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Horwath Seeks Fort Erie Support

October 20, 2017:

During a media scrum this week at the Fort Erie Race Track, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that a long-term solution for racing at the historic Fort Erie track and the entire provincial racing industry should be a priority....read on

Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks partnership....read on

Government Witnesses Examined

October 11, 2017:

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Courts: Duncan, McGuinty Must Testify

October 4, 2017:

On Tuesday (October 3), a divisional court rejected a key appeal from the Ontario Government and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. in regard to an ongoing legal battle with a group of Standardbred breeders in the province....read on

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

August 23, 2017:

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals -- including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan -- to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario....read on

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

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

Ontario Breeders Lawsuit Continues

April 27, 2017:

Trot Insider has received an update on the status of the legal proceedings between a group of Ontario breeders against the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corp. (OLG)....read on

Peck Sings Ontario’s Praises

January 23, 2017:

“The government does subsidize now but it is not an insignificant amount and it has two of the very best racing surfaces in all of North America — Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks. These are (good) tracks … to race young horses on, and that matters."...read on

Open Letter To SC's Ontario Members

December 19, 2016:

The following is an open letter penned by Dan Gall, Standardbred Canada's President & CEO, to the organization's Ontario-based members....read on

Clarke Speaks To Alliance Strengths

December 8, 2016:

In the wake of recent industry consultations with Ontario Racing (OR) on a potential long term funding plan, the General Manager of one of the tracks involved in the Ontario Standardbred Alliance offered his perspective on the current climate facing the harness racing industry in the province....read on

Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

First Consultation Round Concludes

November 22, 2016:

The seventh and final consultation session regarding the proposed long-term funding framework for Ontario's horse racing industry took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in Milton, Ont....read on

Statement From Horse Peoples’ Alliance

November 22, 2016:

On Tuesday (Nov. 22) the Horse Peoples’ Alliance Of Ontario issued a statement regarding Ontario Racing's long-term funding framework and consultation process....read on

Consultations Continue Tuesday

November 21, 2016:

Ontario Racing (OR) will conclude the first round of scheduled in-person consultations on Tuesday, Nov. 22 regarding a proposed long-term funding framework for horse racing in the province....read on


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