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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

Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Decision In Favour Of Breeders

September 25, 2014:

Lawyers representing a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders and lawyers for the Ontario Government were in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Guelph on Tuesday, September 23....read on

Ontario Breeders' Lawsuit Update

May 30, 2014:

Late Friday afternoon, Trot Insider received the Statements of Defence from both Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. in regards to the lawsuit initiated against them by a group of Standardbred breeders....read on

Hudak Fields Questions On Racing

May 2, 2014:

In March, PC Leader Tim Hudak was a featured speaker at a Q&A session with Jeff Gural at Granite Ridge Golf Course in Milton, Ont....read on

Breeders File Statements Of Claim

April 16, 2014:

On Wednesday, April 16, a group of Standardbred breeders from across the province issued a Statement Of Claim against the Province of Ontario and a Statement Of Claim against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for damages arising from the manner in which the Slots at Racetracks Program was cancelled....read on

Report: Progress Made In Fort Erie

April 2, 2014:

A report out of the Niagara region has stated that ‘instant wagering machines’ could be key for the future of the Fort Erie Race Track and that local officials have been making progress in negotiations with the Province’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food....read on

GCGC On Standardbred Alliance

April 2, 2014:

On Wednesday, April 2, the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. issued a press release regarding the company joining the Standardbred Alliance in the Province of Ontario....read on

MacIsaac On Sudbury Negotiations

April 2, 2014:

Sudbury Downs Owner Pat MacIsaac has said that talks with the Province are still ongoing in regard to a 2014 racing season for the northern Ontario raceway....read on

Fort Erie Earmarks $500K For Track

April 1, 2014:

On Monday, March 31, Fort Erie Council voted 6-1 in favour of earmarking $500,000 to ensure that the Fort Erie Race Track can be in the position to host a live racing meet in 2014....read on

2014 Approved Ontario Race Dates

April 1, 2014:

On Tuesday, April 1, the Ontario Racing Commission announced its decision in regard to the race-date applications for nine standardbred racetracks....read on

Comments On Ontario Funding

April 1, 2014:

Some of Ontario's horse racing participants have offered their comments in light of the Provincial Government’s Monday funding announcement....read on

Proposed 2014 Ontario Race Dates

March 31, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) today released the proposed race dates for the period: April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, for almost all of the province’s racetracks....read on

OMAF Announces $500 Million To Ontario Horse Racing

March 31, 2014:

On Monday, March 31, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food issued a news release which states that the Province’s five-year plan will provide up to $500 million in support to Ontario’s world-class horse racing industry....read on

Report: More Money For Racing

March 30, 2014:

Sources indicate that an announcement slated for Monday will increase government funding to Ontario's horse racing industry with an additional $100-million infusion....read on


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