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Woodbine Looking Into Sportsbooks

August 22, 2021:

“Our locations provide that extensive network, and our research shows the appeal of the sportsbook is related to location. We’ve learned that horse racing is naturally a partner with betting on other sports.”...read on

Woodbine Simplifies Dark Horse App

August 19, 2021:

Ahead of Canada’s most prestigious and historic horse race, The Queen’s Plate, Woodbine Entertainment is simplifying wagering on the sport by re-launching the innovative Dark Horse Bets app....read on

Woodbine Unveils Standardbred Racing Internship

July 7, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of its new Standardbred Racing Internship for the 2021 season at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Lawson Into Burlington Hall Of Fame

July 6, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson will be inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2021....read on

Sports Betting Bill In The News

June 25, 2021:

While the prospect of single-event fixed-odds sports wagering in Canada may evoke fear of a further diluted gaming market amid some horse racing interests, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson feels optimistic about sports betting's impact on not only the nation's flagship track, but the racing industry as a whole....read on

Mohawk To Issue Access Cards

May 31, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all members of the Standardbred racing community that it will begin issuing Access Rights Cards to all participants starting Tuesday (June 1, 2021)....read on

Copeland Joins Woodbine Entertainment

May 4, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it has appointed experienced sports executive Michael Copeland as its Chief Commercial Officer as the organization eyes growth opportunities....read on

Bill C-218 Passes House Of Commons

April 22, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment, Canada’s most experienced sports betting company, congratulated the Government of Canada on passing Private Members Bill C-218 during its Third Reading in the House of Commons today, which will now head to the Senate. If passed, the Bill will legalize single-event sports betting in Canada....read on

Mohawk Stakes Payments Due

April 14, 2021:

Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a reminder to all owners, trainers and horse people of Thursday’s (April 15) stakes payment deadline for the 2021 season....read on

Woodbine Continues Push To Race

April 10, 2021:

"We are now at a critical time where we need to take action to ensure we are permitted to safely operate live horse racing (without spectators) as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted."...read on

Eligibility For Vaccination Notice

April 10, 2021:

The Government of Ontario has now moved to Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan which provides eligibility to essential frontline workers who cannot work from home, which includes agriculture and farm workers....read on

Lawson Discusses Sports Betting Bill

March 27, 2021:

After speaking in favour of fixed odds wagering at the end of 2019 and since, Woodbine Entertainment and its CEO Jim Lawson recently applauded an amendment to Private Member’s Bill C-218 that would restrict fixed odds wagering on horse racing in Canada. Lawson recently clarified the seemingly opposing viewpoints....read on

Ontario Racing Offers Free HPItv Preview

March 1, 2021:

As of today, more than two million households in Canada now have access to live horse racing 24 hours a day for the entire month of March....read on

Woodbine Supports Single Event Sports Wagering

February 18, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment reiterated its support for the legalization of single event sports wagering and is confident the horse racing industry, and the more than 50,000 jobs it supports across the country, will be protected....read on

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


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