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Perkins Calls For Racing Czar

November 2, 2012:

In his most recent column, which calls for a Racing Czar and a single unified voice for Ontario horse-racing, nationally-respected sports journalist Dave Perkins has again called out the Ontario Liberal Party for its botched handling of the provincial industry, stating, "Racing needed a kick in the ass, no question. But it didn’t need to be guillotined by politicians who should have, but didn’t, know any better."...read on

COSA On OMAFRA Report

November 2, 2012:

On Friday, November 2, the Central Ontario Standardbred Association issued a release in regard to the OMAFRA Panel' report on the provincial horse-racing industry's transitioning from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Leslie: OMAFRA Report "Isn't An OHRIA Model"

November 2, 2012:

In light of waves and waves of concerned feedback regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report on how to transition the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program into the future, OHRIA President Sue Leslie has spoken on the topic, stating that the report "isn't an OHRIA model" and that it "isn't an OHRIA plan."...read on

Jamieson, A-Mac On OMAFRA Report

November 1, 2012:

Stating that it would be "foolhardy and misguided" to believe Ontario's standardbred industry would exist after three years of "right-sizing" proposed by the OMAFRA Panel Report, drivers Anthony MacDonald and Jody Jamieson have issued a joint public statement....read on

MPP Asks Opposition To Save Fort Erie

November 1, 2012:

The recently-released OMAFRA report’s recommendations have caught many people off guard, and on the list of people left scratching their heads is Niagara Falls Liberal MPP, Kim Craitor....read on

OHHA Responds To OMAFRA Report

November 1, 2012:

On Thursday, November 1, the Ontario Harness Horse Association, the horsemen's association which represents the majority of the province's standardbred horsepeople, issued a release in response to the recommendations and determinations of the OMAFRA Panel's report regarding the transition of the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

OAAS Reacts To OMAFRA Report

November 1, 2012:

The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies is the latest entity to let its views be known regarding the OMAFRA Panel’s report on the Ontario horse-racing industry's transitioning from the slots-at-racetracks program after March 31, 2013....read on

"Time To Take The Gloves Off"

October 31, 2012:

"I didn't like the tone of this report. Instead of an independent, open minded panel working with our industry to develop ways to save and even improve the horse racing business, they sounded like unfriendly government representatives dictating to us."...read on

Western Fair On OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

The Western Fair District is the most recent racetrack operator to issue a statement regarding the OMAFRA Panel's report on transitioning the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program....read on

Fury In Fort Erie Over OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

Jim Thibert, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium CEO, did not mince words in coming to a conclusion about the OMAFRA Panel's report on the transitioning of the Ontario horse-racing industry from the slots-at-racetracks program. Also, Fort Erie's Liberal MPP Kim Craitor has commented on the report, which, in addition to the provincial standardbred industry, has sent shock waves through Fort Erie....read on

WEG Comments On OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group was the second racing operator to respond to the OMAFRA Panel's transition report for the Ontario horse-racing industry on Wednesday, stating that WEG is "pleased that the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has reaffirmed that a vibrant, world-class horse-racing industry requires a strong partnership between the industry and Government."...read on

Hanover Responds To OMAFRA Report

October 31, 2012:

On Wednesday, October 31, Hanover Raceway General Manager Gord Dougan issued an open letter to the Ontario horse-racing industry in regard to OMAFRA Panel's transition report which was recently submitted to provincial government....read on

Government Taking Steps With Racing Resolution

October 30, 2012:

Dennis Mills, Racing Future Inc. stated today in response on the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel "We understand that the next 30 days will be the most important month in the history of Ontario horse racing."...read on

OMAFRA Report Released

October 30, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 30, the long-anticipated OMAFRA Panel Report on the transition of the Ontario horse racing industry from the Slots-At-Racetracks program was released to the horse racing industry....read on

Ontario Horse Racing Coverage

March 21, 2012:

Trot Insider has gathered all of the news stories regarding the Ontario horse racing industry's transition from the Slots-At-Racetracks program (SARP)....read on


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