Update: 2015 Race Date Schedule Issued

Published: December 5, 2014 04:59 pm EST

On Friday, December 5, the Ontario Racing Commission sent out a notice to the industry in regard to the 2015 schedule of race dates.

The ORC has stated that in accordance of Policy Directive 3-2007, the following racetracks have approved 2015 race date calendars, pre-approved based on their 2014 race date calendar.

The director issues the 2015 race date schedule as follows:


• Fort Erie Racetrack – 37 days

Quarter Horse

• Ajax Downs – 27 days


• Clinton Raceway – 15 days
• Flamboro Downs – 134 days
• Georgian Downs – 40 days
• Grand River Raceway – 48 days
• Hanover Raceway – 16 days
• Rideau Carleton Raceway – 90 days
• The Raceway at Western Fair District – 125 days

The approved calendars are attached to this notice (see Appendix A) (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE CORRECT LINK TO THE APPROVED 2015 RACE DATE CALENDARS).

Woodbine Entertainment Group has applied for amendment to the pre-approved 2015 race date calendars at Woodbine Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack.

Copies of the applications and business cases to support these changes are included with this notice (see Appendix B).

A meeting was held on December 3, 2014 with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), Ontario Horse Racing, Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) and representatives of Dresden Raceway, Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre and Leamington Raceway (Lakeshore Horse Racing Association). As a result, a coordinated 2015 race date calendar was agreed upon between the parties.

Copies of the proposed calendars are included with this notice (see Appendix C).

The ORC is circulating these applications for variance and/or amendment to the race date calendars and will receive comments on the application from interested industry participants before making its decision on the application.

Input, comments or concerns must be received by December 12, 2014 to be considered and can be forwarded to the Ontario Racing Commission as follows:

Facsimile: 416-213-7827
Email: [email protected]
Mail: ORC, Suite 400, 10 Carlson Court, Toronto, ON M9W 6L2

Kawartha Downs and Sudbury Downs have been given extensions of submission deadlines by the Director and do not have approved 2015 race date calendars at this time.

Please be advised that any aggrieved party has the right to appeal the director’s decision to the commission.


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