There is an overriding excitement in horse racing where tension is built from the moment one places their bet until the race is done. In 1947, E.P. Taylor embarked on a plan to bring horse racing to Toronto. A year later, on 780-acres in the Township of Etobicoke, Woodbine racetrack was born. In the years that followed, the momentum generated from Woodbine changed the landscape of the Canadian horse racing industry. Today, Woodbine is home to the OLG Slots and together makes for a wonderful entertainment venue.
Weather permitting, there is both live thoroughbred and standardbred racing all year round at Woodbine. Be it the Clubhouse or sitting in the stands with a hotdog, drink, and a bet…there is nothing more exhilarating than watching your horse run!
The Woodbine Race Track and OLG Slots venue is a virtual playground. It makes for a perfect night out with your date or a group of friends. You can watch the horse races, have a casual or elegant dinner at one of their choice restaurants… then top it all off with hours of play in Woodbine’s own casino!
Open 24/7, the OLG is an exciting facility that features over 2,500 slot machines, ranging from 1¢ to $5 per play. Try your hand at Wheel of Fortune, Hot Shots, Redhot Jackpots, Mighty Millionaire featuring Michael Jackson and Betty Boop and many more exciting slots for your gaming enjoyment.
Attracting millions of visitors each year, the racetrack and casino under one roof is a win-win! For further enjoyment, the OLG Slots is responsible for bringing in big name entertainment to the venue like Kool and The Gang on February 14.
Upcoming is the 154th running of the iconic Queen’s Plate as part of Woodbine’s 2013 thoroughbred racing season, which opens April 20. Another major event is The Pattison Canadian International. This 1 1/2–mile turf classic included all time greats such as Secretariat.
With free parking, free admission and transit to the door, one can pick up and go to Woodbine on the spur of the moment. Be it just a few races or a couple hours at the slots, it’s yours for the asking.
There is only one sure bet at Woodbine Racetrack and OLG Slots… win or lose – it is guaranteed fun!