OHRIA Looks For Champions During Election Campaign

         The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association wants candidates who are running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to sign a pledge indicating they will be a ‘Champion of Horse Racing and Breeding’ if elected on June 12, 2014. “OHRIA has taken this step because we’ve seen the importance of working with MPPs from across […] Read more »

OHRIA Responds To Auditor General’s Report

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) was not surprised by the findings contained in the Auditor General’s Report on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming’s (OLG’s) Modernization Plan considering the devastation the horse racing and breeding industry has endured since the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP). “It is troubling when your own […] Read more »

OHRIA Press Release- Integration Key To Long-Term Survival Of Horse Racing Industry

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is pleased with the personal attention and progress that Premier Kathleen Wynne has given to ensuring the survival of the Province’s horse racing and breeding industry.  The recently negotiated five year deal, which provides the industry with some stability, is much appreciated. The ultimate survival of the industry, […] Read more »

News On Ontario Racing From John Snobelen and OHRIA

“This is a unique in-the-world agreement between eight tracks to share resources, coordinate schedules, to provide a consistent level of racing and purses year-round to the benefit of both the horsepersons of Ontario and also for the horseplayers, so that we’ll be able to put a signal out around the world that’s consistent good quality […] Read more »

OHRIA Industry Update

  OHRIA is pleased to report that there have been many positive advancements towards stabilizing the horse racing and breeding industry during the first weeks of 2014. OHRIA continues to work closely with Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) led by John Snobelen and the Ontario Government to ensure that horse racing and breeding are integrated into […] Read more »

OHRIA: Horse Racing Industry Job Losses Double That Of Blackberry

 .   Rural Ontario knows the pain the Region of Waterloo is feeling as they brace for the massive layoffs Blackberry has recently announced.  Since the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program last year, job losses and business closures in Ontario’s horse racing industry are more than double the expected worldwide losses of Blackberry […] Read more »