Sports Outside the Beltway

Hiawatha Horse Park shuts down simulcasts

A difference of opinion and lack of a permit(?) are the causes for the stoppage. From the Sarnia Observer-

Simulcast operations at Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia have been shut down while contract negotiations with the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) continue.

A notice posted Saturday on the Standardbred Canada website states that Hiawatha’s management has been unable to secure a contract with its horsemen.

“Due to the unsigned agreement, OHHA has decided to close down all simulcast and HPI wagering through Hiawatha Horse Park,” the statement reads.

“Effective January 1, 2010, Hiawatha Horse Park will not be permitted to simulcast and will have to close its doors to wagering on horse racing.”

OHHA President Darryl MacArhtur said the issue stems from “a difference in opinions.”

A difference of opinions that will lead many track employees to lose their jobs till racing begins again in May. Doesn’t the North America horse racing industry have enough problems? Lack of racing will even further bettors to stop betting on the ponies.

Note- Hiawatha, which is about one hour from Detroit, has live horse racing from May to October and other forms of gambling all year long.

Related Stories:
Recent Stories:

I’m still trying to figure just what OTB Sports is all about?!?!

I mean a post about shutting down simulcasts at an obscure Midwest horse track?!?!?! Only a pretty narrow audience would have any interest in this.

There is not any shortage of REAL sports news–Baseball Hall of Fame, the guy from the DC hoops team with the guns, etc….

Why no posts on that stuff?

Is this horse racing stuff really driving traffic,, J Dawg?

Posted by Triumph | January 7, 2010 | 04:08 pm | Permalink

Whoops–my bad I just noticed the post about Arenas.

It’s hard to find under all of the non-real sports posts on golf, tennis and boxing.

Did I miss the Hall of Fame post, also?!?!?!

Posted by Triumph | January 7, 2010 | 04:16 pm | Permalink

RSS feed for these comments.

Comments are Closed


Visitors Since Feb. 4, 2003

All original content copyright 2003-2008 by OTB Media. All rights reserved.