Mississauga, ON — For the second straight year the Ontario Horse Racing Industry has joined together to promote the “World of Horse Racing” at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Nov. 7 to 16.

“As the third largest agricultural industry in Ontario it is important for us to promote our product and demonstrate to the public the positive influences of the horse racing industry in the agricultural sector”, says Wendy Rinella, Executive Director of the Ontario Horse Racing industry Association (OHRIA).

The “World of Horse Racing” display booth provides the industry an opportunity to promote itself through a combination of education and entertainment. Thoroughbred horse “Reggie” is showcased from Friday, Nov. 7 to Tuesday, Nov. 11, when the reins will be passed along to the Standardbred mare “Dallas Princes” to finish up the show. Each horse will be presented daily in the Cavalcade Horse Ring.

“This is an opportunity to encourage more non-horse people to become involved in the horse racing industry through live demonstrations and education,” says Rinella.

The horse racing industry partnership includes the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS), Woodbine Entertainment Group, LongRun, Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society and OHRIA.

The booth also promotes equine education to all ages with the support of volunteers and materials from Equine Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College.

The Royal is the largest indoor combined agricultural, horticultural, canine and equestrian event in the world and occupies approximately 1 million square fee of space at the National Trade Centre from Friday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov. 16.

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is an umbrella association, which represents all segments of the horse racing industry. OHRIA was formed in 1994 to address the unique challenges facing the industry in a dynamic gaming and entertainment market. The strategic vision of the industry is to be a world-class leader in horse racing and breeding.