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2020 Media Excellence Awards Finalists

December 30, 2020:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing for the fifth consecutive year....read on

In Memoriam - 2020

December 28, 2020:

As the end of the year approaches, we pay tribute to some of the people and horses that passed away in 2020...read on

Fleissig To Lead Woodbine Development

December 8, 2020:

On Tuesday (Dec. 8), Woodbine Entertainment announced that it has retained the services of Collaborative Equities and its managing principal and prominent developer William Kohn Fleissig to lead its property development portfolio....read on

Single Game Sports Betting Legislation Introduced In Canada

November 26, 2020:

On Thursday, Canada’s Justice Minister David Lametti unveiled proposed legislation to legalize single-event sports betting across the country while keeping horse racing in a separate system....read on

WEG Requests Entries Be Made Online

November 23, 2020:

With COVID-19 numbers rising across the province, Woodbine Entertainment is asking Standardbred horsepeople to use Standardbred Canada's FREE online Self-Serve entry system to enter horses to race and to qualify....read on

Woodbine Statement On Toronto Lockdown

November 21, 2020:

On Friday (Nov. 20) Woodbine Entertainment issued a statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding Toronto and Peel regions moving to ‘Lockdown’....read on

Update From The AGCO

November 9, 2020:

Private Member’s Bill C-218, which seeks to legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada, is currently being debated by Members of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. Woodbine Entertainment has been front and centre in saying that it is extremely concerned that the horse racing industry may end up being an unintended consequence of the legislation....read on

COVID-19 Forcing Woodbine To Pivot

November 4, 2020:

"I'd talked quite positively about (the prospect of) Woodbine not having any government support by 2023 or 2024, but now, quite frankly, I don't see that happening."...read on

Concerns Regarding Sports Betting Bill

November 3, 2020:

On Tuesday (Nov. 3), Woodbine Entertainment issued a release regarding concerns that Racetracks of Canada, Ontario Racing and Woodbine have with a private member's bill that's currently being debated in the House of Commons....read on

Woodbine's Corp. Responsibility Report

November 3, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has proudly released its 2019/20 Corporate Responsibility Report that summarizes the company’s recent achievements during the April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 fiscal year. While the report focuses on this period, it also includes information on how Woodbine’s operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Mohawk To Race Through Holidays

November 2, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has received approval to swap several race dates from its Standardbred racing calendar to allow Woodbine Mohawk Park to conduct live racing over the course of the upcoming holiday season....read on

Woodbine Adds PayPal

October 27, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment, Canada’s horse racing and wagering leader, has added PayPal, one of the world’s leading digital payments providers, on its HPIbet.com platform....read on

Mohawk Million To Return In 2021

October 27, 2020:

After a successful inaugural edition, Woodbine Entertainment confirmed on Tuesday, October 27 that the Mohawk Million for two-year-old trotters will return in 2021....read on

Dual-Breed Crossover Pick-5 Debuts

October 15, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment, home of world class Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing, is set to debut a new dual-breed Crossover Pick-5 wager this Friday evening (Oct. 16)....read on

Standardbred-Focused 'Stronger Together'

October 15, 2020:

On Thursday (Oct. 15), Woodbine Entertainment conducted its most recent 'Stronger Together' session. The remote, virtual roundtable focused on Woodbine's Standardbred product at Mohawk, and featured Jim Lawson, Ann Straatman, and Brad Grant, alongside moderator Jason Portuondo....read on


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