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Media Advisory – Stronger Together: Uniting Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future

August 6, 2019

TORONTO, August 6, 2019 – Horse racing industry leaders John Hayes (Independent Chair, Ontario Racing), Stephen Rigby (President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.), Jean Major (Chief Executive Officer, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario) and Jim Lawson (Chief Executive Officer, Woodbine Entertainment) will take part in a panel discussion on important issues facing the Ontario horse racing industry this Friday, August 9 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Moderated by host Jason Portuondo, the panelists will cover topics and issues central to securing a sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario. The panel will also answer attendee questions, which can be submitted in advance to (deadline to submit questions is August 6 at 5:00 p.m.).

The event will take place in the newly opened Trackside Clubhouse (previously known as the Standardbred Paddock) at Woodbine Racetrack. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the panel discussion will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Media are welcome to attend and must RSVP by contacting Jamie Dykstra, Director of Communications at Woodbine Entertainment, at or 647-400-6235.

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