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'Racing Night Live' Returns Friday

June 16, 2021:

When Racing Night Live presented by OLG returns this Friday (June 18) on TSN, the broadcast will once again, noted Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson, have all the angles covered — literally and figuratively speaking....read on

Property-Focused Stronger Together

May 19, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment hosted a Stronger Together event via livestream on Wednesday (May 19), where CEO Jim Lawson spoke about and took questions on the development and future of the Woodbine property in Rexdale, Ont....read on

Lawson: Racing A Safe Outdoor Activity

May 13, 2021:

In communication reported on Wednesday, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson told the horsepeople at Woodbine Racetrack to prepare for an early June start date. Trot Insider asked Lawson if the harness racing industry should prepare accordingly....read on

COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic At Woodbine

May 4, 2021:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that a pop-up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be hosted at Woodbine Racetrack, which is located in a ‘hot spot’, beginning on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10 a.m. for the Rexdale Community....read on

Woodbine Looks To Host Vaccination Clinic

May 3, 2021:

As the province-wide shutdown in Ontario continues past its initial end date through to its new extended expiration on May 20, Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale is in talks to use its currently vacant facility for a large-scale community vaccine clinic....read on

Lawson "Frustrated Beyond Belief"

April 20, 2021:

There's a sense of urgency that has seemingly combined with mixed messages for Ontario's horse racing industry, and the product of those two items is leaving the province's horsepeople in an extremely challenging position....read on

Woodbine Addresses COVID-19 Cases

April 19, 2021:

Reports indicate that more than a dozen people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the backstretch at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Short-Term Shutdown, Long-Term Peril?

April 11, 2021:

Horsepeople in Ontario have already weathered two government-imposed shutdowns of racing in the past year — and absorbed the economic hits that came with them. Despite the industry's collective resilience and resolve through a tough 2020, the most recent stay-at-home order threatens lasting implications on the health of horse racing across the province....read on

Woodbine Thoroughbred Meet Postponed

April 7, 2021:

As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared Wednesday (April 7) by the Government of Ontario, which includes a province-wide 28-day stay-at-home order effective Thursday (April 8) at 12:01 a.m., Woodbine Entertainment announced that the 2021 Thoroughbred Meet at Woodbine Racetrack has been postponed....read on

Woodbine Asks For Clearance To Race

March 20, 2021:

Trot Insider has obtained copies of the letters sent by Woodbine Entertainment to both the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto asking for officials to permit live horse racing while a region is placed under the Grey 'Lockdown' Zone of the province's COVID-19 Response Framework....read on

A Call For Action From Jim Lawson

January 8, 2021:

As Ontario's harness racing industry enters its third week of inactivity as a result of the province's lockdown, questions remain as to whether harness racing will resume after that 28-day suspension of activity. In the eyes of some, like Woodbine Entertainment's CEO Jim Lawson, there's still a question of why it ever stopped....read on

Woodbine TB Meet Officially Over

November 26, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Thursday (Nov. 25) that the 2020 thoroughbred meet has officially concluded....read on

Woodbine Continues Efforts To Resume

November 25, 2020:

On Wednesday (Nov. 25) Woodbine Entertainment provided an update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet....read on

Update On Woodbine's 2020 Meet

November 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment confirmed this evening (Nov. 24) that it continues to have productive conversations with senior levels of the Government of Ontario regarding the possibility of being permitted to complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Reaction To Woodbine's COVID Closure

November 24, 2020:

“They didn’t do enough due diligence and homework to understand what we’re doing. The decision was made without enough understanding of the Woodbine situation and the thousands of people that worked there in a COVID-free environment.”...read on


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