OLG's Horse Racing Post Pandemic Economic Impact Survey 

OLG's Horse Racing Post Pandemic Economic Impact Survey 

A message from Bill Ford, EVP Racing at Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine and Mohawk Park Owners, Breeders and Trainers,

As you may know, the OLG currently has a confidential Horse Racing Post Pandemic Economic Impact Survey open and is requesting that owners, breeders and trainers complete the survey. The survey and its results are of critical importance to our industry today, and for the future.

The data and results (which are only used in aggregate, individual data is strictly confidential) captured by this survey are extremely useful in informing government officials, government agencies, and other stakeholders how many jobs our industry supports, how much it contributes to the provincial economy through taxes, and how much it contributes to the GDP. The results of the survey are an essential piece of information when examining support for the long-term sustainability of the industry.

If you have not completed the confidential survey yet, please do so not only for your own benefit, but for the benefit of the tens of thousands of people in Ontario who are employed in the industry. The deadline to complete the survey is May 31.

Please see all of the information below. You can access the survey through the following link:  https://olgcx.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ah5dgnOBCRC0Y6O

We appreciate your cooperation and effort.

Thank you,

Bill Ford,

General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Racing

Woodbine Entertainment

Deadline Extended -- OLG's Horse Racing Post Pandemic Economic Impact Survey 

OLG has extended the deadline for completing the Horse Racing Economic Impact Study Survey to May 31, 2024, at 11:59 pm. OLG is also excited to announce the addition of a contest for your chance to win a prize package featuring two tickets to a show at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino, along with overnight accommodations and dinner.  If you’ve already taken the survey, reach out to horseracingei@olg.ca to ensure your eligibility for the contest.  Official Rules and Regulations can be found online at about.olg.ca/horse-racing-landing/. 

Your insights are crucial for understanding the broader economic implications of horse racing in our communities. By extending the deadline OLG is allowing for the extra time needed to pull together information for calendar year 2023.  Please keep in mind that respondents are encouraged to use reasonable estimates where appropriate if information is not readily available. 

You can access the survey through the following link:  https://olgcx.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ah5dgnOBCRC0Y6O

The strength of the survey lies in its detailed examination of Ontario’s horse racing industry, both pre and post-pandemic, thanks to its rigorous methodology. This in-depth analysis allows the industry to uncover valuable insights essential for navigating this sector’s complexities effectively.  

OLG wants to reassure you that privacy and confidentiality is our top priority. All responses are kept strictly confidential, only used for research purposes, and not shared outside of OLG. Your individual answers will never be shared or attributed to you personally as information is aggregated to ensure anonymity. Please visit OLG's Privacy Policy here

Your participation in this survey is invaluable, and OLG truly appreciates the time and effort you've dedicated to providing your input. This is your information and having a full understanding of the industry’s economic impact will be of value to everyone. 

If you haven't already, please take the time to complete the survey using the link provided above.

Should you have any questions or concerns or if you need any assistance with the survey please e-mail horseracingei@olg.ca and we will be happy to help.

Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
Horse Racing - SB
About Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, with Thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton. Woodbine Entertaiment also owns and operates HPIbet, Canada’s only betting platform dedicated to horse racing. Woodbine and Mohawk Park are host to several world-class racing events including The King’s Plate, three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, and the Pepsi North America Cup. Run without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment has a mandate to financially invest all profit back into the horse racing industry and the 25,000 jobs it supports across Ontario.   

Woodbine Entertainment
555 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario.