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Senators, Rideau Carleton Strike Deal

October 11, 2018:

Just a few years ago, Ottawa’s horse racing population would’ve been more than surprised to read the headline announcing a collaboration between the Rideau Carleton Raceway and the Ottawa Senators. Although, it has been announced that the entities have indeed struck a deal....read on

OLG Announces 'NHL® LOTTO'

October 7, 2014:

A day after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced a new electronic 50/50 raffle system for use during Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs home games, the OLG has now announced that it is teaming up with the National Hockey League to offer ‘NHL® LOTTO’, an instant, in-store game which also features an evening lotto draw....read on

Mayor Watson On Gaming Expansion

February 25, 2014:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey, both of whom were key figures in Ontario horse racing politics over the past couple of years, have made the news this week for different reasons....read on

Melnyk Fires Verbal Shots At Rideau

September 11, 2013:

On Tuesday, September 11, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who recently lost out to Rideau Carleton Raceway in the controversial Ottawa casino expansion issue, took to Toronto airwaves and fired off a series of shots directed at the five-eighths-mile harness racetrack....read on

Ottawa Casino Issue Back To Committee

July 17, 2013:

On Wednesday, July 17, Ottawa City Council unanimously voted in favour of a new motion introduced by Councillors Tim Tierney and Mark Taylor. The motion calls for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to create two separate gaming zones in the Ottawa area, one for the Rideau Carleton Raceway and another located elsewhere....read on

RCR Casino Motion Passes Committee

July 10, 2013:

On Tuesday, July 9 in Ottawa, the city's Finance and Economic Development Committee voted in favour of a motion brought forth by Mayor Jim Watson that calls for the Rideau Carleton Raceway to be the only acceptable location for casino expansion in the area. Ottawa Senators and thoroughbred racehorse owner Eugene Melnyk was in attendance at the meeting and aired his frustration regarding the process....read on

Melnyk Ends Ottawa "Gaming" Desires

July 5, 2013:

It has been reported that high-profile Canadian racehorse owner and Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has 'moved on' from his desire to bring a casino to the Ottawa area....read on

MacMillan Accuses Melnyk Of Bullying

June 24, 2013:

Ottawa-area horseman John MacMillan has issued comments in regard to Eugene Melnyk's push to have casino expansion lured away from the Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Melnyk Meets With Mayor Watson

June 19, 2013:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson met with Eugene Melnyk on Tuesday, June 18. Melnyk, one of the highest-profile thoroughbred owners in Canada, is upset over Mayor Watson's motion that would make Rideau Carleton Raceway the only acceptable location for casino expansion in Ottawa....read on

Melnyk Against RCR Casino Expansion

June 5, 2013:

Eugene Melnyk, one of Canada's most high-profile racehorse owners, has announced to the media that he is furious over Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson's decision to now only consider the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only acceptable location for casino expansion....read on


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