The HBPA of Manitoba is one of five regional associations that forms the HBPA of Canada. Anyone who becomes licensed as an owner or trainer at Assiniboia Downs becomes a member of the Manitoba Division. The HBPA is funded through a 2% levy on the total purse pool paid out. The HBPA is the organization that provides the Horsemen with a united voice. The HBPA serves to protect and maintain the interests of the owners, trainers and their employees who have an investment in the thoroughbred racing industry.