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WEG Submits Race Date Change

September 12, 2013:

Prior to considering the application, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating for public input the proposed change received from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to change its approved calendar of Standardbred race dates at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Melnyk Fires Verbal Shots At Rideau

September 11, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 11, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who recently lost out to Rideau Carleton Raceway in the controversial Ottawa casino expansion issue, took to Toronto airwaves and fired off a series of shots directed at the five-eighths-mile harness racetrack....read on

Wynne Sends Letter To Panel

September 11, 2013:

On September 10, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food -- as well as the province's Premier -- Kathleen Wynne issued a letter to the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel asking for a five-year-plan for Ontario's horse racing industry....read on

Vaughan Casino Roundtable Scheduled

September 10, 2013:

It has been reported that on September 25, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. President and CEO Rod Phillips will be taking part in a roundtable discussion regarding potential casino expansion in the city of Vaughan....read on

The Silence Is Deafening

September 5, 2013:

"Everyday we hesitate is another day someone can't afford their mortgage, or car payment or decides to get out of this industry."...read on

Ottawa Council Passes RCR Motion

August 28, 2013:

After having passed committee earlier this week, Ottawa City Council on Wednesday, August 28 voted 17-6 in favour of a motion to make the Rideau Carleton Raceway the only possible location in the area for expansion of casino gaming....read on

Leal Expects KD To Race In 2014

August 26, 2013:

Ontario Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal has gone on the record as saying that he is confident there will be racing at Kawartha Downs in 2014....read on

Ottawa Committee Backs RCR As Only Gaming Location

August 26, 2013:

The Ottawa Business Journal has reported that during its meeting on Monday, August 26, Ottawa City Council's Finance and Economic Development Committee voted in support of making the Rideau Carleton Raceway the only location in the Ottawa area that gaming expansion will be accepted....read on

Ottawa Committee To Discuss Zones

August 20, 2013:

The Ottawa Citizen has reported that part of Ottawa City Council's finance committee meeting scheduled for next week will be dedicated to debate on the ongoing gaming-zone issue in the Ottawa area....read on

Fort Erie Issues Termination Notices

August 20, 2013:

It has been reported that all of the 130 employees of the Fort Erie Race Track have been handed termination notices, even though the historic thoroughbred raceway still has multiple race dates left on its current meet....read on

Ont. Auditor General Reps In Sarnia

August 20, 2013:

It has been reported that members of the Ontario Auditor General's office are in Sarnia today as part of the probe into the provincial government's decision to remove slot machines from various raceways and the ultimate termination of the Slots at Racetracks program....read on

Dresden Stabling Standoff Coming?

August 16, 2013:

According to a report out of southwestern Ontario, at least some horsepeople currently stabled at Dresden Raceway have stated that they are not going to relocate their stock from stalls at the track in September even though they have already been given an eviction notice by Winrac Development, Inc....read on

OHRIA Response To Ontario Horse Racing Transitional Panel

August 16, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has responded to the proposals put forward by the Transition Panel’s Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario with what they consider "a more workable approach to moving the Industry forward."...read on

McNaughton Statement On Ont. Racing

August 15, 2013:

On Thursday, August 15, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex PC MPP Monte McNaughton issued a media statement regarding the ongoing situation in the Ontario horse-racing industry....read on

Soulliere Comments On Dresden

August 14, 2013:

Pat Soulliere, president of Winrac Development Inc., has gone on the record in regard to stabling at Dresden Raceway and whether or not there will be live harness racing at the half-mile oval in 2014....read on


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