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Lawson On Year-Round Mohawk Racing

April 7, 2016:

Woodbine Entertainment Group officials let it be known last fall that the organization was considering the idea of conducting live Standardbred racing at Mohawk Racetrack year-round. The organization’s CEO, Jim Lawson, has discussed the idea this week, and has outlined some of the key commitments that would be needed in order to make it happen....read on

Groundbreaking For Belleville Casino

April 5, 2016:

Details regarding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new casino in Belleville, Ont. have been announced....read on

Positive News For Dresden Raceway

March 21, 2016:

According to an article, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has informed officials with Dresden Raceway that the 140-year-old track has been given the go-ahead to host racing for at least the next five years....read on

Purse Monies Moving To OLG

March 16, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) issued a Notice of Decision to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on Wednesday, March 15 regarding the transfer of standardbred purse monies....read on

Pre-Approval For Great Canadian Partnerships

March 10, 2016:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has notified the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that two partnerships in which Great Canadian holds interests have been pre-qualified to submit RFPs for the Southwest Gaming Bundle and the Greater Toronto Area Gaming Bundle under the OLG’s gaming modernization plan....read on

Blowe Joining OLG

March 3, 2016:

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium has announced that Elissa Blowe is leaving FELRC to assume an important, new role as ‘Manager of Product Development and Marketing – Horse Racing’ for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Longer Deal For Ontario Racing?

February 25, 2016:

The 2016 Ontario Budget released on Thursday (February 25) by Finance Minister Charles Sousa would give the province's horse racing industry two more years of government partnership and support....read on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in London....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....read on

Belleville Casino Deal Finalized

January 29, 2016:

A deal to bring a casino to Belleville was struck earlier this week, as local councillors were at city hall to make it official....read on

Outstanding Groom Award Finalists

January 27, 2016:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Groom Award, sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Groom Nominations Due Today

January 20, 2016:

They are the unsung heroes of harness racing. They receive little recognition but are critical to the success of any horse in any stable. We entrust our prized animals with them and sometimes forget to let them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us....read on

‘Durham Live’ Threatening Ajax Downs

January 18, 2016:

Officials in the Town of Ajax are concerned that if the proposed Durham Live Entertainment Centre in neighbouring Pickering is selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the site of a casino, the move could spell the end of Ajax Downs, which has its own expansion plans....read on

Ont. East Gaming Bundle Deal Official

January 12, 2016:

On Tuesday, January 12 it was announced by the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the ‘Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership’ has completed its previously announced acquisition of the OLG's ‘Gaming Bundle 2’ (which is also known as the ‘East Gaming Bundle’). The OLG and the partnership has also signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement....read on


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