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OHRIA Responds To AG Report

April 30, 2014:

On Wednesday, April 30, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association released its response to the Auditor General’s special report on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s gaming modernization and the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program....read on

OHRIA Wants Integration Discussion

April 4, 2014:

On Friday, April 4, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release stating that the future of the provincial horse racing industry beyond the recently announced five-year plan hinges on racing’s integration into the OLG gaming modernization plans....read on

Comments On Ontario Funding

April 1, 2014:

Some of Ontario's horse racing participants have offered their comments in light of the Provincial Government’s Monday funding announcement....read on

WEG, HBPA Alter T-Bred Program

February 27, 2014:

On Thursday, February 27, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) jointly announced changes to Woodbine’s Ontario-sired Thoroughbred racing program....read on

Alliance Tracks Close To Deal

February 20, 2014:

"This is a unique-in-the-world agreement between eight tracks to share resources, coordinate schedules, to provide a consistent level of racing and purses year-round to the benefit of both the horsepersons of Ontario and also for the horseplayers, so that we'll be able to put a signal out around the world that's consistent good quality racing and a great product for people to wager on."...read on

OHRIA Issues Industry Update

February 18, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued an update to the horse racing industry late Tuesday afternoon. ...read on

Responses To Ontario’s Five-Year Plan

October 11, 2013:

Responses to the five-year transitional plan for the Ontario Horse racing industry are continuing to be issued. The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario (SBOA) have released a response as well as Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. and the Ontario NDP Party....read on

Leslie On Draft Plan Consultations

July 20, 2013:

OHRIA's Sue Leslie recently conducted an interview providing the horse racing industry with an update on OHRIA's response to the Transition Panel's draft plan....read on

OHRIA Encourages Draft Feedback

June 28, 2013:

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association President Sue Leslie has issued a letter to the industry, encouraging feedback on the Horse Racing Industry Panel's plan for horse racing in Ontario....read on

OLG Responds To OHRIA

June 3, 2013:

On Monday afternoon, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. President & CEO Rod Phillips issued a letter to the horse racing industry addressing the concerns presented by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association late last week....read on

OHRIA Sounds Alarm Over RFPQ, Sole Bundle Operators

May 30, 2013:

OHRIA has voiced its concern with the OLG's recent RFPQ announcement. OHRIA stated that "integrating the [horse-racing industry into OLG modernization] will be meaningless if racetracks in Northern, Eastern and Southwestern Ontario lose their zones to other gaming operators due to OLG decisions before integration has occurred.”...read on

Councillors Want To Vote On Woodbine Again

May 30, 2013:

Toronto Councillor Doug Ford has been cited as saying that he would like City Council to revisit its decision to not allow gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack. "I’d re-open (the vote) as many times as it takes to make sure we get a casino (at Woodbine),” he was quoted as saying....read on

OHRIA Responds To OLG Changes

May 17, 2013:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure of Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of Directors....read on

New Hope For Hiawatha?

April 20, 2013:

After stating that his track was left out of the discussion for Ontario's harness racing industry, Hiawatha Horse Park owner Jim Henderson has some renewed optimism....read on

Leslie On Auditor General Review

April 18, 2013:

"It's going to be very difficult from all the facts I have for the Auditor General to be able to support the decision of the McGuinty government."...read on


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