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Ontario Getting $12 Million Bonus?

October 28, 2014:

A letter issued by the Ontario Racing Commission on Tuesday states that the province's Standardbred racing industry is about to get a substantial infusion to its program....read on

Truro Racino Concept Dismissed

August 30, 2014:

Horsemen at Truro Raceway wishing to have a racino concept supported by local government were met with a less than enthusiastic response....read on

Snobelen Responds To Pettapiece

April 30, 2014:

Ontario Horse Racing's John Snobelen has issued a statement in response to MPP Randy Pettapiece's request for clarification on breeder support from Premier Kathleen Wynne....read on

Pettapiece: Breeders Want Answers

April 29, 2014:

In an open letter issued Tuesday to Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPP Randy Pettapiece urged the province's Premier to explain why it appears that Standardbred breeders are the only group excluded by the announced government support programs....read on

End Of Racing In Saskatchewan?

April 11, 2014:

Yorkton Exhibition Association General Manager Shaun Morin has called on supporters of Saskatchewan harness racing to contact their Member of Legislative Assembly to voice their concerns over the Province’s lack of support for the standardbred industry....read on

McNaughton Issues Letter, Re: Dresden

March 14, 2014:

On Friday, March 14, MPP Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex) issued a letter to Ontario Racing Commission Chair Elmer Buchanan in which he reiterated his support for the Dresden Agricultural Society’s application for 2014 race dates at Dresden Raceway....read on

OHR Announces Breeder Support

March 12, 2014:

In a letter issued to Premier Kathleen Wynne on March 11, 2014, John Snobelen of Ontario Horse Racing announced support programs for thoroughbred and quarter-horse breeders....read on

Burgess Responds To Snobelen

March 5, 2014:

"We cannot race for blankets, ribbons or accolades. Our business is neither a hobby nor a toy for governmental or social experimentation."...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

Monticello Training Issue At The Fore

February 25, 2014:

Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association President Alan Schwartz has issued a letter to the New York State Gaming Commission in response to Monticello Raceway informing the local racing community that the track’s main track will not be made available for training on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays....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

Conflict Of Interest Probe In BC

February 13, 2014:

It has been reported that the Province of British Columbia has ordered a review to investigate a potential conflict of interest scenario regarding Michael Graydon, its former lottery commission chairman....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

MHC Backs Rosecroft Casino Push

December 10, 2013:

It has been reported that the Maryland Horse Council has voted to endorse Rosecroft Raceway in the track’s attempt to secure the casino gaming license for Maryland’s Prince Georges County....read on

USTA Issues Letter To RMTC

December 6, 2013:

United States Trotting Association President Phil Langley has issued a letter to RMTC Chairman Alex Waldrop in response to the Dec. 3 RMTC news release entitled, 'RMTC: Current Threshold Levels for Corticosteroids, Clenbuterol Should Remain.'...read on


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