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Western Fair Supports Funding Plan

December 2, 2016:

The following is a letter sent by Western Fair Association’s President and CEO Hugh Mitchell to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirming his support, as well as Western Fair's, for the ministry’s long-term Government funding plan and encouragement to proceed with its implementation....read on

Alliance Wagering Exceeds Expectations

April 13, 2016:

The Standardbred Alliance acknowledged Wednesday that its customer-driven focus is responsible for strong wagering results the racetrack association achieved in its second year....read on

Record Month For The Raceway

February 1, 2016:

The Raceway at Western Fair District kicked off 2016 on a high note, recording the highest single-month wagering total in the track’s history....read on

The Raceway Donates To Classy Lane

January 18, 2016:

The Raceway at Western Fair District has announced it will be making a $5,000 donation to aid the victims of the Classy Lane barn fire....read on

Music Festival At Western Fair

December 17, 2015:

Budweiser Gardens, Live Nation, London Music Hall and Western Fair District announced the launch of a new, two-day, country music experience, Trackside Music Festival, coming to London July 1 – 2, 2016....read on

Woodbine Adds Two Directors

August 19, 2015:

On Wednesday, August 19, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that it has added two members to its Board of Directors....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

Transformational Change

May 24, 2015:

"We all need to set aside our own individual interests and focus on what's in the best interest of the overall industry for us to be successful. If we take this approach with discipline, the chances of our own interests eventually being served are infinitely greater."....read on

Alliance Shows Handle Growth In 2014

January 6, 2015:

On Tuesday, January 6 the Standardbred Alliance announced that overall wagering and average per-race handle on Standardbred racing showed strong growth in 2014....read on

Historic Night At WFD

April 1, 2014:

The first race of the newly formed Ontario Standardbred Racing Alliance took place on Tuesday night at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ontario....read on

Alliance Tracks Applaud Racing Plan

April 1, 2014:

The Ontario Standardbred Alliance (Alliance) today expressed its strong support for the Horse Racing Partnership Plan announced by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF)....read on

Comments On Ontario Funding

April 1, 2014:

Some of Ontario's horse racing participants have offered their comments in light of the Provincial Government’s Monday funding announcement....read on

Report: Deal To Be Signed This Week

March 13, 2014:

It has been reported that the Ontario Racing Commission and eight standardbred racetracks in the province will sign a five-year deal this week....read on

More Reaction To Ontario Racing's Five-Year Plan

October 15, 2013:

Mainstream media outlets have given last week’s Ontario horse racing announcement plenty of ink, and transition panel member John Snobelen has also penned a column on the announcement over the course of the weekend....read on

WFD Responds To Wynne's Announcement

March 11, 2013:

On Monday, Western Fair District issued a response to Premier Kathleen Wynne's announcement on the future of horse racing in Ontario....read on


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