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What's Happening To Save Racing

February 17, 2012:

In the wake of Wednesday's Drummond Report, Standardbred Canada provides the following progress report to its members on what's being done to ensure the government and public is aware of the value our industry provides to Ontario...read on

Buses Added To Queen's Park Rally

February 17, 2012:

Trot Insider has learned another bus has been booked for the Queen's Park Rally scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 organized by the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA)...read on

Wilson To McGuinty: Back Off

February 17, 2012:

Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is demanding that Premier Dalton McGuinty back off any plans he has to end the Slots at Racetracks Program, an initiative that bolstered Ontario's horse racing industry and creates thousands of rural agricultural jobs...read on

New York Trumpeting Racino Revenue

February 17, 2012:

In stark contrast to what is currently going on in the province of Ontario, the state of New York, Ontario's direct neighbour, is figuratively going to the highest points it can find to trumpet the fact that racinos located within its borders have become cash cows for the state...read on

No Minced Words Over Drummond REC

February 17, 2012:

The Toronto Sun has not wasted any time letting its feelings be known in regard to the Drummond Report's increasingly controversial recommendations for the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program. Its headline for Rob Longley's Friday story on the situation, 'Drummond Out To Lunch On Horses/Slots,' speaks for itself...read on

MacDonald Speaks Out For Ontario

February 17, 2012:

“It almost enraged me to hear that speech from Dwight Duncan. It made it sound like we were dragging $345 million right out of the taxpayers' pocket. It’s as close to a lie as you can get."...read on

McNaughton Will Fight For Racing

February 16, 2012:

Further to the comments published in Thursday's London Free Press, MPP Monte McNaughton has issued the following letter to the racing industry in light of Wednesday's Drummond Report...read on

Do Something To Save Racing. Now.

February 16, 2012:

If you are ever going to get on your feet for a horse race, you’d better do it now....read on

"It's A Contract, Not A Grant"

February 16, 2012:

"This is something that is really mind-boggling to me, because to get the slots at the tracks they (the province) had to get the horsemen to agree with it because we were first in the gaming business."...read on

Drummond's Recommendations For Racing

February 16, 2012:

On Wednesday, February 15, the much-anticipated report commissioned by the Ontario government seeking recommendations to reduce its $16 billion deficit was released with the horse racing industry being one of economist Don Drummond’s many targets...read on

MPPs Irate Over Cuts To Racing

February 16, 2012:

The proposed cuts to horse racing in Ontario have ignited a harsh backlash from not just the racing industry, but from members of provincial parliament as well...read on

OHHA Organizes Rally For Racing

February 15, 2012:

A rally has been planned at Queen's Park --- tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 --- to show support for the Ontario horse racing industry....read on

"I Don't Think The Province Has Thought This Through"

February 15, 2012:

In advance of the Ontario Government's unveiling of the Drummond Report, politicians and officials in the province's horse-racing industry have not waited to voice their utter confusion regarding how a cut to the economically-stimulating and vastly successful slots-at-racetracks program can actually help...read on

Leslie “Ticked Off” With Duncan’s Remarks

February 14, 2012:

“Horse racing in a lot of these small communities, such as Dresden, Windsor, London, Fort Erie and Ajax, will be finished,” said OHRIA’s president Sue Leslie following Monday’s alarming announcement by Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan that radical changes could be made to the province’s horse racing industry...read on

A Call To Action

February 14, 2012:

Standardbred Canada is strongly encouraging all members of Ontario’s immense harness racing community to stand united and make your voice heard for the future of horse racing in the province...read on


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