About COSA

Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA)


COSA was formed in the spring of 2009 to provide a united voice for harness horsepeople racing at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks.

Racing participants at the time were without a formal contract with track management at Woodbine Entertainment Group.

At an initial information meeting to address the issue, there was overwhelming support urging horseman Bill O’Donnell to spearhead the formation of a new organization to negotiate with WEG.

“In talking to the horsepeople in the area, it became clear that there was a need for a new beginning in the relationship with Woodbine Entertainment,” said O’Donnell at the time.

COSA officially came into being on June 30, 2009 and finalized a five- year contract with WEG on August 1, 2009. The Association operates with a 10 person Board of Directors and one Director-at-Large, including some very well-known and respected owners, trainers and drivers.


About Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA)

COSA Board Members


Matt Bax
Matt Bax
John Bax
John Bax
Joanne Colville
Joanne Colville
Jack Darling
Jack Darling
Dave Drew
Dave Drew
Secretary-Treasurer
 
Mark Horner
Mark Horner
Director-At-Large
Paul MacDonell
Paul MacDonell
Bill O'Donnell
Bill O’Donnell
President
 
 
Mike Saftic
Mike Saftic
Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace
Jim Wellwood
Jim Wellwood
 

COSA Audited Financial Statements