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Gural, WEG Implement New Drug Regulations Aimed At Owner Responsibility

In 2018, new regulations in place at three Jeff Gural-owned Standardbred tracks and two WEG ovals will mean that any owner whose horse has a positive test will be banned from participating in stakes races for the entire year. According to harnessracingupdate.com, the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) is designed to inspire owners to […]

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Opinion: Woodbine ‘Said All The Right Things’ With Unveiling Of New Project

On Tuesday, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced a major development plan for its 684-acre site, which officials stated would be developed in the years to come into “a city within a city” and “seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto.” In a column published in the Toronto Sun, Richard Mauntah writes that the project, which will […]

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‘City Within A City’: Woodbine Entertainment Group Unveils Master Plan For New Development

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today 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 city” and seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto. The vision for the plan is for Woodbine to continue […]

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Report: Ontario HBPA Criticizes Cuts To Woodbine’s Stakes Schedule, Purses

The Ontario Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is voicing its opposition to Woodbine’s decision to cut purses for several of its stakes races – specifically, in how that money will be redistributed. Woodbine released its 2017 stakes schedule last week, which revealed a reduction of over $2 million in purse money. As the Daily Racing Form reports, the […]

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Pinsonneault Stepping Down As Woodbine Entertainment Group Executive VP

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017. Pinsonneault, 47, came to Woodbine in 2000 as the Director of Wagering, then in 2010, became Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. He has represented the company through his position as […]

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Woodbine To Shut Down HPItv Channel In April

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017. WEG has operated HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts racing to homes across Canada, and its predecessor, The Racing Network (TRN) since 2001. “The decision to shut down HPItv was […]

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Tryon Equestrian Center To Host 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

North Carolina’s Tryon International Equestrian Center has been selected as the host site for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. The event, which is estimated to have a $400 million economic impact and draw half of a million spectators over fourteen could be the largest sporting event in North Carolina’s history. This will be the […]

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Woodbine, Trinity Development Group Planning New Entertainment Venue

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Trinity Development Group Inc. (Trinity) today announced the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the purpose of developing an integrated entertainment venue at Woodbine Racetrack. The WEG-Trinity proposal calls for an entertainment venue of approximately 165,000 square feet and seating for up to 5,000 patrons. It would […]

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Casse, Da Silva Earn Titles At Woodbine

There were familiar names on top of the leader board at the end of Sunday’s 14-race season-ending card at Woodbine which featured a record closing day handle of $6,546,737 as the 133-day meet came to a close, eclipsing the $5,406,444 wagered a year ago. Mark Casse recorded his ninth straight training title and tenth overall, […]

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Magee, Mitchell Appointed To Woodbine Board Of Directors

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced the appointment of Ms. Christine Magee and Mr. Hugh Mitchell to its Board of Directors. Ms. Magee is the co-founder of Sleep Country Canada, the largest retailer of mattresses in the country. She has spent the majority of her professional life effectively building Sleep Country Canada into a prominent, […]

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