McGuinty, Duncan Must Testify

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that former Premier Dalton McGuinty and former Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, among others, will be forced to answer questions on the record in regard to the controversial decision to cancel the Slots at Racetracks Program. The decision was released late last week (Friday, August 4). It […] Read more »

Ontario Horse Racing And The Ontario Racing Commission Holding Information Session

There will be an information session put on by the Ontario Racing Commission and Ontario Horse Racing held on Thursday July 24, 2014 starting at 1:00pm. The meeting, set for the Niagara Room at Country Heritage Park in Milton, was described by Snobelen as a chance for horsemen and industry participants to provide feedback to Ontario Horse Racing […] Read more »

John Snobelen Issues A Statement In Response To MPP Randy Pattapiece’s Request

Ontario Horse Racing’s John Snobelen has issued a statement in response to MPP Randy Pettapiece’s request for clarification on breeder support from Premier Kathleen Wynne. Pettapiece issued his open letter late Tuesday seeking clarification regarding funding support programs for Standardbred breeders.‎ On behalf of the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association, Pettapiece questioned whether there is […] Read more »

Five-Year Plan Gets $100 Million Infusion

  Sources indicate that an announcement slated for Monday will increase government funding to Ontario’s horse racing industry with an additional $100-million infusion. According to London’s CTV News reporter Cristina Howorun, race dates will also be announced and the total funding in the five-year plan for racing will be boosted from $400 to $500 million. […] Read more »

Ontario Horse Racing, Update On The Ontario Alliance Tracks

The Ontario Horse Racing division of the Ontario Racing Commission has provided the Premier of Ontario and the province’s Minister of Agriculture & Food, Kathleen Wynne with this update on the progress in implementing the five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan. While the announcement does not include a racing calendar, it does officially announce the Ontario […] Read more »

Ontario Horse Racing Announces Support For Thoroughbred And Quarter Horse Breeders

  In a letter issued to Premier Kathleen Wynne on March 11, 2014, John Snobelen of Ontario Horse Racing announced support programs for thoroughbred and quarter-horse breeders. Not mentioned in this announcement was the Standardbred sector. On Monday, a group of Standardbred breeders filed a $65 million lawsuit against the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. […] Read more »