Imminent Re-opening of Kawartha Downs Assured by OLG

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This Thanksgiving, Cavan Monaghan received some unexpected news that gave the community something else for which to give thanks. After negotiations between MPP Laurie Scott and Kawartha Downs Manager Orazio Valente to save horse racing and retain some slot machines at Kawartha Downs came to an impasse on October 5th,… Continue reading

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs

Long Term Funding Proposal Doesn’t Work for Kawartha Downs
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It sounded like good news for the grassroots horseracing industry when the Ministry of Finance announced approval of a long-term funding agreement to provide stability to the struggling industry last month.  Included in the proposal was $4 million in purse enhancements, a $6 million pool for capital improvements and a… Continue reading