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Hiawatha Still In Limbo

April 18, 2013:

A handful of racing and civic officials have commented on the lack of race dates awarded to Sarnia's Hiawatha Horse Park for the 2013 racing season....read on

Auditor General To Review OLG Modernization, OHRIA Responds

April 10, 2013:

It was announced on Wednesday that Ontario's Auditor General will review the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plans....read on

Horse Racing Motion Carried

March 28, 2013:

On Thursday, March 28, the Ontario Legislature carried the motion of Essex's New Democratic Party MPP Taras Natyshak. The pro-horse-racing motion calls for, among other things, the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s gaming modernization plan, and for changes to the current slots-at-racetracks program to be put on hold....read on

Updated: More Ontario Tracks Ink Transitional Funding Deals

March 26, 2013:

On Tuesday, March 26 it was announced by both the Ontario Liberal Party and the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation that transitional funding agreements have been reached which will ensure the continuation of live racing at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs beyond March 31, 2013. The Province of Ontario has also announced that it has reached a transitional funding agreement for the Fort Erie Race Track....read on

More On Taras Natyshak's Motion

March 24, 2013:

Many questions surround the motion that will be presented and debated in Ontario's provincial legislature this Thursday, March 28. What does it mean for the slots-at-racetracks program? Is the motion binding? And are the Progressive Conservatives working with the NDP on this motion?...read on

OHRIA: NDP, PCs Cooperate To Pass Horse Racing Motion

March 19, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is pleased to announce that the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democratic Party are again working together in the Legislature to support Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry....read on

Natyshak To Introduce Motion; OHRIA Responds

March 15, 2013:

“Vocal casino opponents in Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, and elsewhere are seeing their voices drowned out by wealthy corporate casino lobbyists. Families and businesses involved in horse racing are witnessing their once-thriving industry gutted to make way for private casinos, with no thought being given to the thousands of Ontarians who depend on horse racing for their livelihoods.”...read on

Hudak Presents PC Path For Ontario Horse Racing; OHRIA Responds

March 14, 2013:

On Thursday, March 14, PC Leader Tim Hudak will formally present his white paper on agriculture and rural Ontario in Guelph, Ont., with part of that paper outlining his party's vision for the future of horse racing in the province....read on

Leslie On OLG Re-Integration: "It's A Great First Step"

March 13, 2013:

"I don't think it's a smokescreen. Naturally we've got concerns about the specifics about what that's going to mean because that hasn't been clarified yet."...read on

Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

OHRIA: Help Hamilton Councillors Stand Up For Flamboro

February 13, 2013:

In a letter issued Tuesday night, OHRIA President Sue Leslie echoed the calls of Hamilton city councillors to show support for expanded gaming at Flamboro Downs....read on

Ontario Breeders Concerned

February 7, 2013:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group received some good news when it reached its tentative agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Although that deal helps a couple of Ontario racetracks, it does not help the breeders in the province much at all....read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 23, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a press release on Wednesday evening commenting on the Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group's announcement that a deal has been reached to ensure racing continues at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years....read on

CTV Covers Racing Crisis

January 9, 2013:

"We contribute over $2 billion per year in economic activity in Ontario and we're sitting less than three months away from virtually shutting down and putting all those people out of work, all these families in jeopardy, to have someone else do what we're already doing."...read on

OHRIA To Ont. Liberal Leadership Candidates: Stand Up For Horse Racing

December 27, 2012:

On Thursday, December 27, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association issued a press release calling on the Ontario Liberal Party leadership candidates to stand up for the provincial horse-racing industry....read on


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