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COSA/OHHA Want Your Help

January 18, 2013:

The Liberal Leadership Convention will take place January 25, 26, and 27 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (the old Maple Leaf Gardens) in Toronto. The Candidates have expressed an interest in reconnecting with rural Ontario....read on

Support Ontario Horse Racing At Liberal Leadership Convention

January 10, 2013:

As the Liberal Party will elect its next leader amid pledges to reconnect with Rural Ontario, Ontario horse racing is urged to show support for the industry at the 2013 Liberal leadership convention....read on

CTV Covers Racing Crisis

January 9, 2013:

"We contribute over $2 billion per year in economic activity in Ontario and we're sitting less than three months away from virtually shutting down and putting all those people out of work, all these families in jeopardy, to have someone else do what we're already doing."...read on

"What Is Happening Now Is Scary"

January 5, 2013:

“It has begun to affect us — there is now so much uncertainty in the industry.”...read on

Ontario Stallion Deadline Reminder

January 4, 2013:

Application forms for stallions registering with Ontario's Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2013 breeding season were mailed in December....read on

Exclusive: The Ugly Truth Behind The OLG Bingo Expansion

January 3, 2013:

Trot Magazine editor Darryl Kaplan offers his take on the truth behind the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's Modernization strategy and bingo expansion plan....read on

OHRIA To Liberal Candidates: Commit To Ontario Horse Racing

January 3, 2013:

On Thursday, January 3, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association sent out a press release indicating that it has sent a letter to each of the Ontario Liberal Leadership candidates asking them to support specific measures to protect Ontario horse racing....read on

Ont. Liberal Leadership Candidates Comment On Horse Racing

January 3, 2013:

As the calendar creeps closer to the Ontario Liberal Party's 2013 Leadership Convention (January 25 - 27), several of the candidates looking to replace outgoing Premier Dalton McGuinty have gone on the record once again regarding how they would deal with the province's now-precarious horse-racing industry....read on

Standardbred Purse Decrease At WEG

January 3, 2013:

On Thursday, January 3, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued a joint press release announcing that there will be a reduction in purses ...read on

Two Public Casino Meetings Set

December 29, 2012:

The City of Hamilton will host two public information meetings mid-January with discussions focusing on whether a casino would be welcome by residents and how to keep Flamboro Downs and the local horse racing industry operating....read on

Western Fair Announces Purse Decrease

December 28, 2012:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced that a purse decrease will come into effect in January of 2013....read on

ESPN Discusses Ontario Racing Crisis

December 28, 2012:

As the clock ticks down to April 1, 2013, ongoing talk of the end of the slots-at-racetracks program and the massive impact it will have on the Ontario horse racing industry has become so commonplace in the provincial media to the point where it almost seems like part of the furniture....read on

OHRIA To Ont. Liberal Leadership Candidates: Stand Up For Horse Racing

December 27, 2012:

On Thursday, December 27, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release calling on the Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidates to stand up for the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

Racing Up Against Casino Operators?

December 23, 2012:

"Maybe we're being looked upon as competition that has to be eliminated for MGM or Caesar's to come in and run the type of businesses that they run."...read on

Liberal Leadership Candidates On Safeguarding Horse Racing

December 22, 2012:

The future of the industry, and of the 55,000 full-time and part-time jobs that it provides primarily in rural Ontario, has been thrown into question by the McGuinty government's abrupt decision earlier this year to withdraw slot machines from the province's racetracks....read on


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