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Dan Loiselle has been named as the guest drawmaster for the 2017 edition of the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Photo by Michael Burns

Dan Loiselle Named Drawmaster for Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Dan Loiselle, the recently retired ‘Voice of Canadian Horse Racing’, as the guest drawmaster for the 2017 edition of the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The Ricoh Woodbine Mile post position draw will be held on…

Jackpot Hi 5 Mandatory Payout set for Ricoh Woodbine Mile Card

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced that a mandatory payout for the Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi 5 is slated for Saturday, September 16, as part of a tremendous Ricoh Woodbine Mile card. Following Woodbine’s Sunday, September 10 card, wagering on the Jackpot…

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“Ontario Sired Program is Not Going Anywhere”

The final week of August will be one of the most important for the Ontario Thoroughbred industry this year. The annual Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, hosted by the Ontario division of the CTHS, takes place Thursday, August 31st at the…

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OLG Labour Dispute Expected at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is advising employees and members of the public that a labour disruption may take place on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., affecting Woodbine Racetrack, but not Mohawk Racetrack. The disruption may occur as a…

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Woodbine Announces $10 million Investment in Mohawk Racetrack

Woodbine Entertainment today announced an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack at Tuesday’s Pepsi North America Cup post-position draw. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable…

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Master Plan for Woodbine Development Unveiled 

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands. Woodbine’s privately owned 684-acre site will be transformed in the years to come into “a city within a within a city” and seek to be a…

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Woodbine Wagering Up 7%

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine’s 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Sunday, December 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet. The 133-day season produced an “all-sources” handle of $469,452,009, a 7.1% per cent increase over the $438,185,077…

Essex NDP MPP Taras Natyshak.

MPP Questions Finance Minister Over Horse Racing

Essex NDP MPP and Economic Development and Employment critic Taras Natyshak spoke in the Provincial legislature on November 16th about the repercussions of having Woodbine Entertainment Group control racing in Ontario as proposed in Ontario Racing’s long-term funding model. “Why…

Jockey Julien Leparoux celebrates his Queen's Plate victory aboard Sir Dudley Digges. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Queen’s Plate Has Record Attendance and Handle

Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced Sunday’s 157th edition of the Queen’s Plate, won by Sir Dudley Digges, broke attendance and wagering records. All sources wagering on the 13-race card was $11,839,883, up seven percent from the $11,064,870 figure recorded in…

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WEG Signs Firm to Guide Site Development

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create the master plan to guide the long-term vision for Woodbine’s overall development and expanded entertainment offering across…

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