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MacDonald Keeps Momentum Going

March 5, 2013:

Four weeks removed from his well-received fundraising event at Mohawk Racetrack, Guelph PC candidate and driver Anthony MacDonald is not showing any signs of easing up on the political throttle....read on

OHRIA Task Force Retains Sadinsky

May 22, 2012:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has announced that it has created a task force which is aiming at dialogue with the Ontario Government. The task force has retained former Ontario Racing Commission Chair Stanley Sadinsky to assist and advise it on the development of the plan...read on

Chad Rozema Leaving WEG

April 24, 2012:

Chad Rozema, who worked as an on-air commentator for both standardbred and thoroughbred broadcasts for the Woodbine Entertainment Group, has made the decision to leave the company...read on

Stay For Schickedanz; WEG Stands Pat

November 24, 2011:

Even though the Ontario Racing Commission announced late last week that it has given thoroughbred owner Bruno Schickedanz a stay from a 12-month suspension in regard to the ultimate euthanization of champion runner Wake At Noon, the Woodbine Entertainment Group has stated that it still will not be granting the owner stalls in the Woodbine Racetrack backstretch...read on

Takeout On WEG Live T-Bred 'Tri' Pools To Be Lowered; Martin On S-Bred Pick 4 Guarantees

March 28, 2011:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group today issued a release stating that it will be lowering the takeout rate on the triactor pools during Woodbine Racetrack's upcoming live thoroughbred meet. In addition, Trot Insider has...read on

Minor Change To Ontario Racing Program

March 16, 2011:

An application to increase the maximum number of races per day permitted for a Premier Card under the Ontario Racing Program (Program) was received by the Implementation and Monitoring Group...read on

WEG & COSA Raise Pick 4 Guarantees in April

March 15, 2011:

Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association today announced there will be a $100,000 guaranteed early Pick 4 pool on the Saturday, April 2 Standardbred card at Woodbine...read on

WEG, HBPA Sign Five-Year Agreement

February 18, 2011:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario have signed an agreement ensuring 167 dates of thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack every year for the next five...read on

WEG Pitches Guaranteed Starter Bonus

December 22, 2010:

In a notice to the industry, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced that the Woodbine Entertainment Group is looking to implement a pilot program which would see horses that fail to earn a purse cheque in their race receive a 'guaranteed starter bonus.'...read on

Martin: Big Events, Marketing Helping Handle

December 9, 2010:

Bucking the continental trend, the Woodbine Entertainment Group has seen the handle on its own thoroughbred product increase for the second consecutive year. President and CEO Nick Eaves commented on the announcement yesterday. Jamie Martin, the organization's executive VP of Racing, has now commented, also...read on

Will Ford Be Toronto's Next Mayor?

October 25, 2010:

As the polls open this morning around the province of Ontario, one with implications to harness racing comes in Toronto's mayoral race as Rob Ford and George Smitherman battle down to the wire...read on

WEG To Test Alternate Start Post

May 4, 2010:

Trot Insider has learned that Woodbine Entertainment will conduct races with a starting post moved closer to the first turn at Woodbine Racetrack...read on

Reorganization At WEG

April 27, 2010:

The departure of two long-serving Woodbine Entertainment Group employees has landed some familiar faces in new roles within the organization...read on

Horse Racing: Gambling Or Sport?

April 5, 2010:

“On opening day, Queen’s Plate day, a few other days of the year, horse racing is a sport but the rest of the year we’re a gambling game.”...read on

Quebec's Impact On WEG's Handle

December 12, 2009:

Officials from Woodbine Entertainment have estimated a half-million dollar weekly shortfall in wagering with Quebec's horseplayers unable to play the WEG thoroughbred and harness racing products...read on


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