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OLG works closely with the Horse Racing industry to build a sustainable future. Horse Racing is an important part of our heritage and is vital to many rural communities in Ontario.

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Creating jobs and helping Ontario grow

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with horse racing industry groups and associations, is leading a comprehensive study to quantify the economic impact of the Ontario horse racing sector. The objective of the study is to establish a robust and accurate baseline that can be relied upon by industry members to engage in meaningful and productive conversations.

In support of this important initiative, survey questionnaires were distributed to industry participants in July and August of 2019.

If you are not currently a member of an industry association and/or did not receive the survey but would like to participate, please e-mail us at horseracingei@olg.ca.

How OLG supports horse racing

OLG’s Horse Racing division supports the industry by administering funding for purses and operational costs as set out in the Funding Agreement.

OLG also provides support that puts a focus on horse racing to grow the customer base and ensure the industry has a strong future in Ontario by:

  • 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

ONTARIO HORSE RACING INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE RESULTS

OLG’s horse racing division is contributing to the efficient and effective management of funding through performance measurements. To support this objective, OLG established a working group in early 2016 called the Performance Management Excellence Group (PMEG).  The PMEG is led by OLG and includes representation from:

  • the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation;
  • the Ministry of Finance;
  • the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs;
  • Ontario Racing; and
  • the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

The PMEG is proud to release quarterly fiscal industry performance results using well-established key performance indicators. This effort is part of a broader integrated performance management system that provides up-to-date facts and information related to the horse racing sector in Ontario.

FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR LIVE HORSE RACING

Beginning April 1, 2019, OLG will provide nearly two decades of stable funding to help build a sustainable industry in the province. It is a comprehensive package of support that was designed to reach all areas of the industry and reaffirms OLG’s commitment to invest in a sector of Ontario’s gaming marketplace that provides a great deal of value to the province.

Amended and Restated Funding Agreement For Live Horse Racing
Exhibit 9.2(H)(I) Articles and By-Laws of Ontario Racing
Exhibit 9.2(H)(II) OR Membership Agreement
Exhibit 9.2(H)(III) ORM Management Agreement
FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE FUNDING AGREEMENT – COVID-19 CLOSURE PERIOD

HORSE RACING PARTNERSHIP FUNDING PROGRAM

The Administration Agreement governed OLG's obligations relating to the administration of transfer payments under the former Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program.  This program was effective from April 2014 to March 2019 and supported live horse racing in Ontario.

Administration Agreement (PDF) Amendment to Administration Agreement – 1 Amendment to Administration Agreement – 2 UPDATE TO ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT SCHEDULE 1 - APRIL 2018 Compliance Declaration – April 2019 2018 PSSDA Salary Disclosure List (PDF) PSSDA 2018 Racetrack Statement of No Employee Salaries to Disclose (PDF) HRPFP Program Guidelines (PDF)
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