Government for the People Keeps Commitment to Support Horse Racing in Sarnia-Lambton

SARNIA — The Government for the People has kept a commitment to bolster support for Ontario’s horse racing industry in Sarnia-Lambton.
An agreement in principle has now been reached with Hiawatha Horse Park that will see slots operating at the facility and additional funding provided.

“I am extremely pleased that an agreement in principle has been reached that will support racing at Hiawatha Horse Park,” said Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey. “This is a very important economic win for the Sarnia-Lambton community.”

This helps repair the damage done by the previous Liberal government when it cancelled the slots at racetracks program.

“This is another promise made, promise kept,” said Finance Minister Vic Fedeli.

“We worked with our partners in the horse racing industry, and have agreed on packages which include funding and/or slots at racetracks. These packages are designed to directly support the horse racing industry and rural communities.”

The agreements in principle mean Hiawatha Horse Park, Kawartha Downs and Ajax Downs will see slots operating, and additional funding provided to continue horse racing. Fort Erie and Dresden race tracks elected to receive additional financial support for horse racing operations, but declined to accept slots at those facilities.

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