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Racing Discussed In Legislature

March 19, 2014:

On Wednesday, March 19, Randy Pettapiece, the Ontario PC Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing, issued a release regarding the exchange he had with Premier Kathleen Wynne in the legislature on Monday....read on

Ontario Track Alliance Announced

March 17, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing division of the Ontario Racing Commission has provided the Premier of Ontario and the province's Minister of Agriculture & Food, Kathleen Wynne with this update on the progress in implementing the five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan....read on

$25 Million Deal For Rideau?

March 15, 2014:

The Ontario government is expected to announce a $25 million five-year deal with Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway, according to a report published on Friday evening....read on

Parkinson: Second Lawsuit Coming

March 14, 2014:

Walter Parkinson of Seelster Farms has announced that a second lawsuit will soon be filed in relation to the scrapping of Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Report: Deal To Be Signed This Week

March 13, 2014:

It has been reported that the Ontario Racing Commission and eight standardbred racetracks in the province will sign a five-year deal this week....read on

Breeders’ Lawyer Comments On Lawsuit

March 13, 2014:

“These standardbred breeders have implored the government over the past two years to sit down and have a discussion with them, to try and repair some of the damage that's been done to their business, and did not want to have to file a lawsuit.”...read on

Statement From Pettapiece On Lawsuit

March 12, 2014:

Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece and PC Caucus Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing today issued the following statement concerning the Standardbred breeders’ lawsuit filed against Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

OHR Announces Breeder Support

March 12, 2014:

In a letter issued to Premier Kathleen Wynne on March 11, 2014, John Snobelen of Ontario Horse Racing announced support programs for thoroughbred and quarter-horse breeders....read on

Natyshak Comments On Lawsuit

March 11, 2014:

On Tuesday, March 11, the Ontario New Democratic Party’s horse racing critic, Taras Natyshak, issued a statement in regard to the lawsuit which Standardbred breeders in the province have filed against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Ontario Breeders Sue OLG

March 11, 2014:

Standardbred breeders from across the province of Ontario issued a Notice of Action on Monday against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for damages arising out of the manner in which the Slots at Racetracks Program was cancelled....read on

Wynne Visits The WFD

March 10, 2014:

On Friday, March 7, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made an appearance at the London Farm Show at the Western Fair District....read on

Star Columnist Rips Racing

March 9, 2014:

Toronto Star provincial politics columnist Martin Reg Cohn returns to the pre-Wynne Liberal party rhetoric of pitting the Ontario horse racing industry against a non-related sector in a column published on Saturday, March 8....read on

Pettapiece Wants Answers

March 6, 2014:

On Thursday, March 6, Randy Pettapiece, the Ontario PC Critic for Rural Affairs and Horse Racing, called on Premier Kathleen in the Legislature to communicate with tracks and finalize race dates as soon as possible....read on

Quarter Horse Industry Optimistic

March 5, 2014:

Ajax Downs CEO Emilio Trotta and QROOI President Bob Broadstock have gone on the record as saying that Ajax Downs in Ontario will host live Quarter Horse racing in 2014....read on

Burgess Responds To Snobelen

March 5, 2014:

"We cannot race for blankets, ribbons or accolades. Our business is neither a hobby nor a toy for governmental or social experimentation."...read on


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