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Ontario Long-Term Funding Update

February 21, 2018:

On Wednesday (Feb. 21) Mike Chopowick, the Acting Executive Director of Ontario Racing, issued the following statement on the status of the province's proposed long-term funding agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming....read on

‘Hard Rock Ottawa’ Details Unveiled

February 15, 2018:

Hard Rock International and the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino moved forward with plans for phases 2 and 3 of its joint venture, ‘Hard Rock Ottawa.’...read on

Focus On Winter Care

February 6, 2018:

Ben Hollingsworth has been around horses since he was 12. From the day he rode his bike to Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia, hopped off, walked into a barn and started sweeping, he was hooked....read on

Ontario Quarter Horse Program Approved

January 9, 2018:

The 2018-19 Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program (QHRIDP) has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors. The 2018-19 QHRIDP was planned based on the recommendations of the industry representative Quarter Horse Advisory Group....read on

Ontario Stallion Deadline Nears

December 20, 2017:

Stallion owners and lessees are reminded that Monday, January 15, 2018 is the deadline to register a stallion with the Standardbred Improvement Program (Ontario Sires Stakes Program) for the 2018 breeding season without incurring a late fee....read on

Ontario's 2018 Race Dates

December 20, 2017:

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has issued the 2018 race-date schedule for the province....read on

Ontario Merger Makes Headlines

December 15, 2017:

Thursday's merger that will combine Ontario Racing and the Ontario Standardbred Alliance into an independent, not-for-profit industry organization made headlines both in and outside horse racing circles....read on

Ontario Racing And Standardbred Alliance Vote To Merge

December 14, 2017:

The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations....read on

Leal To Apologize To Legislature

October 29, 2017:

Jeff Leal, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was involved in a passionate exchange in the provincial legislature this past Thursday (October 26) in regard to the horse racing industry. He was ultimately ejected from the rest of the day’s proceedings. Minister Leal has said that he plans to offer an apology to the legislature on Monday (October 30)....read on

OHHA Comments On Race Dates

October 27, 2017:

On Friday (October 27) the Ontario Harness Horse Association issued a pair of letters pertaining to the proposed 2018 race date allocations and the denied application of Kawartha Downs....read on

Fireworks At Queen's Park

October 27, 2017:

Ontario's horse racing industry was the root cause of a heated discussion at Queen's Park on Thursday (October 25) prompting the ejection of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal....read on

Toronto Star Profiles Racing

October 26, 2017:

The Ontario racing industry has been working with the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to secure a long-term agreement for the provincial horse racing industry. The situation has been profiled by an article in the Toronto Star....read on

Horwath Seeks Fort Erie Support

October 20, 2017:

During a media scrum this week at the Fort Erie Race Track, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said that a long-term solution for racing at the historic Fort Erie track and the entire provincial racing industry should be a priority....read on

Brown: Court Documents "Explosive"

October 18, 2017:

Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown has commented on the documents filed in the Standardbred breeders lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the OLG that planned for the "collapse" of the horse racing industry with the decision to end the slots-at-racetracks partnership....read on

Ontario Resident Mare Forms Mailed

October 18, 2017:

Ontario Racing would like to inform broodmare owners that mare enrollment forms and renewal forms for the Ontario Resident Mare program have been mailed for the 2018 foal year....read on


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