A new two-year deal commits to $62M in purses for the 2023-2024 thoroughbred racing meets; season set to open on April 22.
A "Vegas style" casino, hotel and entertainment theatre are nearing completion on the Woodbine racetrack property.
Horseplayer Interactive celebrated 25 years in 2022 and the internet wagering platform continues to grow customer-wise.
Michael Copeland has been promoted to President, Commercial, and Tom Via moves to the role of President, Operations.
Mitchell replaces Christine Magee who was the Chair of Woodbine Entertainment’s Board of Directors since 2020 and a Director since 2015.
The senior VP of Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing has a strong history of success in the industry and will pursue other opportunities.
High-profile Thoroughbred owner/breeder Jaime Roth has been appointed; Mark Saunders rejoins Board after short leave.
Single sports wagering came to Canada five weeks ago but horse racing, a pari-mutuel wagering sport, has not yet been included.
The last broadcast for the long-time on-air simulcast host will be June 26th; 'Porty's' new role will be with the AGCO as a Racing Official.
Sports betting sites registered with the AGCO went live April 4 but so far, horse racing in Ontario has been left in the gate.
The soccer project would feature an 8,000-seat soccer-specific stadium and a 38,000 square foot training facility.
The horses are back on the track at Woodbine preparing for the opening of the 2022 Thoroughbred season, while construction continues.
The lucrative 2022 program offers more than $16.9 million in stakes events, including 37 graded stakes and two $1 million classics.
Vaccination policy for racetrack employees & horse racing participants implemented for additional layer of protection.
Leveraging insights from fans since the 2020 launch, the app has been modified to reflect what customers want.
Lawson has held various positions at Woodbine as Assistant Racing Secretary and in Racing Development and Stabling Operations.
Woodbine Entertainment continues partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for the 2021 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
The Woodbine CEO is being inducted as an athlete and builder due to his contributions to hockey, football and horse racing.
DAZN Day at the Races will kick off Saturday, June 26th and feature racing from Woodbine, Belmont, Delaware Park and Churchill Downs.
The top sports executive joins Woodbine Entertainment to oversee business development, digital strategy, marketing, sponsorships, and more.
Due to a collaborative effort by the horse racing industry, C-218 includes language that prohibits fixed odds betting on horse racing.
Trainers can enter horses, manage their stables and submit stall applications online on a computer or smartphone with Jockey Club system.
The private member's Bill C-218 does not currently contain language that protects Canadian horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering.
Confident that Bill C-218 will adopt language through the legislative process to protect long-term sustainability of horse racing industry.
For the second consecutive year, the most famous Canadian horse race will be held later in the summer due to COVID-19.
Incentives are offered for some horses purchased or claimed that are brought to Woodbine for the first time to race.
With the announcement that Ontario NHL hockey teams can play in their home arenas, Standardbred racing should be allowed to continue.
Under the new proposed legislation permitting single event sports betting, fixed odds wagering will not be permitted on horse racing.
Industry leaders Michael Lay, Mark Saunders and Ann Straatman will offer their expertise and experience to strategic planning and decisions.
Long-time director and chair Clay Horner retires from organization as Magee, chair of Sleep Country, prepares to help WE fulfill its mandate.
Zammit becomes ORM’s second Executive Director, succeeding Katherine Curry who held the position since the formation of Ontario Racing in 2018.
Woodbine Entertainment CEO provides news on the Stage 3 Reopening Plan, capsaicin positives, foreign participants, racing silks, and more.
The health and welfare of the jockey colony resulted in the decision, which aligns with racing jurisdictions in Kentucky, Florida and New York.
The cross-promotional marketing partnership will create and distribute content across digital channels to fans across North America.
TSN and Woodbine Entertainment have partnered to deliver exciting weekly dual breed horse racing broadcasts, beginning June 11.
To complement the return of racing without spectators, Woodbine Entertainment has announced the launch of Dark Horse, an innovative betting App.
A continuation of the series of information and Q & A videos from Woodbine Entertainment updating the horse racing scene during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Horses, horsepeople and racing fans are chomping at the bit to get back to racing; masks will be mandatory on backstretch, among new protocols.
Canada’s horse racing industry offers a creative approach to much-needed sector support without requiring new government spending.
Woodbine Entertainment CEO offers updates on plans underway to be ready for when racing can resume at its two tracks, plus upcoming initiatives.
Last week’s virtual Stronger Together will become a monthly event, plus some key points regarding safety and support are highlighted.
While professional sports does not come under the umbrella of the City of Toronto's ban on city-run events until June 30, the Plate may be moved.
Woodbine Entertainment continues to provide horses with the essential care they require while operating its backstretch under very strict guidelines.
Woodbine Entertainment CEO and the HBPA continue to set strict measures to keep thoroughbred training going at Woodbine racetrack.
Jim Lawson will retire from the board chair of the CFL to concentrate on CEO duties at Woodbine Racetrack and its expansion.
Woodbine’s Corporate Responsibility Report highlights their contributions to the industry and updates the public on the organization’s initiatives.
Woodbine Entertainment and the HBPA of Ontario made a four-year agreement, bringing the total purses to $71 million for the 2019 season.
Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario have reached an agreement for a new four-year racing deal.
Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a sponsorship agreement for the Canadian Stakes and Paradise Stakes.
Woodbine Entertainment has donated $10,000 USD to the CRMA to assist those impacted by the tragic fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center.