OLG Unveils Plan To Bundle SW Ontario Gaming Zones

  On Wednesday, May 29, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced details for its RFPQ for southwestern Ontario. In its announcement, the OLG stated that it has grouped some of the 29 gaming zones OLG identified last summer in ‘gaming bundles.’ The release states that each bundle representing a separate geographic region, therefore the […] Read more »

OHRIA Concerned About OLG Modernization Plan

  The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is concerned that the integration of horse racing into the OLG’s Gaming Strategy will be impossible if the existing OLG Modernization Plan continues to go forward.   The OLG’s announcement of the RFPQs for their Southwest Gaming Bundle puts Ontario’s horse racing industry at further risk of […] Read more »

Equine Herpes Virus-1 Quarantine in Ontario Lifted

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced late Wednesday afternoon that the restrictions on horses under quarantine as a preventative measure for Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) in Ontario have been lifted. As of May 28, 2013, there have been no further confirmed cases of EHV-1 in Ontario since the restrictions on racing were imposed on May […] Read more »

Bee A Magician and Love Canal Take Finals Of The SBOA Stakes

O’Brien Award winner Bee A Magician earned the first stakes trophy of her sophomore campaign with a 1:54.4 open length victory in the $162,765 SBOA Final for Ontario-sired trotting fillies on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Fresh off a 1:53.4 victory in her seasonal debut during last week’s eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack, Bee A Magician […] Read more »

2013 OSS Racing Guides Available

With the first Ontario Sires Stakes event of the season taking place at The Raceway at the Western Fair District on Tuesday, May 28 (three-year-old colt trot draw closes on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m.), the OSS Administration is providing an update on the OSS Racing Guides. Due to the delay in confirming race […] Read more »

Bringing Horse Racing Into The OLG

While the interview was taped just hours prior to Thursday’s bombshell announcement that Paul Godfrey had been fired as the Chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the discussion between host Norm Borg and John Snobelen is just as relevant. In fact, the argument could be made that horse racing’s chances to access different […] Read more »