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Positive News For Dresden Raceway

March 21, 2016:

According to an article, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has informed officials with Dresden Raceway that the 140-year-old track has been given the go-ahead to host racing for at least the next five years....read on

Blowe Joining OLG

March 3, 2016:

The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium has announced that Elissa Blowe is leaving FELRC to assume an important, new role as ‘Manager of Product Development and Marketing – Horse Racing’ for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Longer Deal For Ontario Racing?

February 25, 2016:

The 2016 Ontario Budget released on Thursday (February 25) by Finance Minister Charles Sousa would give the province's horse racing industry two more years of government partnership and support....read on

London Hosts First Info Session

February 9, 2016:

The first of two information sessions hosted by the new Ontario Racing Association (ORA) was held on Tuesday afternoon at Western Fair in London....read on

Meeting Attendance Encouraged

February 5, 2016:

Via release, the four horsepeople behind a polarizing proposal for the Ontario horse racing industry have stated that they are cautiously optimistic about upcoming information sessions that have been announced by a new entity that goes by the name of the Ontario Racing Association....read on

Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....read on

‘Durham Live’ Threatening Ajax Downs

January 18, 2016:

Officials in the Town of Ajax are concerned that if the proposed Durham Live Entertainment Centre in neighbouring Pickering is selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the site of a casino, the move could spell the end of Ajax Downs, which has its own expansion plans....read on

Ontario Passes Bill 144

December 10, 2015:

On Thursday, December 10, the Ontario Government passed Bill 144 (the Budget Measures Act, 2015), an omnibus bill that contains two particular pieces of legislation that directly affect the province’s racing landscape....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Tropea On Amendments To Acts

December 4, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Wednesday, December 2, Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea made a presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

OLG Launches Horse-Themed Game

December 2, 2015:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 2 that it is launching a new horse-themed product called Fire Horse on PlayOLG.ca....read on

On ‘Life Support,’ But Not Dead Yet

November 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has spoken with Northern Horsemen's Association President Bob Bodkin for an update in regard to the potential of live Standardbred racing returning to the Sudbury area....read on

Sousa Introduces Bill In Legislature

November 19, 2015:

On Wednesday, November 18, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 in the Ontario legislature. If passed, the proposed act would implement measures contained in the 2015 Ontario Budget, enact five new statutes and amend other statutes....read on

Economic Impact Survey For Racing

October 19, 2015:

The economic impact survey for Ontario's horse racing industry, coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is closing for submissions this weekend....read on

OLG To Seek Input On Financial Model

October 16, 2015:

The horse racing industry in Ontario is being asked to provide input on a long-term financial model with respect to the ongoing integration and modernization of gaming in Ontario....read on


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