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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

Ontario Racing Delivers Stranded Standardbred Purse Funds

July 27, 2017:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that it will distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds to support Standardbred purse enhancements and supplements....read on

Cook Resigns From Ontario Racing

July 25, 2017:

Ontario Racing’s executive director, Rob Cook, has announced his resignation from the association, effective August 7, 2017....read on

Prizes For HIP Survey Participants

July 14, 2017:

To support Ontario Racing’s responsibilities for the management and administration of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP), Ontario Racing (OR) is undertaking a comprehensive HIP review....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....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

A Fresh Start At Kawartha Downs

June 14, 2017:

It was recently announced that Kawartha Downs’ new general manager, Orazio Valente, will be getting acquainted with track’s loyal race-goers this Saturday evening (June 17). The addition of Valente to the fold at Kawartha is one of a couple of exciting changes at the Peterborough-area track, as it has also become known that ownership of the popular raceway changed hands last month....read on

Mohawk To Host Year-Round Racing

June 13, 2017:

On Tuesday, June 13, at the post position draw for the 34th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round....read on

Optimism In Ottawa Area

June 11, 2017:

It was announced roughly one month ago that ‘HR Ottawa, LP,’ comprised of Hard Rock International and Rideau Carleton Raceway, had been selected to transform the harness raceway into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. A multimillion-dollar investment has been proposed for the track, and area horsepeople are happy....read on

Young Savours Commercial Spotlight

May 27, 2017:

Driver Scott Young had been told from the beginning of the shoot that he was going to be the star of a new commercial about Ontario harness racing, but even he is taken aback by both how prominently he is featured and the positive reaction the spot is receiving.

Commercial Shows 'The Thrill of Winning'

May 19, 2017:

A new commercial showcasing harness racing is now airing in Ontario and available for viewing online....read on

OLG Launches Champion Raceway

May 17, 2017:

The OLG is "continuing to help build excitement and expand awareness about horse racing in Ontario" by launching a new horse-themed game on PlayOLG called Champion Raceway....read on

Hard Rock, Rideau Announce ‘Hard Rock Casino Ottawa’

May 15, 2017:

On Monday, May 15, ‘HR Ottawa, LP,’ which will be known as ‘Hard Rock Casino Ottawa,’ announced that it has been selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to be the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle 1, which will transition the existing structure and operations into Hard Rock Casino Ottawa....read on

Hanover Welcomes New Casino Operator

May 12, 2017:

Hanover Raceway issued a media release on Friday, May 12 welcoming Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited as operator of the OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway....read on

Gateway Now Operating SW Bundle

May 9, 2017:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited each announced today (Tuesday, May 9) that Gateway has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement with the OLG and has purchased the business and assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle. Gateway has taken over day-to-day operations and the assets of the Southwest Gaming Bundle, effective today....read on


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