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The Weekend's Ontario Gaming News

January 28, 2013:

With the O'Brien Awards, horse-racing's presence at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention and Kathleen Wynne becoming the province's next Premier, there were clearly a lot of Ontario racing-related happenings this past weekend. Now for the news stories that may have fallen through the cracks....read on

NHA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 27, 2013:

The Northern Horsemen’s Association (NHA) has issued an official comment on the deal that was reached between the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced last Wednesday....read on

Wynne Is Ontario's New Premier

January 27, 2013:

On Saturday, Kathleen Wynne was elected to lead the Ontario Liberal party and on Sunday as the Premier of Ontario she promised to transform the party and build a better province....read on

Perkins: Liberal "Band-Aid Is No Cure For Horse Racing"

January 26, 2013:

"Remember this number: 20 per cent of a successful relationship is too much for horse types, but 47 per cent for bingo owners is just right. Smart kids will be asking for bingo licences for Christmas."...read on

Ontario Horse Racing Represented At Liberal Convention

January 25, 2013:

Braving the frigid winter temperatures, a crowd of horse racing representatives attended the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention on Friday at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (the old Maple Leaf Gardens) in Toronto to help the party delegates and candidates reconnect with Rural Ontario....read on

COSA On WEG-OMAFRA Deal

January 25, 2013:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has issued an official comment on the deal which has been reached between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs....read on

Many Questions Remain For Ontario Horse Racing

January 25, 2013:

Thursday's press conference by the Woodbine Entertainment Group got the word out about 2013 race dates and overnight purses on the WEG circuit, and the fact that the North America Cup will be contested, although many questions pertaining to the WEG itself and other Ontario racetrack remain unanswered....read on

Expanded WEG Announcement Coverage

January 24, 2013:

At a press conference on Jan. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack, more details were revealed surrounding the future of horse racing at Woodbine and Mohawk, and the greater future for the sport in Ontario, and Trot Insider has quotes from Ted McMeekin, Jim Lawson and Nick Eaves....read on

Details Of 2013 WEG Racing Season

January 24, 2013:

Coinciding with the Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thursday, January 24 press conference regarding its agreement in principle with the Ontario Government's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs that ensures the continuation of live horse racing at Mohawk Racetrack and Woodbine Racetrack for the next two years, WEG has issued a release with some details for its planned racing activities for the near future....read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 23, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a press release on Wednesday evening commenting on the Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group's announcement that a deal has been reached to ensure racing continues at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years....read on

Dougan On Hanover-OLG Agreement

January 23, 2013:

Gord Dougan, General Manager of Hanover Raceway, has commented on the announcement that the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. has reached an agreement in principle with the Hanover Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society to continue to host the slots at Hanover Raceway....read on

OLG Reaches Agreements With 10 Tracks

January 23, 2013:

On Wednesday, January 23, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a press release which stated that it has reached lease agreements in principle for its slots operations at a total of 10 provincial racetracks....read on

Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention Bus Schedule Notice

January 23, 2013:

The following notice has been updated for horsepeople seeking transportation to the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in Toronto this weekend (January 25 to 26)....read on

OMAFRA-WEG Deal Reached; ORC Moves To OMAFRA

January 23, 2013:

According to releases sent out by both the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Woodbine Entertainment Group, a deal has been reached between the two parties pertaining to live racing at Woodbine Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Kawartha Bus To Ont. Liberal Convention

January 21, 2013:

Bus transportation has been organized for this Friday, January 25, from Kawartha Downs, to transport people to the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in Toronto....read on


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