2015 Ontario Budget References The Ontario Horse Racing Partnership Plan

The 2015 Ontario Budget was passed in the Legislature on Wednesday, June 3 with the government’s stance on the provincial horse racing industry briefly reiterated in the bill. The section titled “Creating a Supportive Business Environment” references the Ontario Horse Racing Partnership Plan that was created after the Slots-At-Racetracks Program was cancelled and the government’s […] 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 »

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 »

Ontario Horse Racing Releases Details On Five Year Plan

  Ontario Horse Racing (OHR) today released more details related to the $80 million annual funding under the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program (HRPFP). The details of the five-year government funding program were confirmed on February 13, 2014 following the government’s approval of the HRPFP Order in Council. This announcement offers assurance to the racing […] 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 »