Town Of Milton Urges Premier McGuinty To Act Swiftly To Sustain Horse Racing

On the heels of the well-organized Halton Horse Power Farm Tour, Town of Milton councillors have acted swiftly. On Tuesday, September 25, Council crafted an official letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty expressing their alarm over the dubious future of the horse racing industry Read more »

Buchanan “Very Optimistic”, But Eastern Ontario Horsemen Already Feeling Impact Of Racing’s Uncertainty

OMAFRA Transition Panel member Elmer Buchanan recently characterized the Panel as “very optimistic” about the future of horse racing in Ontario in an article in The Peterborough Examiner. But Eastern Ontario residents Gary Morey and Ed Thompson are finding it difficult to see local horsemen’s futures as anything but bleak. Read the complete story in […] Read more »

Halton Farm Tour Emphasizes To Politicians The Impact Of Local Horse Economy

The 32nd Annual Halton Region Farm Tour on September 20th centred on the theme of “Horsepower in Halton”. More specifically, the event emphasized what the loss of the Slots at Racetracks Program will mean, and has already meant, to local members of the horse racing industry. The Tour involved a busload of politicians and media […] Read more »

Hall of Famer Run The Table Passes

Run The Table, world champion racehorse and a stallion who both influenced and elevated the Ontario Sires Stakes program for many years, has passed away at the age of 28. While standing at Killean Acres in Ingersoll, ON, the Landslide-Hustler’s Best stallion sired the winners of over $95 Million, 22 winners of over $500,000, and […] Read more »

Breeders Brace For Further Fallout From Slots Cancellation At The Yearling Sales

Ontario Standardbred breeders are set to feel further fallout from the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks program when they send their horses into the ring at the Canadian Yearling Sale this weekend at Flamboro Downs. SBOA President Anna Meyers said in an article in The Guelph Mercury, “I had really hoped when this all […] Read more »