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Update: Woodbine Suspends April Stakes Payments

March 25, 2020:

Due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment has made the decision to suspend the upcoming April 15, 2020 Standardbred stakes payments. The suspension of payments is for all Woodbine-administrated stakes events, which includes Flamboro Downs' Confederation Cup and Grand River Raceway's Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles....read on

Woodbine T-Bred Meet Postponed

March 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that it has postponed the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack until further notice....read on

Lawson, Gural Discuss Indictments

March 23, 2020:

“I think it’s time that people start to change the way we look at the industry, and as you’ve heard me say many times, we just need to change the culture of the industry much like other sports have had to change.”...read on

Lawson Discusses Mohawk Closure

March 22, 2020:

On Sunday, March 22, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson took part in a live interview to discuss the current state of horse racing at Woodbine Entertainment and in the province of Ontario amid the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Mohawk Suspends Live Racing

March 19, 2020:

On Thursday, March 19, Woodbine Entertainment announced that live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park would be temporarily suspended after the track’s evening program of racing....read on

Weighing In On Mohawk Racing

March 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson, O’Brien Award winning driver Doug McNair, and reinsman Bob McClure, winner of the 2019 Hambletonian, have each offered comments in regard to Woodbine Mohawk Park currently racing through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic....read on

Mohawk To Race; Closed To Public

March 14, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced on Saturday, March 14 that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks....read on

2019 O'Brien Winners Announced

February 1, 2020:

On Saturday, February 1, Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2019 O’Brien Award at the 31st edition of the annual O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale hotel in Mississauga, Ont....read on

Lawson’s Single-Event Sports Wagering Call

January 27, 2020:

"Our mindset is not to think of this as a windfall for us. This is a way to do the right thing, which is let an industry participate in a way that will sustain jobs and keep the money in Canada to support the local economies."...read on

Mohawk’s 2020 Stakes Schedule

January 20, 2020:

On Monday, January 16, Woodbine Entertainment announced the 2020 schedule for its industry-leading Standardbred stakes program at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Changes To Woodbine's Leadership Team

January 7, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment announced today changes to its senior leadership team as part of a strategic re-alignment that positions the organization to best fulfil its mission in leading the growth and sustainability of the horse racing industry in Ontario....read on

Handle Records For Mohawk In 2019

January 3, 2020:

The 2019 Standardbred season at Woodbine Mohawk Park produced the highest all-sources handle in the history of Woodbine Standardbreds....read on

In Memoriam - 2019

December 29, 2019:

As the end of the year approaches, we pay tribute to some of the people and horses that passed away in 2019....read on

Media Excellence Finalists Announced

December 27, 2019:

Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Media Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ontario Racing for the fourth consecutive year....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Replay

December 19, 2019:

On Wednesday, December 11 in the backstretch of Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment conducted the most recent edition of the ‘Stronger Together: United Ontario Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ series. A replay of the event is now available for viewing here....read on


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