The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) has released an Open Letter to industry participants asking for financial suppport in the battle to save racing. The letter appears below:
Together we have worked hard to raise awareness about the economic benefits
horse racing and breeding bring to Ontario, while seeking a number of solutions
to protect the industry from the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks
I can report progress in working with the government and opposition parties,
but I can’t report success just yet. We know they are beginning to acknowledge
the validity of our arguments and the strength of our industry, but we will
continue to need your help to make our case.
The fight on behalf of all those employed by our industry to date has cost
OHRIA and our members nearly $500,000 and there is still much to do. We have
benefitted greatly from the fact that the Liberals have a minority government,
and as part of our work need to ensure that they don’t win the by-election
coming in Kitchener-Waterloo. With your support, we would have the resources to
hire experts who can strengthen our case with the government officials, and
continue to build the case for maintaining a strong horse racing and breeding
industry in Ontario.
As an industry, we now need the financial support of those who believe in our
cause. If we are to succeed and continue to have the impact we need to, it’s
going to take your help.
Support Your Ontario Horse Racing and Breeding Industry. Donate $50, $100 or
$200 towards OHRIA’s efforts so that we can continue fighting on your behalf.
Click here to donate securely by credit card through PayPal.
If everyone who receives this email donated, we would be in a strong position
going forward. Knowing that not everyone can or will, please ask yourself what
protecting the horse racing and breeding industry is worth to you when
determining your level of support for our industry.
Donations can be made by Click here credit card through PayPal by clicking here or by
sending cheques payable to “Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association” to OHRIA
at 555 Rexdale Blvd. PO Box 456, Rexdale, Ontario, M9W 5L1.
Thank you again for the support you’ve shown the horse racing and breeding
industry to date, I hope I can count on you to continue supporting our efforts.
Sue Leslie – President and Chair
Ontario Horse Racing Industry