Woodbine Entertainment to Cancel Live Racing on June 8

Woodbine Entertainment to Cancel Live Racing on June 8

TORONTO, June 7, 2023 – Due to the Environment Canada Special Air Quality Alert for Southern Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment today announced that it is cancelling its Standardbred race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, June 8 with the primary consideration being the health and safety of the horses and racing participants. 

This decision is consistent with the advice Woodbine has received from veterinarians, medical practitioners, and other racing officials including the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Woodbine will continue to monitor the situation and weather forecasts to determine whether it will proceed with live racing on Friday, June 9.

Grace Martin
Grace Martin Communications Specialist, Woodbine Entertainment
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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.   

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