No Racing Boycott in Woodbine Dispute
Updated: Friday, January 3, 2003 3:55 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 7:43 PM
Harness racing at Woodbine will run as scheduled Wednesday.
A threatened boycott at Woodbine by the Ontario Harness Horsemen's Association (owners and trainers) was averted Monday when both sides in a dispute over simulcasting agreed to extend their existing contract for 90 days while resuming talks.
The horsemen and Woodbine will continue to negotiate the terms of a multiyear agreement. The OHHA is arguing for more say in the choice of tracks that Woodbine shares simulcast signals with.
Horsemen had voted to withhold entries from the Jan. 1 program if an agreement wasn't reached.
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