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Dr. Alison Moore's Blog

 

Winter Racing – The Breath of Cold Air

February 25, 2014:


As I was flipping through channels watching the recently concluded Sochi Winter Olympics, I landed on the image of a Nordic skier coughing just after he finished his race.

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Robert Burgess, Letter to Kathleen Wynne, Dec. 20, 2013

December 20, 2013:


December 20, 2013
Kathleen Wynne
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Office of the Minister
77 Grenville Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 183

Dear Ms. Wynne:

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Submitted Letters's Blog

 

Burgess: Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star

November 4, 2013:


Attn: Michael Cooke, Editor
Dear Mr. Cooke:

Ontario Horseracing

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

The exodus has begun

September 24, 2013:


Over the last year we have watched as the "transitional panel" explained how awful we have been to our patrons while what was supposed to be our life blood and oxygen to a business built on wagering was neglected.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

The silence is deafening.

September 5, 2013:


Nothing makes you turn your attention to the future like having a child.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Bring A Friend Night at Grand River

August 24, 2013:


With two friends - one Jeff and one Geoff - in tow, I made the trek to Elora for Ontario's first night of SC's Bring A Friend National Challenge.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Do You Remember Your First Time?

August 23, 2013:


Do you remember your very first experience with harness racing? Maybe you were at your local fair, saw a friend’s horse race, had the chance to jog a horse, visited a standardbred farm, took a trip to the paddock or were fortunate enough for your first time to be a trip to the winner’s circle.

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Kathy Wade's Blog

 

Grassroots Efforts = Major Gains

August 16, 2013:


In the May issue of Trot, editor Darryl Kaplan titled his editorial "We All Have a Role To Play." I’m sure many of you read it but I’ll refresh your memories on some of the highlights.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Our future or a pipe dream?

July 22, 2013:


I have spent the last two weeks attending open panel meetings at Western Fair and Woodbine.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Draft plan prompts more questions than answers

July 2, 2013:


Many of us have spent the last couple days reviewing the panel's latest work, "Toward a sustainable future - a Draft plan for horse racing in Ontario".

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Jack Darling's Blog

 

We need a "financial arrangement that allows for success."

July 2, 2013:


Our premier, Kathleen Wynne, has made it clear that she understands how important the horse racing industry is to Ontario, and has asked the panel to come up with a long term plan so that we have a su

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

Customer focus

June 25, 2013:


I have made it clear by now that I believe we need to hold ourselves as horse people at a higher level of accountability.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

"One product"

June 16, 2013:


I appreciate the feedback from the last post. It's encouraging to see that people were willing to speak their minds.

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Anthony MacDonald's Blog

 

"One pool"

June 9, 2013:


Does the recent Globe and Mail article or any rhetoric coming from the current Liberal government give those of us in horse racing any confidence in our industry’s future? No.

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Britt Kennedy's Blog

 

Dresden Raceway — Southwestern Ontario’s Little Saratoga

March 15, 2013:


Anyone from southwestern Ontario knows what I’m talking about when I preach of Dresden Raceway‘s charm.

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