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Updated: Kawartha Requests More Dates

June 25, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has issued a Notice to the Industry in regard to Kawartha Downs Ltd.’s request for a variance to the 2015 race date schedule at Kawartha Downs....read on

OLG Rebranding Not In The Cards

June 12, 2015:

Spokesman Tony Bitonti has said that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming is collaborating with the provincial horse racing industry in an effort to come up with branding options in conjunction with racing’s integration into the OLG’s gaming modernization process....read on

Positive Step For Integration

June 10, 2015:

On June 1, John Snobelen penned an open letter to Minister John Leal and Minister Charles Sousa that explains the Horse Racing Interim Governance Committee’s mandate in regard to the integration of the provincial horse racing industry into the current gaming modernization that is taking place in Ontario....read on

2015 Ontario Budget Passes

June 3, 2015:

The 2015 Ontario Budget was passed in the Legislature on Wednesday, June 3 with the government's stance on the provincial horse racing industry briefly reiterated in the bill....read on

Ontario To Test For Cobalt

June 3, 2015:

At its meeting on May 28, 2015, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a General Directive ordering that all horses that have been selected to provide an Official Sample (blood) as defined by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will also be tested for cobalt....read on

Commission Rules On Three Appeals

May 27, 2015:

On Wednesday, May 27, the Ontario Racing Commission released its rulings in regard to appeals by Colin Johnson, Mike Stoikopoulos, and Carolyn Jarrell and Jonathan Drury....read on

Rules Of Standardbred Racing Amended

May 7, 2015:

At a meeting of the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) on March 26, 2015, the Rules of Standardbred Racing 2012 were amended with revisions for Racing Under Saddle (RUS)....read on

Sudbury Season In Doubt

May 5, 2015:

Reports indicate that hopes for a 2015 harness racing season at Sudbury Downs are becoming slimmer by the second....read on

Dresden Ag Society Thrilled With Dates

May 5, 2015:

The president of the Dresden Agricultural Society says the historic track will be ready for the May 31st opener....read on

Dresden Gets 2015 Race Dates

May 4, 2015:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has approved the application made by the Dresden Agricultural Society (Society) to amend the 2015 race date schedule for Dresden Raceway....read on

Commission Rules On Johnson Appeal

April 29, 2015:

On Wednesday, April 29, the Ontario Racing Commission released its ruling in regard to an appeal by trainer Colin Johnson....read on

Horse Racing Is Meeting With OLG

April 27, 2015:

On Monday, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a media release with an update on how "a group of key stakeholder organizations has been meeting regularly" in order to "envision, agree upon and provide ongoing support" for a strategic long-term plan for the province's horse racing industry....read on

Report On Stonebridge Rich Test

April 24, 2015:

A report prepared for trainer Anthony MacDonald in the matter of trotter Stonebridge Rich sheds light on the impact of topical anesthetic mepivacaine on a horse's system, and more specifically the effects of the drug in this instance....read on

Racing In Ontario's 2015 Budget

April 23, 2015:

On Thursday, Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Souza released the 2015 Budget. While the province's horse racing industry wasn't referenced in terms of an increase or decrease to funding, the Budget did hint to other proposed changes....read on

Commission Rules On Three Appeals

April 21, 2015:

On Tuesday, April 21, the Ontario Racing Commission released its rulings in regard to appeals from horsemen John Blancher, Ross Battin and Isaac Waxman....read on


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