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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…

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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…

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The Economics of Horse Racing in Canada

The Ontario horse racing industry is contributing $4.5 billion or 77 per cent of the total annual economic contributions from racing in Canada, according to a new study released today by Equine Canada and Strategic Equine. The Economics of Horse…

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Sudbury Downs in Jeopardy

Members of the Ontario horse racing industry, turned protesters, lined their horse trailers up in front of Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci’s office Friday morning, looking for answers. They want to know what’s going to happen to them and to their…

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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…

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You know what to do if you see this guy…     Two Paul Buttigieg trained horses zipped past the training track clockers stand on a damp, mild spring morning. It was Thursday March 15 and business was going on…

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Slots Closed at Fort Erie, Windsor and Sarnia Racetracks

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced the closure of slot operations at Fort Erie, Windsor and Sarnia as of April 30th, as well as the demise of the long-standing revenue-sharing slots-at-racetracks program, set to end next year….

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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…

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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…

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  SUPER BABY! The most anticipated birth in thoroughbred racing in years finally occurred! Champion Zenyatta had a baby boy last night just after 10 p.m., with a white star and some white on his feet. The colt is by…

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