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"Time To Take The Gloves Off"

October 31, 2012:

"I didn't like the tone of this report. Instead of an independent, open minded panel working with our industry to develop ways to save and even improve the horse racing business, they sounded like unfriendly government representatives dictating to us."...read on

Western Fair On OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

The Western Fair District is the most recent racetrack operator to issue a statement regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report on transitioning the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Fury In Fort Erie Over OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

Jim Thibert, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO, did not mince words in coming to a conclusion about the OMAFRA Panel's report on the transitioning of the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program. Also, Fort Erie's Liberal MPP Kim Craitor has commented on the report, which, in addition to the provincial standardbred industry, has sent shock waves through Fort Erie....read on

WEG Comments On OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group was the second racing operator to respond to the OMAFRA Panel's transition report for the Ontario horse-racing industry on Wednesday, stating that WEG is "pleased that the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has reaffirmed that a vibrant, world-class horse-racing industry requires a strong partnership between the industry and Government."...read on

Hanover Responds To OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

On Wednesday, October 31, Hanover Raceway General Manager Gord Dougan issued an open letter to the Ontario horse-racing industry in regard to OMAFRA Panel's transition report which was recently submitted to provincial government....read on

Government Taking Steps With Racing Resolution

October 30, 2012:

Dennis Mills, Racing Future Inc. stated today in response on the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel "We understand that the next 30 days will be the most important month in the history of Ontario horse racing."...read on

OMAFRA Report Released

October 30, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 30, the long-anticipated OMAFRA Panel Report on the transition of the Ontario horse racing industry from the Slots-At-Racetracks program was released to the horse racing industry....read on

"Premier, Why Are You Walking Away?"

September 11, 2012:

"I ran the largest racetrack operation in the world for Frank Stronach for eight years. I know a little something about what casinos want. There's no casino operator in the world that's going to take only 20 per cent for investing and putting up a casino in downtown Toronto. Those casinos will want at least 30 per cent."...read on

OHRIA Looking For Answers

September 10, 2012:

With the conclusion of the CTHS Yearling Sales this past weekend, OHRIA would like to express that it recognizes the devastation that is being caused to the breeding industry in Ontario due to the crisis that has been inflicted by government with the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Breeders Lose, Who Wins?

September 1, 2012:

The question on the minds of many in horse racing as the calendar turns to September is just what will be the impact on Ontario's horse breeders with 2012 yearlings, clearly the immediate losers as a result of the OLG-Liberal modernization strategy that's ending the province's much-heralded slots-at-racetracks program in March 2013....read on

OMAFRA Panel Responds To Questions About OSS & HIP Programs

August 30, 2012:

As standardbred yearlings get set to sell at auctions across North America a number of questions are still being asked about the future of the much-heralded Ontario Sires Stakes program....read on

McMeekin Comments On Racing's Future

August 28, 2012:

The slots-at-racetracks program won’t be resurrected, Minister of Agriculture Ted McMeekin said Monday, but he’s hopeful there will be a better way forward after the horse racing industry transition panel submits its final report....read on

OMAFRA Interim Report Released; OHRIA Issues Response

August 24, 2012:

On August 24, Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, released the following statement on the status of consultations being led by the horse racing transition panel....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on

2012 SIP Criteria Book Now Available

January 6, 2012:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Horse Improvement Program has published the 2012 Program Criteria Book for the Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP), which includes the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program and the Ontario Resident Mare Program (ORMP)...read on


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