A New Breed of Entertainment
With almost 150 years of proud horseracing history, Woodbine Entertainment Group is the founding pioneer and largest operator of professional horseracing in Canada.
Building on our rich past, we are surging ahead to the future with an energized, new vision. Today we deliver the most thrilling and highest quality racing, dining and entertainment experiences to our visitors. In doing so, we remain a world-leader in horse-racing — and also among the most exciting and diverse entertainment facilities on the globe.
Best practices & job creation
Founded in 1881 as the Ontario Jockey Club, Woodbine Entertainment continues to uphold the best-practices in integrity and safety we originally created. Approximately eighty per cent of Ontario’s pari-mutuel wagering is through our distribution network. We are very proud to be the engine which drives Ontario’s horse racing industry — supporting approximately 25,000 jobs within the province’s agricultural sectors.
An Ontario corporation without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment operates a multi-dimensional entertainment business. Our goal is to maximize financial performance in order to achieve the highest quality of horse racing, dining and entertainment experiences for our visitors. With no shareholders, we are able to reinvest our cash flow (after taxes and debt repayment) into our winning lineup of products, facilities, restaurants, charities and other offerings.