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Horse racing is a 24/7/365 commitment. Commitment to training, grooming, caring, preparing – with early mornings, late nights, and full days. Commitment never stops. Thousands of people across the province are committed to horses day in, day out. And OLG is committed to them.
How OLG supports horse racing
OLG’s new Horse Racing division supports racetracks by administering government funding for purses and operational costs. In 2016-17, OLG will distribute approximately $93 million to support close to 950 race dates.
In the 2016 Ontario Budget, the government announced a two-year extension to Transfer Payment Agreements to provide support consistent with current levels until March 2021.This gives the industry confidence to make investments and business decisions for the coming years.
OLG's new Horse Racing division is:
Creating effective stakeholder relationships to support the needs of the horse racing industry
Ensuring efficient and effective management of funding through performance measurements
Sharing expertise to help the industry adopt its own Responsible Gambling program
Developing a strong brand and marketing strategy with the industry
Making horse racing sustainable
Horse racing is an important part of our heritage. The ongoing collaboration between the Ontario government, OLG and the industry will help create a stable industry in Ontario for generations to come. OLG will continue to work with the industry to provide options to the government on a long term funding arrangement in order to make horse racing more sustainable in Ontario.
The Administration Agreement governs OLG's obligations relating to the administration of transfer payments under the former Horse Racing Partnership Funding Plan, for the purpose of supporting live horse racing in Ontario.Administration Agreement (PDF) Amendment to Administration Agreement – 1 Compliance Declaration – October 2016
The Program Guidelines consolidate the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved in the funding program. The document also summarizes the compliance and eligibility requirements for recipients of transfer payment funding, which are set out in full in the Administration Agreement and Transfer Payment Agreements (as applicable)HRPFP Program Guidelines (PDF)
OLG Presents: Beyond the Track – Michelle (Groomer)
Feel the passion and love as Michelle describes her role as a Groomer.WATCH THE STORY
OLG Presents: Beyond the Track - Jeff (Assistant Trainer)
Dedication and pride are prevalent personalities traits exhibited by Assistant Trainers.WATCH THE STORY
OLG Presents: Beyond the Track - Mike (Blacksmtih/Farrier)
There is pride in every step as the horse is thundering down the track.WATCH THE STORY
OLG Presents: Beyond the Track - Tyler (Jockey Valet)
From pride to comradely, listen to Tyler talk about how the role of a Jockey Valet is an integral part of the preparation process prior to each race.WATCH THE STORY