Published: August 2, 2017 02:46 pm EDT
This summer, Ontario Racing has hosted several visits by elected Members of Provincial Parliament to local tracks to learn more about the importance of racing to the Ontario economy, and personally meet horse owners, trainers, drivers, jockeys and racetrack staff.
Ontario Racing has stated that connecting the horse racing industry with its government partners is a key objective of OR.
Clockwise from top-left: Bob Bailey MPP (Sarnia-Lambton) at Hiawatha Horse Park; Monte McNaughton MPP (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex) at Dresden Raceway; Michael Harris MPP (Kitchener-Conestoga) in the judges booth at Grand River Raceway; Joe Dickson MPP (Ajax-Pickering) at Ajax Downs.
Top: Toby Barrett MPP (Haldimand-Norfolk) at Woodbine for the Queen's Plate. Below, in middle: Wayne Gates MPP (Niagara Falls) at Fort Erie Racetrack (Photo Credit: Michael Burns Photography).
PC MPP Lisa Thompson was at Clinton Raceway on Sunday, July 30, 2017 (Photo courtesy Brian Tropea)
(With files from Ontario Racing)