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McGuinty, Duncan Must Testify

August 9, 2017:

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that former Premier Dalton McGuinty and former Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, among others, will be forced to answer questions on the record in regard to the controversial decision to cancel the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Breeders' Lawsuit Hearing Monday

June 19, 2017:

Court proceedings took place on Monday, June 19 in Guelph, Ont., as the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. were looking to have summonses for 13 witnesses – including Don Drummond, Dwight Duncan, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne – quashed....read on

Ontario Breeders Lawsuit Continues

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has received an update on the status of the legal proceedings between a group of Ontario breeders against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. (OLG)....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

Ont. Breeders Win Document Access

February 10, 2015:

The group of Ontario's Standardbred breeders currently engaged in legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG) recently received a decision in their favour from the province's Superior Court....read on

Decision In Favour Of Breeders

September 25, 2014:

Lawyers representing a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders and lawyers for the Ontario Government were in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Guelph on Tuesday, September 23....read on

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


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