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Purse Boost At Miami Valley

March 24, 2015:

Miami Valley Raceway and the Ohio Harness Horsemens' Association are pleased to announce a joint agreement which will boost the purses by ten percent across-the-board effective this Friday night, March 27, and throughout the remainder of the meet....read on

Racing’s Economic Churn Examined

March 24, 2015:

A report by a local media outlet in Ohio is spotlighting the positive economic impact that the addition of slot machines at racetracks is having on local economies....read on

Update On Integration With OLG

March 19, 2015:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, recently spoke on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming arm -- the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Clarification To Be Considered In U.S.

March 4, 2015:

In response to efforts spearheaded by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and horse racing’s advocates within the federal government, the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday (Tuesday, March 3) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Hearing (Notice) that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machine players....read on

Ont. Breeders Win Document Access

February 10, 2015:

The group of Ontario's Standardbred breeders currently engaged in legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG) recently received a decision in their favour from the province's Superior Court....read on

Ontario Gaming Modernization News

January 27, 2015:

A handful of news items regarding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s modernization efforts have been reported in the mainstream media as of late....read on

Lakeshore Officials To Offer Guidance

January 12, 2015:

It has been reported that officials with the Ontario Harness Horse Association have put the Dresden Agricultural Society in touch with the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association in an attempt to offer some guidance....read on

$12 Million More For Breeders

January 12, 2015:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program....read on

Leslie Calls For Patience

December 19, 2014:

Sue Leslie said this week that she is encouraged by discussions conducted between an Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association subcommittee and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. regarding the establishment of a new gambling product that will integrate horse racing into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

Kingston Officially Rejects Casino

December 17, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, December 16, councillors in Kingston approved a motion that conveys to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the city is not interested in becoming a willing host community for a casino....read on

ORC Update On Standardbred HIP

November 21, 2014:

On Friday (November 21), Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steven Lehman offered Trot Insider an update on the previously-announced five-year enhanced Horse Improvement Program (HIP) for Ontario Standardbreds....read on

Delay In Northern Bundle Process

November 12, 2014:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is delaying its Request For Proposal for the province’s northern bundle, which includes Sudbury, home to the half-mile Sudbury Downs oval....read on

New Mayor Wants Slots Returned

November 10, 2014:

Incoming Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop has let it be known that he thinks the Province of Ontario should be doing more to keep the Fort Erie Race Track viable and that slot-machine gaming should be re-introduced at the historic border oval for Thoroughbreds....read on

State Of NJ Racing Industry Paper

November 7, 2014:

The Rutgers Equine Science Center has released the paper ‘2014 State of the New Jersey Horse Racing Industry’, which is a follow-up to the 2009 white paper that reported the impact of slot machines and video lottery terminals on the horse racing and breeding industry, agriculture, and open space....read on

Sigh Of Relief At Plainridge

November 5, 2014:

Officials with Penn National Gaming and Plainridge Racecourse are breathing a sigh of relief today, as Ballot Question 3, which called for a repeal of the state’s 2011 casino law, was defeated on Tuesday, November 5. The vote means that Penn National’s $225-million, fully-integrated racing and gaming expansion at Plainridge Racecourse is not in jeopardy....read on


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