Ontario Horse Improvement Program

One To One: Q & A With Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson in 2015 was named chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment – Canada’s largest racetrack company, which owns and operates Woodbine near Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park, a harness track 30 miles to the west in Milton. Ontario. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as board chairman of Woodbine Entertainment. Lawson is also chairman […]

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Ontario Changes Horse Improvement Purse Distribution Between Thoroughbred, Standardbred

Ontario Racing (OR) today announced a reallocation of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP) purses between the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, commencing in April, 2019. The HIP program purse budget, worth approximately $25 million in 2018-19, will be redistributed 51% allocated to Thoroughbred racing and 49% allocated to Standardbred racing in 2019-20, 53% Thoroughbred/47% Standardbred in […]

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