October 24, 2014

OHRIA Telephone Town Halls Deemed Successful

More than 20,000 (20,345) Ontarians participated in the telephone town hall
meetings hosted recently by the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association.
Both events were moderated by radio personality Carol Motts (themotts.ca).

Sue Leslie, President of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association was
joined by Glenn Sikura, Anna DeMarchi-Meyers, Bill O’Donnell, Bob Broadstock and
John LeBlanc who represent various segments of Ontario’s horse racing industry
to share their knowledge and answer questions.

The interest level was high among listeners as more than 160 Ontarians had
questions for industry representatives.

The town halls demonstrated there is strong support for horse racing in rural
and urban Ontario, and that those communities that currently host racetracks do
in fact support gaming, while urban areas are strongly opposed to hosting gaming
centres. Throughout Ontario it was clear that very few Ontarians support where
the government is going with gaming expansion.

Thursday April 12, 2012 call to urban communities:

Should the government of Ontario maintain the OLG Slots at Racetracks
Program with 20% of slots revenue going to the horsemen and racetracks? (Urban
Ontarians)

81% Yes; 19% No

Would you support a casino in your community? (Urban
Ontarians)

29% Yes; 71% No

Are you satisfied with the government’s proposed OLG gaming expansion?
(Urban Ontarians)

10% Yes; 90% No

Tuesday April 10, 2012 Call to rural racetrack
communities:

Should the government of Ontario maintain the OLG Slots at Racetracks
Program with 20% of slots revenue going to the horsemen and racetracks?
(Racetrack Communities)

92% Yes; 8% No

Would you support a casino in your community? (Racetrack
Communities)

67% Yes; 33% No

Are you satisfied with the government’s proposed OLG gaming expansion?
(Racetrack Communities)

9% Yes; 91% No

(OHRIA)