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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…

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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…

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Premier McGuinty Responds to Ontario Racing Industry

In June, sent an open letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty regarding the end of the slots-at-racetracks program – Read the Premier’s response here.

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PRINCE OF WALES FIELD – POSTS, ODDS 1 Classic Bryce Darwin Banach Todd Kabel 10-1 2 Ultimate Destiny Mike Keogh Steven Bahen 8-1 3 Dead On Malcolm Pierce Emma-Jayne Wilson 10-1 4 Dixie Strike Mark Casse Patrick Husbands 3-1 5…

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Senator Bob Runciman Fights Against End of Slots

Ontario Conservative Senator Bob Runciman will carry his fight against the McGuinty government’s plans to throw at least 30,000 Ontarians out of work to Georgian Downs in Innisfil later this month. Runciman will be at the harness-racing track along with… Sends Open Letter to Premier

Open Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty from Dear Premier McGuinty, Your government has announced that it will pull its slot machines from Ontario race tracks, abruptly canceling a 14-year partnership that has been helping our province’s horse breeding and…

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2012 Queen’s Plate May be the Last

In a speech to launch the 153rd running of the Queen’s Plate, Nick Eaves, President and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced that this may be the last year for this iconic Canadian horse race.  The Queen’s Plate is…

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OHRIA Submission to Ontario Finance Committee

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) was granted deputation in front of Ontario’s Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs on June 6th, where they presented a submission, which is available here. The charts contained on pages 6- 8…

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The State of Horse Racing in Ontario

Many may have already heard that 2012 will be the final season of racing at Fort Erie Racetrack. The Board of the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium (FELRC) of which the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) is…

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New Ontario Racing Task Force

In light of the government’s announcement to terminate the existing Slots at Racetracks Program, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has struck a Task Force to develop a plan and enter into a dialogue with government that will result…

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