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Oak Knoll Stables To Disperse

January 13, 2014:

Ken Morden of Oak Knoll Stables has informed Trot Insider that he and Caroline Thornton have come to the tough decision to disperse their Campbellcroft, Ont. breeding operation effective today (Jan. 13)....read on

Expanded Innovation Summit Info.

January 4, 2014:

On Monday, December 16, 2013 industry representatives gathered at Flamboro Downs to exchange ideas on what the Ontario racing industry can do in the immediate to short term to better understand the racing customer and to grow revenues, attract fans and decrease costs....read on

Racing A Mainstream Newsmaker

December 31, 2013:

Ontario's horse racing industry and its adjustment to the new reality presented by the Ontario government made headlines throughout the year -- not just on Standardbred Canada's homepage, but in mainstream media as well....read on

Will Not-For-Profit Step Up At KD?

December 24, 2013:

It has been reported that Kawartha Downs Ltd. has informed the Ontario Racing Commission that it will not be applying for a licence to operate the Fraserville, Ont. raceway in 2014....read on

Ontario's 2014 Race Date Schedule

December 20, 2013:

The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced on Friday the decision on a number of additional applications seeking variances to the assigned dates for 2014....read on

Burgess Issues Letter To Wynne

December 20, 2013:

After receiving a letter from Premier Kathleen Wynne, owner Robert Burgess has replied to the Premier and Minister of Agriculture & Food....read on

Buchanan: Breeds Must Work Together

December 19, 2013:

Ontario Racing Commission Chair Elmer Buchanan has gone on the record as saying that the province’s three horse racing breeds must agree on a plan for the future or else the government will make a plan for them....read on

One-On-One With Kathleen Wynne

December 18, 2013:

In an exclusive interview with Trot Magazine Editor Darryl Kaplan, the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Agriculture & Food Kathleen Wynne discussed the state of the province's horse racing industry and imminent re-integration with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp....read on

Horse Racing Innovation Summit

December 13, 2013:

Limited space is available to participate in the Horse Racing Innovation Summit, set for Monday, December 16, 2013 at Flamboro Downs and co-sponsored by the Ontario Racing Commission and the Ontario Ministries of Agriculture and Food and Rural Affairs....read on

OLG Releases Remaining Gaming RFPQs

December 12, 2013:

On Thursday, December 12, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launched the remaining Requests for Pre-Qualification (RFPQs) for gaming....read on

2013 Symposium Concludes

December 12, 2013:

The 2013 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming concluded with an interesting and important panel on current legal and policy issues in racing and gaming....read on

Wynne Responds To Citizen Story

December 1, 2013:

Premier Kathleen Wynne has issued a letter to the Ottawa Citizen in response to the newspaper's feature on Eastern Ontario's harness racing participants....read on

New Funding Programs Announced

November 30, 2013:

To prepare for the implementation of the new five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan to help Ontario’s horse racing industry, the government of Ontario is making available new funding that will assist the industry to develop business plans and marketing strategies....read on

GCGC, OLG Sign ‘Definitive Agreements’

November 29, 2013:

On Friday, November 29, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced that it has signed definitive lease agreements with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for the continuation of slot operations at Great Canadian’s Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs racetrack facilities....read on

Audit Document Request Denied

November 21, 2013:

A freedom of information request, recently filed by the Toronto Star to uncover audits received by the government pertaining to Ontario's horse racing industry, has been denied by the Ministry of Finance....read on


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