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More On Ontario Funding Model

March 3, 2014:

Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) today released more details related to the $80 million annual funding under the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program (HRPFP)....read on

SBOA: Litigation Is Imminent

February 27, 2014:

On Thursday, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) issued the following letter to Deloitte Consulting, the consulting group currently engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) to study the economic impacts of the Racing/Breeding industry in Ontario....read on

Alliance Tracks Close To Deal

February 20, 2014:

"This is a unique-in-the-world agreement between eight tracks to share resources, coordinate schedules, to provide a consistent level of racing and purses year-round to the benefit of both the horsepersons of Ontario and also for the horseplayers, so that we'll be able to put a signal out around the world that's consistent good quality racing and a great product for people to wager on."...read on

Horwath, Wynne On Fort Erie

February 19, 2014:

According to a report, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath addressed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday (Feb. 18), where she stated, in part, that “The NDP has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Fort Erie since Day One” in regard to live horse racing and slot-machine gaming at Fort Erie Race Track....read on

Update On Hiawatha, Dresden

February 19, 2014:

Dresden Agricultural Society President Lucille Laprise and Hiawatha Horse Park operator Jim Henderson have been quoted in an article regarding the future of live horse racing at Dresden Raceway and the Hiawatha Horse Park....read on

OHRIA Issues Industry Update

February 18, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued an update to the horse racing industry late Tuesday afternoon. ...read on

List Of ON Stallions Now Available

February 11, 2014:

The list of stallions registered with the Ontario Standardbred Improvement Program for the 2014 breeding season is now available....read on

2014 OSS, HIP Program Details

February 7, 2014:

At its meeting of January 30, 2014, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission approved the 2014 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) as recommended by the industry stakeholders and Program staff....read on

Live Racing At Fort Erie In 2014

February 7, 2014:

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014....read on

SBOA To Discuss SARP Fallout

February 4, 2014:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association has announced that it will be hosting an important information session regarding the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Thibert Optimistic About Fort Erie

January 30, 2014:

Jim Thibert, the CEO of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, has said that he is “thinking much more positively than I have in a long time” in regard to the future of the historic Fort Erie Race Track for thoroughbreds....read on

ORC Orders Re-direction Of Purse Account Monies

January 13, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is moving forward to implement a provincial approach to purses, consistent with the five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan, and as recommended by the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel....read on

Expanded Innovation Summit Info.

January 4, 2014:

On Monday, December 16, 2013 industry representatives gathered at Flamboro Downs to exchange ideas on what the Ontario racing industry can do in the immediate to short term to better understand the racing customer and to grow revenues, attract fans and decrease costs....read on

Burgess Issues Letter To Wynne

December 20, 2013:

After receiving a letter from Premier Kathleen Wynne, owner Robert Burgess has replied to the Premier and Minister of Agriculture & Food....read on

Buchanan: Breeds Must Work Together

December 19, 2013:

Ontario Racing Commission Chair Elmer Buchanan has gone on the record as saying that the province’s three horse racing breeds must agree on a plan for the future or else the government will make a plan for them....read on


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