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CAW, OPSEU Support Racing Industry

March 19, 2012:

Last week, Ontario Harness Horse Association board members and OHHA's general manager met with representatives of the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW Canada) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)...read on

Horwath: OLG Plan "Makes No Sense"

March 18, 2012:

On Saturday, Ontario's NDP leader Andrea Horwath assigned the the new modern gaming strategy unveiled by the OLG and the Liberal government a failing grade, calling it the "beginning of a downward spiral"...read on

Yurek: "The Uncertainty Is The Worst Part"

March 17, 2012:

With the OLG’s announcement to eliminate its strategic partnership with the horse-racing industry, MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin--Middlesex--London) has just one question: how is eliminating the OLG’s most fruitful partnership of the last 10 years a good business decision?...read on

Hudak Blasts OLG-Liberal Plan

March 17, 2012:

After serving as Fort Erie's MPP at Queen's Park when the slots-at-racetracks program was introduced, Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak said Friday he will rally the caucus to urge the Liberals to reconsider...read on

Heartbeat Of Ontario Horse Racing

March 16, 2012:

Of the more than 60,000 people involved with horse racing in Ontario, here are just a few of the individuals that make up the heartbeat of Ontario's vital and valuable industry...read on

Sudbury Protest At MPP's Office

March 16, 2012:

“We want answers and we aren't getting any. We've got to raise awareness about what is going on." ...read on

Hanover Halts Expansion Project

March 16, 2012:

Hanover Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Society, which owns and operates Hanover Raceway, and is in the midst of constructing Carriage Hall, has voted to put any future tenders on 'hold', until further notice...read on

Poll: Ontarians Blast OLG Plan; Liberals' Popularity Falling

March 15, 2012:

A scientific poll conducted this week has found that 69 per cent of Ontarians are not in favour of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s recently-approved plan to open new gaming facilities in cities like Toronto and Ottawa...read on

OHRIA Ramps Up Media Campaign

March 15, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has increased the exposure for its value for money campaign both over the airwaves and on roadside billboards...read on

Petition To Save Horse Racing: Sign It, Print It, Circulate It, Send In ASAP

March 15, 2012:

As the horse racing industry faces an unprecedented threat from the Government of Ontario with their latest announcement regarding the future of the OLG Slots at Racetrack Program, Standardbred Canada urges everyone impacted by these cuts to sign a petition that will be presented, by OHRIA...read on

OHRIA: OLG Closures Leave Real Families Without Real Jobs

March 14, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is strongly condemning the government's decision to force hundreds of hard working Ontarians out of work by closing the OLG slots at racetracks in Windsor, Fort Erie, and Sarnia...read on

'More Honesty At Tracks Than Queen’s Park'

March 14, 2012:

He is a regular guest on the most listened-to sports talk presentation on Canadian airwaves. He is one of the most respected sports journalists in the nation. He's an award winning racing writer. Dave Perkins is also one of many people that are fed up with the Ontario Liberals' reckless and irresponsible treatment of the provincial horse-racing industry, and he has now put his platform to work...read on

Windsor "Shocked" By Slot Closure

March 14, 2012:

Officials and staff from Windsor Raceway reacted to the news that its slot facility would close at the end of April 2012 with shock, disappointment and confusion noting that the move would affect 217 full-time staff in addition more than 1,500 full-time equivalent jobs...read on

OLG Closing Slots At Windsor, Hiawatha, Fort Erie

March 14, 2012:

The effects of Monday's OLG gaming modernization will be felt starting today. The province will close slot operations at three tracks, both Windsor Raceway and Hiawatha Horse Park on the standardbred side as well as the thoroughbred facility in Fort Erie...read on

OHHA Continues Efforts To Save Racing

March 13, 2012:

In light of Monday's announcement ending Ontario's slots at racetracks partnership in 2013, the Ontario Harness Horse Association continues to meet with members of the Progressive Conservative Party as well as numerous members of the New Democratic Party who strongly support efforts to keep horse racing alive...read on


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