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CTV Goes Off To The Races

March 2, 2013:

With the end of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Slots-At-Racetracks program looming March 31, Kitchener's CTV News has taken an in-depth look at the state of Ontario's horse racing industry in a special four-part series....read on

Snobelen On Overnight Purses

February 27, 2013:

In issuing a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday asking her to reinstate the slots-at-racetracks program, Hall of Famer Robert Burgess revealed that Ontario's overnight purse structure outside of Woodbine & Mohawk Racetracks could be "only ten million dollars" for 2013. That number came from Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel member John Snobelen....read on

COSA Groom Health Benefits Reminder

January 29, 2013:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association would like to remind grooms covered under its Health Benefits program that proof of eligibility must be filed annually....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Represented At Liberal Convention

January 25, 2013:

Braving the frigid winter temperatures, a crowd of horse racing representatives attended the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention on Friday at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (the old Maple Leaf Gardens) in Toronto to help the party delegates and candidates reconnect with Rural Ontario....read on

COSA On WEG-OMAFRA Deal

January 25, 2013:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has issued an official comment on the deal which has been reached between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs....read on

Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention Bus Schedule Notice

January 23, 2013:

The following notice has been updated for horsepeople seeking transportation to the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in Toronto this weekend (January 25 to 26)....read on

Drew’s Dream: A Presidenti​al Homebred

January 18, 2013:

David Drew grew up around horses on a farm, and he spent a lifetime racing standardbreds on the side, while working full-time at General Motors in Canada. Finally, 10 years into retirement, Drew is realizing a dream to not only race at the Meadowlands Racetrack, but to do it at the top level, and with a homebred....read on

COSA/OHHA Want Your Help

January 18, 2013:

The Liberal Leadership Convention will take place January 25, 26, and 27 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (the old Maple Leaf Gardens) in Toronto. The Candidates have expressed an interest in reconnecting with rural Ontario....read on

Standardbred Purse Decrease At WEG

January 3, 2013:

On Thursday, January 3, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued a joint press release announcing that there will be a reduction in purses ...read on

COSA AGM Wednesday

November 27, 2012:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association is holding its third Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, November 28....read on

COSA On Standardbred Group Meeting

November 9, 2012:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued a release Friday, Nov. 9 on the Standardbred stakeholder meetings held earlier this week regarding the OMAFRA Panel Report....read on

Standardbred Groups Meet

November 8, 2012:

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week (Nov. 6 and Nov. 8), representatives from Ontario's Standardbred horse groups held meetings to discuss a unified strategy for the standardbred industry as it pertains to the OMAFRA Panel Report....read on

COSA On OMAFRA Report

November 2, 2012:

On Friday, November 2, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a release in regard to the OMAFRA Panel' report on the provincial horse-racing industry's transitioning from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Mohawk Stall Apps Due August 15

August 10, 2012:

Stall applications for Mohawk Racetrack for the winter season are now available....read on

COSA Supports OHRIA Plan

August 3, 2012:

On Friday, August 3, the Board of Directors of the Central Ontario Standardbred Association announced that it supports the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association plan pertaining to the future of the sport in the province....read on


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