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Industry Associations Make Joint Request To Premier Ford

May 12, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC), Ontario Racing (OR) and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) are working together on behalf of their memberships to ensure the Government of Ontario understands the critical status of the industry and requesting a return to racing in the near on

Premier Ford Visits Bax Stable

April 5, 2019:

John Bax has campaigned his share of famous horses over the years but on Wednesday the spotlight was on his stable for a different on

Horner Calls For Government Support

January 3, 2019:

Horsepeople in southwestern Ontario are being encouraged to contact their local MPPs and politicians of all levels to express a message of urgency regarding the future of harness racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Horseman Mark Horner is sharing his own letter, addressed to Premier Doug on

Ford On Hiawatha Slots Return

November 3, 2018:

Not only did Ontario Premier Doug Ford make good on his pre-election promise to bring slots back to racetracks that had them removed by the previous government, he's gone on record to state that his party will be in attendance to cut the ribbon when slots return to one Ontario on

Ajax Downs Slots Deal Announced

October 9, 2018:

It was announced this morning (Tuesday, Oct. 9) that a deal has been struck which will allow slot machine gaming to continue at Ajax Downs until at least on

Local Reaction To Kawartha Deal

October 8, 2018:

After negotiations stretched late into Saturday, Kawartha Downs and the Ontario government reached an agreement to keep the Fraserville racino on

Ford, PCs Elected In Ontario

June 7, 2018:

Doug Ford will be the new premier of Ontario after the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party won a majority of seats in the province's election on Thursday (June 7) on

Ford To Introduce Woodbine Motion

June 10, 2013:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has announced that he plans to introduce a motion which would see City Council revisit the idea of allowing Woodbine Racetrack to expand to a full on

Councillors Want To Vote On Woodbine Again

May 30, 2013:

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has been cited as saying that he would like City Council to revisit its decision to not allow gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack. "I’d re-open (the vote) as many times as it takes to make sure we get a casino (at Woodbine),” he was quoted as on

Cordish, WEG Officially Part Ways

February 6, 2013:

During the evening hours of Tuesday, February 5, numerous mainstream Toronto media outlets broke the news that the proposed and long-delayed Woodbine Live! expansion planned for Woodbine Racetrack is 'dead.' Although, the official parting of ways between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Cordish Company on the endeavour could prove to be a positive development for WEG in terms of actually landing its coveted 'integrated-resort' style gaming on

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