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Racing's Presence At Casino Hearings

April 15, 2013:

On Monday, April 15, the City of Toronto's executive committee kicked off its marathon two-day hearing into the divisive casino expansion issue, which could ultimately lead to Woodbine Racetrack being upgraded to a full casino in the future....read on

Milton Meeting On Horse Racing

April 9, 2013:

On Wednesday night the Nassagaweya Community Consultation Committee will be hosting a public meeting to discuss how the horse racing industry is moving forward with its government-led transitional program....read on

CTV Goes Off To The Races

March 2, 2013:

With the end of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s Slots-At-Racetracks program looming March 31, Kitchener's CTV News has taken an in-depth look at the state of Ontario's horse racing industry in a special four-part series....read on

Snobelen On Overnight Purses

February 27, 2013:

In issuing a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday asking her to reinstate the slots-at-racetracks program, Hall of Famer Robert Burgess revealed that Ontario's overnight purse structure outside of Woodbine & Mohawk Racetracks could be "only ten million dollars" for 2013. That number came from Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel member John Snobelen....read on

COSA Discusses Ontario Crisis On Air

May 30, 2012:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association President Bill O'Donnell and Director Jim Wellwood were recently guests on the Bill Kelly Show on 900 CHML AM. During the broadcast, which can be listened to in this note, the pair discussed the crisis in the provincial horse-racing industry...read on

'Tis The Season For Giving!

November 18, 2011:

Representatives of Woodbine Entertainment Group and Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society will join forces to collect toys, and raise awareness, for the Toys For Tots Campaign at Sunday's Santa Claus Parade in Milton...read on

O'Donnell On Cambest's Mark

June 25, 2011:

“They don’t time trial much anymore, you can’t use a Cheetah sulky anymore and I don’t drive anymore, so it all went together,”...read on

Projected $9 Million Surplus In Ontario?

March 23, 2011:

With the new Ontario Racing Program expected to generate a surplus of around $9 million as a result of purse levels restricted at the smaller tracks, Central Ontario Standardbred Association President Bill O'Donnell has gone on the record stating how he would like to see that money...read on

COSA Pitches OLG Horse Racing Lottery Idea

March 3, 2011:

The concept of a lottery-style game involving the Ontario horse racing industry was pitched to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. this week. The pitch came from the Central Ontario Standardbred Association during regularly-scheduled OLG meetings...read on

Vote Totals On Claiming Rule Are In

December 3, 2009:

Central Ontario Standardbred Association President Bill O'Donnell told Trot Insider today that the votes have been counted from the ballot box placed at Mohawk and Woodbine Racetrack with respect to the current claiming...read on

"The Best I've Ever Seen"

October 23, 2009:

As stated in a Globe & Mail article today, it has been commonplace over the past few years to regal the top performer in the three-year-old trotting colt and gelding division as the second coming. It is hard to argue against Muscle Hill's stats. It is also tough to go against the opinion of horseman Bill O'Donnell, who has been up behind his fair share of...read on

O'Donnell On Threats To Racing

October 23, 2009:

On the heels of one of Trot Radio's most discussed interviews, Bill O'Donnell joins us to talk about his views on which of Jeff Gural's ideas will and won't work and...read on

O’Donnell Stirs Up Grassroots Magic

September 2, 2009:

Bill O’Donnell proved that he still has the magic touch on Wednesday afternoon, capturing two Grassroots divisions at Flamboro Downs and finishing second in another...read on

Savard On Recent Ownership Ride

August 25, 2009:

The success Serge Savard has had in the top ranks of professional hockey can easily make many jealous. That success seems to have crossed over to the horse racing world, particularly over the past couple of years...read on

O'Donnell On WEG Contract

July 3, 2009:

Trot RadioCentral Ontario Standardbred Association president Bill O'Donnell goes one-on-one with Trot Radio host Norm Borg in an installment which you don't want to miss...read on


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