Thoroughbred Daily News – By Bill Finley
Woodbine’s darkest hour occurred on Mar. 31, 2013, the day the gravy train came to a halt. Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program was ended and no longer would any portion of the revenue from the machines at Woodbine or any of the province’s racetracks be given to support racing. The tracks were more or less told they were on their own, which created a dire situation and left open the distinct possibility that the entire industry could disappear.
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