Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Wagering Up 7%

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine’s 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Sunday, December 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet. The 133-day season produced an “all-sources” handle of $469,452,009, a 7.1% per cent increase over the $438,185,077 figure recorded from 133 dates in 2015. “We saw tremendous growth in our Thoroughbred racing […]

MPP Questions Finance Minister Over Horse Racing

Essex NDP MPP and Economic Development and Employment critic Taras Natyshak spoke in the Provincial legislature on November 16th about the repercussions of having Woodbine Entertainment Group control racing in Ontario as proposed in Ontario Racing’s long-term funding model. “Why is Ontario Racing currently consulting on a 17-year funding agreement that would effectively hand over […]

Queen’s Plate Has Record Attendance and Handle

Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced Sunday’s 157th edition of the Queen’s Plate, won by Sir Dudley Digges, broke attendance and wagering records. All sources wagering on the 13-race card was $11,839,883, up seven percent from the $11,064,870 figure recorded in 2015. The Queen’s Plate race itself had wagering of $3,354,822, also a record. Attendance for […]

WEG Signs Firm to Guide Site Development

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create the master plan to guide the long-term vision for Woodbine’s overall development and expanded entertainment offering across its 680 acres of largely undeveloped land. SWA Group was chosen from a short list […]

Ontario Sired Program Amendments

The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) have announced changes to the condition book affecting Ontario Sired horses for the remainder of the year. WEG will continue to write races for OS maiden three-year-old races until August 1st, and at that time those races will be replaced with a […]

CTHS Meeting to Discuss Ontario Sired Racing Program

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) will hold a general meeting of the membership on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to discuss the changes to the Ontario Sired Racing Program. It was announced in January that Woodbine Entertainment Group will reduce funding to the OS bonus program by 31%, or $1.4 million, for the 2016 […]