Jonathan Zammit grew up in Mississauga, ON aware of the importance of Woodbine Racetrack in the Toronto sports landscape and became the track’s vice-president of thoroughbred racing operation in January of 2017. Zammit was a sports fan growing up but only came to Woodbine a few times to see big races such as the Queen’s Plate. After earning a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto, his CPA and then MBA from Queen’s University it only took him three years to become director of finance (business analytics) at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
In this Canadian Thoroughbred article Zammit discusses how some of the best feedback he has received in his position, as Woodbine’s Vice-President, has come from horsemen and how he is excited about Woodbine’s new turf track and the opportunities it will present. Zammit admits he is not a horse racing lifer, but he believes that can be a strength in terms of crafting Woodbine’s race program. It’s a challenge Jonathan Zammit is tackling with gusto.