Province Investing In Horse Racing

Government providing $10 million to support programs for breeders and horsepeople

The Horse Improvement Program is getting a boost from the provincial government.

The Conservatives are providing $10 million per year to support programs for breeders and horsepeople.

Ontario Racing is set to replace the Enhanced Horse Improvement Program previously administered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Government has reached agreements with industry partners on packages through the Optional Slots at Racetracks Program (OSARP) that includes operational funding for eligible racetracks
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) will provide financial support to the sector through the long-term funding agreement, beginning April 1st, which includes funding for racetrack operations and purse support of up to $105 million per year for up to 19 years.