Woodbine plans to resume horse racing next month without spectators


Woodbine Entertainment is hoping to resume horse racing next month.

CEO Jim Lawson says harness racing could resume June 5 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ontario, with the 2020 thoroughbred season opening the following day at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

Races would be held without spectators.

Should that not be possible, harness racing could restart June 12 with the thoroughbreds getting underway June 13.

Lawson says Woodbine will only resume racing if it's safe to do so and the organization will continue to follow recommendations established by governmental and health authorities.