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Delay To Help Integrate Racing

October 31, 2014:

The OLG has announced via release that the previous deadline for the RFPQ was November 6, 2014, but that applicants now have until April 30, 2015 to provide the provincial lottery corporation with RFPQ submissions....read on

Delaware Industry Profiled

September 26, 2014:

It has been reported that Delaware’s department of agriculture is currently conducting a study which could ultimately change the percentages that the State, Delaware casinos and the horse racing industry receive from slot machines revenue....read on

Racing-Gaming Integration Update

September 26, 2014:

"I look forward to the future. I think the right people are sitting at the table to move this forward now, and the cooperation is there."...read on

Decision In Favour Of Breeders

September 25, 2014:

Lawyers representing a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders and lawyers for the Ontario Government were in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Guelph on Tuesday, September 23....read on

Province Commits To Fort Erie

September 25, 2014:

During a press event on Wednesday, September 24 at the Fort Erie Race Track, Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, stated that the Ontario Government will commit to at least 37 dates of live Thoroughbred racing at the border oval for the track’s 2015 season....read on

No Plainridge Thoroughbred Racing

September 24, 2014:

An official with Penn National Gaming, the operator of Plainridge Racecourse, has gone on the record as saying that the company is not interested in bringing Thoroughbred racing to the track....read on

Horsemen Applaud Purse Bonuses

September 13, 2014:

Some of Ontario's top horsemen have offered comment on Friday's announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year's two-year-olds....read on

Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

September 12, 2014:

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

Customers Happy After Slots Glitch

September 9, 2014:

Customers playing slot machines at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway this past Saturday were in the right place at the right time, as a glitch in the system allowed gamblers to play the machines and hit jackpots free of charge....read on

Not-For-Profit Talks In Sudbury

September 8, 2014:

Preliminary discussions have taken place regarding the creation of a not-for-profit entity to rent Sudbury Downs from the MacIsaac family and operate live Standardbred racing at the northern Ontario track....read on

Report: Purse Deal Imminent

September 3, 2014:

It has been reported that the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association are on the cusp of signing a five-year, $200-million contract that would ensure that Standardbred purses at Canada’s top racing circuit would be guaranteed at least $40 million per year for the next five racing seasons....read on

Lakeshore / Leamington Discussion

September 2, 2014:

On Saturday, August 30, Lakeshore Horse Racing Association GM and Treasurer Wayne Martinuik and Marty Adler, announcer for the LHRA’s races at Leamington Raceway, discussed the upcoming 13-date meet at the Leamington Fairgrounds, which is scheduled to kick off Sunday, September 7....read on

Truro Racino Concept Dismissed

August 30, 2014:

Horsemen at Truro Raceway wishing to have a racino concept supported by local government were met with a less than enthusiastic response....read on

Stalemate In Ohio

August 28, 2014:

On Wednesday, August 27, the Ohio State Racing Commission put Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park and the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association on notice that it is prepared to set a purse percentage for video lottery terminals if the two parties don’t hammer out a deal, and fast....read on

OLG Comments On Integration

August 22, 2014:

“One of the goals is to have something that works for both groups. But it is important to develop a firm revenue stream for horse racing, so that it does not (only have) government funding. We want to develop and integrate a product between the OLG and horse racing that helps promote growth in racing, increase purses and ensures its survival.”...read on


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