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WFD To Announce Gaming Partner?

February 25, 2013:

"We are very close to one. Not one that we can publicize yet, there's still some work to be done, but we're very close."...read on

Flamboro Deals Imminent?

February 20, 2013:

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. and Flamboro Downs are reportedly "extremely close" to signing a lease agreement, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs horse racing transition panel....read on

Can Wynne Sway Rural Ontario?

February 20, 2013:

As the province's new Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Kathleen Wynne has made it clear she and the Liberal Party need to reconnect with rural Ontario in order to stay in power. According to an award-winning writer with a PhD in economics, it can be done by stopping the OLG modernization strategy and maintaining the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Wynne Speaks On Horse Racing

February 15, 2013:

Kathleen Wynne officially addressed the province's horse racing industry in her capacity as Ontario's Premier on Thursday....read on

OMAFRA Update; OHRIA Responds

February 14, 2013:

"I can't speak for our Board, I can only speak for me, we are getting very, very close to the point of losing our industry and I think we have to take whatever measures are necessary and spend whatever money is necessary to make that our Government clearly understands there is no more time."...read on

WEG Announces Restructuring

February 13, 2013:

On Wednesday, February 13, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that it has undertaken a "significant restructuring of its operating model" after a large, unspecified amount of its employees were let go earlier in the day....read on

Wynne Sworn In As Ontario Premier

February 11, 2013:

On Monday, February 11, Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne was officially sworn in as Premier of Ontario during a ceremony at the provincial Legislature where she announced her executive council....read on

OSS Sustaining Payments Due March 15

February 11, 2013:

The Ontario Racing Commission announced today that the three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) sustaining payment of $700 will be due on March 15, 2013....read on

ORC: $30 Million For Ontario's Horse Improvement Program

February 8, 2013:

Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced today that planning and implementation of the 2013 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) is moving forward....read on

Natyshak: NDP Will Invest In Racing

February 7, 2013:

"We believe as a party that the expansion of gaming in the province is not a way to balance the books. We have a government that has absolutely failed in terms of economic stability -- they've wasted billions of dollars and now their looking to return that revenue through the misfortune of others on slot machines. It's not going to happen. It can't happen....read on

Ontario Breeders Concerned

February 7, 2013:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group received some good news when it reached its tentative agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Although that deal helps a couple of Ontario racetracks, it does not help the breeders in the province much at all....read 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 expansion....read on

OLG/GRR Tentative Lease Agreement

February 5, 2013:

On Tuesday, February 5, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a news release stating that it has reached a lease agreement, in principal, with the Grand River Agricultural Society regarding the OLG’s slot-machine operations at Grand River Raceway....read on

MPP: 'It’s Up To Wynne To Save Racing'

January 29, 2013:

On Monday, January 29, Donna Skelly, PC candidate for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, hosted a town-hall meeting at the Dutch Mill Restaurant to discuss important, current agricultural issues facing the residents of her community....read on

Liberals Admit Mistake On Horse Racing

January 29, 2013:

The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ted McMeekin, has finally come clean to the horse racing industry that the Liberals made a mistake by rushing the decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP)....read on


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