Champions Off-Track Betting opens in Clinton

November 12, 2014

Toronto, November 12, 2014 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced its most recent addition to the Champions Off-Track Betting network.

The newest outlet to partner with Champions is Huron Fish & Game Conservation Association, located at 278 Alma Grove in Clinton. Huron Fish & Game is set have its Grand Opening on Saturday, November 15.

The quaint venue will give horse racing fans a chance to watch and wager on live Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing from tracks across the world, including Woodbine and Mohawk, right in their own neighbourhood.

"We are very pleased to bring Champions Off-Track Betting to Clinton, Ontario,” said Tom Papakonstantinou, WEG’s General Manager, Ontario Operations, Champions Off-Track Betting. "Huron Fish & Game is committed to delivering a superior customer experience to the off-track horseplayers of Clinton and the Huron County area. The site offers a terrific central location to watch and wager on the sport, all year-round.”

At this weekend’s Grand Opening, fans will be offered free racing programs, great food specials, wearable Champions hats and shirts, and patrons will have a chance at $100 daily instant win prizes.

Since 1993, Champions Off-Track Betting has been bringing the excitement of horse racing closer to home.

With roots dating back to 1881, WEG (formerly the Ontario Jockey Club) is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, showcasing world-renowned horse racing at both Woodbine Racetrack (Toronto), home of the iconic Queen’s Plate, and Mohawk Racetrack (Milton), host of the storied Pepsi North America Cup. WEG, part of the Standardbred Alliance, and single operator of Teletheatres and Account Wagering in Ontario, operates off-track wagering at its Champions teletheatres throughout the province, which includes WEGZ Stadium Bar (www.wegz.com/Pages/default.aspx) in Vaughan and Turf Lounge (www.turflounge.com/) in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. Horse Player Interactive (www.horseplayerinteractive.com/hpitv/hpitv.aspx), the country’s premier online and telephone wagering service, and HPItv, a Canadian digital television channel dedicated to horse racing, are also operated by WEG.

WEG media contact: John Siscos: (416) 675-3993 x2229