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Corey MacPherson

December 3, 2015:


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank horsemen/women across North America for their generosity over the last month raising money for the MacPherson family.

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Confidence Causing Economic Hurdles

October 22, 2015:


I read earlier this week that the OLG is looking for "input on a financial model" for our industry from OHRIA and participants.

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The man behind Mopey Corey

October 14, 2015:


People in this industry never cease to amaze me. I asked everyone in the drivers room if they would donate their 5 per cent on a race night to a young father and good friend who is in the midst of a run in with cancer.

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What Racing's All About

August 26, 2015:


Most of us on a cloudy day can easily picture our lives with no harness racing. As our industry shrinks, and our investors look for exits, our faith sometimes becomes shaky.

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Our industry after two years

June 20, 2015:


Sometimes it seems like our future is becoming a lopsided fight. Everytime it's seems like we might be able to climb out of this hole we were left in, we get more dirt thrown on us.

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Missed Opportunities

April 10, 2015:


It's not very often that we have anything to cheer about in Ontario lately.

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Which Shortage Is Worse?

March 5, 2015:


I find myself playing an app on my phone quite a bit. It's called trivia crack. A question is asked and multiple choice answers are given. For instance, one might ask our industry:

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Attracting New Business

November 7, 2014:


How can we attract new business with no business plan?

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Issues that need addressing; who will do it?

July 22, 2014:


As a husband and a father raising a family in this industry, it's hard not to be concerned about our future.

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Statement on Election

June 16, 2014:


Friday June 13th was one of the saddest days of my life. What I watched unfold was both puzzling and upsetting.

But Ontarians have voted, and the Liberal Party will be in charge of our province for the next four years.

So in that respect, congratulations to both Kathleen Wynne and in my case Liz Sandals, for winning the election.

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The exodus has begun

September 24, 2013:


Over the last year we have watched as the "transitional panel" explained how awful we have been to our patrons while what was supposed to be our life blood and oxygen to a business built on wagering was neglected.

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The silence is deafening.

September 5, 2013:


Nothing makes you turn your attention to the future like having a child.

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Our future or a pipe dream?

July 22, 2013:


I have spent the last two weeks attending open panel meetings at Western Fair and Woodbine.

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Draft plan prompts more questions than answers

July 2, 2013:


Many of us have spent the last couple days reviewing the panel's latest work, "Toward a sustainable future - a Draft plan for horse racing in Ontario".

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Customer focus

June 25, 2013:


I have made it clear by now that I believe we need to hold ourselves as horse people at a higher level of accountability.

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