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'More Honesty At Tracks Than Queen’s Park'

March 14, 2012:

He is a regular guest on the most listened-to sports talk presentation on Canadian airwaves. He is one of the most respected sports journalists in the nation. He's an award winning racing writer. Dave Perkins is also one of many people that are fed up with the Ontario Liberals' reckless and irresponsible treatment of the provincial horse-racing industry, and he has now put his platform to work...read on

Windsor "Shocked" By Slot Closure

March 14, 2012:

Officials and staff from Windsor Raceway reacted to the news that its slot facility would close at the end of April 2012 with shock, disappointment and confusion noting that the move would affect 217 full-time staff in addition more than 1,500 full-time equivalent jobs...read on

OLG Closing Slots At Windsor, Hiawatha, Fort Erie

March 14, 2012:

The effects of Monday's OLG gaming modernization will be felt starting today. The province will close slot operations at three tracks, both Windsor Raceway and Hiawatha Horse Park on the standardbred side as well as the thoroughbred facility in Fort Erie...read on

OHHA Continues Efforts To Save Racing

March 13, 2012:

In light of Monday's announcement ending Ontario's slots at racetracks partnership in 2013, the Ontario Harness Horse Association continues to meet with members of the Progressive Conservative Party as well as numerous members of the New Democratic Party who strongly support efforts to keep horse racing alive...read on

WEG's Eaves On OLG Announcement

March 13, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has issued the following statement from its president and CEO, Nick Eaves, based on the Ontario government's announcement to cancel the Slots-at-Racetracks Program...read on

Leslie: OLG Dropping Its Best Partner

March 13, 2012:

“We knew OLG was looking to expand its land-base gaming. Because we are the most profitable partner OLG has --- we return more than $1 billion a year --- we foolishly thought they would look to us as a partner to expand, so that the horse-racing industry would thrive and the rural community would thrive, and that they would take this partnership and make it even bigger and better.”...read on

“I Really Don’t Think These Guys Understand What They’re Doing”

March 13, 2012:

On Monday, in front of a backdrop which inexplicably proclaimed 'JOBS' and 'GROWTH,' Ontario Finance Minster Dwight Duncan and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Chair Paul Godfrey underwhelmingly announced that their organizations will essentially be putting 60,000 Ontarians out of work while killing a multi-billion-dollar industry which is a top revenue generator for the province...read on

OHRIA Responds To Dwight Duncan Costing Ontario 60,000 Jobs

March 12, 2012:

The Government of Ontario's plan to cancel the OLG Slots at Racetrack Program will prove costly, the President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is warning...read on

OLG, Liberals Green Light Plan To End Slots At Racetracks Partnership

March 12, 2012:

At a press conference on Monday, March 12, OLG Chair Paul Godfrey and Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan announced the release of a report that indicates the province's slots at racetracks program will end by March 31, 2013...read on

Information Meeting For Horsemen Set

March 10, 2012:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) has scheduled an information meeting for all horsepeople on Monday, March 12, at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Liberals Words Already Affecting Economy Negatively

March 9, 2012:

An official with Clinton Raceway has announced that a scheduled $3-million expansion to the track's grandstand is now on hold. She also noted that a $750,000 infusion of capital to an important local agricultural centre could be wiped out as well...read on

MPP Miller Officially Backs Racing

March 9, 2012:

On Thursday, March 8, at Queen's Park, Ontario MPP Paul Miller, a member of the New Democratic Party of Ontario, officially threw his support behind the Ontario horse-racing industry, which has found itself inexplicably under siege by the provincial Liberal party...read on

OHRIA To Duncan: Check Your Facts

March 9, 2012:

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan provided an emailed statement to the Windsor Star on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, regarding the OLG Slots at Racetrack program that contained a number of inaccurate statements...read on

MPPs Home Constituency Week March 12-16

March 9, 2012:

March 12 to March 16 is Constituency Week, meaning that MPPs will be in their home ridings to meet with constituents. All members of the horse racing community in Ontario are being reminded the importance of meeting with your local Minister of Provincial Parliament...read on

O'Toole Sounds Off In Support Of Racing

March 8, 2012:

"Anyone familiar with the horse farms of Durham Riding can see first-hand how the (slots-at-racetracks) partnership revenue is spent by the horse racing community. The money certainly doesn’t go to massive CEO salaries, high-priced consultants or convoluted contracts to buy air ambulances...read on


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