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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

Ontario Breeders' Lawsuit Update

May 30, 2014:

Late Friday afternoon, Trot Insider received the Statements of Defence from both Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. in regards to the lawsuit initiated against them by a group of Standardbred breeders....read on

Racing Industry A Campaign Issue

May 28, 2014:

On the heels of Sudbury Downs announcing no live racing for 2014, all three of Ontario's provincial party leaders have offered comments on the state of the province's racing industry that indicate horse racing is a campaign issue heading into the June 12 election....read on

PC Incumbents At Local Racetracks

May 27, 2014:

A pair of incumbent Progressive Conservative MPPs recently visited racetracks in their ridings and offered comments on the horse racing industry....read on

Hiawatha To Race, Sudbury Will Not

May 26, 2014:

Within minutes on Monday afternoon, announcements were made that signified good news for horsemen awaiting race dates in the Sarnia area and a bombshell of disappointment for Northern Ontario's harness racing season....read on

ORC Approves 2014 Fort Erie Dates

May 23, 2014:

Late on Friday afternoon (May 23), the Ontario Racing Commission issued a pair of releases in regard to 2014 race dates for the Fort Erie Race Track for Thoroughbreds and Ajax Downs for Quarter Horses....read on

Snobelen On Sudbury Impasse

May 23, 2014:

John Snobelen of Ontario Horse Racing has provided a brief comment regarding the status of negotiations between the province and the operators of Sudbury Downs....read on

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


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