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Creating jobs and helping Ontario grow
The horse racing industry employs thousands of people in Ontario. It’s an exciting entertainment option that brings economic benefits to communities across the province. OLG is proud to support the hard work of those who dedicate their lives to horse racing.
How OLG supports horse racing
OLG proudly supports Ontario’s horse racing industry and is helping to build a more sustainable future for generations to come. In 2017-18, OLG is distributing approximately $93 million in funding on behalf of the Government of Ontario to racetracks to support close to 950 race dates.
OLG is also providing support that puts a focus on horse racing to grow the customer base and ensure the industry has a strong future in Ontario by:
- Helping the industry become self-governing
- Providing responsible gambling expertise
- Providing marketing strategy expertise
- Developing new horse-themed products
- Providing advice to the Province of Ontario regarding horseracing
OLG's new Horse Racing division is:
Creating effective stakeholder relationships to support the needs of the horse racing industry
Contributing to the 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 and is vital to many rural communities in Ontario. OLG is working collaboratively with the horse racing industry, partner agencies and the provincial government to help build a sustainable future for the horse racing industry 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 UPDATE TO ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT SCHEDULE 1 - APRIL 2017 Compliance Declaration – October 2016 Compliance Declaration – April 2017 2016 PSSDA Salary Disclosure List (PDF) PSSDA 2016 Racetrack Statement of No Employee Salaries to Disclose (PDF)
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