Deloitte Touche LLP is still in the process of conducting their audit of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s finances. In the interim, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continue to negotiate a lease agreement for floor space for the slots at Woodbine Racetrack. As a result of the status of the these important negotiations, the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) does not know when horse people will be able to ship into Woodbine to train for the upcoming race season, nor can they confirm 2013 race dates or the proposed purse structure at Woodbine. Woodbine and the HBPA are communicating on a regular basis.
Woodbine Entertainment Group Negotiations Ongoing
Winnipeg track receives a small percentage of lofty wagering totals as betting is done through Woodbine's HorsePlayer Interactive.
Alberta-bred mare first horse to win Horse of the Year and Alberta-bred HOY in a decade; she was bred by Pierre Esquirol.
Assiniboia's CEO Darren Dunn understandably pleased that racing has started, although there is still plenty of missing revenue.
Field size could be light to begin the 39-day meeting which will race over the 123-year-old track on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:20 p.m.