"One of the things this framework is built on is that it's customer-focused, it's not supply-focused
. We need to see competitive racing at whatever track you have across the province and that means that horses in a given race the public needs to know and see that those horses are competitive."
In light of the Ontario Racing Commission's new framework for harness racing in the province, ORC Chair Rod Seiling and Trot Radio's Norm Borg discuss this new proposal in more detail.
Seiling also talks about how the horsemens' groups reacted to the concepts of standardized condition sheets and purse pooling - keys to the concept.
"Without the standardized condition sheet and purse pooling, the whole customer-focused aspect of this framework comes crashing down."
Episode 148 – ORC Chair Rod Seiling
Audio Format: MP3 audio
Host: Norm Borg
For more on the ORC's new framework, please refer to Friday's news release.