No Racing Boycott in Woodbine Dispute

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.