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Update From OHRIA On Task Force Plan, Negotiations With Government

July 23, 2012:

"Believe me, OHRIA is weighing all the different options of handling this. And I know on the surface, to many, they don't feel OHRIA's been aggressive enough....read on

Leslie Updates On OHRIA Task Force

May 30, 2012:

"I have a lot of confidence in Stan [Sadinsky] that he'll come up with the best possible plan for the industry and we're hopefully going to be able to support it."...read on

OHRIA Task Force Retains Sadinsky

May 22, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has announced that it has created a task force which is aiming at dialogue with the Ontario Government. The task force has retained former Ontario Racing Commission Chair Stanley Sadinsky to assist and advise it on the development of the plan...read on

Major Media Attention For Ontario Racing

May 14, 2012:

Continuing to attract major attention in the mainstream media, the crisis in Ontario's horse-racing industry was front and centre this past weekend. The Toronto Star trotted out a lengthy feature, with front-page status, examining the disaster the Ontario Liberal government has throw the provincial breeding industry into...read on

Bill C76 Passes Second Reading

May 3, 2012:

On Thursday, May 3 in the Ontario legislature, MPP Monte McNaughton’s private members’ bill C76 passed with a vote of 57-19...read on

Ontario Budget Deal Close?

April 20, 2012:

Premier Dalton McGuinty will meet with NDP leader Andrea Horwath on Monday to discuss final concessions in an attempt to gain support for the Ontario budget....read on

Fighting For Our Future

April 20, 2012:

The Canadian Sportsman assembled a special 24-page pullout section of their magazine called Fight For Our Future documenting the stories of real people...read on

Horsemen Speak Out: Support OFL Rally, Not Liberal Budget

April 17, 2012:

As Ontario's budget vote comes in less than one week, horsemen are urging the industry to help keep the province's valuable horse racing industry on the minds of the MPPs that will vote on the Liberal budget...read on

Why Did OLG Just Cut Racing?

April 16, 2012:

In an interview last week, OLG President and CEO Rod Phillips was asked why the Ontario government ended the slots-at-racetrack program with a drop-dead date of March 2013 instead of working with the industry to discuss a possible phase-out or percentage reduction...read on

"Reconsider This Outrageous And Totally Illogical Decision"

April 15, 2012:

"The reality is that revenue from the horse-racing partnership has been steady and, in most years, shown a slight increase in revenues, while the casinos have gone from generating $1.3 billion, per year, when Mr. McGuinty was elected, to only $100 Million profit last year – yet THIS is the part of the gaming industry Mr. McGuinty thinks should be expanded....read on

OHRIA Town Halls A Success

April 14, 2012:

More than 20,000 (20,345) Ontarians participated in the telephone town hall meetings hosted this past week by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association...read on

Will Ontario's Budget Pass?

April 11, 2012:

"The ball is now in the government's court. If the government falls it will be squarely on the shoulders of the McGuinty Liberals."...read on

Horwath Talks Budget On 570 News

April 11, 2012:

After unveiling the final set of NDP budget proposals on Tuesday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will discuss the 2012 budget with Jeff Allen of 570 News on Wednesday morning...read on

OHRIA Schedules Telephone Town Hall Meetings

April 10, 2012:

In a response to the Ontario government's decision to cancel the Slots at Racetrack Program, OHRIA President Sue Leslie and key members of the industry will taking their message to the public and will be available to answer questions tonight and Thursday April 12, during telephone town hall meetings...read on

Horwath To Liberals: Protect Jobs, Help Horse Racing

April 10, 2012:

On Tuesday morning, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stated that she would not give approval to the 2012 Budget without plans to protect jobs in industries affected by the budget, including horse racing...read on


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