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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

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

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

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

Burgess Letter On Consultations

August 13, 2013:

After meeting with the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, Hall Of Famer and breeder-owner Robert Burgess has issued the following letter to the industry as a follow-up to his report in July....read on

GCGC, OLG Extend Slots Arrangement

July 31, 2013:

On Wednesday, July 31, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that its interim arrangements with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for the continued operation of OLG slot facilities at Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs have been extended to August 30, 2013....read on

MacDonald On Panel Discussions

July 22, 2013:

"We are being forced to go through a monumental change. We are being forced to look at the information as presented and work with our "new" partners. These are the same partners who left us for dead a year ago. Joining up for another go-around is a tough sell, but quite frankly the alternatives are few and far between."...read on

Leslie On Draft Plan Consultations

July 20, 2013:

OHRIA's Sue Leslie recently conducted an interview providing the horse racing industry with an update on OHRIA's response to the Transition Panel's draft plan....read on

Eaves: Taking Standardbred Racing Out Of GTA "Would Be A Mistake"

July 18, 2013:

"I think it would be a mistake to take live standardbred racing out of the Toronto market where the vast majority of people are. The draft plan didn't say that we thought it was a good idea. In fact, I think the plan went on to say it would be controversial. Fair enough, but I think that might have been a good reason to maybe not include it so definitively."...read on

Burgess Letter On Draft Plan

July 16, 2013:

"This opening statement as the Panel's basic and fundamental premise for their current analysis of the Ontario Racing Industry is itself both completely false and very misleading."...read on


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