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Box Seat VIPs

The Jake Howard Room was recently added to Woodbine Racetrack’s rental room roster. Named after a former Woodbine Entertainment Group chairman and champion horse breeder, the private box, perched on level four of the Grandstand, directly overlooks the finish line.

The beautifully appointed room offers VIP cachet for exclusive gatherings of up to 25 guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows front a row of luxury seating with walk-out access to a reserved area of the grandstand. Set the room for race-time socializing with reception-style cocktails and food service. Several large flat screen TVs bring track action into the room, plus make presentations easy. The private box also offers on-site bar, private washroom and in-room self-serve betting terminal.

New Menus A Sure Bet

Executive Chef George Correia, who has been with Woodbine Entertainment Group’s award-winning food and beverage team for over two decades, takes over the kitchen helm from recently retired Executive Chef Joseph Lesch. Inventive dishes showcasing a full range of cuisines and flavours using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients are Correia’s culinary signature, most notable in his recent redesign of all menu packages and buffet offerings.

Overseeing hospitality for WEG’s trackside venues – Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks
– Chef specializes in creating casual to upscale group menus. One of his first customized menus out of the gate, the 2013 Queen’s Plate Draw media breakfast held in Woodbine’s Trackside Tent, drew rave reviews for delicious offerings such as pork sausage and caramelized onion and herb tortilla sliders, and eggs “en cocotte” (prepared and served in small ramekins) with grilled chorizo, wild mushrooms, scallions and Manchego cheese. Yummy!

Making Holiday Easy

Woodbine Entertainment Group’s venues embrace the holidays with gusto. Decked out in festive colours, sparkling lights and beautiful décor, each venue is a feast for the holiday senses. More importantly, there’s the spirit. Tap into the opportunity to support WEG’s corporate and employee community outreach by inviting event guests to donate an unwrapped gift to the Salvation Army Toy Mountain at each site.

For seasonal entertaining, WEG has neatly giftwrapped convenience for event planners with a variety of price points, venues, locations and dining experiences. Choose a location — Woodbine Racetrack Holiday Package, Turf Lounge Holiday Package, and WEGZ Stadium Bar — and let the event planning begin with professionals to help make your holiday celebration one that everyone will enjoy and remember.