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Dallimore Delighted With Ownership

March 12, 2020:

Karen Dallimore calls herself a horse “lifer,” but after some five decades of loving and working with horses, the Ontario-based writer and photographer is proud to call herself a first-time owner of standardbred racehorses — an experience that recently convinced her to jump on a plane to Australia....read on

New T-Bred Breeders Award Program

February 27, 2020:

On Thursday, February 26, Ontario Racing (OR) announced its $5.89 million Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP) Breeders Awards package for 2020-21, including a new 'Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence' program....read on

OR Mare Purchase Program Now Capped

February 4, 2020:

On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Ontario Racing announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has concluded for the year....read on

OR Pleased With T-Bred Mare Programs

January 16, 2020:

Last autumn, Ontario Racing (OR) announced two new Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Programs (TIP) aimed at strengthening the province’s breeding and racing industry....read on

Ontario's 2020 Race Date Schedule

December 20, 2019:

On Thursday (Dec. 19) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released the 2020 Race Date Schedule for Ontario's quarter horse, thoroughbred and harness racing tracks....read on

Ontario-Sired Yearlings Set To Sell

October 1, 2019:

After a summer in which Ontario-sired horses captured the Meadowlands Pace, Hambletonian, William Wellwood Memorial and Metro Pace finals, the Ontario-sired yearlings available at the Lexington, London and Harrisburg sales will once again be hot commodities....read on

Optimism For Kawartha's Future

September 30, 2019:

While the recently-concluded 2019 summer meeting at Kawartha Downs was far from a certainty until late into the winter, a strong showing from horsepeople and fans alike has yielded much optimism surrounding the return of racing at the Fraserville, Ont. plant in 2020....read on

Anderson To Ontario Racing Board

August 30, 2019:

On Friday (Aug. 30), the Board of Directors of Ontario Racing (OR) announced that David Anderson has joined its Board in the role of representative for Thoroughbred breeders....read on

Responses To Flamboro Restrictions

August 22, 2019:

On Thursday, August 22, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a press release in regard to the Great Canadian Gaming Corp.’s announcement that an age restriction will be in effect at Flamboro Downs starting in early September....read on

Ontario Industry Discussion Friday

August 6, 2019:

It has been announced that Ontario horse racing industry leaders John Hayes, Stephen Rigby, Jean Major and Jim Lawson will take part in a panel discussion on important issues facing the Ontario horse racing industry this Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

O’Donnell Refuses To Be A Pessimist

June 18, 2019:

He’s watched horse racing in Ontario endure good times and bad, but through it all, Bill O’Donnell refuses to be a pessimist....read on

OSS Gets Boost Of $2.375 Million

May 17, 2019:

Ontario Racing today announced an additional boost of $2.375 million in funds to the 2019 Standardbred Horse Improvement Program (SIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Payment (HIP) funds earmarked for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government....read on

OHHA On Ontario Changes

April 11, 2019:

On Wednesday, April 10, the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a press release in regard to developments that have recently taken place in the provincial racing industry....read on

Hiawatha, Kawartha, Leamington Join OR

April 4, 2019:

Ontario Racing (OR) and its Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Hiawatha Horse Park, Kawartha Downs and Leamington Raceway to Ontario Racing....read on

COSA Now Offering Benefit Coverage To All Ontario Horsepeople

April 2, 2019:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) is now offering benefit coverage to all Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario, effective April 1, 2019....read on


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