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Leslie On Draft Plan Consultations

July 20, 2013:

OHRIA's Sue Leslie recently conducted an interview providing the horse racing industry with an update on OHRIA's response to the Transition Panel's draft on

OHRIA Developing Response To Proposal

July 16, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has announced that it is currently developing an industry response to the Province's Horse Racing Transition Panel's draft proposal, with specific focus on providing recommended options on the subjects which were identified in recently-held public consultation on

OHRIA Encourages Draft Feedback

June 28, 2013:

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association President Sue Leslie has issued a letter to the industry, encouraging feedback on the Horse Racing Industry Panel's plan for horse racing in on

Horsemen React To Ottawa Casino

June 5, 2013:

"You talk about the fights that [Mayor Jim] Watson and I had personally in the media, a number of people questioned that relationship today in speaking to the media this morning. I said it's just like a hockey game, you shake hands at the end and I'm looking forward to developing a strong relationship on behalf of the horsepeople in this region for a long, long time." on

OLG Responds To OHRIA

June 3, 2013:

On Monday afternoon, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. President & CEO Rod Phillips issued a letter to the horse racing industry addressing the concerns presented by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association late last on

OHRIA Sounds Alarm Over RFPQ, Sole Bundle Operators

May 30, 2013:

OHRIA has voiced its concern with the OLG's recent RFPQ announcement. OHRIA stated that "integrating the [horse-racing industry into OLG modernization] will be meaningless if racetracks in Northern, Eastern and Southwestern Ontario lose their zones to other gaming operators due to OLG decisions before integration has occurred.” on

Councillors Want To Vote On Woodbine Again

May 30, 2013:

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has been cited as saying that he would like City Council to revisit its decision to not allow gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack. "I’d re-open (the vote) as many times as it takes to make sure we get a casino (at Woodbine),” he was quoted as on

OHRIA Responds To OLG Changes

May 17, 2013:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure of Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of on

New Hope For Hiawatha?

April 20, 2013:

After stating that his track was left out of the discussion for Ontario's harness racing industry, Hiawatha Horse Park owner Jim Henderson has some renewed on

Leslie On Auditor General Review

April 18, 2013:

"It's going to be very difficult from all the facts I have for the Auditor General to be able to support the decision of the McGuinty government." on

Hiawatha Still In Limbo

April 18, 2013:

A handful of racing and civic officials have commented on the lack of race dates awarded to Sarnia's Hiawatha Horse Park for the 2013 racing on

Auditor General To Review OLG Modernization, OHRIA Responds

April 10, 2013:

It was announced on Wednesday that Ontario's Auditor General will review the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization on

Horse Racing Motion Carried

March 28, 2013:

On Thursday, March 28, the Ontario Legislature carried the motion of Essex's New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak. The pro-horse-racing motion calls for, among other things, the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, and for changes to the current slots-at-racetracks program to be put on on

Updated: More Ontario Tracks Ink Transitional Funding Deals

March 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, March 26 it was announced by both the Ontario Liberal Party and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that transitional funding agreements have been reached which will ensure the continuation of live racing at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs beyond March 31, 2013. The Province of Ontario has also announced that it has reached a transitional funding agreement for the Fort Erie Race on

More On Taras Natyshak's Motion

March 24, 2013:

Many questions surround the motion that will be presented and debated in Ontario's provincial legislature this Thursday, March 28. What does it mean for the slots-at-racetracks program? Is the motion binding? And are the Progressive Conservatives working with the NDP on this motion? on

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