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Give Feedback On 2018 Race Dates

September 29, 2017:

As part of its mandate to be the representative voice for the horse racing industry, Ontario Racing (OR) is requesting feedback on the proposed 2018 race date calendars....read on

Stranded Purse Distribution Update

September 28, 2017:

As part of the plan to distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds, Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that the 8.9 percent increase over 12 months to all Ontario Signature Standardbred race cards -- as well as Rideau Carleton Raceway -- will commence on October 1....read on

A Strong Message At Queen's Park

September 26, 2017:

On Tuesday (September 26), Ontario Racing hosted a reception at Queen's Park for racing industry stakeholders, members of provincial parliament and government staff....read on

2018 Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

September 20, 2017:

The 2018 Standardbred Improvement Program (SIP), based on the recommendations of the industry representative Standardbred Advisory Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors....read on

Win A Share In A Racehorse!

September 19, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and Forest City Sales are pleased to announce the Ontario Sires Stakes will sponsor the “Win A Share in A Racehorse” contest in conjunction with the London Selected Yearling Sale on October 14 and 15....read on

Ontario Racing Announces Stranded Purse Distribution Plan

August 24, 2017:

Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce an 8.9 per cent increase over 12-months to all Ontario Signature, Grassroots and Rideau Carleton Standardbred race cards, to be distributed through the OR-managed $2.5 million Standardbred Stranded Purse Account....read on

Race Date Changes At Mohawk

July 4, 2017:

A number of fall 2017 race dates previously slated for Mohawk Racetrack will be shifted to Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Ontario Racing Adds Directors

July 4, 2017:

On Tuesday, Ontario Racing announced the appointments of the two Directors-at-Large that will join the organization's Board of Directors....read on

Ontario Racing Business Plan Update

July 4, 2017:

Ontario Racing recently completed development of its two-year Business Plan, which describes the activities that OR will undertake over the next two years to significantly advance its strategic mandate and the fulfillment of its strategic objectives....read on

Ruling On Revenue Allocation

June 14, 2017:

On Thursday, June 8, the final decision of a panel of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) was released regarding an appeal by the Ontario Harness Horse Association against an earlier decision of the ORC Executive Director to allocate the Standardbred Revenue Allocation marketing funds...read on

Ontario Racing Newsletter Released

June 7, 2017:

On Wednesday, June 7, Ontario Racing released the most recent edition of its newsletter....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Program Now Administered By Ontario Racing

June 5, 2017:

As part of Ontario Racing’s mandate to administer programs, OR will now be administering the Ontario Resident Mare Program....read on

Young Savours Commercial Spotlight

May 27, 2017:

Driver Scott Young had been told from the beginning of the shoot that he was going to be the star of a new commercial about Ontario harness racing, but even he is taken aback by both how prominently he is featured and the positive reaction the spot is receiving....read on

Commercial Shows 'The Thrill of Winning'

May 19, 2017:

A new commercial showcasing harness racing is now airing in Ontario and available for viewing online....read on

Updates From Ontario Racing

May 16, 2017:

Ontario Racing has sent out its newsletter for May, which discusses a compliance update regarding the Ontario Resident Mare Program; the announcement of a review of the Horse Improvement Program; an update on the Director-at-Large application process; and that OR has participated in AGCO Officiating and Equine Drug Program Working Groups....read on


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