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Update On Transition Panel Report

June 25, 2013:

This past Friday, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel met with select industry representatives and Ontario government officials for a preview of the Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario....read on

Cuomo, NYS Racinos Find Middle Ground

June 21, 2013:

It has been reported that racinos in New York State have collectively said that they will now support an altered gaming expansion proposal from Governor Andrew Cuomo....read on

HIP Program Extended; Consultations To Begin

June 14, 2013:

On Friday, June 14, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that the Ontario Government is extending its support of the Horse Improvement Program into 2015 to encourage the breeding of quality Ontario racehorses....read on

McNaughton Re-Introduces Casino Referendum Bill

June 6, 2013:

On Thursday, June 6 at Queen's Park, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex PC MPP Monte McNaughton re-introduced his casino referendum Bill 92 (previously Bill 76). The bill would require a mandatory municipal referendum prior to any new casino development....read on

McNaughton, Skelly Address Media At Flamboro

May 31, 2013:

Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton and PC candidate Donna Skelly addressed the media outside of Flamboro Downs on Friday (May 31). McNaughton, while speaking of the PC plan for horse racing and gaming in Ontario, said that his party would put an end to the OLG's "empire-building plan" for 29 casinos across the province....read on

Rest Of GTA Ponders Casino Expansion

May 22, 2013:

With Tuesday's unexpected vote by Toronto City Council that Woodbine Racetrack will not be allowed to undergo casino gaming expansion, the topic of casino expansion in the Greater Toronto Area now shifts to the raceway's neighbouring municipalities....read on

TO Executive Committee Supports WEG

April 17, 2013:

On Tuesday, April 16 at Toronto City Hall, Councillors voted in favour of allowing expanding gaming at Woodbine Racetrack in the form of table gaming with live dealers....read on

Racing's Presence At Casino Hearings

April 15, 2013:

On Monday, April 15, the City of Toronto's executive committee kicked off its marathon two-day hearing into the divisive casino expansion issue, which could ultimately lead to Woodbine Racetrack being upgraded to a full casino in the future....read on

Meyers: 'I’m Trying To Be Optimistic'

April 12, 2013:

On Wednesday, April 11 at Mohawk Racetrack, an eight-member panel of Ontario horse-racing industry representatives gathered at the Campbellville track to discuss the future of the sector in the province....read on

Milton Meeting On Horse Racing

April 9, 2013:

On Wednesday night the Nassagaweya Community Consultation Committee will be hosting a public meeting to discuss how the horse racing industry is moving forward with its government-led transitional program....read on

Motion To Be Debated Wednesday

April 8, 2013:

The Ontario PC Party motion tabled at the end of March calling for the Auditor General to look into whether the government acted properly in cancelling the Slots-at-Racetracks program will be debated April 10....read on

MacMillan Calls For Choice

April 3, 2013:

John MacMillan has worn many hats in harness racing: announcer, trainer, driver and horsemen's representative. MacMillan can now add activist to his resume....read on

Perkins Has Harsh Words For Liberals

March 29, 2013:

Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Perkins recently spoke with a variety of horse racing industry members for a pair of columns on the Ontario Liberal Government's "shameful" decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks program on Sunday and "its ludicrous infatuation with bingo halls and American-owned casinos."...read on

Horse Racing Motion Carried

March 28, 2013:

On Thursday, March 28, the Ontario Legislature carried the motion of Essex's New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak. The pro-horse-racing motion calls for, among other things, the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, and for changes to the current slots-at-racetracks program to be put on hold....read on

McNaughton Wants Auditor General To Investigate SARP Cancellation

March 27, 2013:

On Wednesday, March 27, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton called on the Auditor General to investigate the Ontario Liberal Party's decision to terminate the slots-at-racetracks program....read on


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