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Ontario Breeders Sue OLG | Standardbred Canada

Ontario Breeders Sue OLG | Standardbred Canada | Horse Racing Industry | Scoop.it
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good for the breeders of Ontario!!!  I hope that they see some sort of compensation out of this.  they've dealt with such a great loss from not being able to race their own up and coming stars let alone sell and breed some of the stock that they have.  some of these places have anywhere from 10-60 horses.  that's a lot of mouths to feed and I a lot of loss revenue when their business isn't running at a regular pace.

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10,000 jobs lost: horse trainer

10,000 jobs lost: horse trainer | Horse Racing Industry | Scoop.it
A Simcoe County harness horse trainer and owner says 10,000 jobs have been lost in the industry and a lot more job losses are coming due to the Liberal government’s decision to end the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP) in 2012.
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So sad hearing about all this.  SARP was the perfect program to help generate revenue both into an industry and also into the public.  It didn't need to be touched.  But all the liberals wanted was their casino and they ruined a great partnership

 

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Save Horse Racing Movie.wmv - YouTube

1. The idea that the agreement between the Ontario government and the horse racing industry is anything other than a partnership is offensive. At the expense...
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Everyone please take the time to view this video!!  I made this video back when we were hoping that the nightmare wouldn't become a reality.  This video brought me to tears as I made it.  And I have heard lots of other great feed back on it as well.  It explains lots of detail what will happen when the industry leaves. 

Thanks to everyone who watches it!

Jenny

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Removal Of SAR Program 'Threatens Ontario Economy' | Standardbred Canada

Removal Of SAR Program 'Threatens Ontario Economy' | Standardbred Canada | Horse Racing Industry | Scoop.it
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This is an old article but it helps give you an understanding of what happened at the start of this horrible event. it states in the article that over 60,000 jobs would be lost because of it.  Horse racing wasn't just a job or hobby for some people it was their life, their way of living.  They care for these horses more then other people.  horse racing has a bad rep but that doesn't make each individual the same as the rest.  Its very disappointing reading over what happened at the start, to look upon what is happening now.  So many people have given up on the industry, sold all their horses and their property.  Some have moved to the USA to race down there, and others have stayed here.... left with 5 race tracks to choose from with only a select few race days a year.  Breaks my heart watching friends and those who I consider family go through all this.  Its diffidently not easy to watch people go through the emotional, and physical pain of it all.

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Deal means summer horse racing at Ajax Downs

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This is great!! I'm excited to see that quarter horse racing received funding for this year.  and also to see another one of the great tracks  in the area open for business.  Thankfully this deal will help generate jobs to the community for people who work at the track and also give those who race a chance to keep doing what they love!

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Ontario PCs Unveil Plan To Save Horse Racing Jobs

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Personally not a fan of some of Tim Hudak's ideas, but this one sounds like a good idea.  If they hold up to their word it would be amazing to see the industry somewhat close to the way it was before!!  Liberals have done nothing but ruin one of the greatest industries Ontario has to offer.  This plan will help restore many jobs to people and bring life back to some of the cities that lost their main source of income.  The revenue that the race horse industry brings in benefits everyone!! 

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Confimed: Kawartha To Cease Racing In 2013 If No Supplemental Funding Plan In Place | Standardbred Canada

Confimed: Kawartha To Cease Racing In 2013 If No Supplemental Funding Plan In Place | Standardbred Canada | Horse Racing Industry | Scoop.it
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Disappointing day for a lot of local families in the area.  A lot of people lost there jobs working at the track.  lots of great memories were made here and for me it was one of the first races I ever went to and also where I learned about the industry.  Closure of this track now makes it difficult for people in the area to train their horses, forced to now drive the 1.5-2 hour drive to woodbine or Mohawk.  There has been talk of the track opening up for some race days but no action towards this plan.  Would be great to see it up and running again one day.

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Phillips Resigns From OLG - Central Ontario Standardbred ...

Phillips Resigns From OLG - Central Ontario Standardbred ... | Horse Racing Industry | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, January 22, Philip Olsson, chair of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Board, announced that the OLG Board of Directors has received and accepted a letter of resignation from president and CEO ...
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