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ORC Update On Standardbred HIP

November 21, 2014:

On Friday (November 21), Ontario Racing Commission Executive Director Steven Lehman offered Trot Insider an update on the previously-announced five-year enhanced Horse Improvement Program (HIP) for Ontario Standardbreds....read on

Delay In Northern Bundle Process

November 12, 2014:

It has been reported that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is delaying its Request For Proposal for the province’s northern bundle, which includes Sudbury, home to the half-mile Sudbury Downs oval....read on

Delay To Help Integrate Racing

October 31, 2014:

The OLG has announced via release that the previous deadline for the RFPQ was November 6, 2014, but that applicants now have until April 30, 2015 to provide the provincial lottery corporation with RFPQ submissions....read on

Ontario Getting $12 Million Bonus?

October 28, 2014:

A letter issued by the Ontario Racing Commission on Tuesday states that the province's Standardbred racing industry is about to get a substantial infusion to its program....read on

Racing-Gaming Integration Update

September 26, 2014:

"I look forward to the future. I think the right people are sitting at the table to move this forward now, and the cooperation is there."...read on

Decision In Favour Of Breeders

September 25, 2014:

Lawyers representing a group of Ontario Standardbred breeders and lawyers for the Ontario Government were in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Guelph on Tuesday, September 23....read on

Province Commits To Fort Erie

September 25, 2014:

During a press event on Wednesday, September 24 at the Fort Erie Race Track, Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, stated that the Ontario Government will commit to at least 37 dates of live Thoroughbred racing at the border oval for the track’s 2015 season....read on

Horsemen Applaud Purse Bonuses

September 13, 2014:

Some of Ontario's top horsemen have offered comment on Friday's announcement regarding the projected $700,000 in purse bonuses set to be added for next year's two-year-olds....read on

Boost For Ontario's Standardbreds

September 12, 2014:

Today, in advance of the Fall Standardbred sales, the Ontario Racing Commission is pleased to announce revisions to the 2015 Standardbred Improvement Program....read on

Not-For-Profit Talks In Sudbury

September 8, 2014:

Preliminary discussions have taken place regarding the creation of a not-for-profit entity to rent Sudbury Downs from the MacIsaac family and operate live Standardbred racing at the northern Ontario track....read on

Report: Purse Deal Imminent

September 3, 2014:

It has been reported that the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association are on the cusp of signing a five-year, $200-million contract that would ensure that Standardbred purses at Canada’s top racing circuit would be guaranteed at least $40 million per year for the next five racing seasons....read on

Lakeshore / Leamington Discussion

September 2, 2014:

On Saturday, August 30, Lakeshore Horse Racing Association GM and Treasurer Wayne Martinuik and Marty Adler, announcer for the LHRA’s races at Leamington Raceway, discussed the upcoming 13-date meet at the Leamington Fairgrounds, which is scheduled to kick off Sunday, September 7....read on

Handle Increase At Alliance Tracks

August 14, 2014:

It’s been over four months since the launch of the Standardbred Alliance in Ontario on April 1 and wagering on Standardbred horse races at these tracks is already seeing a sharp increase compared to the same period last year....read on

GTA Gaming Bundle Not Yet Closed

August 12, 2014:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has posted an addendum on the procurement website, MERX™, which extends the submission deadline for the GTA Gaming Bundle Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ)....read on

Sudbury Discussed In Legislature

July 25, 2014:

On Thursday, July 25, during the last sitting of the Ontario Legislature before its summer recess, Nickel Belt New Democratic Party MPP France Gelinas demanded that the provincial government include a key stipulation in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Request for Proposals for gaming companies that could potentially operate in the northern Ontario region....read on


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