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Woodbine's Busy Year, Exciting Future

January 15, 2019:

“Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018… we remain laser-focused on our sole mandate of sustaining and growing the horse racing industry in Ontario.”...read on

Lawson: Woodbine Should Play A Role In Sports Wagering

January 7, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson recently took some time to discuss all things Woodbine, including how Canada’s racing leader could, and should, hit the ground running in regard to legalized sports wagering....read on

Woodbine GO Station Proposed

December 9, 2018:

It has been announced that fans of horse racing in the Greater Toronto Area may soon have a much easier way of getting to Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Hayes Named OR’s Independent Chair

June 4, 2018:

Ontario Racing today (Monday, June 4) announced the full composition of its new Board of Directors....read on

Lawson's State Of The Industry

April 19, 2018:

Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson talks speaks about the many challenges facing horse racing, but offers hope for a positive future....read on

Lawson To Chair Ontario Racing

March 29, 2018:

Mr. Jim Lawson was today (March 29) unanimously elected Chairman of the Board by the Directors of Ontario Racing, following the retirement of Mr. Hugh Mitchell in the role....read on

Successful 2017 For Woodbine

January 8, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing seasons rose soundly over the 2016 meets....read on

Brydson, Lawson Lawsuits Settled

September 19, 2017:

The competing lawsuits that were filed by Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson and Sherry Brydson, the richest woman in Canada, have been settled....read on

Civil Trial To Commence In September

August 29, 2017:

It has been reported that the civil trial involving Woodbine’s Jim Lawson is expected to commence in Toronto courts next month....read on

More Year-Round Mohawk Comments

June 19, 2017:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last week that its live Standardbred racing product will be moving to Mohawk Racetrack in 2018. Jim Lawson, WEG’s chief executive, has commented further on the move, as have a pair of well-known Standardbred horsemen....read on

Mohawk To Host Year-Round Racing

June 13, 2017:

On Tuesday, June 13, at the post position draw for the 34th edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round....read on

WEG Would Welcome Development Of Mohawk Property

May 2, 2017:

Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson has said the 440-acre parcel of land home to Mohawk Racetrack could one day be the site of the same kind of entertainment district and massive development being publicly courted on the 684-acre site of its sister track, Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Woodbine Master Plan Unveiled

April 25, 2017:

On Tuesday, April 25, the Woodbine Entertainment Group unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands....read on

Lawson On Partnering With OLG

April 16, 2017:

“We just have to work with OLG and the regulator to make sure these new products are ones that are thought through, and we’re working on them. I mentioned parlay betting and also lottery-style products on horse racing, those types of things, I think those are coming.‎"...read on

Martin On Mohawk Meet, Future

April 13, 2017:

“I think the people that race Standardbreds have come to recognize the limitations of racing at Woodbine.”...read on


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