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2016 Ontario Budget Makes Room for Racing

UPDATE: The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has announced that two additional years of funding has been secured for horse racing in Ontario. The Wynne government has extended the financial commitment to the horse racing industry under the budget clause…

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OHRIA Responds to Auditor General Report

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) was not surprised by the findings contained in the Auditor General’s Report on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s (OLG’s) Modernization Plan considering the devastation the horse racing and breeding industry has endured since…

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OHRIA: Integration Key to Long-term Survival of Horse Racing Industry

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is pleased with the personal attention and progress that Premier Kathleen Wynne has given to ensuring the survival of the province’s horse racing and breeding industry. The recently negotiated five-year deal, which provides…

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Live Thoroughbred Racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014

The Board of Directors of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario, (HBPA), is pleased to advise there will be live thoroughbred racing at Fort Erie Race Track in 2014. Meetings to organize, schedule and promote the race meet…

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Fort Erie Race Track Update

Last week, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel released their final report, “Building a Sustainable Future Together; Ontario’s Five Year Horse Racing Partnership”. Pages 9 and 10 dealt specifically with the Fort Erie Thoroughbred track. It stated; “In short, the…

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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…

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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…

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Four More Ontario Race Tracks Sign Funding Agreements

The new Ontario government has reached tentative transition funding agreements with Western Fair Raceway, Clinton Raceway, Hanover Raceway and Grand River Raceway – the next step in ensuring race dates for the 2013 season. Following recommendations from the Horse Racing Industry…

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Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Will Move Forward

The three member Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has submitted their final report to the Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The prorogation of parliament will not affect the discharge of the report and its recommendations…

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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…

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