News: Horse Canada

Woodbine Speaks Up

The announcement by the government to cancel the Slots and Racetracks Program has immediate implications and raises serious concerns about the future of horse racing and breeding in Ontario. At the same time, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also recognizes the

Finance Minister Proposes End of Slots at Racetracks

The Ontario government has received a report from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that proposes modernization of the system, an increase in its revenues by more than $1 billion a year, and the creation of 2,300 net new

OHRIA Says it’s Time to Check Your Facts Mr. Duncan

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan provided an emailed statement to the Windsor Star on Wednesday March 7, 2012, regarding the OLG Slots at Racetrack program that contained a number of inaccurate statements.   “Since 1998 the horse racing industry has received

Take Second Equine Code of Practice Survey

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a second survey to gain further stakeholder input as it revises Canada’s official Equine Code of Practice which serves as our national understanding of equine care requirements and recommended best practices.

Economic Benefits from Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

In the late 1990’s and throughout the past decade, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (now the OLG) entered into a revenue sharing agreement with racetrack operators and host municipalities in Ontario to allow the placement of slot machines at

In Memoriam: Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy, a well-known farrier, passed away at home in Holland Landing, Ontario, on Thursday February 9th, at the age of 55. McCarthy leaves behind his loving wife Donna, of 35 years, and their sons Scott and his wife Kristin, Mike

Equine Guelph’s New Video Series: Report on Research

Thanks to a grant from the Knowledge Translation and Transfer program of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Equine Guelph has launced a video series entitled Report on Research and Help for Horse Owners. This month’s premier release showcases Dr. Physick-Sheard’s