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250th Anniversary Celebrated At The Royal

November 13, 2017:

This past Friday evening, the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing was showcased as part of the 95th Annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....read on

Staffing Changes At OHHA

December 15, 2016:

Tomorrow, December 16, 2016 will mark the last day of work for Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) Executive Secretary Yvonne Smits....read on

Steward Attacks On Media Day

September 11, 2016:

Last year’s driving champ made his return to Leamington Raceway a memorable one as he picked up three wins on the 10-race card....read on

Heartfelt Start To Kawartha Season

May 29, 2016:

The 2016 harness racing season got off to an emotional start on Saturday night (May 28) at Kawartha Downs when an 89-year-old woman was able to fulfill a lifetime dream of petting a horse....read on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in London....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Ontario Passes Bill 144

December 10, 2015:

On Thursday, December 10, the Ontario Government passed Bill 144 (the Budget Measures Act, 2015), an omnibus bill that contains two particular pieces of legislation that directly affect the province’s racing landscape....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Tropea On Amendments To Acts

December 4, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Wednesday, December 2, Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea made a presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

Windsor Grandstand Demo Underway

June 2, 2015:

Monday, June 1 marked a sad day for harness racing fans in the Windsor, Ont. area, as demolition of Windsor Raceway’s grandstand got underway....read on

Getting “Concerned” Over Dresden

March 24, 2015:

Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea has said that OHHA is “concerned” about the fact that the Ontario Racing Commission has yet to issue an operator’s licence for the 2015 season of live racing at Dresden Raceway....read on

Lakeshore Officials To Offer Guidance

January 12, 2015:

It has been reported that officials with the Ontario Harness Horse Association have put the Dresden Agricultural Society in touch with the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association in an attempt to offer some guidance....read on

EquiLottery Gains Support

July 25, 2014:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has announced that it supports the initiative by EquiLottery LLC to implement a structure that could see the horse racing and lottery industries merge both wagering products via a horse racing lottery game....read on

More Response To AG Report

April 29, 2014:

On Tuesday, April 29, response to the Auditor General’s special report on the OLG Modernization Plan and cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program continued....read on


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