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Pettapiece Targets NDP On Horse Racing

November 19, 2013:

On Tuesday, November 19, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party issued a press release stating that the Ontario New Democratic Party has no credibility due to the fact that the Ontario NDP supported the Ontario Liberal Party when it decided to scrap the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Breeders On Confidence In Ont. Industry

November 19, 2013:

On the heels of this past weekend’s Forest City Yearling Sale, Ontario-based standardbred breeders Ann Straatman and Tammy McNiven have commented in regard to confidence in the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Pettapiece Meets McIntosh Bros.

November 15, 2013:

Randy Pettapiece, the Perth-Wellington MPP that serves as the PC critic for rural affairs and horse racing, was in LaSalle, Ont. on Thursday to discuss the state of the harness racing industry with two of the sport's top trainers....read on

Winrac Standing Pat With Building, Land

November 12, 2013:

Winrac Development President Pat Soulliere has been quoted as saying that the company currently has no plans to sell Windsor Raceway or the land it sits on....read on

Hudak, Pettapiece Comment On PC's Five-Part Plan For Racing

November 8, 2013:

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and MPP Randy Pettapiece addressed the media on Friday after the Party unveiled its five-point plan to save Ontario's horse racing industry....read on

Burgess Replies To Star Article

November 4, 2013:

Owner Robert Burgess has replied to the recent article in the Toronto Star by issuing letters to the editor of the newspaper as well as the writer of the feature story....read on

Horwath: NDP Would Reinstate SARP

October 31, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 30, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath stated that her party would reinstate the Slots-at-Racetracks Program if it wins the next election....read on

Eaves Issues Letter To Toronto Star

October 30, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 30, Woodbine Entertainment Group President and CEO Nick Eaves penned a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star in response to an article the publication ran this past weekend....read on

Vaughan Ratifies Casino Decision

October 30, 2013:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, October 29, Vaughan City Council ratified its previous decision to not allow a casino to be built within its borders....read on

Hudak’s Open Letter To Wynne

October 30, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 30, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak penned an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne outlining his party's course of action for the Fort Erie Race Track and the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Ontario Horse Racing In The News

October 28, 2013:

A story which was run in the Toronto media this past weekend regarding horse racing has garnered a response from the New Democratic Party in the Ontario Legislature and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)....read on

FELRC Warming Up To Festival Concept

October 25, 2013:

After having met with John Snobelen and Ontario’s Horse Racing Transition Panel, there is some newfound optimism that festival-style thoroughbred meets at the Fort Erie Race Track could be a possibility for the future of the border oval....read on

Snobelen Comments On Fort Erie

October 18, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 16, Ontario Horse Racing Transition Panel member John Snobelen told The Niagara Falls Review that the panel sees the Fort Erie Race Track for thoroughbreds as “part of the future of racing in Ontario,” but in a reduced form....read on

Vaughan Councillors Vote Against Casino

October 16, 2013:

On Tuesday, October 16, Councillors in Vaughan voted 5-4 in favour of not pursing a casino in the city....read on

Burgess: Plan "A Very Sad Result"

October 16, 2013:

"I respect Ms. Wynne's energy and enthusiasm and her seemingly sincere attempt to save racing in Ontario. However, with this new plan she has failed abjectly unless there is another shoe to drop."...read on


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