Prior to considering the application, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating for public input the proposed change received from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to change its approved calendar of Standardbred race dates at Woodbine Racetrack.
To be considered, submissions providing input must be received prior to Friday, September 20, 2013.
Since that time, there has been discussion between WEG and its horsepeople that it may be more beneficial to add January back into the schedule. The schedule that WEG is now proposing would address that issue, while remaining within its ability to comply with its contracts and financial constraints.
The application from WEG calls for the cancellation of Mondays starting October 21, 2013 and the addition of 3 days a week back into the schedule in January. The result would see a 3 days a week schedule mid-October through March and a 4 days a week schedule April through mid-October, for a total of 183 days.
Prior to making its recommendations to the Director, the Ontario Racing Program's Implementation and Monitoring Group would be well served by hearing from participants, stakeholders and the wagering public.
1. Dropped off at the ORC Head Office at 10 Carlson Court, Suite 400,
2. By Email, using inquiry@
3. By Fax, using 416-213-7827
by Wendy Hoogeveen
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