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October 2011

2011 Election Update

Press Release For Immediate Release Campbellville, Ontario Wednesday, October 12, 2011 OHHA Election Update Nomination forms for the 2011 OHHA Board of Directors election were mailed to the members in Districts 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in the middle of September with nominations due back on October 11, 2011.  Following are the…

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Ontario Racing Commission Releases 2012 Race Dates

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), have released the proposed schedule of race dates for 2012. The schedule, developed by the Implementation and Monitoring Group and approved by Executive Director John Blakney, includes a reduction of 27 race dates across the province. This schedule is conditional subject to any requests from stakeholders and other interested parties. Requests to…

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Ontario Election Complete

On October 6, 2011, Ontario residents went to the polls to elect the next provincial government. The Ontario Liberal party led by Premier Dalton McGuinty achieved victory in 53 out of the 107 polls giving them a minority government. The Tim Hudak led Progressive Conservative party was victorious in 37 polls while the New Democratic Party, led…

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Purse Pooling Judicial Review October 11, 2011

OHHA has commenced an application for judicial review in Divisional Court of the Ontario Racing Commission’s decision upholding the order by the executive director for the redistribution of purse monies between different racetracks – from Georgian Downs to Flamboro Downs; and from Dresden Raceway and Woodstock Raceway to Windsor Raceway. The hearing will be held on…

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ORC issues Lidocaine warning

In response to a number of recent positive tests for Lidocaine, the Ontario Racing Commission has issued a reminder to horsepeople to remind them to check the labels of any ointments or liniments that are to be used on a horse that will be entered to race. The full ORC release can be found here.

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Ontario Provincial Parties Respond to Survey

The Ontario Harness Horse Association has canvassed candidates across Ontario during this Provincial election cycle in an effort to gauge their understanding of the horse racing industry and their commitment to our future.  Since distributing the survey OHHA has received an e-mail from Liberal party leader and Premier, Dalton McGuinty, a letter from Progressive Conservative…

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