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Positive News For Dresden Raceway

March 21, 2016:

According to an article, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has informed officials with Dresden Raceway that the 140-year-old track has been given the go-ahead to host racing for at least the next five years....read on

New Funding Agreement For Alberta

March 19, 2016:

Alberta's Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board Joe Ceci announced a new 10-year funding agreement for the provincial horse racing industry at a press conference on Saturday, March 19 at Century Downs Racetrack and Casino....read on

Longer Deal For Ontario Racing?

February 25, 2016:

The 2016 Ontario Budget released on Thursday (February 25) by Finance Minister Charles Sousa would give the province's horse racing industry two more years of government partnership and support....read on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in London....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....read on

Belleville Casino Deal Finalized

January 29, 2016:

A deal to bring a casino to Belleville was struck earlier this week, as local councillors were at city hall to make it official....read on

‘Durham Live’ Threatening Ajax Downs

January 18, 2016:

Officials in the Town of Ajax are concerned that if the proposed Durham Live Entertainment Centre in neighbouring Pickering is selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the site of a casino, the move could spell the end of Ajax Downs, which has its own expansion plans....read on

Ont. East Gaming Bundle Deal Official

January 12, 2016:

On Tuesday, January 12 it was announced by the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the ‘Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership’ has completed its previously announced acquisition of the OLG's ‘Gaming Bundle 2’ (which is also known as the ‘East Gaming Bundle’). The OLG and the partnership has also signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement....read on

Florida Horsepeople Fighting Back

January 4, 2016:

The United Florida Horsemen, a group representing equine racing breeds in the state, has announced that it is reaching out to local politicians to fight the proposed ‘decoupling’ issue that is threatening the future of live horse racing in Florida....read on

Pennacchio On Florida Gaming Deal

December 15, 2015:

“This is just a money grab by the casinos. That’s all it is.”...read on

More On Mohawk Expansion, Racing

December 11, 2015:

It was less than two weeks ago when Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson made statements in the media regarding the idea of expansion at Mohawk Racetrack. Lawson has now gone into more detail on the topic, stating that he has been discussing the idea with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. “almost daily.”...read on

Bill To Aid Pennsylvania Racing

December 10, 2015:

A promising-looking bill for racing was recently supported by a vote of 48-2 by the Pennsylvania Senate....read on

Gaming Without Racing In Florida?

December 9, 2015:

It has been reported that the Seminole Tribe has reached a massive, multi-billion-dollar deal with Florida Governor Rick Scott that could, in part, see pari-mutuel operators in the state offer expanded gaming without operating live racing....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on


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