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Ont. S-Bred Info Session Details

February 2, 2016:

The Ontario Racing Association (ORA) will be hosting informal information sessions with Standardbred horsepeople at Western Fair District on Tuesday, February 9, and at Mohawk Racetrack on Wednesday, February 10....read on

‘Durham Live’ Threatening Ajax Downs

January 18, 2016:

Officials in the Town of Ajax are concerned that if the proposed Durham Live Entertainment Centre in neighbouring Pickering is selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the site of a casino, the move could spell the end of Ajax Downs, which has its own expansion plans....read on

Ont. East Gaming Bundle Deal Official

January 12, 2016:

On Tuesday, January 12 it was announced by the Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. that the ‘Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership’ has completed its previously announced acquisition of the OLG's ‘Gaming Bundle 2’ (which is also known as the ‘East Gaming Bundle’). The OLG and the partnership has also signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement....read on

More On Mohawk Expansion, Racing

December 11, 2015:

It was less than two weeks ago when Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson made statements in the media regarding the idea of expansion at Mohawk Racetrack. Lawson has now gone into more detail on the topic, stating that he has been discussing the idea with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. “almost daily.”...read on

Ontario Passes Bill 144

December 10, 2015:

On Thursday, December 10, the Ontario Government passed Bill 144 (the Budget Measures Act, 2015), an omnibus bill that contains two particular pieces of legislation that directly affect the province’s racing landscape....read on

Liberals Vote Down Racing Amendments

December 7, 2015:

Today Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 was considered in detail by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Bill 144 establishes a new Act, the Horse Racing Industry Act, 2015, which will govern the horse racing industry upon dissolution of the Ontario Racing Commission....read on

Tropea On Amendments To Acts

December 4, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Wednesday, December 2, Ontario Harness Horse Association General Manager Brian Tropea made a presentation to Ontario’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs....read on

OLG Launches Horse-Themed Game

December 2, 2015:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 2 that it is launching a new horse-themed product called Fire Horse on PlayOLG.ca....read on

On ‘Life Support,’ But Not Dead Yet

November 30, 2015:

Trot Insider has spoken with Northern Horsemen's Association President Bob Bodkin for an update in regard to the potential of live Standardbred racing returning to the Sudbury area....read on

Lawson Eyes Mohawk Expansion

November 30, 2015:

There has been a good amount of discussion over the past few years in regard to expanding the casino offerings at Woodbine Racetrack, yet not so much when it comes to Mohawk Racetrack. Jim Lawson, the new chief executive office that oversees both facilities, has now commented on expansion at Mohawk....read on

Sousa Introduces Bill In Legislature

November 19, 2015:

On Wednesday, November 18, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 in the Ontario legislature. If passed, the proposed act would implement measures contained in the 2015 Ontario Budget, enact five new statutes and amend other statutes....read on

Economic Impact Survey For Racing

October 19, 2015:

The economic impact survey for Ontario's horse racing industry, coordinated by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is closing for submissions this weekend....read on

OLG To Seek Input On Financial Model

October 16, 2015:

The horse racing industry in Ontario is being asked to provide input on a long-term financial model with respect to the ongoing integration and modernization of gaming in Ontario....read on

Major’s Road Map For Racing

October 15, 2015:

There will be big changes, but not many surprises when responsibility for regulating horse racing in the province transfers to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) over the next four or five months....read on

Progress On Integration In Ontario

September 21, 2015:

The Board of Directors at the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) feel some optimism that progress is being made after meeting with two government agencies tasked with integrating horse racing into the Province’s overall gaming strategy....read on


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