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WEG Seeks Your Help

October 22, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is encouraging supporters of having expanded casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack to sign petitions or pen letters which will be delivered Monday, November 5 during a scheduled City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting....read on

Burgess Pens Letter To Auditor General

October 22, 2012:

This past Friday, much respected standardbred breeder/owner Robert Burgess sent an open letter to MPP Jim McCarter, Ontario's Auditor General, and MPP John Milloy, Liberal House Leader, calling for the third reading of MPP Monte McNaughton's gaming referendum bill and a full review and audit of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming's controversial gaming modernization plan....read on

MacLeod On Concerns Regarding OLG

October 21, 2012:

"Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto seem to all be dealing with a divide and conquer approach from the OLG. With a prorogued parliament, I believe the situation will only worsen."...read on

MacLeod Calls For Inquiry Into OLG Plans

October 19, 2012:

Citing the fact that outgoing Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty has prorogued the provincial legislature, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has called on Ontario's Ombudsman to undertake an inquiry into the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan to ensure process transparency....read on

Temperature Heats Up Before Ottawa Meeting

October 1, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 2, Ottawa City Council will be listening to the public's feelings regarding the possibility of full-blown casino gaming being introduced to the city's urban quarters. In advance of the session and the subsequent council vote, which is to take place later that day, the National Capital Region Harness Horse Association has taken out a full-page ad in a local paper to get its point across....read on

Watson Turns Back On Racing In Ottawa

September 26, 2012:

Tuesday, October 2 is an important date for the local horse-racing industry in the Ottawa region, as that will be the evening in which an Ottawa City Council committee will hear public feedback on the casino Mayor Jim Watson is now closer to backing for the city....read on

Hamilton Not Wilting Under OLG/Liberal Pressure

September 25, 2012:

Hamilton city councillors are continuing to ask the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. simple questions and, to this point, have received nothing but vague to little concrete feedback. “We need a lot more information --- if we say 'yes,' what’s our share of the profits? Is Flamboro OK? There are a lot of outstanding issues."...read on

McGuinty Doesn't Support Casino Referendums; Godfrey Pressures Toronto; MGM Speaks

September 21, 2012:

On Friday, September 21 while speaking at the Toronto Board of Trade, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chairman Paul Godfrey stated that the OLG needs to know if Toronto will declare itself a willing host municipality for casino expansion by January or February of 2013....read on

Dyson Showing Serious Leadership In Ontario

September 14, 2012:

Trot Insider was recently alerted to the outstanding efforts of Lilly Dyson. The resident of Cobourg, Ont. is not your average 10-year-old. Her efforts to bring racing's fight to provincial politicians and local television cameras is simply remarkable....read on

McGuinty Liberals Abandon Equine Industry

June 7, 2012:

In a strongly worded letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece is calling on the Liberal government to reconsider its surprise cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks program....read on

Gural On Feedback, Possible Sports Betting

May 25, 2012:

After having requested feedback from racing participants and punters regarding the on-track product at the Meadowlands Racetrack, operator Jeff Gural has penned a follow-up letter discussing the feedback and some recent gaming happenings in the State of New Jersey...read on

Bill C76 Passes Second Reading

May 3, 2012:

On Thursday, May 3 in the Ontario legislature, MPP Monte McNaughton’s private members’ bill C76 passed with a vote of 57-19...read on

ORC Chair Pens Open Letter

April 11, 2012:

On Wednesday, April 11, via an open letter to the horse-racing industry, the Ontario Racing Commission broke its silence in regard to the Ontario Liberal Party backing out of the slots-at-racetracks program...read on

SBOA, WEG Express Support For OHRIA

March 21, 2012:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) and Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) have expressed their support for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) as the voice of the Ontario horse racing industry...read on

Faraldo Responds To Gural's Letter

March 14, 2012:

"Horsemen shouldn’t have to hand over millions of dollars to be tossed away on beanbag horses being thrown into the back of a moving car because a track management like Tioga thinks it’s effective marketing of harness racing."...read on


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