition to the association, allowing it to negotiate an equitable sharing of the revenues generated by your activities.
ATAQ supplies several services, including a pension plan for drivers and trainers, life insurance for drivers, trainers and grooms. Also, owners benefit from sulky insurance and liability insurance.TOP
Our pension plan does not require contributions. Your name on the official program as driver or trainer at least once-a-week over twenty five weeks gives you the right to a credit, which varies from year to year. The plan which was founded in 1970 currently (2004) has assets of $6.5 million. More than 375 horsmen are receiving pensions up to $750 per month.
All owners benefit from our sulky insurance. Any accident occurring on a racetrack during the parade or race is covered by the association, up to a maximum of $1000, with a deductible of $50. The coverage includes all four racetracks in Quebec, the Regional Circuit and Rideau Carleton racetrack.
All drivers, trainers and grooms are eligible for a death benefit. This benefit terminates at the age of 75.
All members are protected during racing programs at any racetracks in Canada as well as Regional Circuit events, beginning two hours before and ending one hour after the program. ATAQ offers this third party liability insurance covering guests in the paddock, winners circle and spectators. Maximum protection is $2 million.
This insurance is complementary to that offered by Standardbred Canada.
ATAQ also exists to promote Harness Racing. Its involvement on many committees is a concrete example that ATAQ operates in this field in a well-thought out manner.