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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

Five-Year Deal For B.C. Racing

February 15, 2014:

The B.C. Horse Racing Industry Management Committee finalized a multi-year funding arrangement among the principal participants in the industry -- track operator Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the Thoroughbred sector and the Standardbred sector -- on Friday....read on

2014 OSS, HIP Program Details

February 7, 2014:

At its meeting of January 30, 2014, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission approved the 2014 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) as recommended by the industry stakeholders and Program staff....read on

Live Racing At Fort Erie In 2014

February 7, 2014:

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014....read on

WV Bill Looks To Cut VLT Revenue

February 6, 2014:

It has been reported that a pending bill in the West Virginia Legislature is calling for a reduction of Video Lottery Terminal proceeds which currently help fund horse racing in the state....read on

SBOA To Discuss SARP Fallout

February 4, 2014:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association has announced that it will be hosting an important information session regarding the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Brief Extension Of Assiniboia VLT Pact

February 4, 2014:

It has been reported that the Manitoba Government has given the Manitoba Jockey Club a brief extension of the existing Video Lottery Terminal deal for Assiniboia Downs which expired on Monday (Feb. 3)....read on

NY Racinos See Revenue Slip

February 3, 2014:

The New York State Gaming Commission is citing brutal winter weather conditions in January as the leading factor in the seven per cent decline in revenue that state racinos saw last month....read on

Assiniboia VLT Impasse Looming

January 31, 2014:

It has been reported that the 140 video lottery terminals which are currently in operation at Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba could go ‘dark’ effective Monday, February 3....read on

BCLC President/CEO Graydon Resigns

January 31, 2014:

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has announced that its president and CEO, Michael Graydon, is leaving the organization....read on

Illinois Gaming Expansion Discussed

January 30, 2014:

Although most of the recent discussion in the Illinois horse racing industry has been centered around the now-averted Advance Deposit Wagering impasse, a public hearing on Tuesday (Jan. 28) in regard to state gaming expansion drew a large racing crowd....read on

Thibert Optimistic About Fort Erie

January 30, 2014:

Jim Thibert, the CEO of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, has said that he is “thinking much more positively than I have in a long time” in regard to the future of the historic Fort Erie Race Track for thoroughbreds....read on

Proposed Bill Threatening PA Racing

January 29, 2014:

According to an article out of Pennsylvania, State Representative Todd Stephens has proposed legislation which would see $250 million redirected from the state’s Horse Racing Development Fund to school districts that currently receive less than average state funding....read on


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