Future of Sudbury Downs uncertain in wake of OLG decision
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 11:26 AM ET
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2012 11:22 AM ET
About a half-dozen horse trailers were parked in front of Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci’s office Friday morning. Members of the racing community brought their horses downtown to protest against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming announcement that it will end its slot machine contract with racetracks — including Sudbury Downs.
They said, if the decision stands, the horse racing industry will die — and so too will many of the horses that are now a part of horse racing in the province.
Some horses will be sent to slaughter if racing stops, the horsemen say.