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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

Ontario Groups Meeting Tuesday

March 4, 2019:

The Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) is pleased to inform the industry that the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), Ontario Racing (OR) and Woodbine Entertainment have accepted a request by Jim Whelan, president of OHHA, for a joint meeting, which will be held this Tuesday (March 5)....read on

COSA To Offer Benefits To Ontario Horsepeople

February 4, 2019:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has announced its intention to offer benefits coverage to all Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario, beginning April 1, 2019....read on

OHHA Vows To Fight OR Decision

February 4, 2019:

Ontario horsepeople are in the fight of their lives after Ontario Racing unilaterally issued a ‘direction’ giving OHHA 60 days’ notice of their refusal to continue working with the horsepeople’s group that represents the vast majority of Standardbred horsepeople in Ontario....read on

Hayes Positive About Ontario’s Future

January 24, 2019:

Some of the noteworthy topics recently addressed in a state-of-the-union conversation with Ontario Racing Chair John Hayes include the need for industry unity, the achievements to date of the new OR Board of Directors, 2018, and reasons for optimism in 2019 and beyond....read on

Hayes Discusses The Ontario Landscape

January 22, 2019:

“We (Ontario Racing) want to serve as a single voice for all facets of racing. Over the past nine months, we've made numerous trips to the Ontario government to push racing's agenda and make sure they're aware of exactly what they have here.”...read on

COSA, OR Show Support For London

December 28, 2018:

This holiday season has been a reflective one for Southwestern Ontario horse people who were informed just days before Christmas that the future of Standardbred racing at The Raceway at Western Fair District is in jeopardy due to Gateway Casinos’ decision to relocate....read on

HIP Purse Distribution To Change

December 14, 2018:

Ontario Racing (OR) today announced a reallocation of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP) purses between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, commencing in April, 2019....read on

Ontario’s 2019 Race Dates Announced

December 5, 2018:

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Racing, the registrar has issued the 2019 Race Date Schedule for the province....read on

Ontario Racing To Administer TIP

November 13, 2018:

As part of its mandate as agreed to with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation through the Long Term Funding Agreement, Ontario Racing (OR) will assume management of the Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program....read on


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