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Racing's Presence At Casino Hearings

April 15, 2013:

On Monday, April 15, the City of Toronto's executive committee kicked off its marathon two-day hearing into the divisive casino expansion issue, which could ultimately lead to Woodbine Racetrack being upgraded to a full casino in the future....read on

Reactions To Wynne's Gaming Announcement

March 8, 2013:

After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne promised on Friday, March 8 to incorporate Ontario horse racing into the province's gaming modernization plans, a trio of provincial racing groups and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak issued releases to address Friday's announcement....read on

No More Bet Night Live

February 19, 2013:

While the major news coming out of Woodbine Entertainment Group last week dealt with the staff reductions Trot Insider has learned that WEG's TV program Bet Night Live will not be aired in 2013....read on

WEG Announces Restructuring

February 13, 2013:

On Wednesday, February 13, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that it has undertaken a "significant restructuring of its operating model" after a large, unspecified amount of its employees were let go earlier in the day....read on

NHA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 27, 2013:

The Northern Horsemen’s Association (NHA) has issued an official comment on the deal that was reached between the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced last Wednesday....read on

Perkins: Liberal "Band-Aid Is No Cure For Horse Racing"

January 26, 2013:

"Remember this number: 20 per cent of a successful relationship is too much for horse types, but 47 per cent for bingo owners is just right. Smart kids will be asking for bingo licences for Christmas."...read on

COSA On WEG-OMAFRA Deal

January 25, 2013:

The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has issued an official comment on the deal which has been reached between the Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs....read on

Many Questions Remain For Ontario Horse Racing

January 25, 2013:

Thursday's press conference by the Woodbine Entertainment Group got the word out about 2013 race dates and overnight purses on the WEG circuit, and the fact that the North America Cup will be contested, although many questions pertaining to the WEG itself and other Ontario racetrack remain unanswered....read on

Expanded WEG Announcement Coverage

January 24, 2013:

At a press conference on Jan. 24 at Woodbine Racetrack, more details were revealed surrounding the future of horse racing at Woodbine and Mohawk, and the greater future for the sport in Ontario, and Trot Insider has quotes from Ted McMeekin, Jim Lawson and Nick Eaves....read on

Details Of 2013 WEG Racing Season

January 24, 2013:

Coinciding with the Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thursday, January 24 press conference regarding its agreement in principle with the Ontario Government's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs that ensures the continuation of live horse racing at Mohawk Racetrack and Woodbine Racetrack for the next two years, WEG has issued a release with some details for its planned racing activities for the near future....read on

OHRIA On OMAFRA-WEG Deal

January 23, 2013:

The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) issued a press release on Wednesday evening commenting on the Ontario Government and Woodbine Entertainment Group's announcement that a deal has been reached to ensure racing continues at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years....read on

OMAFRA-WEG Deal Reached; ORC Moves To OMAFRA

January 23, 2013:

According to releases sent out by both the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Woodbine Entertainment Group, a deal has been reached between the two parties pertaining to live racing at Woodbine Racetrack and Mohawk Racetrack....read on

WEG Addresses Toronto's Executive Committee

November 5, 2012:

On Monday, November 5, representatives from the Woodbine Entertainment Group addressed the City of Toronto's Executive Committee. The move by WEG is an effort to retain and expand gaming offerings at Woodbine Racetrack, and to get the committee to understand what current and expanded gaming at the grand raceway means to the city....read on

Report Names CNE As Best Spot For T.O. Casino Expansion

October 29, 2012:

A highly-anticipated report by Toronto City Manager Joseph Pennachetti regarding casino expansion in the city was released today (Monday, October 29). The report has determined that gaming expansion at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds would be a best-case scenario for the city financially, but also cites Woodbine Racetrack as a potential location....read on

Eaves: The Stakes Are High

October 27, 2012:

As Woodbine Racetrack prepares to host North America’s biggest night of harness racing, Nick Eaves, the track’s President and CEO, is calling on the industry’s many participants to help Woodbine secure the long-term future of horse racing in Canada’s largest city....read on


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