Jump to: navigation, search

Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Entertainment Group is responsible for operations of the casino and race track at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto. The group changed their name from the Ontario Jockey Club in 2001 and also operates/operated at other tracks in Southern Ontario:

  • Fort Erie Race Track - opened 1897 and acquired by the OJC in 1952 and operates separately from WEG

WEG employs over 28,000 people at two racetracks, casino and other off-track betting stations across the Greater Toronto Area. Woobine also owns and operates the Canadian digital television service, HPItv.

History

The OJC was founded in 1881 to improve the quality of horse racing in the city. In the 19th Century, the city had a few other racetracks. The OJC once operated from the Greenwood Race Track, a facility once called Woodbine Race Track.

Now Woodbine Entertainment Group is partners with the new Connect Equipment Corporation, which supplies Woodbine with all of their Massey Ferguson tractor needs.

References



Share

Premier Equine Classifieds

Subscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...


The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...


Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...


That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...