February 21, 2012 - Snobelen Vocal On Racing Cuts
Former PC Cabinet Minister John Snobelen has gone on the offensive in light of the proposed cuts to horse racing in the Drummond Report, voicing his opinions on the necessity for the continuation of the government's slots revenue sharing partnership with the industry.
Snobelen sounds off on the issue in a video on Ontarionewswatch.com, reacting to Finance Minister Dwight Duncan's "discovery" of the horse racing in..
February 14, 2012 - Notice to the Industry - Final Sudbury Race Date Schedule for 2012
Further to the Notice to the Industry issued October 7, 2011 regarding the conditional approval of the 2012 race dates for Ontario, and following consideration of the applications received to vary the 2012 schedule for Sudbury Downs, the Director is providing Notice of the final decision regarding the 2012 live and simulcast Race Date Schedule approved for Sudbury Downs.
Final consideration of the schedule of race..
February 14, 2012 - Notice to the Industry - 2012 QH Criteria Book Released
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program has published the 2012 Program Criteria Book which provides the specific details for the suite of Quarter Horse Programs worth over $8 million in 2012. The criteria book is now available on-line and has now been mailed to all persons licensed by the Ontario Racing Commission for Quarter Horse racing in 2011.
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February 13, 2012 - OLG Slot Revenue Sharing Critical: Ontario Horse Racing Industry
“The OLG slots at racetracks program is not a subsidy, it is a successful revenue sharing partnership between the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry and the municipalities that host OLG slots at racetracks.” Said Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA).
A November, 2011 report for OHRIA on the economic impacts of Ontario’s horse racing industry dem..
February 10, 2012 - ORC - ORP News Release - Racetrack Facilities Required to be Open for Training
As a new condition of their 2012 license, racetrack operators are required to make their racing facility available for training a minimum of four weeks ahead of the start of their racing season. The purpose of the requirement is to provide training opportunities to help ensure a supply of horses is available for the start of racing. This condition was approved by the Director as part of the terms and conditions attac..