Long-Term Plan For Horse Racing in Ontario

Ontario Racing Commision

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Is there a solution for Ontario's troubled Horse Racing industry? The  Ontario's Ministry of Agriculture and Food says there may be a long-term plan established as soon as this year. The government of Ontario has asked the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel to put forth a plan to get the ball rolling forward for the future of horse racing in the province. The panel has been asked by the province to propose a clear proposal for modernizing the governance and regulation of the horse racing industry, ideas for growing the fan base and providing more wagering options, providing ongoing government support and ensuring animal welfare.

It is expected that a draft plan will be in the hands of the Ontario government, by June 2013. The final plan is to be completed by October of this year and the industry is gratefully optimistic.