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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

Woodbine TB Meet Concluded Sunday

November 22, 2020:

As a result of the Government of Ontario’s announcement on Friday (Nov. 20) that Toronto will be entering the Province’s grey ‘Lockdown’ phase of coronavirus-related restrictions, Woodbine Entertainment announced that Sunday (Nov. 22) was the last day in 2020 of Thoroughbred racing in the province....read on

Casino Woodbine Reopening On Nov. 14

November 5, 2020:

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced that Casino Woodbine will be reopening at 10 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, November 14, 2020....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

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

'Racing Night Live' A Welcome Sight

October 12, 2020:

For fans of live sports and fans of horse racing, there will be a lot to be thankful for on Friday nights starting October 16 with the return of Racing Night Live to TSN....read on

Racing Night Live Returns To TSN

October 9, 2020:

TSN and Woodbine Entertainment announced today (Oct. 9) that the exciting live horse racing series Racing Night Live returns to 'Canada’s Sports Leader' this fall....read on

No Racing Night Live Thursday

August 27, 2020:

Officials with Woodbine Entertainment have confirmed that TSN will not be airing Racing Night Live on Thursday (August 27)....read on

Jockeys, Drivers Team Up For Charity

August 6, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment, in partnership with Kraft-Heinz Canada, announced on Thursday (Aug. 6) the launch of the Heinz Challenge, a six-week series to be contested during Racing Night Live on TSN....read on

More Than Just A 'Traffic Cop'

July 30, 2020:

It should really come as no surprise that Laura Diakun, who has found herself at ice level, field level, and courtside, is right at home trackside....read on

Dark Horse, Wagering Game Changer

July 23, 2020:

“I suspect that this is the most innovative thing that’s happened in horse racing in probably the past 25 or 30 years. It’s changing the sport dramatically. It’s designed to engage the younger demographic, to expose horse racing to that group. It’s a product that I believe will really catch on with our target customer base, and really build a new generation of horse racing fans in Canada.”...read on


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