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Woodbine Entertainment Bolsters Local Thoroughbred, Standardbred Racing

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is about to see donations coming from across Ontario, as Jim Lawson, Chief Executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment recently expressed his support. This would happen with the help of the Join Jim campaign that would see Mr. Lawson match all donations made online over the upcoming weeks ahead of December 31. Such a campaign is projected to improve the well-being of many retired racehorses.

Local horse people and long-time enthusiasts across the province know the thrill of watching live Thoroughbred racing at one of the premium racetracks in the province. Horses of all ages have the chance to race with their rivals for the first place while spectators place their bets and spend quality time with their loved ones.

Retired Racehorses Seek Families

Said horses, however, have a limited amount of time for live horse racing, which is followed closely by retirement and the eventual seeking of an adoptive family. This is namely LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society’s goal, striving to find those horses the most welcoming and caring parents. This would guarantee them the peaceful life they deserve. Mr. Lawson recently announced the official launch of his Join Jim campaign.

People feeling passionate about the future of racehorses past the point of retirement now have the chance to make their donations online at the official webpage of the charitable organization. They could donate as much as they feel like, but it should be taken into account that their contribution would be doubled. Woodbine Entertainment CEO is about to match every donation up to CA$15,000 made online.

This campaign is about to continue all the way until the end of this year, including the season of giving, which is projected to be a rather generous one. Expectations are that local Thoroughbred enthusiasts will donate even larger sums around the Christmas season, eventually leading to a greater matching donation from Mr. Lawson. He also reminded that donating could also be an original Christmas present.

New Races at Woodbine Mohawk Park

For those supporting the charitable organization in someone’s name, LongRun has gift letters and a premium-quality LongRun 2020 calendar, making the experience even more special. Merchandise would also be up for grabs in time for holiday shopping. Proceeds from hoodies, t-shirts, and Christmas cards sales would once again support the charitable organization’s operation. Meanwhile, for the Standardbred racing fans, Woodbine Mohawk Park greenlights two wagering opportunities.

The first change relates to creating more opportunities for wagering. Within the months until the end of this year, enthusiasts will have the chance to wager on events featuring nine horses making it through the gate and scoring from the second tier. Woodbine Entertainment Group president Jessica Buckley confirmed this would guarantee better wagering opportunities down the road.

As for the second new offering beneficial for betting fans of Ontario, it would feature 11 horses. The new race would take place once an evening at the one mile and three-eighths mile distance, making it a comfortable one for the increased number of horses. Woodbine Mohawk Park is on a constant pursuit of becoming more attractive for local bettors.