April 18, 2014

Message from OHRIA

I want to thank everyone who participated in Friday’s rallies across Ontario. We had an amazing turnout province wide, and saw great media coverage at each location. These events have helped our industry reach out with our side of the story to counter the Ontario Government’s message.

We will continue to need yourassistance and support as we advocate for our industry and I want to remind you that OHRIA will continue doing everything it can to protect Ontario’s horse racing and breeding industry from the devastating impacts cancelling the OLG Slots at Racetracks Program would bring.

Below are links to some of the coverage our industry rallies received. In total there were more than fifty
articles or segments on our rallies in the media yesterday and so far today.

Ajax: http://www.durhamregion.com/community/article/1327377–durham-horse-industry-members-rally-against-province

Brantford: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2012/03/30/march-30-2012-gallery

Fort Erie: http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2012/03/30/rallying-to-save-an-industry

Guelph: http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/696688–horseracing-stakeholders-confront-guelph-mp

Hamilton: http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/696942–olg-to-end-slot-deal-with-flamboro-downs

Kitchener Waterloo: http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/696762–crowd-pickets-milloy-s-office-to-protest-loss-of-slots-at-racetracks

London: http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/2012/03/horse-racing-industry-protests-in-front-of-mpps-offices/

Peterborough: http://www.kruzfm.ca/channels/localnews/Story.aspx?ID=1678969

Toronto: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news/local/article/1327259–horse-industry-stages-protest-at-mpp-s-office

Windsor: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/government-reports-support-horse-industry-jobs-claim-123216762.html

Thank you,

Sue Leslie

President – OHRIA

416 679 0741 ohria@ohria.com


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Upcoming Stakes Events at WEG Tracks


Blossom - Friday, April 11
3YO F Pace FINAL - $30,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 12
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 1 - $18,000

Youthful - Monday, April 14
3YO C&G Pace FINAL - $30,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 14
4&5YO Mare Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 17
3YO F Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 19
4&5YO Open Trot Leg 2 - $18,000

Lifetime Dream - Monday, April 21
4&5YO Mare Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 21
3YO C&G Trot Leg 1 - $15,000

Celias Counsel - Thursday, April 24
3YO F Trot Leg 2 - $15,000

Princess - Friday, April 25
3YO F Pace Leg 1 - $20,000

The Diplomat - Saturday, April 26
3YO C&G Pace - Leg 1 - $20,000

Don Mills - Saturday, April 26
4&5YO Open Trot FINAL - $40,000

Tie Silk - Monday, April 28
3YO C&G Trot Leg 2 - $15,000