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OLG Tentative Agreements With KD, WFD

December 21, 2012:

On Friday, December 21, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that it has reached tentative lease agreements with the operators of Kawartha Downs and the Western Fair District for slots operations in the designated gaming areas of the respective raceways....read on

Update From Sue Leslie

December 21, 2012:

OHRIA President Sue Leslie was interviewed on The Motts today (December 21, 2012) to give an update on the horse racing and breeding industry’s ongoing challenges with the government regarding the industry’s future....read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario NDP Support

December 19, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association expressed in a news release on Thursday afternoon that it is applauding NDP MPP Taras Natyshak for taking a strong stand on behalf of his party to express support for the horse racing industry....read on

Natyshak: Keep Slots-At-Racetracks Program Until At Least 2014

December 18, 2012:

In a multi-pronged release, Ontario New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) has called on the Ontario Liberal Government to hold off on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, has called for 2014 municipal referendums on casino expansion, and has called for the highly successful slots-at-racetracks program to be continued until at least 2014....read on

The End Of An Era

December 15, 2012:

"What kind of industry with a board of directors scraps a hugely successful program worth $1.1 billion annually, and the industry behind it, in order to bolster the arm of the business losing $100 million?"...read on

System Fencing Feeling The Pinch

December 12, 2012:

Even though the slots-at-racetracks program is still a few months from coming to an end, tons of Ontario breeders, horsepeople and related businesses have already been decimated --- just ask Dwayne and Kevin Job of System Fencing Ltd....read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario PC's Gaming Industry Consultations

December 11, 2012:

On Tuesday, December 11, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association announced that it supports the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party's push to incorporate the provincial horse racing and breeding sector in any future gaming plans. OHRIA also announced that it is calling on the Ontario Liberal Government to follow through on its commitment to help develop a sustainable horse racing and breeding industry in the province....read on

OMAFRA Panel Members Discuss Report

December 3, 2012:

TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin conducted an interview with the three OMAFRA Panel members that penned the report to transition Ontario's Horse Racing Industry....read on

Hudak: Gov't Shouldn't Run Gaming

December 3, 2012:

While he didn't come out with a plan for Ontario horse racing today, provincial PC Leader Tim Hudak was clear in his belief that Ontario's government should not be in the business of operating business - including running the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Senate To Debate Sports Betting

November 27, 2012:

On Tuesday Canada's Senate will begin to debate Bill C-290, which could pave the way to legalize single-game sports betting....read on

Media Presses Hudak For His Position On Revenue Sharing

November 26, 2012:

During a recent interview, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak has stated that he is for racetrack gaming expansion instead of new casinos, and that he supports a revenue sharing arrangement. However, the opposition leader stopped short of commiting to what a Conservative Government would do if his party were to win an election in the near future....read on

A Tale Of Two Owners

November 17, 2012:

The Saturday edition of the Toronto Star profiles two Ontario owners adversely affected by the government's decision to cut the slots-at-racetracks program in 2013....read on

COSA On Standardbred Group Meeting

November 9, 2012:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) issued a release Friday, Nov. 9 on the Standardbred stakeholder meetings held earlier this week regarding the OMAFRA Panel Report....read on

ORC Announces Measures To Determine 2013 Race Dates

November 9, 2012:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced measures to begin the process of determining the 2013 race date schedule, and to facilitate the continuance of pari-mutuel wagering beginning January 1, 2013....read on

Royal Winter Fair Rally Cancelled

November 9, 2012:

Organizers behind the scheduled November 10 horsemen's rally outside of the main entrance of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair have announced that the rally has been cancelled....read on


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