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Clockwise T-Bred Races At Woodbine

April 5, 2016:

Jockeys at Woodbine Racetrack have recently worked Thoroughbreds for clockwise turf racing at the suburban Toronto raceway, and Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson has confirmed that some pari-mutuel clockwise races will be contested during Thoroughbred cards at the track this year....read on

Woodbine Unveils Expansion Plans

February 16, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 16, the Woodbine Entertainment Group and Trinity Development Group Inc. announced that the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of developing an integrated entertainment venue at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Woodbine To Honour Fallen Horses

January 6, 2016:

The fire at Classy Lane Stables, which took the lives of 43 horses, has had a deep and dramatic impact on Ontario’s horse racing community. The Thursday, January 7 card of Standardbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack will be dedicated to the equine lives lost....read on

More On Mohawk Expansion, Racing

December 11, 2015:

It was less than two weeks ago when Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Jim Lawson made statements in the media regarding the idea of expansion at Mohawk Racetrack. Lawson has now gone into more detail on the topic, stating that he has been discussing the idea with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. “almost daily.”...read on

Lawson Eyes Mohawk Expansion

November 30, 2015:

There has been a good amount of discussion over the past few years in regard to expanding the casino offerings at Woodbine Racetrack, yet not so much when it comes to Mohawk Racetrack. Jim Lawson, the new chief executive office that oversees both facilities, has now commented on expansion at Mohawk....read on

Clockwise Races Coming To Woodbine?

November 27, 2015:

It’s safe to say that fans of North American horse racing are pretty used to watching races contested in the counterclockwise direction. Now, if the most prominent Canadian track operator has his way, those that tune in may see some clockwise action as well....read on

Woodbine Donating $100K To Hospital

October 26, 2015:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that it has made a five-year, $100,000 pledge in support of William Osler Health System Foundation’s $100 million campaign to expand and redevelop Etobicoke General Hospital....read on

Woodbine Announces WEGCares Details

September 1, 2015:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the 2015 edition of ‘WEGCares,’ a celebration and recognition of the numerous Woodbine-supported community organizations and causes that contribute to the life, health, vibrancy and vitality of neighbourhoods....read on

Jim Lawson Profiled

July 6, 2015:

“There are 50,000 people employed in this industry in the province. So that’s why I’m here. I grew up in this industry. More than anything I care about the people. I care about their jobs. I’ve known a lot of these people all my life and their livelihoods depend on this industry.”...read on

Woodbine Donates $100K To Hospital

June 29, 2015:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced its support of the Milton District Hospital’s (MDH) expansion project with the donation of $100,000 to the MDH Foundation’s Our Home Our Hospital Campaign, in a special celebration with community members at Mohawk Racetrack on June 27....read on

OLG Pens Letter To Horse Racing

June 26, 2015:

In a letter dated Thursday (June 25), representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) provided an update on the process of integrating horse racing with the province's gaming strategy....read on

‘Doors Open’ A Success At Woodbine

May 26, 2015:

Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, offered free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, including Woodbine Racetrack, this past weekend....read on

Want A Tour Of Woodbine Racetrack?

May 14, 2015:

The highly popular Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf, which offers free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, presents a unique opportunity to see Woodbine Racetrack as never before on May 23 and May 24....read on

One-On-One With Jim Lawson

May 11, 2015:

"It’s absolutely critical that everyone involved in the industry has confidence in its stability beyond three and five-year breeding cycles. We simply cannot lose the grassroots identity of the industry. I’m very sincere about this. I love the industry and I love the people who are part of it."...read on

Lawson, Horner Apppointed At Woodbine

May 8, 2015:

The Board of Directors of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced new appointments for Jim Lawson and Clay Horner....read on


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