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Efforts To Secure Relief Continue

March 26, 2020:

“We’re working with the government on a relief fund, but we’re putting so many grooms and hot walkers and everyone else out of work. And despite the perception that horse owners are wealthy, they really aren’t. There’s a very small handful of owners that are wealthy and the rest of them are hard-working people. And they can’t make this work without any sort of funding.”...read on

Lawson, Gural Discuss Indictments

March 23, 2020:

“I think it’s time that people start to change the way we look at the industry, and as you’ve heard me say many times, we just need to change the culture of the industry much like other sports have had to change.”...read on

Lawson Discusses Mohawk Closure

March 22, 2020:

On Sunday, March 22, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson took part in a live interview to discuss the current state of horse racing at Woodbine Entertainment and in the province of Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Weighing In On Mohawk Racing

March 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson, O’Brien Award winning driver Doug McNair, and reinsman Bob McClure, winner of the 2019 Hambletonian, have each offered comments in regard to Woodbine Mohawk Park currently racing through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Lawson’s Single-Event Sports Wagering Call

January 27, 2020:

"Our mindset is not to think of this as a windfall for us. This is a way to do the right thing, which is let an industry participate in a way that will sustain jobs and keep the money in Canada to support the local economies."...read on

‘Stronger Together’ Replay

December 19, 2019:

On Wednesday, December 11 in the backstretch of Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment conducted the most recent edition of the ‘Stronger Together: United Ontario Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ series. A replay of the event is now available for viewing here....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Recap

December 11, 2019:

On Wednesday, December 11 in the backstretch of Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment conducted the most recent edition of the ‘Stronger Together: United Ontario Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ series. The Wednesday installment discussed Woodbine’s 2019 live Thoroughbred season and what the future holds for the track....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Session Wednesday

December 9, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that this week it will be conducting and streaming another ‘Stronger Together: Uniting Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ information session....read on

A Push For Racing Integrity

November 14, 2019:

"People [in racing] have to take a good look in the mirror and say 'what am I doing? I'm hurting the product, I'm hurting the future of this industry' and if people [outside of racing] don't perceive that it's clean then it's fair that they're going to turn away from it."...read on

Lawson's Plan For Self-Sufficency

November 12, 2019:

Jim Lawson sees an opportunity for Ontario's horse racing industry to eliminate the need for government support, and he's hopeful that plan will come to fruition in the not-to-distant future....read on

Lawson On Successful Breeders Crown Weekend

November 9, 2019:

Trot Insider recently discussed a number of racing topics with Jim Lawson, the CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, including the recent success of 2019 Breeders Crown series at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Lawson On Mohawk Pilot Projects

November 8, 2019:

Trot Insider recently discussed a number of racing topics with Jim Lawson, the CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, including the current pilot project that has moved the 10 horse to a trailing post and added 1-3/8 mile races with 11 starters....read on

'Stronger Together' Session Recap

October 18, 2019:

The second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion, involving some of Ontario horse racing's most prominent leaders, took place on Friday (October 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Live Stream

October 18, 2019:

A live stream for the second 'Stronger Together' panel discussion featuring some of the province's most prominent industry leaders is now available....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Panel At Mohawk

October 7, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that on Friday, October 18 it will be hosting a panel discussion at Woodbine Mohawk Park in regard to issues central to securing a sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario....read on


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