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Casino Proposed For Pickering

March 4, 2014:

While the news of expanded gaming developments in Ontario has subdued substantially, one new proposal sprung up last week for a new tourist development that includes a hotel, waterpark, performing arts centre, outdoor amphitheatre and a casino....read on

OLG Extends GTA RFPQ

March 4, 2014:

On Monday, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) provided two separate procurement notifications....read on

More On Ontario Funding Model

March 3, 2014:

Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) today released more details related to the $80 million annual funding under the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program (HRPFP)....read on

SBOA: Litigation Is Imminent

February 27, 2014:

On Thursday, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) issued the following letter to Deloitte Consulting, the consulting group currently engaged by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) to study the economic impacts of the Racing/Breeding industry in Ontario....read on

Mayor Watson On Gaming Expansion

February 25, 2014:

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Postmedia’s Paul Godfrey, both of whom were key figures in Ontario horse racing politics over the past couple of years, have made the news this week for different reasons....read on

Alliance Tracks Close To Deal

February 20, 2014:

"This is a unique-in-the-world agreement between eight tracks to share resources, coordinate schedules, to provide a consistent level of racing and purses year-round to the benefit of both the horsepersons of Ontario and also for the horseplayers, so that we'll be able to put a signal out around the world that's consistent good quality racing and a great product for people to wager on."...read on

Horwath, Wynne On Fort Erie

February 19, 2014:

According to a report, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath addressed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday (Feb. 18), where she stated, in part, that “The NDP has stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Fort Erie since Day One” in regard to live horse racing and slot-machine gaming at Fort Erie Race Track....read on

Update On Hiawatha, Dresden

February 19, 2014:

Dresden Agricultural Society President Lucille Laprise and Hiawatha Horse Park operator Jim Henderson have been quoted in an article regarding the future of live horse racing at Dresden Raceway and the Hiawatha Horse Park....read on

OHRIA Issues Industry Update

February 18, 2014:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued an update to the horse racing industry late Tuesday afternoon. ...read on

2014 OSS, HIP Program Details

February 7, 2014:

At its meeting of January 30, 2014, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission approved the 2014 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) as recommended by the industry stakeholders and Program staff....read on

Live Racing At Fort Erie In 2014

February 7, 2014:

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014....read on

SBOA To Discuss SARP Fallout

February 4, 2014:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association has announced that it will be hosting an important information session regarding the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Thibert Optimistic About Fort Erie

January 30, 2014:

Jim Thibert, the CEO of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium, has said that he is “thinking much more positively than I have in a long time” in regard to the future of the historic Fort Erie Race Track for thoroughbreds....read on

Phillips Resigns From OLG

January 22, 2014:

On Wednesday, January 22, Philip Olsson, chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Board, announced that the OLG Board of Directors has received and accepted a letter of resignation from president and CEO Rod Phillips so that he can take on a new role in the private sector....read on

ORC Orders Re-direction Of Purse Account Monies

January 13, 2014:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is moving forward to implement a provincial approach to purses, consistent with the five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan, and as recommended by the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel....read on


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