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Report: Purse Deal Imminent

September 3, 2014:

It has been reported that the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association are on the cusp of signing a five-year, $200-million contract that would ensure that Standardbred purses at Canada’s top racing circuit would be guaranteed at least $40 million per year for the next five racing seasons....read on

Sudbury Downs Cancels ORC licence

July 4, 2014:

In accordance with Section 25 of the Racing Commission Act, 2000, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has conditionally cancelled Sudbury Downs’ ORC licence effective June 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m....read on

Update: Five-Year Deal For Leamington

June 30, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that a five-year deal for live harness racing at Leamington Raceway has been finalized....read on

Reports: Deals For Hiawatha, KD

June 26, 2014:

Although there has yet to be official announcement from the Ontario Government, key players surrounding live Standardbred racing at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park and Kawartha Downs in the Peterborough area have stated that live horse racing will be staying at the respective tracks for at least the next five years....read on

OHRIA Congratulates Wynne

June 13, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has issued a congratulatory message to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Ontario Liberal Party was voted to a majority government Thursday night in Ontario's 2014 Provincial Election....read on

Wynne, Liberals Win Majority

June 12, 2014:

The results are now in, and as they say in horse racing, the results have been made official. The Ontario Liberal Party has won a majority government in Ontario's 2014 Provincial Election....read on

CTHS Ontario, ORC Reach Agreement

June 12, 2014:

The Board of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has announced that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission which calls for a five-year, $2-million-per-year enhancement of the current breeders awards program, as well as an additional $2 million immediate payment to further benefit those within the province that have participated in the breeding of 2013 Registered Ontario-bred Thoroughbreds....read on

Ontario Votes 2014

June 12, 2014:

Thursday, June 12, 2014 marks the date of Ontario's General Election, with the province's horse racing industry classified by mainstream media as a campaign issue....read on

Hudak Pledges Slots To Fort Erie

June 9, 2014:

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak made a brief appearance in his hometown on Sunday afternoon, saying he would re-open the slots at the Fort Erie Race Track if he becomes premier after Thursday's election....read on

Party Platforms For Racing: Liberals

June 9, 2014:

Two weeks ago, Standardbred Canada sent a list of questions to Ontario's three main party leaders. Those questions were designed to give each party the chance to directly address the province's horse racing industry after two-plus years of uncertainty....read on

Party Platforms For Racing: NDP

June 5, 2014:

Two weeks ago, Standardbred Canada sent a list of questions to Ontario's three main party leaders. Those questions were designed to give each party the chance to directly address the province's horse racing industry after two-plus years of uncertainty....read on

Candidates Respond To OHRIA Survey

June 4, 2014:

OHRIA is posting the responses to support that have been received on the value4money.ca website and will continue to post the responses at they are received. ...read on

Party Platforms For Racing: PCs

June 4, 2014:

Two weeks ago, Standardbred Canada sent a list of questions to Ontario's three main party leaders. Those questions were designed to give each party the chance to directly address the province's horse racing industry after two-plus years of uncertainty....read on

OHHA Challenges Ont. Party Leaders

June 3, 2014:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has sent letters to all party leaders asking them a series of questions regarding their plans for the horse racing industry in Ontario....read on

Dresden, Kawartha Dates Approved

June 2, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission has released a Notice to the Industry announcing the decision to approve the schedule of 2014 race dates for Kawartha Downs and Dresden Raceway....read on


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