News: Racing Quarterly

Positive Response from Horse Racing Transition Panel

A response on behalf of the government-appointed transition panel was sent to Ontario CTHS members. The response highlighted many of the positive conclusions in their Interim Report to clear up any misunderstandings in advance of the Yearling Sales. “In the

OEF Thanks MPP Lisa MacLeod

The Ontario Equestrian Federation has issued a thank you letter to MPP Lisa MacLeod, on behalf of Ontario’s equine community, for calling on the Auditor General to review the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s plans and its impact on the

Ontario Horse Racing Rally at Queen’s Park August 30th

Supporters of the Ontario horse racing industry are encouraged to attend a rally on August 30th led by Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod at Queen’s Park in Toronto. MPP MacLeod has strongly opposed the elimination of the slots at racetracks program

Casino Bidder Under Investigation

With the demise of the slots at racetracks program, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) announced their “Modernization Strategy” for gaming in the province. Their goal is to bring gaming and entertainment together on a larger scale at multiple

Status Update: Horse Racing in Ontario

Since the Ontario government’s announcement regarding the termination of the Slots At Racetracks (SAR) Program I have been in personal contact with many of our members and would like to thank those of whom I have spoken with for expressing

Report on Research: Investigating Intestinal Microflora

OVC researcher, Dr. Scott Weese is going boldly forward- looking into what has been referred to as the “secondgenome” by looking at the microbial residents of a horse’s gut. Here, he discusses his work: When you consider that a horse

John Craig Wins Tax Appeal Case

The Supreme Court of Canada today released its decision in the case of The Queen v. John Craig concerning section 31 of the Income Tax Act. Section 31 limits the ability of taxpayers to deduct farming losses against other income. Section 31

Premier McGuinty Responds to Ontario Racing Industry

In June, RacingFuture.com sent an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty regarding the end of the slots-at-racetracks program – http://www.horse-canada.com/horse-news/racingfuture-com-sends-open-letter-to-premier/ Read the Premier’s response here.

“Beat the Bugs” with Biosecurity

Back by popular demand, Equine Guelph has announced the second offering of the Biosecurity Prevention eWorkshop from October 22 to November 4, 2012 and four more local workshops in Ontario. Equine Guelph’s new eWorkshops are two-week online short courses designed