Woodbine Entertainment has just announced their latest Standardbred Racing Internship for the Woodbine Mohawk Park live racing season in 2021. The internship will provide two live harness fans with the opportunity to see how the industry works behind the curtains at first hand. The application process for candidates has now officially begun.

The two selected applicants will get the opportunity to work in all departments of the company for over 16 weeks in order to gain a better understanding of Standardbred racing and its operations. Individuals will be able to have a complete understanding of how the industry operates and determine whether they want to work in it in the future.

Exciting Opportunity

Two candidates will be chosen for the Standardbred Racing Internship, which will let them to see firsthand how the live harness industry operates at all levels. They will have the opportunity to learn by assisting at the Race Office, Stakes Manager, Bookkeeper, Charter, Placing Judge, and Paddock.

The application process is now officially open.  The ideal applicant, according to the company, must have 1-2 years of customer service experience, great organizational and administrative skills, and the ability to process and exchange information quickly. The temporary positions will be paid at an hourly rate of CA$18 per hour, with a weekly work schedule of 40 hours.

Hall of Fame Member

Woodbine Entertainment’s President and CEO, Jim Lawson, will be introduced in the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame, according to the latest news. Mr. Lawson was appointed as CEO in 2015, and he is now being recognized for his contributions to the Canadian sporting industries of hockey, football, and, of course, horse racing.

Mr. Lawson has spent his entire life involved in sports, whether it was as a participant or as a manager. Mr. Lawson, who was born and raised in Burlington, has had a good hockey career, having started with the Ottawa 67’s and then receiving a scholarship offer to play at Brown University in Providence.  He was then drafted by the NHL and played for the Montreal Canadiens.


After the previous stay-at-home and lockdown order in Ontario was lifted, Woodbine Entertainment is now enjoying life. The horse racing corporation is now permitted to reopen its horse racing ovals in the province to live audiences. Fans will be able to watch live harness racing events at the tracks starting July 1, 2021, but only in 25% of their maximum capacity. However, the company expects the rules to be eased in the coming months.

Single-Event Wagering Position

The company’s CEO, Jim Lawson, recently made comments about the recently passed Bill C-218, which will allow betting on single sporting events. Mr. Lawson expressed his happiness with the company’s position in the single-sports betting legislation, stating that the company hold the rights to bet on single horse racing events in the province. However, the leader is more than happy to contribute with their experience and technology.