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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 read more

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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 read more

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Some Samples of Compounded N-butyl Alcohol Contain Ethanol

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been advised that some samples of a compounded version of n-butyl alcohol contain ethanol. The substance was not listed as an ingredient. On February 23, the ORC issued a Notice to the Industry reminding read more

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Ontario Horse Racing Industry Condemns Misleading Ads by Ontario Liberal Party

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is deeply disappointed with the Ontario Liberal Party’s misleading portrayal of the OLG Slots at Racetrack Program. The OLG Slots at Racetrack Program is not a ‘secret subsidy’ that benefits ‘a few wealthy racetrack read more

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CPMA Now Testing for Ethanol

On January 16, 2012, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced that official samples will be tested for ethanol, effective February 13, 2012. Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant, is widely available in many forms. The CPMA is advising industry participants read more

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Economic Benefits from Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry

In the late 1990’s and throughout the past decade, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (now the OLG) entered into a revenue sharing agreement with racetrack operators and host municipalities in Ontario to allow the placement of slot machines at read more

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Proposed Budget Cuts Put Ontario’s Horse Racing Industry in Jeopardy

The much-anticipated Drummond report, issued February 15th, ahead of Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s budget next month, lists 362 measures for helping to reduce the province’s $16-billion deficit. One of Don Drummond’s recommendations is to allow slot machines at facilities outside read more

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2012 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program Updates

The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program has published the 2012 Program Criteria Book which provides the specific details for the suite of Quarter Horse Programs worth over $8 million in 2012. The criteria book is now available on-line read more

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ORC Cautions Use of Herbal and Natural Products May Cause Positive Tests

Due to recent positives for such drugs as ephedrine and caffeine, trainers are again reminded to use extreme caution and consult an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) licensed veterinarian before administering any new or unknown products to horses – such as read more

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Equine Guelph Report on Research: Racing Track Surfaces

A number of factors affect the performance of a racing or training surface according to the well received 34-page “Racing Surfaces White Paper” published in June this year.   This international publication is a survey of current understanding on ways to read more

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