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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 Directors....read 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 optimism....read 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."...read 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 season....read 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 plans....read 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 hold....read 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 Track....read 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?...read on

OHRIA: NDP, PCs Cooperate To Pass Horse Racing Motion

March 19, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is pleased to announce that the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party are again working together in the Legislature to support Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry....read on

Natyshak To Introduce Motion; OHRIA Responds

March 15, 2013:

“Vocal casino opponents in Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and elsewhere are seeing their voices drowned out by wealthy corporate casino lobbyists. Families and businesses involved in horse racing are witnessing their once-thriving industry gutted to make way for private casinos, with no thought being given to the thousands of Ontarians who depend on horse racing for their livelihoods.”...read on

Hudak Presents PC Path For Ontario Horse Racing; OHRIA Responds

March 14, 2013:

On Thursday, March 14, PC Leader Tim Hudak will formally present his white paper on agriculture and rural Ontario in Guelph, Ont., with part of that paper outlining his party's vision for the future of horse racing in the province....read on

Leslie On OLG Re-Integration: "It's A Great First Step"

March 13, 2013:

"I don't think it's a smokescreen. Naturally we've got concerns about the specifics about what that's going to mean because that hasn't been clarified yet."...read on

Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

More Track Deals Announced; Wynne Promises To Incorporate Horse Racing Into OLG Modernization

March 8, 2013:

Ontario's horse racing industry waited with bated breath on Friday, March 8 for Premier Kathleen Wynne to make her much-anticipated announcement regarding the future of racing in the province....read on

OHRIA To Get Aggressive?

March 1, 2013:

In a release issued on Friday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that its board of directors approved an aggressive campaign in the event that negotiations with the government fall through....read on


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