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New Funding Programs Announced

November 30, 2013:

To prepare for the implementation of the new five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan to help Ontario’s horse racing industry, the government of Ontario is making available new funding that will assist the industry to develop business plans and marketing strategies....read on

Audit Document Request Denied

November 21, 2013:

A freedom of information request, recently filed by the Toronto Star to uncover audits received by the government pertaining to Ontario's horse racing industry, has been denied by the Ministry of Finance....read on

Motion To Reinstate SARP Carried

November 20, 2013:

The Ontario New Democratic Party's motion calling for the reinstatement of the Slots-At-Racetracks Program was carried in a 45-38 vote by the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, November 20....read on

Ont. PCs Want Support For Their Plan

November 20, 2013:

On Wednesday, November 20 in the Ontario Legislature, Randy Pettapiece, the Ontario PC Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing, called on Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario New Democratic Party to “get on board” with the PC’s five-point plan for the provincial horse racing industry....read on

Horwath To Table Non-Binding Motion

November 20, 2013:

The Ontario New Democratic Party has announced that it will table an Opposition Day motion at Queen’s Park today (Wednesday, November 20) calling for the reinstatement of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

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

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

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


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