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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

OHHA Response To Five-Year Plan

October 16, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 16, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued its response to the recently announced five-year plan for the province’s horse racing industry....read on

More Reaction To Ontario Racing's Five-Year Plan

October 15, 2013:

Mainstream media outlets have given last week’s Ontario horse racing announcement plenty of ink, and transition panel member John Snobelen has also penned a column on the announcement over the course of the weekend....read on

OLG Research On Integrating Racing

October 12, 2013:

While the details on how the province of Ontario's five-year plan with horse racing will integrate with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. are far from solidified, the province's gaming regulator has published preliminary research into its strategy for horse racing and gaming....read on

Responses To Ontario’s Five-Year Plan

October 11, 2013:

Responses to the five-year transitional plan for the Ontario Horse racing industry are continuing to be issued. The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario (SBOA) have released a response as well as Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. and the Ontario NDP Party....read on

Wynne Discusses Five-Year Plan

October 11, 2013:

On Friday, October 11 at Grand River Raceway, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announced the highly anticipated five-year plan for a sustainable horse racing industry in the province. Wynne addressed the media during the presentation and fielded questions regarding the plan and the future of the industry....read on

Five-Year Plan For Ontario Racing

October 11, 2013:

Ontario has released a five-year plan for a "sustainable horse racing industry in the province" based on the final Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report....read on

Premier Wynne To Unveil Plan For Horse Racing At Grand River

October 9, 2013:

Trot Insider has learned that Premier Kathleen Wynne will be at Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont., on Friday, October 11 to release the long-awaited plan for Ontario's horse racing industry....read on

Connect With Premier Wynne

September 27, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting the province to connect with her this weekend through what's being referred to as an "innovative platform consultation process."...read on

How Long Can Hiawatha Survive?

September 26, 2013:

Saturday, September 28 is the final race date of the year at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park, and the track’s owner, Jim Henderson, has said that he is unsure how much longer the raceway can stay open....read on

Concerns For Ontario's Breeders

September 26, 2013:

On Thursday, September 26, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association sent out a release which stated that even though Standardbred Canada’s recent 2013 Canadian Yearling Sale showed an average increase of nearly 22 per cent over the 2012 sale, participants in all facets of the industry still face more questions than answers regarding the future of the provincial industry....read on

OHRIA: Horse Racing Industry Job Losses Double That Of Blackberry

September 24, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 24, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release which states that the job losses caused by the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks Program are more than double the expected worldwide job losses of Blackberry....read on

Hatfield: Bring Slots Back To WR

September 23, 2013:

On Monday, September 23 in the Ontario Legislature, Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP Percy Hatfield asked Premier Kathleen Wynne to release the revenue numbers for Caesars Windsor and to bring slot-machine gaming back to the now-defunct Windsor Raceway....read on

Ont. Racing Discussed In Question Period

September 16, 2013:

On Monday, September 16 during Question Period in the Ontario Legislature, Premier Kathleen Wynne defended the Ontario Liberals’ course of action in regard to the future of the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

Panel Comments On Price Tag

September 13, 2013:

The three members of Ontario's Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel -- Elmer Buchanan, John Snobelen and John Wilkinson -- have commented on a report from MPP Randy Pettapiece that detailed the wages and expenses allotted to the three government-appointed consultants....read on


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