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Pettapiece Wants Answers

March 6, 2014:

On Thursday, March 6, Randy Pettapiece, the Ontario PC Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing, called on Premier Kathleen in the Legislature to communicate with tracks and finalize race dates as soon as possible....read on

Quarter Horse Industry Optimistic

March 5, 2014:

Ajax Downs CEO Emilio Trotta and QROOI President Bob Broadstock have gone on the record as saying that Ajax Downs in Ontario will host live Quarter Horse racing in 2014....read on

Burgess Responds To Snobelen

March 5, 2014:

"We cannot race for blankets, ribbons or accolades. Our business is neither a hobby nor a toy for governmental or social experimentation."...read on

Casino Proposed For Pickering

March 4, 2014:

While the news of expanded gaming developments in Ontario has subdued substantially, one new proposal sprung up last week for a new tourist development that includes a hotel, waterpark, performing arts centre, outdoor amphitheatre and a casino....read on

OLG Extends GTA RFPQ

March 4, 2014:

On Monday, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) provided two separate procurement notifications....read on

More On Ontario Funding Model

March 3, 2014:

Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) today released more details related to the $80 million annual funding under the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program (HRPFP)....read on

More Calls For A Meadowlands Casino

March 3, 2014:

Former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey has offered some very strong comments in regard to bringing slot-machine gaming to the Meadowlands....read on

Plainridge Gets MA Slots License

February 28, 2014:

The preservation of existing harness racing jobs and of the entire Standardbred industry in Massachusetts was a determining factor to award the state’s single slots parlor license to Penn National Gaming Inc., which will develop the project at Plainridge Racecourse and complete purchase of the track....read on

SBOA: Litigation Is Imminent

February 27, 2014:

On Thursday, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) issued the following letter to Deloitte Consulting, the consulting group currently engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) to study the economic impacts of the Racing/Breeding industry in Ontario....read on

Slot Licence To Be Awarded This Week

February 25, 2014:

It has been reported that officials with Plainridge Raceway in southern Massachusetts will find out this week if the track will land the coveted lone slot parlour licence....read on

Mayor Watson On Gaming Expansion

February 25, 2014:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey, both of whom were key figures in Ontario horse racing politics over the past couple of years, have made the news this week for different reasons....read on

Alliance Tracks Close To Deal

February 20, 2014:

"This is a unique-in-the-world agreement between eight tracks to share resources, coordinate schedules, to provide a consistent level of racing and purses year-round to the benefit of both the horsepersons of Ontario and also for the horseplayers, so that we'll be able to put a signal out around the world that's consistent good quality racing and a great product for people to wager on."...read on

Horwath, Wynne On Fort Erie

February 19, 2014:

According to a report, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath addressed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday (Feb. 18), where she stated, in part, that “The NDP has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Fort Erie since Day One” in regard to live horse racing and slot-machine gaming at Fort Erie Race Track....read on

Update On Hiawatha, Dresden

February 19, 2014:

Dresden Agricultural Society President Lucille Laprise and Hiawatha Horse Park operator Jim Henderson have been quoted in an article regarding the future of live horse racing at Dresden Raceway and the Hiawatha Horse Park....read on

OHRIA Issues Industry Update

February 18, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued an update to the horse racing industry late Tuesday afternoon. ...read on


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