Mohawk Raceway, June 15th 2013. President & CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group, Nick Eaves, introduces "A great friend of Ontario Horse Racing," Premier Kathleen Wynne. Premier Wynne presented two awards including a certificate to Mohawk Raceway honoruing its 50th Anniversary. She also re-affirmed her committment to horse racing in the province, stating she is looking forward to 50 more years of racing at Mohawk.
In keeping with our efforts to find the best ideas in the world to market horse racing and grow the fan base, over the past week, we have showcased a number of commercials/TV promos from around the world including the video created by Go Racing Ireland to advertise the National Lottery Sweepstakes at the 2010 Irish Derby. Racing Future has received a number of ideas and commentary about re-building the sport. Click here to read our growing collection of responses and to add your own.
Racing Future is continuing to find the best ideas in the world to market horse racing and grow the fan base. Within in this context, some organizations have been trying innovative ideas to showcase the sport to a wider audience. A case in point is the National Lottery Sweepstakes created by Go Racing Ireland for the 2010 Irish Derby. Read More
What is it like to ride a horse who's won the Kentucky Derby, the Dubai World Cup and over $8 million? Experience the ride through the helmet cam of jockey John Velazquez as he takes the great Animal Kingdom for a workout.
Young people, music, being social and having fun! This is horse racing marketing, Hong Kong style. Click on the video for the specially written theme song and a sampling of what young racegoers can experience by going to the races each week during "Happy Wednesday" at Happy Valley Race Track in Hong Kong.
Racing Future celebrates and supports Minister of Finance Charles Sousa's position on horse racing tabled today in the 2013 Budget. In anticipation of the question, "What does integrating horse racing into the overall provincial gaming strategy mean?" we have taken some time to request and compile commentary from various people and organizations who are involved in horse racing around the globe. The result is A Submission by Racing Future on Implementing the Announced Integration of the Horse racing Industry into the Overall Ontario Gaming Strategy. We have submitted our paper to the Horse Racing Transition Panel and we are publishing it today on Racing Future. Our intention is to advance the discussion on integration.
We’ve shared our thoughts on this critical subject. What are yours?
After only 15 days in the Legislature, Premier Kathleen Wynne announces a new way forward for Ontario horse racing. Six tracks now have 3 year transitional funding agreements in place and negotiations with remaining tracks are ongoing & expected to conclude successfully very soon. Horse racing will be integrated into the provincial gaming strategy: new & different revenue opportunities will be made available to horse racing to ensure its sustainability.
In light of Premier Wynne's commitment to integrate horse racing into the province's overall gaming strategy, Racing Future is re-publishing our Open Letter to Dalton McGuinty from June 2012.In reading our letter, we ask that you pay particular attention the constructive ideas about horse racing - gaming strategy integration and share your thoughts. Thank you.
TVO Agenda Plus with Steve Paikin: Q & A on Ontario horse racing industry with Dennis Mills and John Snobelen. Click here to watch the broadcast. (Daniel Kitts, producer).
In our advocacy on behalf of everyone involved in horse racing, we get asked why we are doing what we're doing at Racing Future. This video answers the question.