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Friday Twilight Racing Returns to Woodbine Racetrack

Woodbine Entertainment has turned a lot of frowns upside down with their recent decision to bring back the Friday Twilight Racing.

As a part of its commitment to provide the patrons with the optimal gaming experience and to ensure “long term sustainability of horse racing”, the Group has made a decision to reinstate the event after 2 years. The last race was held back in 2017 and the long break will finally end this month. 

The 2-year long intermission did not sit well with the Canadian horse racing aficionados, and while the Friday Twilight racing was on the standstill, gaming forums and industry-related sites have turned into channels of public outcry.

There were those who were skeptic about the official explanation about the future of Friday Twilight, fearing that the alleged expansion project was no more than a contrived story to cushion the blow. 

Fortunately for the sports betting enthusiast, the public reaction turned out to be a bit of a brouhaha; the construction work that was performed to expand the capacity of the track has come to an end, and as of July 2019, Woodbine Racetrack is resuming the race. 

If the weather conditions are suitable, the first Twilight Race in the new series will take place on July 5, at 4.05 PM. 

State-of-the-Art Racetrack

The Toronto based racetrack has also treated the visitors with Trackside Clubhouse, next to the E.P Taylor Turf Course. The Clubhouse covers around 6,000 ft and features a patio (with lounging furniture) that will offer a full overview of the entire turf course (which will also be displayed on the gigantic TV screens). 

In addition to the races, the visitors will be able to enjoy an array of different gambling activities, including electronic gambling tables and 3,500 slot game cabinets.

About Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Entertainment is the Woodbine Racetrack operator with the shared ownership of the track. The Group was formerly known as Ontario Jockey Club (founded in 1881) until the name was changed in 2001. 

From 2003 to 2015, Woodbine Entertainment managed the Turf Lounge, up until the venue was permanently closed. 

In September 2001, Woodbine launched HPItv specialty channel dedicated to broadcasting events related to thoroughbred, standardbred, and harness racing.  

At the moment, the Group is in charge of Woodbine Mohawk Park in Southern Ontario and employs more than 2,000 people across two racetracks, casinos, and betting stations within the Greater Toronto Area.

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