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Wynne, OLG Not On Same Page

January 30, 2013:

Although incoming Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has gone on the record as saying otherwise, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. representatives continue to state that the province's gaming arm will not respect municipalities' specific wishes regarding the ultimate locations of incoming casinos....read on

The Weekend's Ontario Gaming News

January 28, 2013:

With the O'Brien Awards, horse-racing's presence at the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention and Kathleen Wynne becoming the province's next Premier, there were clearly a lot of Ontario racing-related happenings this past weekend. Now for the news stories that may have fallen through the cracks....read on

Six Per Cent More For Racing?

November 22, 2012:

Leading up to what track operators have alluded to as being the final evening of live harness racing at Sudbury Downs, local Councillor Claude Berthiaume has stepped up his call for some sanity in the provincial decision to cut the local and Ontario horse-racing industry down at the knees....read on

Frustration At Sudbury Info Session

October 11, 2012:

According to a report, City of Greater Sudbury Economic Development Director Ian Wood took the brunt of criticism from pro-horse racing and anti-casino yesterday during a casino information session in Sudbury....read on

Sudbury Councillors Want Racino

October 1, 2012:

After it was announced late last week that layoffs are coming at Sudbury Downs, city councillors are again making their calls for expanded casino gaming in the area to be housed at the raceway and not a different venue, which would lead to the demise of the local racing industry....read on

Sudbury Poll Proves Overwhelming Support For Racing Aid From Gov

September 4, 2012:

A telephone poll conducted last week found that not just some, but an overwhelming majority of respondents --- 93 per cent, to be exact --- are in favour of the Ontario Liberal Government doing more to help the province's horse-racing industry survive if there is not going to be a revenue-sharing agreement in effect going forward....read on

"Political Decisions Can Be Changed"

August 28, 2012:

A rally at Robertson's Training Centre in Azilda, Greater Sudbury was the scene of a rarity on Monday, August 27. The rarity wasn't the fact that there was a demonstration against the Ontario Liberal Government's decimation of the province's horse-racing industry. The rarity was that a Sudbury PC candidate and NDP Nickel Belt MPP displayed that are exactly on the same page in opposition of the provincial Liberals regarding their highly-controversial gaming decision....read on

A Tale Of Two Councils

August 22, 2012:

With the Ontario Liberal Government having promised this week to 'upload' some municipal costs to the provincial books, many people are saying that city officials will now be under political pressure to accept the Ontario Liberals' terms for the controversial gaming modernization plan. That being said, recent decisions by City Councils to support or not support local horse racing facilities in their jurisdictions couldn't have drawn a more varied portrait of the future....read on

NHA Industry Study Released

July 26, 2012:

The Northern Horsemen's Association has undertaken, completed and announced a report entitled 'Sustaining Horse Racing in Northern Ontario- A Socio-Economic Perspective, City of Greater Sudbury and Area.'...read on

Sudbury Adopts Resolution, Urging Others

March 21, 2012:

The City of Greater Sudbury is the most recent Ontario jurisdiction to adopt the resolution against the Provincial Liberal Government's decision to cut the Ontario horse-racing industry out of the mutually-beneficial slots-at-racetracks program...read on

ORC Officials – How To Contact

March 8, 2011:

As part of its commitment to officiating excellence, the Ontario Racing Commission is publicizing the cell phone numbers of the panel of officials at each track...read on

Preferreds Highlight Sudbury Program

August 18, 2010:

Zorgwijk Fortunate and Mr Coolie shared the spotlight at Sudbury Downs on Wednesday night as they picked up a pair of victories in the co-featured events...read on

Coconut Cove To Excel In Sudbury?

September 16, 2009:

Coconut Cove has been a consistent performer through her first two Ontario Sires Stakes starts, but trainer Eric Adams is hoping the two-year-old pacing filly will be even sharper when she arrives in Sudbury on Saturday evening...read on


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