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Fort Erie Press Event Wednesday

September 24, 2014:

More details regarding the future of Fort Erie Race Track will be announced during a press event today (Wednesday, September 24)....read on

Horsemen Applaud Purse Bonuses

September 13, 2014:

Some of Ontario's top horsemen have offered comment on Friday's announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year's two-year-olds....read on

Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

September 12, 2014:

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

Sudbury Discussed In Legislature

July 25, 2014:

On Thursday, July 25, during the last sitting of the Ontario Legislature before its summer recess, Nickel Belt New Democratic Party MPP France Gelinas demanded that the provincial government include a key stipulation in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Request for Proposals for gaming companies that could potentially operate in the northern Ontario region....read on

Leal Named Ag Minister

June 25, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Association has issued a release stating that it is pleased with the announcement that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has named Jeff Leal as Minister of Agriculture and Food, taking over those duties from Wynne....read on

Kawartha Downs To Race In 2014

May 22, 2014:

After months of uncertainty regarding the future of horse racing at Kawartha Downs, owner Skip Ambrose has announced that live harness racing will take place at the Fraserville five-eighths mile track this summer....read on

Report On MPPs In Leamington

November 1, 2013:

Last week Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal visited Leamington Raceway. Accompanied by fellow Liberal Teresa Piruzza, representing Windsor West, Leal met with a group of approximately 50 horse people from the region....read on

Leal Expects KD To Race In 2014

August 26, 2013:

Ontario Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal has gone on the record as saying that he is confident there will be racing at Kawartha Downs in 2014....read on

Deal Keeps Kawartha Downs Alive

March 30, 2013:

A deal was reached late Friday night that will keep Kawartha Downs open for live harness racing through 2014....read on

Horwath Questions Wynne Over Layoffs

March 25, 2013:

On Monday, March 25 during Question Period in the Ontario Legislature, Andrea Horwath, leader of the province's New Democratic Party, questioned Premier Kathleen Wynne about the recent job losses at The Raceway at the Western Fair District in London, Ont....read on

MP Del Mastro Chastises Wynne's Government Over Kawartha Situation

March 13, 2013:

In a release issued Wednesday, March 13, Progressive Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro, who is from Peterborough, Ont. and is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has chastised Premier Kathleen Wynne's minority Ontario Government over the way it has allowed the situation at Kawartha Downs to unfold....read on

Leal: No KD Counter-Offer?

March 13, 2013:

According to MPP Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs for the Province of Ontario, the horse-racing transitional panel was willing to listen to a counter offer from Kawartha Downs owner/operator Harve...read on

Rally Planned At Kawartha Downs

March 12, 2013:

No Casino in The City is rallying at Kawartha Downs on Thursday at noon to lobby to keep the racetrack and slots in Cavan-Monaghan and out of Peterborough....read on

Will Liberals Listen To The People?

March 4, 2013:

According to Premier Kathleen Wynne, all municipalities will have a say in casino expansion and those that don't want one won't be forced to host one. Does that mean the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. will listen to the public, or just a municipality's elected officials?...read on

An Open Letter To Premier Wynne

February 28, 2013:

"Premier Wynne, your transition panel is designing a model for the horse racing industry that is unsustainable and will result in an industry that is represented by three to five racetracks attached to casinos and basically zero rural or economic benefits to the Province of Ontario."...read on


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