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Government Witnesses Examined

October 11, 2017:

Examinations have begun in the lawsuit launched by a group of Standardbred breeders against the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation....read on

Courts: Duncan, McGuinty Must Testify

October 4, 2017:

On Tuesday (October 3), a divisional court rejected a key appeal from the Ontario Government and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. in regard to an ongoing legal battle with a group of Standardbred breeders in the province....read on

Give Feedback On 2018 Race Dates

September 29, 2017:

As part of its mandate to be the representative voice for the horse racing industry, Ontario Racing (OR) is requesting feedback on the proposed 2018 race date calendars....read on

London Yearling Sale Announces Sponsors

September 15, 2017:

Standardbred Canada and the Forest City Yearling Sale are pleased to announce that Ontario Lottery and Gaming and Ontario Racing are major sponsors for the 2017 London Selected Yearling Sale....read on

HR Ottawa, LP Assumes Operations Of Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle

September 13, 2017:

HR Ottawa, LP announced on Tuesday (September 12) that it will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway....read on

Ontario Survey Results Released

September 8, 2017:

The recently completed Ontario Racing Industry Survey results are in and over 70 per cent of the respondents agreed that the industry would benefit from education/training opportunities for both grooms and trainers....read on

Appeal Filed To Block Testimony

August 23, 2017:

Reports indicate an appeal has been filed regarding the ruling that would summon a total of 11 individuals -- including former Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan -- to court to testify in a civil claim lodged by a collective of breeders pertaining to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program in Ontario....read on

McGuinty, Duncan Must Testify

August 9, 2017:

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that former Premier Dalton McGuinty and former Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, among others, will be forced to answer questions on the record in regard to the controversial decision to cancel the Slots at Racetracks Program....read on

Ontario Racing Delivers Stranded Standardbred Purse Funds

July 27, 2017:

Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that it will distribute $2.5 million in stranded Standardbred purse funds to support Standardbred purse enhancements and supplements....read on

Cook Resigns From Ontario Racing

July 25, 2017:

Ontario Racing’s executive director, Rob Cook, has announced his resignation from the association, effective August 7, 2017....read on

Prizes For HIP Survey Participants

July 14, 2017:

To support Ontario Racing’s responsibilities for the management and administration of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP), Ontario Racing (OR) is undertaking a comprehensive HIP review....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....read on

Breeders' Lawsuit Hearing Monday

June 19, 2017:

Court proceedings took place on Monday, June 19 in Guelph, Ont., as the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. were looking to have summonses for 13 witnesses – including Don Drummond, Dwight Duncan, Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne – quashed....read on

A Fresh Start At Kawartha Downs

June 14, 2017:

It was recently announced that Kawartha Downs’ new general manager, Orazio Valente, will be getting acquainted with track’s loyal race-goers this Saturday evening (June 17). The addition of Valente to the fold at Kawartha is one of a couple of exciting changes at the Peterborough-area track, as it has also become known that ownership of the popular raceway changed hands last month....read on

Mohawk To Host Year-Round Racing

June 13, 2017:

On Tuesday, June 13, at the post position draw for the 34th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round....read on


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