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Why Did the Slot at Racetracks Program Really End?

Nearly five years after the end of the Slot at Racetracks Program, Ontario’s horse racing industry is finally beginning to uncover why it was cancelled.

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By: Dave Briggs |

Nearly five years after the end of the Slot at Racetracks Program (SARP), Ontario’s horse racing industry is finally beginning to uncover the truth of why SARP was cancelled. The lawyer representing a group of standardbred breeders in a $65 million lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming corporation (OLG) said he expects the truth will be exposed when the case is scheduled to be heard over five days in September of this year. Compelling Narrative The former premier of Ontario and other key government officials will no longer have to take the stand in open court to explain why SARP was cancelled, but Jonathan Lisus, the lawyer representing 36 breeders tied to the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA), said a number of key government officials will still have to testify under oath. “When we go through the process and lay it all out,…

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