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Not-For-Profit Talks In Sudbury

September 8, 2014:

Preliminary discussions have taken place regarding the creation of a not-for-profit entity to rent Sudbury Downs from the MacIsaac family and operate live Standardbred racing at the northern Ontario track....read on

Report: Purse Deal Imminent

September 3, 2014:

It has been reported that the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association are on the cusp of signing a five-year, $200-million contract that would ensure that Standardbred purses at Canada’s top racing circuit would be guaranteed at least $40 million per year for the next five racing seasons....read on

OLG Comments On Integration

August 22, 2014:

“One of the goals is to have something that works for both groups. But it is important to develop a firm revenue stream for horse racing, so that it does not (only have) government funding. We want to develop and integrate a product between the OLG and horse racing that helps promote growth in racing, increase purses and ensures its survival.”...read on

Western Fair Applies For Change

August 19, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating an application for an amendment to the 2014 approved race date schedule and will receive comments on the application from interested industry participants before making its decision on the application....read on

Racing & Gaming Integration Update

August 18, 2014:

After a series of constructive conversations, representatives of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association are ready to sit down to decide the specifics of how horse racing can best be integrated into the province’s overall gaming strategy....read on

Handle Increase At Alliance Tracks

August 14, 2014:

It’s been over four months since the launch of the Standardbred Alliance in Ontario on April 1 and wagering on Standardbred horse races at these tracks is already seeing a sharp increase compared to the same period last year....read on

Industry Info Meeting Follow-Up

August 13, 2014:

On July 24, 2014 close to 120 industry stakeholders, including breeders, drivers, OLG representatives and racetrack officials, gathered at Country Heritage Park in Milton, ON to participate in an open Industry Information Meeting hosted by Ontario Horse Racing (OHR)....read on

Tax Reduction Allocations Revised

July 28, 2014:

On Monday, July 28, the Ontario Racing Commission announced the approval of revised allocations of the Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction (PMTR) to support and encourage the horse racing industry in Ontario....read on

Sudbury Discussed In Legislature

July 25, 2014:

On Thursday, July 25, during the last sitting of the Ontario Legislature before its summer recess, Nickel Belt New Democratic Party MPP France Gelinas demanded that the provincial government include a key stipulation in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Request for Proposals for gaming companies that could potentially operate in the northern Ontario region....read on

Industry Info Session Coverage

July 24, 2014:

On Thursday afternoon, Trot Insider provided live coverage from the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Information Meeting Session which took place at the Country Heritage Park outside Milton, Ont....read on

Industry Meeting Set For Thursday

July 18, 2014:

On today's edition of Trot Radio we speak to John Snobelen for more information regarding next Thursday's Industry Information Session in Milton, Ont. and get an update on what's happening behind the scenes with Ontario Horse Racing....read on

Sudbury Downs Cancels ORC licence

July 4, 2014:

In accordance with Section 25 of the Racing Commission Act, 2000, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has conditionally cancelled Sudbury Downs’ ORC licence effective June 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m....read on

Update: Five-Year Deal For Leamington

June 30, 2014:

Trot Insider has learned that a five-year deal for live harness racing at Leamington Raceway has been finalized....read on

Reports: Deals For Hiawatha, KD

June 26, 2014:

Although there has yet to be official announcement from the Ontario Government, key players surrounding live Standardbred racing at Sarnia’s Hiawatha Horse Park and Kawartha Downs in the Peterborough area have stated that live horse racing will be staying at the respective tracks for at least the next five years....read on

Leal Named Ag Minister

June 25, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Association has issued a release stating that it is pleased with the announcement that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has named Jeff Leal as Minister of Agriculture and Food, taking over those duties from Wynne....read on


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