Ontario Court Orders Broad Production Of Government Documents Regarding Cancellation Of SARP

On February 9, 2015, Ontario  Superior Court Justice Michael Emery released his decision in a motion brought by standardbred breeders seeking broad production of internal documents from Ontario and OLG about the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP). The  motion was brought by the breeders in their lawsuit for damages        caused by the […] Read more »

Ontario Government Offering Funding For Business Case Building And Marketing Innovations

  To prepare for the implementation of the new five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan to help Ontario’s horse racing industry, the government of Ontario is making available new funding that will assist the industry to develop business plans and marketing strategies. On October 11, 2013, the government announced its new five-year plan for Ontario’s horse […] Read more »

OHRIA Praises WEG Deal, But Asks What About The Rest Of The Industry?

Below is a press release issued on Wednesday evening, January 23, 2013 from the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Associastion (OHRIA) commenting on the agreement reached between the Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group.   The Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), owners of Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Mohawk Racecourse in Campbellville, announced a deal […] Read more »

Chopping Slots at Racetrack Program To Prove Big Loss to Ontario’s Agricultural Economy, Says BetterFarming.com

BetterFarming.com, the online adjunct to Better Farming magazine, has  published an article highlighting the squeeze to the agricultural economy expected through the loss of the Slots at Racetracks program. The story spotlights the impending financial hardship to a particular horse boarding facility near Durham, ON, as well as the ultimate trickle-down effect regionally. Better Farming […] Read more »

Ontario Government Can’t Pull the Plug on Slots Revenue Sharing Without Jeopardizing Thousands of Horses–Toronto Star

The Toronto Star published the following Opinion article from horse owner John Stapleton on March 6, 2012: I bought my first racehorse 30 years ago along with a few friends. We had a few successes and we paid a lot of bills. We proved that a handful of people of modest means can get together […] Read more »

Ontario Equestrian Federation Defends Horse Racing Against Liberal Government’s Attacks

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is the most recent organization to throw its support behind the provincial horse-racing industry in light of the unmitigated attack by the Ontario Liberal party. The OEF represents a diverse membership base, including people of all ages, disciplines and interests. It represents over 20,000 individual members, 40 equine breed and discipline […] Read more »