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Kawartha Downs To Race In 2014

May 22, 2014:

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of horse racing at Kawartha Downs, owner Skip Ambrose has announced that live harness racing will take place at the Fraserville five-eighths mile track this summer....read on

Jamieson Talks Ont. Racing, Politics

May 22, 2014:

The Toronto Sun has published a feature story on three-time O’Brien Award winning driver Jody Jamieson. In the piece, the resident of Moffat, Ont. discusses everything from the negative effects of the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks program to how the industry can do a better job of promoting itself....read on

Still No Deal In Sudbury

May 21, 2014:

Earlier this year, officials with Sudbury Downs applied for 32 dates of live racing in 2014. The first of the applied-for dates was to take place this coming Saturday (May 24). With no deal in place, neither the track nor the local horsepeople know when the 2014 Sudbury season will be getting underway, if at all....read on

ORC Grants Ajax Downs 27 Race Dates

May 16, 2014:

On Friday, May 16, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it has granted the operators of Ajax Downs race dates in order for the track to be able to host cards of live Quarter Horse racing in 2014....read on

Sudbury Council Wants More Info

May 14, 2014:

Sudbury City Council will not decide whether a gaming expansion should be located at Sudbury Downs exclusively until council gets more information from the OLG, ORC and the track itself....read on

Pro-Racino Motion Coming In Sudbury

May 12, 2014:

It is expected that at council meeting on Tuesday, May 13, Sudbury Councillor Claude Berthiaume will introduce a Notice of Motion, which calls for local casino gaming to only be conducted at Sudbury Downs....read on

Noble On Sudbury Negotiations

May 8, 2014:

Standardbred racing participants in the Sudbury area are growing more impatient with the uncertainty of the 2014 season of live racing at Sudbury Downs. Track officials applied for a May 24 start date at the track, and with that date looming and no deal in place, local horsepeople are beginning to speak out....read on

Hudak Fields Questions On Racing

May 2, 2014:

In March, PC Leader Tim Hudak was a featured speaker at a Q&A session with Jeff Gural at Granite Ridge Golf Course in Milton, Ont....read on

Profile On Whelan, SARP Cancellation

May 1, 2014:

Horseman and training centre operator Jim Whelan has been profiled in an article that examines just some of the fallout from the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program....read on

Snobelen Responds To Pettapiece

April 30, 2014:

Ontario Horse Racing's John Snobelen has issued a statement in response to MPP Randy Pettapiece's request for clarification on breeder support from Premier Kathleen Wynne....read on

Sudbury Still In Limbo

April 30, 2014:

Officials from Sudbury Downs, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the Northern Horsemen’s Association have provided comments regarding live racing at Sudbury Downs and possible revenue streams for the provincial racing industry....read on

OHRIA Responds To AG Report

April 30, 2014:

On Wednesday, April 30, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association released its response to the Auditor General’s special report on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s gaming modernization and the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program....read on

Pettapiece: Breeders Want Answers

April 29, 2014:

In an open letter issued Tuesday to Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPP Randy Pettapiece urged the province's Premier to explain why it appears that Standardbred breeders are the only group excluded by the announced government support programs....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

Reaction To Auditor General Report

April 28, 2014:

On Monday, April 28, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., the Ontario PC Party and the Ontario NDP issued responses in regard to the Auditor General’s report on the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program and the OLG’s Gaming Modernization Plan....read on


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