Panel’s Consultations in London,Ajax,Toronto and Ottawa Complete

  The final consultation session in regard to the draft plan for the future of Ontario horse racing took place Thursday, July 11 at Rideau Carleton Raceway. A trio of sessions had taken place earlier in the week (Monday at The Western Fair District, Tuesday at Woodbine Racetrack and Wednesday at Ajax Downs). The draft […] Read more »

Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Releases Draft Plan

On Friday, June 28 the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel released “Toward a Sustainable Future – A Draft Plan for Horse Racing in Ontario”, as mandated by Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne. Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel June 21, 2013 The Honourable Kathleen Wynne Minister of Agriculture and Food Government of Ontario Dear Minister: It is […] Read more »

Transitional Funding For 4 More Tracks Announced, Plus Future Revenue Sources Through OLG Gaming Products

In conjunction with Premier Wynne’s scheduled Press Conference at Grand River Raceway on Friday, March 8th, the Ontario Minstrty of Food and Rural Affairs issued the following Press Release: The new Ontario government has reached tentative transition funding agreements with Western Fair, Clinton, Hanover and Grand River race tracks – the next step in ensuring […] Read more »

WEG Reaches Deal With Ontario Government Re 2-Year Transition Funding For Live Racing

According to releases sent out by both the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Woodbine Entertainment Group, a deal has been reached between the two parties pertaining to live racing at Woodbine Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack. A release from OMAFRA states, “Ontario is another step closer to a sustainable horse racing […] Read more »