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Woodbine, T-Bred Horsepeople Ink Deal

June 15, 2016:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario recently announced the signing of a contract that guarantees 133 dates of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack every year through the 2018 racing season....read on

Woodbine, Horsemen Reach Deal

September 12, 2014:

On Friday, September 12, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a joint release which states that the two organizations have reached a five-year deal which establishes minimum race dates and purses for the duration of the contract....read on

VA Schedule Stalemate Closes OTWs

February 3, 2014:

A contract dispute over the 2014 thoroughbred schedule at Colonial Downs has caused the closure of four off-track wagering locations....read on

Racing Survives In Maryland

August 7, 2012:

Penn National Gaming has agreed to a two-year contract extension to continue live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association....read on

Three-Week Simo. Extension Agreed On In Nevada

August 1, 2012:

It has been reported that a three-week 'cooling off' period has been implemented in order for a Nevada simulcasting disagreement to hopefully get resolved without impacting loyal horse racing punters that pump money into state racebooks....read on

Nevada Simulcast Punters To Be Shut Out?

July 31, 2012:

It has been reported that punters looking to wager on horse racing via simulcast in Nevada sports books could be shut out effective Wednesday, August 1 due to a contract dispute between sports book owners and a systems operator....read on

ATAQ, QJC Ink 15-Year Deal

April 5, 2012:

The Quebec horsemen’s association has aligned itself with the Quebec Jockey Club by agreeing by a wide margin to a requested 15-year contract with the non-profit racetrack operator...read on

Gural Inks 30-Year Lease For The Big M

December 20, 2011:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced two critical developments in his goal to establish a fully independent, privately operated horse racing industry in New Jersey...read on

Orgs. Must Have License By Jan. 1

December 20, 2011:

Following a period of public consultation, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the new rule requiring the licensing of horsepeople’s organizations will come into effect January 1, 2012, and is required where the organization is under contract with a racetrack operator in Ontario...read on

OHHA Announces District 8 Meeting

November 23, 2011:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association today (Wednesday, November 23) sent out a notice of meeting to its District 8 members...read on

Input Wanted On Proposed Rule Change

November 18, 2011:

At its meeting on October 25, 2011, the board of the Ontario Racing Commission considered a proposed rule change affecting the Rules of Racing in Ontario. Prior to approving directives for change, the ORC is seeking public input on the proposal...read on

Update: Roadblock For Big M Takeover?

October 18, 2011:

Jeff Gural's vision for the new Meadowlands Racetrack took a big step last week when the NJSEA gave him the green light for a new state-of-the-art grandstand. Although, the news he has received this week is probably enough for him to tear his hair out...read on

'Big M' Deal To Be Nullified?

August 8, 2011:

According to a report, two members of a union which represents workers at the Meadowlands Racetrack have asked a judge to nullify the contract which was reached between Jeff Gural and Local 137...read on

OLG Contracts Ratified

July 19, 2011:

On Sunday, July 17, Ontario Lottery and Gaming workers at Woodbine Racetrack and Sudbury Downs ratified new four-year contracts...read on

Vernon, Horsepeople Agree On Contract

April 18, 2011:

It has been reported that officials with Vernon Downs have reached a new deal with the horsepeople that...read on


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