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2017 Ontario Race Date Applications

Published: October 21, 2016 5:13 pm ET

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As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry self-determination, the 2017 Racetrack Race Date applications are available on the OR website.

The feedback on the respective applications will be collated from October 20 to November 6 and will support the Ontario Racing Interim Board of Directors’ position as it relates to the final recommendations for approvals.

Ontario Racing will provide the recommendation to the OLG, who is responsible for reviewing application as it relates to funding.

Upon completion of review, OLG will relay its recommendations to AGCO. The AGCO, in its capacity as industry regulator, will provide a final approval.

Please provide your feedback and recommendations to [email protected]

Long Term Funding Consultations Begin

Consultations have begun regarding a proposed longer-term funding framework and agreement for the horse racing industry beyond 2021. This framework, subject to government approval, will be presented to the industry for feedback - beginning with a webinar that took place on October 19th. A recording of that webinar can be found here. Ontario Racing is committed to responding to every query that we receive regarding the proposed funding plan.

The information presented to the racing industry during this session was intended to form a knowledge basis regarding the proposed funding framework, in advance of opportunities for in-person consultations and written feedback.

We encourage industry participants to join us at sessions which will take place in every region of the province that has horseracing, throughout the month of November. Those consultation dates can be found here. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback, through a portal on our website.

As the industry association for horse racing in Ontario, Ontario Racing will collate feedback from all industry participants that wish to offer it. That feedback will be compiled into a report, which will be made public, and which will inform recommendations to government regarding next steps.

(Ontario Racing)

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