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Natyshak To Introduce Motion; OHRIA Responds

March 15, 2013:

“Vocal casino opponents in Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and elsewhere are seeing their voices drowned out by wealthy corporate casino lobbyists. Families and businesses involved in horse racing are witnessing their once-thriving industry gutted to make way for private casinos, with no thought being given to the thousands of Ontarians who depend on horse racing for their livelihoods.”...read on

Rally Held At Kawartha Downs

March 14, 2013:

Members from the horse racing industry along with a Peterborough group No Casino In The City united for a rally at Kawartha Downs on Thursday afternoon to lobby to keep racing and the slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Hudak Presents PC Path For Ontario Horse Racing; OHRIA Responds

March 14, 2013:

On Thursday, March 14, PC Leader Tim Hudak will formally present his white paper on agriculture and rural Ontario in Guelph, Ont., with part of that paper outlining his party's vision for the future of horse racing in the province....read on

MP Del Mastro Chastises Wynne's Government Over Kawartha Situation

March 13, 2013:

In a release issued Wednesday, March 13, Progressive Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, who is from Peterborough, Ont. and is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has chastised Premier Kathleen Wynne's minority Ontario Government over the way it has allowed the situation at Kawartha Downs to unfold....read on

Leal: No KD Counter-Offer?

March 13, 2013:

According to MPP Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs for the Province of Ontario, the horse-racing transitional panel was willing to listen to a counter offer from Kawartha Downs owner/operator Harve...read on

Leslie On OLG Re-Integration: "It's A Great First Step"

March 13, 2013:

"I don't think it's a smokescreen. Naturally we've got concerns about the specifics about what that's going to mean because that hasn't been clarified yet."...read on

Rally Planned At Kawartha Downs

March 12, 2013:

No Casino in The City is rallying at Kawartha Downs on Thursday at noon to lobby to keep the racetrack and slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Future Of Dresden Uncertain

March 12, 2013:

“We're still hoping something at the eleventh hour comes through and actually saves racing because with so many jobs and lives at stake you just kind of hope that it's going to go (ahead).”...read on

Horse Racing Front & Centre In Media

March 12, 2013:

Fallout from both Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's provincial gaming announcement and horse-racing transition-related news continues to hit the mainstream press, as stories regarding no less than four different Ontario racetracks have been front and center over the past couple of days....read on

Racing Over At Kawartha Downs

March 11, 2013:

After 40 years of harness racing, Peterborough, Ont.-area racetrack Kawartha Downs will finish hosting racing at the end of this month....read on

WFD Responds To Wynne's Announcement

March 11, 2013:

On Monday, Western Fair District issued a response to Premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement on the future of horse racing in Ontario....read on

McNaughton: No Celebrations For Racing

March 11, 2013:

Today, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex PC MPP Monte McNaughton responded to what he calls "recent back-patting government announcements" stating that there will be horse racing in Ontario this year....read on

Some Skepticism After Positive News

March 11, 2013:

“What does a sustainable horse racing industry mean, given what’s happened in the last year?”...read on

TVO Covers Racing Announcement

March 11, 2013:

On Monday, March 11, John Snobelen and Dennis Mills sat down with Steve Paikin during a webcast segment for TVO's The Agenda to discuss Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's recent announcement pertaining to the provincial horse-racing industry. Paikin asked the duo questions that were emailed in from viewers, and both Snobelen and Mills were more than willing to get right to the nitty gritty of the massive topic....read on

GCGC Reaches Tentative Lease Agreements

March 9, 2013:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) announced Saturday that it has entered into letters of intent with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the continuation of slot operations at each of the company's Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs racetrack facilities....read on


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