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Andrea Horwath Says: Horse Racing Plan Can’t Leave Fort Erie in the Dust

New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath was in Niagara today to attend the last races of the season at Fort Erie Race Track. She was joined by NDP horse racing advocate Taras Natyshak. From a grandstand packed with horse racing fans,

Ontario Launches Five-Year Plan for Horse Racing Industry

Ontario has released a five-year plan for a sustainable horse racing industry in the province based on the final Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report. The plan will strengthen the industry and support future growth by: Providing up to $400 million

Horse Racing Industry Job Losses Double that of Blackberry

Rural Ontario knows the pain the Region of Waterloo is feeling as they brace for the massive layoffs Blackberry has recently announced. Since the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program last year, job losses and business closures in Ontario’s

Transition Funding for Ontario Racetracks

The Ontario government has signed agreements for transition funding with 12 racetracks for the 2013-2014 racing season. This funding is intended to bridge the gap between revenue lost by the ending of the Slots-At-Racetrack Program and operating costs while the

OLG to Compensate Racetracks to the Tune of $80.6-million

The province has announced that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will give $80.6-million as compensation to those racetracks that invested in their infrastructure by expanding their facilities to make room for the introduction of slots over a decade ago.

OHRIA Concerned by OLG’s Continued Expansion

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is concerned that the integration of horse racing into the OLG’s Gaming Strategy will be impossible if the existing OLG Modernization Plan continues to go forward. The OLG’s announcement of the RFPQs (Request

Toronto Council Denies Expanded Gaming at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is disappointed with Tuesday’s vote by Toronto City Council against expanded gaming at Woodbine, which threatens the province’s entire horse racing industry. Now, WEG is looking forward to working with Premier Wynne, her staff, the Horse

Long-Term Plan Coming for Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

Ontario has asked the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel to bring forward a long-term plan to implement recommendations from its final report. As transition funding negotiations with track operators are now substantially complete, the province has asked the panel for

Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association Survey

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has designed  a survey to gather information with which to present an accurate picture of the personal effect the cancellation of slots at the racetracks (SARP) has had on the horse racing and breeding

Pro-SARP Motion Passed in Ontario Legislature

The Ontario Legislature passed a motion to continue the Slots at Racetracks Program beyond the cancellation deadline imposed by the Liberals. In addition, the motion called for the suspension of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s gaming modernization plan until municipal referendums