Keyword: WEG

  • Woodbine in Ontario, Canada

    Woodbine, Horsemen Sign Three-Year Contract

    Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association June 7 said they have signed a contract that guarantees 133 days of live racing at Woodbine through 2018.

  • Former Magna Official Named to Woodbine Board

    Blake Tohana, a former executive with defunct Magna Entertainment Corp., has been appointed to the Woodbine Entertainment Group board of directors while David S. Willmot, Mark Frostad, and William Graham will leave the board.

  • Ontario Plans Partnership; No Details Yet

    Woodbine Entertainment Group said March 8 it is "pleased" Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne plans a stronger partnership between the province and horse racing industry. But it remains to be seen how much revenue is at stake.

  • Woodbine Implements Personnel Reductions

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Feb. 13 it has instituted a significant restructuring of its operating model and will reduce its work force by 109 salaried positions and a significant number of hourly positions.

  • Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013

    A two-year funding agreement reached with the government of Ontario will see Woodbine reduce Thoroughbred race dates by 14.7% in 2013 but will allow the track near Toronto to offer average daily purses comparable to 2012.

  • Willmot Retires as WEG Chairman

    Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 1 announced the retirement of David S. Willmot as the company's chairman of the board. James Lawson has been elected chairman in his place.

  • Eaves: Closure of Woodbine Possible in 2013

    As Woodbine prepares to hold the 153rd edition of the Queen's Plate June 24, Nick Eaves, the track's president, stunned the crowd at the June 21 post-position draw by revealing that Woodbine may be forced to close next April.

  • Woodbine Racetrack

    Woodbine Official Warns of Loss of Slots

    An executive with Woodbine Entertainment Group has told local officials its Woodbine racetrack will not survive if slot machines are removed from the facility in March of next year.

  • Survey Shows Support for Woodbine Casino

    A poll commissioned by Woodbine Entertainment Group indicates a majority of the Toronto, Ontario, residents surveyed oppose locating a casino downtown, and that slightly more than half support a full-scale casino at Woodbine.

  • Fort Erie to Lose Slots But Vows to Race

    Just two days after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced it will end the slots-at-racetracks program in the province in March 2013, it acted swiftly by revealing that slots parlors at three tracks will close.

  • Courageous Comet Puts Forth a Stellar Effort

    I know this is old news now, but I had the opportunity to go out to the Kentucky Horse Park twice during the FEI World Equestrian Games here in Lexington over the last couple of weeks.

  • Going for Gold - By Jacqueline Duke

    The largest, deepest pool of equine talent ever assembled has arrived in Kentucky. And, no, it's not the contenders for the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Through The Lens: In the Summer Time...

    Late summer means weaning time at many farms so I'm photographing the youngsters as they transition from foals to weanlings. Plans are to photograph the weaning process sometime in August.

  • Woodbine Suspends 'Turbo-Charged' Pick 6

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced July 8 it is suspending its "Turbo-charged Pick 6" wager promotion, while leaving open the option of bringing it back later in the season or for special events.

  • Jon Miller, senior vice president of NBC, discusses World Equestrian Games coverage at Churchill press conference with John Long, left, and Jack Kelly, center.

    NBC to be Broadcast Partner of WEG

    On the lavish fourth floor of the Jockey Club Suites, two days prior to the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, representatives of the World Games 2010 Foundation announced NBC as the official network broadcast partner for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010.

  • Woodbine Looks To Commingle With U.S. Pools

    Woodbine Entertainment Group, owner of Canada's largest racetrack, has filed applications that would allow its customers to place wagers directly into common pools at two tracks in the United States--The Meadowlands in New Jersey, and Calder Race Course in Florida. Similar applications for New York and California are slated to follow, said Steve Mitchell, WEG senior vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Report: Woodbine Interested in Meadowlands

    Woodbine Entertainment Group, which operates Thoroughbred and Standardbred meets, is considering a purchase or lease of Meadowlands, another dual-breed facility, according to a published report.

  • Scientific Games' 4Q Revenue Up 10%

    Scientific Games Corp. announced fourth quarter financial results (year ending Dec. 31, 2002) Feb. 28 and reported a 10% gain in revenue for the quarter.

  • Woodbine Joins NTRA

    Woodbine, in suburban Toronto, has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA, it was announced Thursday.