OHRIA Ready For “Meaningful Negotiations” Following Release of OMAFRA Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel’s Report

The Honourable Ted McMeekin today (Oct. 30) released the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report containing the final recommendations for a new partnership between the government and the horse racing industry in Ontario. While the Panel’s new Sustainable Horse Racing Model leaves many questions unanswered, OHRIA believes this is an opportunity for the industry to […] Read more »

Special Handicapping Supplement To Breeders Crown Program Provided by “Canadian Sportsman” and WEG

The Canadian Sportsman and Woodbine Entertainment Group have cooperated on a special 17-page Breeders Crown handicapping supplement to be inserted into Woodbine's October 27th program. You can access insights and observations on the Read more »

Cambridge Council Rejects OLG Overtures Regarding Hosting A Casino

Cambridge Council rejected the idea of a casino in its city at a meeting on Monday night, October 22nd. Councillors decided not to pursue the matter further, even to gather public input. One councillor was quoted as saying, “I don’t sense an appetite in our community for a casino.” Read the full story here in […] Read more »

Add Your Support To WEG’s Key Presentation To Toronto City Council, November 5

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is encouraging supporters of having expanded casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack to sign petitions or pen letters which will be delivered Monday, November 5 during a scheduled City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting. The news comes courtesy of a WEG release on the matter — the contents of which appear below […] Read more »

You Can Do Your Part To Send MPPs Back To Ontario Legislature

MPP Randy Hillier is organizing a petition designed to get the Ontario Legislature back to work. The Member from eastern Ontario is gathering names of concerned Ontarians who want Lieutenant Governor David Onley to recall Parliament by rescinding Premier McGuinty’s recent prorogation. Find out what you can do to help by clicking here. Read more »

OHRIA Emphasizes SARP Wasn’t On The Table, But Optimistic About Implementation of Panel’s Plan For Racing’s Future

After months of working with the OMAFRA panel to provide the facts and statistics of Ontario’s horseracing industry, the panel’s final report has been presented to Minister McMeekin and OHRIA is hopeful that government can be convinced of our industry’s economic worth to the Province. Although numerous attempts were made to discuss a plan to […] Read more »