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OHRIA: Help Hamilton Councillors Stand Up For Flamboro

February 13, 2013:

In a letter issued Tuesday night, OHRIA President Sue Leslie echoed the calls of Hamilton city councillors to show support for expanded gaming at Flamboro Downs....read on

Ontario Breeders Concerned

February 7, 2013:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group received some good news when it reached its tentative agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Although that deal helps a couple of Ontario racetracks, it does not help the breeders in the province much at all....read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 23, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a press release on Wednesday evening commenting on the Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group's announcement that a deal has been reached to ensure racing continues at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years....read on

"It’s Not Just A Political Issue"

January 16, 2013:

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak and Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale PC candidate Donna Skelly were in Flamborough on Monday, January 14 and both touched on the Ontario Liberal Party's controversial decision regarding the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Leamington Announcement Expected

January 15, 2013:

It has been reported that a press conference has been planned for this week in regard to the plans for the racetrack at the Leamington Fair....read on

MPP Marchese: OLG Modernization Abandons Public Interest

January 13, 2013:

Calling it "an aggressive expansion of gambling operations with no other consideration than filling government coffers, cheered on by taxpayer-funded ads and lobbyists hired by Las Vegas billionaires," MPP Rosario Marchese has publicly stated his displeasure with the OLG modernization strategy....read on

PSAC 'Fights Back' Against SARP Cuts

January 11, 2013:

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is putting pressure on the Liberal Government's decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program, which will create devastating job losses in the horse racing industry....read on

CTV Covers Racing Crisis

January 9, 2013:

"We contribute over $2 billion per year in economic activity in Ontario and we're sitting less than three months away from virtually shutting down and putting all those people out of work, all these families in jeopardy, to have someone else do what we're already doing."...read on

WEG Touts 'Responsible' Location

January 7, 2013:

On Monday, January 7, the Woodbine Entertainment Group published an item on its website calling on racing fans, patrons and community partners to voice their support for casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OHRIA To Liberal Candidates: Commit To Ontario Horse Racing

January 3, 2013:

On Thursday, January 3, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association sent out a press release indicating that it has sent a letter to each of the Ontario Liberal Leadership candidates asking them to support specific measures to protect Ontario horse racing....read on

OHRIA To Ont. Liberal Leadership Candidates: Stand Up For Horse Racing

December 27, 2012:

On Thursday, December 27, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release calling on the Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidates to stand up for the provincial horse-racing industry....read on

Liberal Leadership Candidates On Safeguarding Horse Racing

December 22, 2012:

The future of the industry, and of the 55,000 full-time and part-time jobs that it provides primarily in rural Ontario, has been thrown into question by the McGuinty government's abrupt decision earlier this year to withdraw slot machines from the province's racetracks....read on

Update From Sue Leslie

December 21, 2012:

OHRIA President Sue Leslie was interviewed on The Motts today (December 21, 2012) to give an update on the horse racing and breeding industry’s ongoing challenges with the government regarding the industry’s future....read on

OHRIA Applauds Ontario NDP Support

December 19, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association expressed in a news release on Thursday afternoon that it is applauding NDP MPP Taras Natyshak for taking a strong stand on behalf of his party to express support for the horse racing industry....read on

The End Of An Era

December 15, 2012:

"What kind of industry with a board of directors scraps a hugely successful program worth $1.1 billion annually, and the industry behind it, in order to bolster the arm of the business losing $100 million?"...read on


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