April 21, 2014

OHRIA Presses For Answers On OSS Yearling Nominations


The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) recognizes the Ontario breeding industry is the first sector of the industry negatively impacted by the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks Program by the Ontario Government.

OHRIA has communicated to the Government that their sudden shift of direction for the horse racing and breeding in Ontario and the cancellation of the agreement has caused serious repercussions within our industry.

OHRIA is working with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) to establish a new date for Standardbred yearling nominations.  We understand that any delay decreases the credibility of the Ontario breeding programs and ultimately the horse racing industry. We have requested the ORC immediately begin consultation with the Breed Advisory Groups to define the scope and criteria of programs to insure the long term viability of a breeding industry in Ontario.

OHRIA continues to impress upon the Government the extent of the damage occurring daily within the breeding industry and the economy of Ontario as a result of the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks program.  We will continue to do so until we obtain a satisfactory resolution for the horse racing and breeding industry.


WEG Announces Changes to Woodbine Posts and Mohawk Qualifiers

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) would like to inform racing fans of a post-time change for Woodbine’s standardbred spring meet.

Beginning this Thursday, April 5, post time at the Toronto oval will change from 7:10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Post time on Mondays will remain 7:10 p.m.

Mohawk will also begin to host two qualifying sessions a week effective Monday, April 9. Qualifiers will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday and Thursday mornings through the end of May.


Darryl Kaplan of Trot Magazine Interviews Kathleen Wynne

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