Woodbine ends 2011 meet with increases in all-sources wagering

by | 12.05.2011 | 7:10am
Woodbine at sunset

With the close of Woodbine's 165-day meeting Sunday, the track reported all-source wagering for 2011 was up about 7.5%, the second consecutive season of increases, according to thestar.com. Much of the increase was due to the popularity of Woodbine racing with American customers.

“We have the kind of profile of racing that is intriguing to an American bettor. Whether they are in California or Ohio, they recognize the racing here is strong,” said Nick Eaves, president and chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG).

Wagering by the local market again showed declines.

  • ManuelB

    A perfect summary of the current state of horse racing: beautiful plant, good purses, competitive fields, nobody at the track. People watch the screens as much as they watch the live racing, if not more. Except for a few big days, Queen’s Plate, Canadian International, there is little buzz.

  • Bob Hope

    Woodbine has the most coherent policy of herd management in place in NA. The development of two year olds early and long makes use of approximately a third of the stall space that is mainly dormant in the early months of the year in the U.S. With less that 2500 foals a year, Canada has produced contenders in the top 10 slots in NA.
    This is appealing to the majority of punters and accelerates maidens at a greater rate than the U.S. policies.

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