OHRIA Votes To Be Aggressive Should Government Negotiations Not Yield Results

With only one month remaining before the industry’s share of revenue from the Slots at Racetracks Program ends, OHRIA is asking all industry participants to remain united in our strategy and messaging with Government. With only weeks remaining, it is more important than ever for the industry to remain strong together and to remain united.  […] 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 »

OHRIA Lauds Progressive Conservatives’ Gaming Strategy To Involve Horse Racing

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association is congratulating Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party on their commitment to developing an integrated strategy for gaming in Ontario that involves a strong horse racing and breeding sector. The Ontario PCs have recently announced their plans to lead consultations on the future of Ontario’s gaming industry and their intention to […] Read more »

Eric Hoskins’ “Respect For Rural Ontario” Liberal Leadership Campaign Earns Plaudits From OHRIA

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) would like to formally thank Liberal Leadership candidate Dr. Eric Hoskins for building a platform around respect for rural Ontario and horse racing industry as a whole. The past year has been extremely painful for horse racing, as the entire industry has been devastated by the government’s plans […] Read more »

OHRIA Survey Requests Industry Feedback On Horse Racing Sustainability Model

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is asking everyone who is employed by or is impacted by the horse racing industry in Ontario to provide their feedback on the OMAFRA panel report regarding the future of horse racing in Ontario. We will be collecting responses through an online survey we’ve prepared until Monday November […] Read more »

OHRIA Ready For “Meaningful Negotiations” Following Release of OMAFRA Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel’s Report

The Honourable Ted McMeekin today (Oct. 30) released the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel report containing the final recommendations for a new partnership between the government and the horse racing industry in Ontario. While the Panel’s new Sustainable Horse Racing Model leaves many questions unanswered, OHRIA believes this is an opportunity for the industry to […] Read more »