QROOI Ontario Jockeys

PRESS RELEASE Quarter Racers Congratulate Doug Ford and New Ajax MPP Rod Phillips on Win

Ajax — Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. is congratulating Doug Ford on his party’s election win last night and welcomes new Ajax MPP, Rod Phillips. Read More →

An Ontario PC Government will immediately begin work to bring back the Slots at Racetracks Program

Much-needed support for Ajax Downs 

Today, Rod Phillips announced that an Ontario PC government will immediately begin work to bring back the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP).

“An Ontario PC government is going to work to bring this program back and help quarter horse racing thrive and grow in Durham Region. I have been working with Bob Broadstock and the quarter horse people for months, to find practical, achievable solutions to save the industry here in Durham.

“Quarter horse racing is responsible for 1700 jobs in Durham Region, and the revenue from the slots has helped keep property taxes lower. Without the slots, the Town of Ajax stands to lose $8 million in revenue yearly.

“In 2012, the minority Liberal Government, including Dalton McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne and Joe Dickson, passed their budget through the Legislature – which included the decision to kill SARP. Rather than voting against the budget, and stopping the gutting of the horse racing industry, the NDP, led by Andrea Horwath, abstained and propped up the government. In 2015, MPP Joe Dickson, signed a letter supporting the Durham Live proposal.

“The Ontario PCs will launch a working group to consult with the horse racing community and gaming proponents to bring slots back to racetracks as quickly possible.

“Only the Ontario PCs are committed to bringing this important program back. The NDP are waffling and refusing to commit.”

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For more information contact Laryssa.waler@gmail.com | 647 282 2611

Notice to the Industry

Ontario-racingThe Ontario government has announced a long-term funding agreement for the horse racing industry that will provide up to $105 million each year over 19 years, beginning in 2019. This agreement is aimed at strengthening and sustaining horse racing and breeding in Ontario. It will provide nearly two decades of stable funding to increase the vitality of the industry in the province. Read More →

PRESS RELEASE: PROVINCE ANNOUNCES LONG TERM FUNDING FOR QUARTER HORSE RACING

PRESS RELEASE: PROVINCE ANNOUNCES LONG TERM FUNDING FOR QUARTER HORSE RACING

During a press conference today the Provincial government announced a funding plan for horse racing that will provide a stable foundation for our industry to grow for the next twenty years. An increase from the Horse Racing Partnership Plan to $105 million dollars per year, provided some much needed additional funds dedicated to the smaller racetracks in the province. Read More →

March 20th 2018 – Approved 2018 Stakes Program

The QROOI 2018 Stakes Program has been approved. Please see our Stakes Program on the QROOI website for dates and fee payments. Stakes booklets are being printed this week and will be available at the end of the week. Monique will also have booklets at the Horsemen’s Party Saturday March 24th, 2018.