In a notice to the industry, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Woodbine Entertainment Group is looking to implement a pilot program which would see horses that fail to earn a purse cheque in their race receive a 'guaranteed starter bonus.'
The contents of the ORC notice appears below, followed by a link to an official copy of the release which contains a letter by WEG Executive VP of Racing Jamie Martin explaining the proposed program.
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating an application from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to implement a Guaranteed Starter Bonus program as a pilot project for the 2011 Woodbine Winter/Spring meet.
The application will be considered within the framework of the Ontario Racing Program -
2011. A copy of the WEG letter is attached.
Input, comments or concerns must be received by 12 noon December 31, 2010 to be considered and can be forwarded to the Ontario Racing Commission as follows:
Facsimile: (416) 213-7827
E-Mail: [email protected]
Mail: ORC, Suite 400, 10 Carlson Court, Toronto, ON M9W 6L2
John L. Blakney
To view the release in its entirety, click here.