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Kawartha Discussed At Queen's Park

March 25, 2015:

On Wednesday, March 25, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, asked the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Jeff Leal, to make a commitment to Kawartha Downs and finalize a long-term transfer payment agreement....read on

Hardy Looking For Answers

March 25, 2015:

The Sarnia Observer has run an article highlighting the upcoming season of live racing at the Hiawatha Horse Park. In the piece, Ontario Harness Horse Association President Ken Hardy rhetorically asks how horsepeople will benefit from racing’s integration into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

Update On Integration With OLG

March 19, 2015:

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, recently spoke on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming arm -- the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....read on

Ont. Breeders Win Document Access

February 10, 2015:

The group of Ontario's Standardbred breeders currently engaged in legal proceedings against the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG) recently received a decision in their favour from the province's Superior Court....read on

Ontario Gaming Modernization News

January 27, 2015:

A handful of news items regarding the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s modernization efforts have been reported in the mainstream media as of late....read on

Standardbred Improvement Program Approved

January 14, 2015:

Ontario’s Standardbred Improvement Program is confirmed for 2015, following the Ontario Racing Commission’s Board of Directors approval of both the 2015 budget and Program elements as developed by the Standardbred Advisory Group....read on

Lakeshore Officials To Offer Guidance

January 12, 2015:

It has been reported that officials with the Ontario Harness Horse Association have put the Dresden Agricultural Society in touch with the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association in an attempt to offer some guidance....read on

$12 Million More For Breeders

January 12, 2015:

The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a $12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program....read on

Leslie Calls For Patience

December 19, 2014:

Sue Leslie said this week that she is encouraged by discussions conducted between an Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association subcommittee and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. regarding the establishment of a new gambling product that will integrate horse racing into the province’s gaming modernization....read on

Kingston Officially Rejects Casino

December 17, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, December 16, councillors in Kingston approved a motion that conveys to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the city is not interested in becoming a willing host community for a casino....read on

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


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