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Update On Transition Panel Report

June 25, 2013:

This past Friday, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel met with select industry representatives and Ontario government officials for a preview of the Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario....read on

Wynne Addresses Ontario Horse Racing

June 17, 2013:

In her capacity as Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food, Kathleen Wynne issued a letter addressed to Ontario's horse racing industry late Monday afternoon....read on

OFA: Wynne Must Pick Up The Pace

June 17, 2013:

Stating that the provincial government needs "to step up and take action instead of producing reports," the President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to take action now to help sustain Ontario's horse racing industry, an "important industry that supports farmers, businesses and rural communities, and returns substantial revenue and tax dollars to Queen’s Park"....read on

Track Funding Details Released

June 16, 2013:

The government of Ontario has signed agreements for transition funding with 12 racetracks for the 2013-2014 racing season....read on

HIP Program Extended; Consultations To Begin

June 14, 2013:

On Friday, June 14, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that the Ontario Government is extending its support of the Horse Improvement Program into 2015 to encourage the breeding of quality Ontario racehorses....read on

Can WEG Still Get A Casino?

June 11, 2013:

After last week's surprising turn of events that placed Rideau Carleton Raceway back into the race as the preferred spot for casino expansion in Ottawa, questions continue to swirl around whether Woodbine Racetrack is completely out of the race for full casino expansion in Toronto....read on

Report: OLG Payments To Tracks

June 3, 2013:

A report by The Globe and Mail has stated some details regarding payments from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to Ontario racetracks....read on

McNaughton, Skelly Address Media At Flamboro

May 31, 2013:

Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton and PC candidate Donna Skelly addressed the media outside of Flamboro Downs on Friday (May 31). McNaughton, while speaking of the PC plan for horse racing and gaming in Ontario, said that his party would put an end to the OLG's "empire-building plan" for 29 casinos across the province....read on

GCGC-OLG Extend Interim Arrangements

May 30, 2013:

On Wednesday, May 29, the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. announced that its interim arrangements with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for the continued operation of OLG slot facilities at Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs have been extended to June 28, 2013....read on

Could Windsor Race Again?

May 25, 2013:

Reports out of Windsor indicate that the owners of the now-shuttered Windsor Raceway are not necessarily counting out racing again at the Essex County five-eighths mile oval....read on

GCGC Has Transitional Funding Deals

May 24, 2013:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) announced Friday that it has signed definitive agreements with the Government of Ontario for horse racing transition funding....read on

Wynne, Godfrey Disagreed On Racing

May 22, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has publicly stated two of the reasons why Paul Godfrey was removed as the chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and a difference in how each individual envisioned the future of horse racing in the province played a major role....read on

Bringing Racing Back Into OLG

May 22, 2013:

While the interview was taped just hours prior to Thursday's bombshell announcement that Paul Godfrey had been fired as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the discussion between host Norm Borg and John Snobelen is just as relevant. In fact, the argument could be made that horse racing's chances to access different revenue streams within a re-integration plan with the OLG as outlined by the OMAFRA Panel and mandated by the Premier are now better than ever....read on

Comparing SARP To Resort Casinos

May 21, 2013:

Steve Buist of The Hamilton Spectator has written an article that compares the financial productivity of Ontario's destination casinos to the former slots-at-racetracks program. His report finds that four of the resort-casinos have lost a combined $360 million in the last six years. On the other hand, Ontario's 17 racinos and six smaller charity casinos returned $5.6 billion in profits over the last six fiscal years....read on

Perkins On Godfrey's Exit From OLG

May 18, 2013:

Toronto Star columnist Dave Perkins sounds off on Thursday's announcement that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Chairman Paul Godfrey was fired in his latest sports column....read on


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