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2022 Ontario Sires Stakes Update

September 3, 2021:

On Friday (Sept. 3), Gordon Thain, executive director of Ontario Racing, issued an update to horsepeople regarding the 2022 Ontario Sires Stakes program....read on

Thain Appointed ORM Executive Director

August 19, 2021:

Ontario Racing Management (ORM) has announced the appointment of Gordon Thain as its new executive director....read on

OSS Gold Leg Rescheduled

July 14, 2021:

The two-year-old pacing filly Gold Series Leg originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Georgian Downs has been rescheduled....read on

Learn Virtually About Horse Ownership

June 14, 2021:

Want to learn more about more horse racing and the thrill of horse racing ownership?...read on

Apply For May Benefit Payments

May 26, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the continued suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Industry Associations Make Joint Request To Premier Ford

May 12, 2021:

Standardbred Canada (SC), Ontario Racing (OR) and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) are working together on behalf of their memberships to ensure the Government of Ontario understands the critical status of the industry and requesting a return to racing in the near future....read on

Equine Benefit Payments Now Available

April 12, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Standardbred Support Payments Announced

April 6, 2021:

On Tuesday (April 6) Ontario Racing issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding support payments for the cancelled race cards that were slated to be conducted at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, Rideau Carleton Raceway and Woodbine Mohawk Park earlier this month....read on

Hayes: "We Must Work Collectively"

April 3, 2021:

Despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and other challenges, Ontario Racing Independent Chair John Hayes remains hopeful of a bright future for the horse racing industry in the province....read on

Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

April 1, 2021:

The 2021 Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP), based upon the recommendations of the industry representative Standardbred Advisory Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors....read on

The Need For Historical Horse Racing

March 13, 2021:

"It is an innovative, racing-based product that reinvests in the industry, sparks significant economic development, and creates and preserves the approximately 50,000 job that are associated with the Canadian horse racing industry."...read on

OR Issues Notice Regarding Purses

February 25, 2021:

On Thursday (Feb. 25) Ontario Racing issued a statement regarding the status of the purses from cancelled February race dates....read on

More Support For Single Event Sports Wagering

February 19, 2021:

Ontario Racing announced today (Feb. 19) that it is aligned with Woodbine Entertainment in its support for the legalization of single sports wagering, and confidence that Canada’s horse racing industry, and the over 50,000 jobs its supports, will be protected....read on

Reminder For Ontario Horsepeople

February 3, 2021:

Ontario Racing reminds horsepeople that the deadline for Standardbred Equine Benefit applications is Monday (Feb. 8)....read on

Application For Payments To Horse Owners

January 29, 2021:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with those applications due on February 8, 2021....read on


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