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Still No Decision On Dresden

April 16, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission’s manager of communications, Ray Kahnert, has provided a bit of an update regarding whether there will be live harness racing at Dresden Raceway this year or not....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Program Reminder

April 2, 2015:

On Friday, April 2, officials with Ontario Horse Racing issued a reminder to participants of the Standardbred Improvement Program stressing the importance of enrolling their mares in the Ontario Resident Mare Program this year....read on

Expanded Gaming Closer For Woodbine

March 31, 2015:

After receiving approval from the Toronto Executive committee last week, the Toronto City Council formally passed a motion on Tuesday to study expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Kawartha Season Kicks Off May 30

March 26, 2015:

Kawartha Downs’ 2015 harness racing season will begin Saturday, May 30. Approval has been received from the Ontario Racing Commission for the five-eighths mile facilty to host the same number of race dates as last season, 18....read on

Updates On Ontario Race Dates

March 26, 2015:

It has been announced that the director of the Ontario Racing Commission has approved the applications for variance and amendments to the 2015 race-date and post-time schedules for Kawartha Downs and Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Toronto To Craft Expansion Report

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, the City of Toronto’s executive committee voted in favour of allowing city manager Joseph P. Pennachetti to assemble a report in regard to a potential gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Hardy Looking For Answers

March 25, 2015:

The Sarnia Observer has run an article highlighting the upcoming season of live racing at the Hiawatha Horse Park. In the piece, Ontario Harness Horse Association President Ken Hardy rhetorically asks how horsepeople will benefit from racing’s integration into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

Getting “Concerned” Over Dresden

March 24, 2015:

Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea has said that OHHA is “concerned” about the fact that the Ontario Racing Commission has yet to issue an operator’s licence for the 2015 season of live racing at Dresden Raceway....read on

Kawartha Wants More Dates

March 20, 2015:

Officials with Kawartha Downs have discussed their frustration over the Ontario Racing Commission’s decision not to grant the Fraserville, Ont. track more race dates for the 2015 season of live horse racing....read on

Out-Of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 20, 2015:

On Friday, March 20, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that it will begin working with the horse racing industry to develop a practical and appropriate response to the testing for cobalt....read on

Update On Integration With OLG

March 19, 2015:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, recently spoke on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming arm -- the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Ont. Race Date, Post Time News

March 18, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 18, the Ontario Racing Commission announced that officials with Kawartha Downs have requested approval for an amendment to the pre-approved race date schedule at the Fraserville, Ont. track, and that the Woodbine Entertainment Group has also requested approval for an amendment to the post times at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Rideau Date Amendment Approved

March 12, 2015:

It has been announced that the director of the Ontario Racing Commission has approved the application for amendment to the 2015 race date schedule made by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Ltd. for Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Commission Announces Revamped Site

March 11, 2015:

The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that there is a new location for comprehensive information regarding the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Improvement Programs and the Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program....read on


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