Kathleen Wynne is distancing herself from one of former-Premier Dalton McGuinty's moves to cut funding to the horse racing industry, calling it a bad decision.
Wynne says this isn't an attempt to buy rural votes, underlining she's focusing more on helping out the entire industry - from track owners to breeders - with a focus on jobs.
She announced the province with be following through with a recommendation to pump $400 million over five years into the industry, starting next spring. That would work out to roughly $80 million a year.
Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel released its report on how to breathe new life into the industry.
There's also a plan to integrate horse racing with the OLG, in what the province calls "horse-themed lottery products."
The report also calls for what's being dubbed a "world class racing circuit'' for eight Ontario tracks - Woodbine, Mohawk, Grand River, Hanover, Clinton, Western Fair, Flamboro, and Georgian Downs.