Our rich history is a big part of who we are. With historic roots dating back over 135 years, Woodbine is steeped in tradition. We have been the engine that drives the Ontario horse racing industry. From King’s and Queen’s trips to Canada, anniversaries and unforgettable horse races, we have been creating winning experiences for all our guests.
We are currently on an amazing 20-year journey to ‘build a city within a city’ and transform the largest privately held land in Toronto into one of Canada’s premiere entertainment destinations. This journey will unlock the value of approximately 700 acres of land, leading to job creation and the revitalization of our communities, while enhancing our ability to share the thrill of horse-racing and cementing our place as an entertainment powerhouse.
We need dedicated people to join our cause. Be part of Woodbine Entertainment and get inspired to make work awesome!
Our Values & Beliefs
| WOW EVERY GUEST | OWN IT! | LISTEN & CONNECT – PEOPLE MATTER | FUEL THE FUN & PASS IT ON | TRUST IN OUR TEAM | #WE CARE | PURSUE YOUR POTENTIAL |BE BOLD| BE ALL IN |
Reporting to the Racing Secretary, The purpose of this position is to take entries for race cards, which includes ensuring confirming race information, ensuring eligibility, communicating with owners and trainers, operating the race office during live racing. This This position will also assist in backfilling key roles in the department including, but not limited to, Charter and Placing Judge.
•Responsible for taking horse entries from trainers/owners for races via telephone or direct face to face contact. Use information from condition sheet to confirm race information (race date & condition eligibility)
•Ensure horses that have been entered into the race are not on any lists (vet, starter, and/or judges) and are able to compete in the specified race.
•Once the race draw is complete, responsible for ensuring that all horses have been assigned a post position and race number, and that all information for the horse/race is accurate.
•Contact trainers directly should any discrepancies or problems with entry arise.
•Assist with producing an “overnight”; a listing of specific race information, and ensure enough supply is available for customers, owners, trainers.
•Responsible for analyzing past performances for each horse, ensuring that each entry is eligible to race and that they are adhering to Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario guidelines.
•Using InCompass ensure accounts have been created for each horse, trainer, driver, owner
•Fill in as required for Charter & Placing Judge
•Prepare the race charts for the evening noting driver changes, claims, track condition, mutuel prices and temperature.
•Chart each horse’s position during racing using binoculars, voice recorder and or television monitor or using Woodbine’s GPS tracking system
•Work with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to confirm any scratches, ensuring regulations are being followed.
•Maintain a professional relationship with internal departments including Printing, Customer Services, Marketing and Media, and external clients such as trainers, drivers, owners and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
•Lead by example, to exhibit, encourage and motivate WEG’s Values and Beliefs
•General to advanced knowledge of the horse racing industry
•General knowledge of horse racing rules and regulations
•Shall obtain proper Licenses as required to fulfill the function under the AGCO rules
•Advance attention to detail.
•General communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required to interact effectively with all levels of staff, horse trainers and owners.
•General computer skills in a Windows environment
•General ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.
Education & Experience
•Ontario Secondary School Diploma
•1-2 years office experience
Guided by our Values and Beliefs, Woodbine Entertainment commits to providing an authentic and empowering work experience! Please reach out if you're ready to embrace change and be part of a new breed of experience while working for one of Canada’s certified Great Places to Work!