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 »

Horwath and NDP’s Support Budget, Averting Provincial Election

On Tuesday, May 21, Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath announced that her party will support the Ontario Liberal Party’s provincial budget, thus averting an election. According to a report by the CBC, Horwath made the announcement during a news conference at Queen’s Park. “We are prepared to support this budget within a process […] Read more »

Equine Herpes Case Reported

Trot Insider has learned that a horse located in Quebec, who was recently stabled at an Ontario training centre, has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Pacing mare Invisible Children was stabled in the Campbellville area before being shipped to Quebec where the signs of the disease became evident. A test performed at Laboratoire Biovet […] Read more »

OHRIA Makes Statement About Godfrey’s Departure

  Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA), issued the following statement regarding the departure of Paul Godfrey and the OLG Board of Directors. “Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry has been reeling since March 2012 when the Government of Ontario announced the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program. Our […] Read more »

Harness Drivers, and Displays Will Be A Part Of Horse Day, June 1

Sylvain Filion, Canada’s Driver of the Year for 2012, will be taking part in Toronto Horse Day at the Horse Palace at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Saturday, June 1. Horse Day, scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will feature breed and discipline demonstrations, interactive exhibits, equine games and activities, special guests and much […] Read more »

Wynne Announces Long-Term Plan To Integrate OLG And Horse Racing

On Monday, May 13, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that its horse-racing transitional panel will work with industry partners, the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on integrating horse racing into the province’s gaming strategy to offer new gaming products and generate additional revenue. A release issued […] Read more »