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Windsor Grandstand Demo Underway

June 2, 2015:

Monday, June 1 marked a sad day for harness racing fans in the Windsor, Ont. area, as demolition of Windsor Raceway’s grandstand got underway....read on

Windsor Demolition Underway

April 28, 2015:

It has been reported that demolition at the defunct Windsor Raceway is ongoing, and that the main grandstand building, which also housed a restaurant, slot machines and mutuel locations, could be the next building to be torn down....read on

Fresh Start For Dresden Raceway

June 25, 2014:

It has been officially announced that the Dresden Agricultural Society has taken over management of Dresden Raceway from Windsor Raceway’s parent company, Winrac Development Inc. The 2014 season of live racing at the track will kick off on Tuesday, July 1....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

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

Windsor Raceway Items Auctioned Off

November 14, 2013:

A two-day auction of items from the now-defunct Windsor Raceway culminated Wednesday, November 13 with buyers walking away with scores of items from the harness track. It has been reported that some of the items purchased are now earmarked for the Lakeshore Horse Raceway Association....read on

Winrac Standing Pat With Building, Land

November 12, 2013:

Winrac Development President Pat Soulliere has been quoted as saying that the company currently has no plans to sell Windsor Raceway or the land it sits on....read on

Windsor Raceway Up For Sale, Lease

June 7, 2013:

According to a report by The Windsor Star, Winrac Development Inc., the owners of the now-shuttered Windsor Raceway, is seeking proposals to lease or sell the facility....read on

Windsor-Essex Horseplayers Up In Arms

May 27, 2013:

It has been reported that horseplayers in Windsor-Essex are up in arms with Club Alouette, the only off-track wagering establishment in the area since Windsor Raceway shut its doors. Patrons are looking for the Ontario Racing Commission to pull the club's licence or have a public meeting conducted to address what they are claiming to be unacceptable conditions....read on

Could Windsor Race Again?

May 25, 2013:

Reports out of Windsor indicate that the owners of the now-shuttered Windsor Raceway are not necessarily counting out racing again at the Essex County five-eighths mile oval....read on

ORC Approves Cancellation Of Woodstock Licence

May 6, 2013:

In accordance with Section 25 of the Racing Commission Act, 2000, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission has conditionally cancelled Woodstock Raceway’s ORC licence effective May 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m....read on

Horsemen React To Woodstock News

April 25, 2013:

With roots dating back to fair racing in 1951, it would appear that residents in Oxford County have seen the final days of live harness racing at Woodstock Raceway....read on

Update On Unsigned Tracks

April 1, 2013:

OMAFRA's Elmer Buchanan offered Trot Insider an update on the tracks that have not yet to come to terms with the Ontario government's transition panel....read on

Soulliere Comments On Dresden

March 20, 2013:

Winrac President Pat Soulliere has gone on the record regarding the prospects of live harness racing being hosted at Dresden Raceway this year....read on

Future Of Dresden Uncertain

March 12, 2013:

“We're still hoping something at the eleventh hour comes through and actually saves racing because with so many jobs and lives at stake you just kind of hope that it's going to go (ahead).”...read on


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