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What A Difference A Year Makes

June 13, 2013:

"He was just a phenomenal animal last year, he just didn't have his head on right in some circumstances. And to that, he never really drew that great...it was just a bunch of bad racing luck."...read on

Can Henry Win Two Championships?

June 7, 2013:

Trevor Henry finds himself in an enviable position. He is the co-owner of a highly-regarded trotting filly heading into the biggest race of her life, as well as the hand-picked driving representative of Canadian harness racing on an international stage....read on

Horsemen React To Ottawa Casino

June 5, 2013:

"You talk about the fights that [Mayor Jim] Watson and I had personally in the media, a number of people questioned that relationship today in speaking to the media this morning. I said it's just like a hockey game, you shake hands at the end and I'm looking forward to developing a strong relationship on behalf of the horsepeople in this region for a long, long time."...read on

Bringing Racing Back Into OLG

May 22, 2013:

While the interview was taped just hours prior to Thursday's bombshell announcement that Paul Godfrey had been fired as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the discussion between host Norm Borg and John Snobelen is just as relevant. In fact, the argument could be made that horse racing's chances to access different revenue streams within a re-integration plan with the OLG as outlined by the OMAFRA Panel and mandated by the Premier are now better than ever....read on

Selling Racing To Businesses

May 7, 2013:

If there was ever a time for harness racing in Canada to examine new ways of attracting much needed sources of revenue, it's now. Looking for a how-to on raising one million dollars? Heed the words of Jason Hall....read on

Leslie On Auditor General Review

April 18, 2013:

"It's going to be very difficult from all the facts I have for the Auditor General to be able to support the decision of the McGuinty government."...read on

PC Party To Support SARP Motion

March 26, 2013:

"If we decide to build more gaming facilities or expand gaming in Ontario, let's do it at the existing tracks. It's been such a wonderful successful economic development tool, to create these 60,000 jobs and it's something we're absolutely committed to doing if we win government."...read on

More On Taras Natyshak's Motion

March 24, 2013:

Many questions surround the motion that will be presented and debated in Ontario's provincial legislature this Thursday, March 28. What does it mean for the slots-at-racetracks program? Is the motion binding? And are the Progressive Conservatives working with the NDP on this motion?...read on

Snobelen On OLG, Revenue Streams

March 19, 2013:

"I suspect that the Premier and the government of the day have the last word on the policy on this file and I think that was a pretty clear statement of intention from the Premier."...read on

Peck: It's All In The Message

March 7, 2013:

"We've got to hit them with a #4 full-swedge steel shoe right square in the jaw and the nose everyday that the province is better off with continuous and economically viable horse racing and breeding."...read on

Can West Meadows Be Saved?

March 6, 2013:

"Everybody in the industry that we've talked to here understands that it just doesn't seem right that commissions and revenues from horse racing wagers that take place in Regina wouldn't go towards supporting the live racing track in Regina."...read on

Tax Changes For Horse Owners

February 22, 2013:

As many in the horse racing industry look to file their taxes for 2012, today's edition of Trot Radio provides a reminder of one of the few good news stories to affect horse owners last year....read on

OMAFRA Update; OHRIA Responds

February 14, 2013:

"I can't speak for our Board, I can only speak for me, we are getting very, very close to the point of losing our industry and I think we have to take whatever measures are necessary and spend whatever money is necessary to make that our Government clearly understands there is no more time."...read on

Hughes Offers Update On San Pail

January 24, 2013:

On today's episode of Trot Radio, the trainer and co-owner of 2011 Horse of the Year San Pail provides a status report on the injured star trotter and calls on the industry to show support and solidarity this weekend in Ontario....read on

Rebuilding The Grand Circuit

January 14, 2013:

"We want to bring it back and push it to the forefront and hopefully give the tracks something more than they can push to their local media, and advertise and promote on their local in-house shows that these races are Grand Circuit races and that it is special, and it's a big deal to be racing in them for owners, trainers and drivers."...read on


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