Content tagged with "Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association"

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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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Update on Horse Racing and OLG Integration

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) president and CEO Stephen Rigby has issued the following letter, dated October 15, 2015, to Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) president Sue Leslie to provide the horse community an update on the integration of…

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Ontario Horse Racing: Working Toward Sustainability

For the first time, representatives from the horse racing industry, the Government of Ontario and crown agencies are working together in support of a sustainable industry. Following government direction first announced in October 2013, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation…

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Ontario Horse Racing Industry Status Report

The cancellation of Ontario’s Slots at Racetrack Program (SARP) has necessitated a lengthy and critical review of how the province’s vital horseracing industry might move forward to a future of profitable growth and true self-sustainability. This is, by no means,…

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ORC Reports on Revision to Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction Allocations

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is pleased to announce the approval of the revised allocations of the Pari-Mutuel Tax Reduction (PMTR) to support and encourage the horse racing industry in Ontario. This is in keeping with the ORC’s mandate to implement the…

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NDP Responds to OHRIA Questions

The NDP responds to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association questionnaire: 1. Do you agree with this statement and will you support racetracks as sites for expanded gaming centres? Yes, the Ontario NDP agrees that tapping into the potential of…

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Politicians Speak Up About Ontario Horse Racing

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), has asked candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014….

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Liberal Party Responds to OHRIA Questions

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal Party respond to the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association questionnaire: Q: In their 2013 report, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel stated: “…one of the most important aspects of integration: [is] the use…

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OHRIA Looks for Champions During Election Campaign

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association wants candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014. “OHRIA has…

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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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