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Alliance Tracks Applaud Racing Plan

April 1, 2014:

The Ontario Standardbred Alliance (Alliance) today expressed its strong support for the Horse Racing Partnership Plan announced by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF)....read on

WEG's Corporate Responsibility Report

January 17, 2014:

On Thursday, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) released its annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, “A new breed of responsibility.”...read on

Eaves Issues Letter To Toronto Star

October 30, 2013:

On Wednesday, October 30, Woodbine Entertainment Group President and CEO Nick Eaves penned a letter to the editor of the Toronto Star in response to an article the publication ran this past weekend....read on

WEG’s Renewed Casino Push

October 24, 2013:

According to a report, the Woodbine Entertainment Group has contracted a lobbying firm in order to revive the possibility of casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Responses To Ontario’s Five-Year Plan

October 11, 2013:

Responses to the five-year transitional plan for the Ontario Horse racing industry are continuing to be issued. The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario (SBOA) have released a response as well as Woodbine Entertainment Group, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association, the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. and the Ontario NDP Party....read on

Eaves: Taking Standardbred Racing Out Of GTA "Would Be A Mistake"

July 18, 2013:

"I think it would be a mistake to take live standardbred racing out of the Toronto market where the vast majority of people are. The draft plan didn't say that we thought it was a good idea. In fact, I think the plan went on to say it would be controversial. Fair enough, but I think that might have been a good reason to maybe not include it so definitively."...read on

Vaughan Announces Casino Conditions

June 20, 2013:

The City of Vaughan has announced the conditions which must be met in order for a casino to be built within its borders....read on

Can WEG Still Get A Casino?

June 11, 2013:

After last week's surprising turn of events that placed Rideau Carleton Raceway back into the race as the preferred spot for casino expansion in Ottawa, questions continue to swirl around whether Woodbine Racetrack is completely out of the race for full casino expansion in Toronto....read on

Ford To Introduce Woodbine Motion

June 10, 2013:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has announced that he plans to introduce a motion which would see City Council revisit the idea of allowing Woodbine Racetrack to expand to a full casino....read on

Vaughan Supports Casino Expansion

May 29, 2013:

On Tuesday, May 28, Vaughan City Council voted in favour of supporting casino expansion within its borders, while Markham City Council voted against the initiative....read on

Rest Of GTA Ponders Casino Expansion

May 22, 2013:

With Tuesday's unexpected vote by Toronto City Council that Woodbine Racetrack will not be allowed to undergo casino gaming expansion, the topic of casino expansion in the Greater Toronto Area now shifts to the raceway's neighbouring municipalities....read on

WEG Shocked And Disappointed

May 21, 2013:

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is disappointed with today’s vote by Toronto City Council against expanded gaming at Woodbine, which threatens the province’s entire horse racing industry. Now, WEG is looking forward to working with the Premier, her staff, the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel and the new Acting Chair of the OLG to seek a solution....read on

Council Votes Against Woodbine Casino Expansion; Eaves Reacts

May 21, 2013:

On Tuesday, May 21, Toronto City Council voted by a count of 24-20 to support a motion introduced by Councillor Mike Layton to oppose expanding the current gaming offerings at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Eaves Discusses GTA Casino Expansion

May 7, 2013:

Both the Ontario horse racing industry and members of the Greater Toronto Area have May 21 circled on their calendars, as that is the date that Toronto City Council will be voting on the polarizing casino expansion issue. And although the Woodbine Entertainment Group has said that it is officially neutral on the issue of downtown casino expansion specifically, WEG CEO Nick Eaves has taken the chance to say that Council's decision and that of neighbouring municipalities is pivotal in regard to the future of Woodbine Racetrack....read on

TO Executive Committee Supports WEG

April 17, 2013:

On Tuesday, April 16 at Toronto City Hall, Councillors voted in favour of allowing expanding gaming at Woodbine Racetrack in the form of table gaming with live dealers....read on


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