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Slots-at-Racetracks Program Update

The Ontario budget, passed April 24th, puts an end to the slots-at-racetracks program, operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on March 31, 2013. The provincial budget was passed with all 52 Liberal members of Parliament voting for and all 37 Progressive Conservative members voting against. The New Democratic Party (NDP) abstained, not […]

OHRIA Places Budget Response Ad in Toronto Star

The Ontario horse racing industry association placed full page advertisement in the Toronto Star today (Wednesday March 28, 2012) in response to the Ontario budget announced yesterday, highlighting the government’s misguided plans for OLG and Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry. The entire Ontario horse racing and breeding industry and more than 60,000 jobs  are […]

Join the Cause: Rally for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry on March 30th

Liberal MPPs in Ontario are being targeted on Friday, March 30th in an extremely critical concentration of rallies orchestrated by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA). Set for the local constituency offices of many Liberal Members, these events represent our best chance to reinforce the devastating affect closing the Slots at Racetracks program will […]

Ontarians Approve of Slots at the Racetracks

Sue Leslie, president of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on Premier McGuinty to heed Ontarian’s advice when it comes to the government’s plans for gaming in Ontario.   According to a recent poll conducted by Forum Research for the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, nearly three-quarters of Ontarians say they approve […]

The Majority of Ontarians Approve of Slots at Racetracks Program

Fully three quarters of Ontarians say they approve of the ‘Slots at the Racetrack” program (74%), and two thirds approve of the specific terms of the deal OLG has with Ontario’s horse racing tracks (61%) according to a new survey conducted by Forum Research on behalf of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association.   The […]

OHRIA Plans Rallies at Liberal MPP Constituency Offices

As tens of thousands of Ontarians who rely on the horse racing and breeding industry continue to brace for the impact of the Ontario Liberal’s plan for the industry, the Ontaro Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is planning a number of rallies at MPP’s offices. Next Friday, March 30, 2012 supporters of Ontario’s horse racing […]

OHRIA Launches Ad Campaign

After weeks of misrepresentation of the OLG Slots at Racetracks Program, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has begun to set the record straight with newly launched billboards and radio ads.   For the next four weeks, more than two-hundred billboards will share the success of the OLG Slots at Racetracks Program with the […]

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 $3.4 billion in government support, including $345 million last year alone. That’s more money than […]

OHRIA Urges You to Write Your MPP Today

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is calling on all owners, trainers, grooms, hotwalkers, vet techs, van drivers, blacksmiths and any other concerned horse racing and breeding industry participant to join the OHRIA and associates in writing letters to the Ontario government in support of our ongoing fight to save the Slots at Racetracks Program […]

OHRIA Launches Website in Support of Slots-at-Racetracks

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has been overwhelmed by the support it has been receiving from industry members and the general public over the last two weeks in response to its efforts to protect the OLG Slots at Racetracks Program. “Phones in our office are ringing off the hooks. We are receiving hundreds of […]