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Support For Racing From Union

February 22, 2012:

On Tuesday, February 21, Service Employees International Union Local 2 (SEIU Local 2), the predominant union in the Ontario horse racing industry, issued a release calling on the Ontario government to consult with the province's industry before any changes are implemented...read on

"I’m Going To Defend Our Industry"

February 22, 2012:

An article by CBC News Windsor captured the mood aboard one of the buses headed down to Queen's Park in Toronto for the rally in support of the Ontario horse-racing industry....read on

Maritimers Supporting Ontario Racing

February 22, 2012:

On Tuesday, February 21, the board of Prince Edward Island's Prince County Horsemen's Club issued its support to the Ontario racing industry in light of the siege it has been put under by the Ontario Liberal Government...read on

More MPPs Fighting For Racing

February 22, 2012:

Ontario MPPs are coming out of the woodwork in support of the province's horse-racing industry, as more and more are looking to set the record straight after the provincial Liberal Government wrongly characterized the highly-successful slots-at-racetracks program as a 'subsidy' for the industry...read on

'Duncan Is Misrepresenting The Partnership'

February 22, 2012:

"'Value for money' is the new buzzword in budget layouts. The racing industry needs stand up now via social networking, emails, petitions and showing up at Queen’s Park to show the government that the 150-plus-year history of Ontario racing, the 60,000-plus jobs and the spin-off employment which comes from the industry are indeed a very good bang for the buck."...read on

Luchento Reacts To Drummond Report

February 22, 2012:

After having just gone through a long and drawn out battle for the future of the harness racing industry in the state of New Jersey, SBOANJ President Tom Luchento has seen what has been going on in Ontario over the past week, and it has spurred him to offer his organization's support...read on

Eaves: Value For Money In Racing

February 22, 2012:

While Don Drummond's austerity report to the provincial government focused on "value for money" and possible changes to Ontario's horse racing industry, the CEO of the country's largest racetrack operator says the numbers show the real value is not at resort casinos: it's at the track...read on

HHI Supports Ontario Horsemen

February 21, 2012:

On Tuesday, February 21, Harness Horsemen International President Gene Oldford announced that has pledged to utilize all of his organization's resources in support of the Ontario Harness Horsemen's Association...read on

Bax Speaks Out On Drummond Report

February 21, 2012:

"Obviously, the government is looking everywhere for money," horseman John Bax has been quoted as saying, "so they're throwing this out there to see what kind of reaction they're going to get....read on

Thompson: Protect Horse Racing

February 21, 2012:

Lisa Thompson, MPP (Huron-Bruce) is calling on the McGuinty government to back off any attempt to end the Slots at Racetracks Program, which has brought substantial growth to the horse racing industry...read on

Need Capital, Employment, Economic Churn?

February 21, 2012:

In New York, praises continue to rain down for the state's overly-successful racino program, which, in Sullivan County alone, has generated $25 million for the county and employs roughly 580 people...read on

SOA Of NY Firmly Behind Ontario Horsemen

February 21, 2012:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has announced that it stands firmly behind all those hard working horsemen in Canada who are trying to protect the interests of harness racing and who intend to rally at the government building in Queen's Park, Toronto on Wednesday...read on

OFA Supports Ontario Racing

February 21, 2012:

Following the recent release of the Drummond Report, and recommendations that would damage Ontario’s horse racing industry, Standardbred Canada is pleased that the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization, is in strong support of the men and women of Ontario horse racing...read on

Snobelen Vocal On Racing Cuts

February 20, 2012:

Former PC Cabinet Minister John Snobelen has gone on the offensive in light of the proposed cuts to horse racing in the Drummond Report, voicing his opinions on the necessity for the continuation of the government's slots revenue sharing partnership with the industry...read on

OLG Study Behind Drummond Proposal

February 18, 2012:

Reports indicate that the proposed cuts to horse racing outlined in Wednesday's Drummond Report may not simply be recommendations in the name of general austerity. Those recommendations could stem from a yet-to-be released OLG study...read on


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