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Connect With Premier Wynne

September 27, 2013:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is inviting the province to connect with her this weekend through what's being referred to as an "innovative platform consultation process."...read on

OHRIA: Horse Racing Industry Job Losses Double That Of Blackberry

September 24, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 24, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release which states that the job losses caused by the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks Program are more than double the expected worldwide job losses of Blackberry....read on

Panel Comments On Price Tag

September 13, 2013:

The three members of Ontario's Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel -- Elmer Buchanan, John Snobelen and John Wilkinson -- have commented on a report from MPP Randy Pettapiece that detailed the wages and expenses allotted to the three government-appointed consultants....read on

Wynne Sends Letter To Panel

September 11, 2013:

On September 10, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture and Food -- as well as the province's Premier -- Kathleen Wynne issued a letter to the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel asking for a five-year-plan for Ontario's horse racing industry....read on

The Silence Is Deafening

September 5, 2013:

"Everyday we hesitate is another day someone can't afford their mortgage, or car payment or decides to get out of this industry."...read on

OHRIA Response To Ontario Horse Racing Transitional Panel

August 16, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has responded to the proposals put forward by the Transition Panel’s Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario with what they consider "a more workable approach to moving the Industry forward."...read on

MacDonald On Panel Discussions

July 22, 2013:

"We are being forced to go through a monumental change. We are being forced to look at the information as presented and work with our "new" partners. These are the same partners who left us for dead a year ago. Joining up for another go-around is a tough sell, but quite frankly the alternatives are few and far between."...read on

Panel's Draft Consultations Complete

July 11, 2013:

The final consultation session in regard to the draft plan for the future of Ontario horse racing took place Thursday, July 11 at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Consultation Meeting No. 3 Wraps Up; RCR Meeting Thursday

July 10, 2013:

The third of four scheduled consultation sessions regarding the future of the Ontario horse-racing industry took place Wednesday, July 10 at Ajax Downs. The next feedback meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 11 at Rideau Carleton Raceway at 1:00 p.m....read on

Woodbine Consultation Draws Crowd; Meeting In Ajax Wednesday

July 9, 2013:

Those looking to have their voice heard regarding the future of the Ontario horse racing are now looking forward to Wednesday afternoon at Ajax Downs, as a passionate panel of invested industry members touched on all aspects of the industry Tuesday at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Report From Monday's Draft Plan Consultation

July 8, 2013:

Public meetings to discuss the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel's draft plan, titled "Toward a Sustainable Future - a Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario", kicked off on Monday in London, Ont....read on

Perkins On Panel's Draft Plan

July 6, 2013:

"Only a clueless politician or one of his hatchet men could recommend cutting race dates, horse population and number of tracks as a method of “growing” the betting handle, but that’s the essence of this latest brainwave."...read on

Darling, MacDonald On Panel Plan

July 2, 2013:

In reaction to Friday's Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario released by the Ontario government, horsemen Jack Darling and Anthony MacDonald have issued letters offering their thoughts on what works and where there are areas for improvement....read on

Plan For Ontario Racing Released

June 28, 2013:

On Friday, June 28 the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel released "Toward a Sustainable Future – A Draft Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario", as mandated by Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne....read on


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