Keyword: Sue Leslie

  • Woodbine in Ontario, Canada

    Woodbine, Horsemen Sign Three-Year Contract

    Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association June 7 said they have signed a contract that guarantees 133 days of live racing at Woodbine through 2018.

  • Long-Term Plan for Ontario Horse Racing Looms

    After reaching short-term agreements with 11 of the province's 17 racetracks to continue live racing for 2013, the Ontario government is ready to map out a long-term plan for the industry.

  • Ontario Panel Wants Probe of Slots Decision

    Members of the Ontario Public Accounts Committee passed a binding motion April 10 that calls for the Auditor General's office to investigate cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program.

  • Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013

    A two-year funding agreement reached with the government of Ontario will see Woodbine reduce Thoroughbred race dates by 14.7% in 2013 but will allow the track near Toronto to offer average daily purses comparable to 2012.

  • Dalton McGuinty

    Move by Ontario Premier Blow for Racing

    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Oct. 15 that he will be stepping down as leader of the province and will also prorogue the government until a new leader for the Liberal party can be named.

  • Ontario Pledges $50M in Transitional Funding

    The Ontario government announced June 7 it will provide up to $50 million in transitional funding to the province's horse racing industry over the next three years.

  • Ontario OKs Budget, Ends Racetrack Slots

    The Ontario government April 24 passed a 2012 provincial budget that ends the slots-at-racetracks program operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp in March 2013.

  • Ontario Racing Lobbying in Advance of Vote

    The future of the Ontario horse racing industry could be placed in serious peril April 24, when a vote on the 2012 Ontario provincial budget is scheduled.

  • Woodbine Racetrack

    Ontario: End Slots-at-Racetracks Program

    The Ontario provincial government said March 12 it will be ending payments to racetracks through the slots-at-racetracks program in March 2013. The result could mean potential closures for many of the province's 17 tracks.

  • Ontario Horse Industry Rallies to Fight Cuts

    The Ontario horse racing industry is set to hold a rally Feb. 22 to fight off potential cuts in slot machine revenue it receives from the provincial government.

  • Woodbine, HBPA in Five-Year Agreement

    Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario have entered into an agreement ensuring 167 dates of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine each year for the next five years.

  • Queen's Plate Notebook

    Millennium Allstar, a top contender for the 142nd Queen's Plate, owned by Joseph and Leslie Meehan, worked Tuesday morning over Woodbine's main track in preparation for Sunday's $1-million race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.

  • Queen's Plate Notebook

    Millennium Allstar, a top contender for the 142nd Queen's Plate, owned by Joseph and Leslie Meehan, worked Tuesday morning over Woodbine's main track in preparation for Sunday's $1-million race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.