Lawson hopes WEG tracks will reopen in June

Mississauga, ON — In Tuesday’s (May 12) ‘Stronger Together’ video stream, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson expressed optimism that racing in Ontario can resume as early as next month, and outlined some of the plans in place to prepare for horses returning to the starting gates at both Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park.

“We’re very much hoping that we’re starting in June,” Lawson told presenter Jason Portuondo before indicating that Woodbine management has prepared plans to reopen Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park on either Friday (June 5) or Friday (June 12), with Thoroughbred racing to resume on the following day.

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