There is no mention how the cancellation of the Slots at Racetrack program, which is to end March 2013, will impact the lives of the horses utilized by the Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing industry. However, talk of breeders euthanizing foals, and owners considering sending a number of their horses to slaughter, is already being reported.
The Globe and Mail reports:
Sue Leslie is the owner and head trainer of Sue Leslie Stables at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and president of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association. Image Peter Power / The Globe and Mail.
- Sue Leslie, president of the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, is incensed by Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s comment that the provincial government’s Slots at Racetrack program took “money that should go to Ontario schools and hospitals and gave it to . . . wealthy people.”
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