Woodbine Considering On-Site Sportsbooks

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2021

Ontario is known for a number of iconic venues, including the world-famous Woodbine Entertainment Racetrack. As it stands the property is known for action packed races, fine dining, and other entertainment options. What it isn’t kno...Read More

Racing Night Live Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Live harness racing has made its official comeback in Ontario and Woodbine Entertainment will be broadcasting Standardbred and Thoroughbred races on television. All of the racing action from Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack wil...Read More

Woodbine Welcomes New CCO Michael Copeland

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

Ontario horse racing leader Woodbine Entertainment may not have lived the best of times of late, with the world of sports and entertainment in absolute turmoil over the ongoing effects of the global health crisis. But with that having bee...Read More

Training To Resume At Woodbine Mohawk Park

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Despite the ongoing struggle against lockdown restrictions in Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment has now announced that training will soon resume at the leading horse racing facility. The racing leader said late last week that limited operat...Read More

Woodbine Desperate For Re-Opening Relief

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Woodbine Entertainment has now addressed a formal request to Milton mayor Gordon Kranz, with the hope of opening positive discussions over a potential reopening of the region for the live racing season. Woodbine says it is hopeful that ha...Read More

Concerns Raised Over Single-Event Betting

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

Although Canadians have voiced wide-spread support of likely new legislation set to legalise single-event sports betting in the country, the local horse racing industry have raised several concerns over how this might affect the future we...Read More

2021 Pepsi North America Cup List Revealed

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Now that Canadian horse racing has finally got the green light to resume its operations and activities on a more widespread scale, live harness racing has eventually made its long-awaited comeback following a trying and unprecedented hiat...Read More

Woodbine Reschedules Winter Racing Events

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

Ontario’s horse racing industry is finally about to catch a break from the trying times that have prevailed ever since the country went into shutdown nearly a year ago. Provincial government recently announced that it will soon begi...Read More

A Christmas Of Racing Planned For Woodbine

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

Christmas is coming to Woodbine Mohawk Park. Ontario’s Woodbine Entertainment this week announced an all-new live racing schedule extending well into December and the holidays. Breaking with the traditional schedule will allow more ...Read More

Racing Night Live At Woodbine Returns To TSN

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is eager to allow everyone keen on horseracing to experience the thrill of the live event. And even though in-person attendance currently remains restricted to only a limited number of fans permitted through the gat...Read More

Woodbine VideoCon Shines Light On Claiming

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

A recent Wednesday videoconference hosted by Woodbine Entertainment for the purpose of the discussion of several topics aimed at improving Ontario’s horse racing industry, eventually led to the subject of “claiming races&rdquo...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park To Welcome Back Fans

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Great and long-anticipated news this week is that Woodbine Entertainment on Monday declared itself ready to once again welcome in-person supporters and horseracing fans through the gates of its Woodbine Mohawk Park racetrack venue. Augus...Read More

Woodbine Announces New Heinz Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thoroughbred horse racing colossus Woodbine Entertainment has launched an exciting new charity initiative in partnership with ketchup and cheese giant Kraft-Heinz Canada. The so-called Heinz Challenge will take on the form of a live racin...Read More

Record Woodbine Thoroughbred Hi-5 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

This coming Thursday promises a strong start to making up for a long absence of horse racing action at Woodbine Entertainment. The Woodbine Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 promises not only the thrill of the ultimate sort of return, but also a ...Read More

Woodbine Gives Social Media Reign To Charity

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is a proud supporter of local charities, and in particular of those seeking to empower the black youth of Rexdale. And to show just how committed the racetrack is to those youth disadvantaged by their heritage and c...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

Woodbine Races To Return Without Spectators

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Horse racing events may return to Woodbine as early as June/July, but in all likelihood without spectators present – or at least not in person. This is according to a recent online conversation made public by CEO Jim Lawson. The co...Read More

No More Training Or Grooming At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Race season at Woodbine Racetrack commencing on schedule on April 18 is looking like less of a possibility now than ever before as the Coronavirus continues to spread across Canadian provinces and also the world. The plan up until very re...Read More

Woodbine Makes Changes Following Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Some 37 cases of the have now been reported and confirmed in Ontario, with at least one of those cases in Sudbury. And so, following growing concerns about the spread and impact of the virus on the province and its people, Woodbine Entert...Read More

Woodbine’s Mohawk Million Race Fully Booked

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

 is headed into a year for the books. Not only will Woodbine this year be hosting the 161st edition of the Queen’s Plate, but event organisers have also just confirmed that all -9 of the available spots in this year&...Read More

Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has ma...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Ready For Million Race

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Woodbine Mohawk Park is amped and ready to turn 2020 into a simply fantastic harness racing year. And to get things going, is this year hosting a brand-new harness racing event expected to shadow all others. Those interested in making ha...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Rolls Out New Wagers

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

When Woodbine Mohawk Park announced a revamp of everything from its guest lobby to its car valet service late last year, we knew that more grandness was on the cards for 2020. And we weren’t wrong. 2019 drew to close...Read More

The Most Influential Video Games In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

From 2010 to 2020 there have been some major moves forward in the world of gaming. But some games made more of a splash, so we’ve revealed the titles that had the most impact for every year of the 2010s, and what mad...Read More

Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

Long-time Woodbine Thoroughbred jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva has officially announced his retirement and will be leaving the field for good come this December. Da Silva some time ago announced that his final “day at the races&rdqu...Read More

Woodbine Rolls Out Dilawri Valet Service

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Toronto’s Woodbine Entertainment is out on the trot at making the venue not only more attractive to new visitors, but also more comfortable to existing customers. It’s well accepted that folks tend to stick around at where ...Read More

Woodbine CEO Pledges to Retired Racehorses

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2019

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society (LRTRS) is set to see contributions pouring in from across Ontario thanks to CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Jim Lawson. The chief executive recently expressed his support for the ...Read More

Woodbine’s 36th Breeders Crown Super Success

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment’s 36th Breeders Crown proved a smash hit among lovers of harness racing. The harness event was this year hosted for the first time in all of 11 years and according to John Campbell, ...Read More

Woodbine Gets Ready For 2019 Breeder’s Crown

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

Ontario’s standardbred horse racing community is a special breed of fans in their own right. They are positively on fire about their passion for horses and for standardbred horse racing. Which is why the coming weeke...Read More

Woodbine To Host 2nd Stronger Together Event

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

Woodbine Racetrack will be hosting a second Stronger Together discussion event come October 18th. The discussion will again focus on sustainable thoroughbred horseracing as well as the various issues facing ...Read More

Woodbine To Trial 3 Months Of No Whips

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment is once again setting the par and horse racing industry standard. The racetrack management corporation has announced that it will be instituting a trilogy of new rules aimed at investigating the ...Read More

Woodbine Prepares To Celebrate Melmich

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

Elgin Stakes racehorse champion Melmich is officially retiring on September 14th. The thoroughbred, now 8 years of age, is ready to embrace the joys of the retiring after a very successful professional caree...Read More

One Bad Boy Wins The 160th Queen’s Plate

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

One Bad Boy is no one’s playmate. The king of the races cemented his name into the pages of horseracing history when he recently kicked dust in the faces of his opponents in the annual Queen’s Plate event at Woodbine. He was ...Read More

Woodbine Brings Back Friday Twilight Racing

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

If you’re one of the many Thoroughbred horse racing enthusiasts to have taken to public online forums and even letters to the editor to bemoan the fact that Woodbine did away with Friday Twilight Racing, then its time to take heart,...Read More

Sizeable Growth for Great Canadian Gaming in Q3

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

It’s been a fruitful year for the Canadian gambling industry as a whole, with some operators in particular enjoying great results from their business to date. Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has also enjoyed notable revenue growth durin...Read More