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Woodbine Unveils 'Dark Horse'

June 1, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to officially announce that horse racing is back on track at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack starting this weekend, making it the first major sport to return to live competition in Canada*. To provide fans with an added way to engage with the sport while it operates without spectators, Woodbine Entertainment also announced it has launched a new innovative app called 'Dark Horse.'...read on

Mohawk Qualifying Box Closes Monday

May 29, 2020:

Woodbine Mohawk Park’s race office would like to remind all horsepeople that the entry box for qualifiers on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 will close on Monday (June 1) at 10:30 a.m....read on

'Stronger Together' Session On June 3

May 29, 2020:

In his most recent industry update, Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson announced to Ontario's horse racing industry that he would be conducting another 'Stronger Together' virtual session on Wednesday, June 3....read on

Updated: Woodbine Mohawk Park Protocols For Racing Operations

May 26, 2020:

On Wednesday (May 27), Woodbine Entertainment released a revision of its Phase One protocols applicable for all racing operations at Woodbine Mohawk Park, including race nights, qualifiers and training....read on

WEG Releases New Stakes Schedule

May 25, 2020:

On Monday, May 25, Woodbine Entertainment announced new dates for several Standardbred stakes to be held this season at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Lawson Provides Update

May 21, 2020:

On Thursday, May 21, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson provided an update in regard to Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack, both of which are gearing up for the return of live pari-mutuel racing....read on

Box Closes Friday For Mohawk Qualifiers

May 21, 2020:

Officials with Woodbine Mohawk Park have announced that horsepeople that are looking to qualify their horses during one of the four upcoming qualifying sessions must enter with the race office before noon on Friday, May 22....read on

WEG Asks Trainers To Enter Online

May 21, 2020:

With the new health and safety restrictions around limiting the number of horses and people at the track at any one time, Woodbine Entertainment is strongly encouraging all horsepeople to use Standardbred Canada's online Self-Serve entry system to enter horses to qualify and to race....read on

N.A. Cup Scheduled For August 29

May 19, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce that the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup for three-year-old pacers is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont....read on

Ontario 'Horse Racing' Can Open / Expand Services Effective May 19

May 14, 2020:

On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers that will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. 'Horse racing' was one of the entities included in the announcement....read on

Lawson: Optimism, Potential Plans

May 11, 2020:

In Tuesday's (May 12) 'Stronger Together' video stream, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson expressed optimism that racing in Ontario can resume as early as next month, and outlined some of the plans in place to prepare for horses returning to the starting gates at both Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Woodbine: Standardbred Stakes Payments Due May 15

May 7, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all owners and trainers that stakes payments for May will proceed as a precautionary measure should live racing resume in June. The stakes payments are due on Friday, May 15....read on

Legalized Historical Racing Requested

May 5, 2020:

It was announced on Tuesday, May 5 that Woodbine Entertainment, Ontario Racing and Racetracks of Canada have approached the Federal Government and have requested that Historical Horse Racing be legalized....read on

Lawson Hoping For June Return

May 5, 2020:

In the wake of the Ontario Government announcing the slight loosening of COVID-19 protocols, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has been cited as conveying that he is cautiously optimistic that live horse racing could return without fans as early as June....read on

Industry Update From Jim Lawson

April 23, 2020:

"I would like to reassure you that Woodbine Entertainment is doing everything we can to support the owners, breeders, trainers, and support personnel throughout the province."...read on


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