The CTHS(ONT) Board of Directors encourages all Eligible Horse People 18 yrs and older to be vaccinated. Vaccines are the best bet to return to racing and begin the 2021 Thoroughbred season. We thank everyone for being resilient, perseverant, following health protocols and assisting in being part of the solution. Stay Safe and Let’s get racing!
Woodbine Horse People,
Woodbine Racetrack will host a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic starting on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and eligible horse people will be assigned designated vaccination days.
Please read this document carefully and follow instructions below.
Vaccines are not mandatory; however, we highly encourage everyone 18 and older to be vaccinated. Woodbine Racetrack is within a COVID-19 “hot spot;” and vaccines are the best way to return to racing as soon as possible. The vaccination rate of our community will directly impact our ability to resume racing and begin the 2021 Thoroughbred racing season.
If you or any of your employees are planning to get vaccinated at the Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic at Woodbine Racetrack, please review the below information.
How to Get Vaccinated at the Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic at Woodbine Racetrack
Who is Eligible?
Essential frontline personnel who work on the Woodbine Backstretch and who have a Woodbine Access Rights Photo ID Card and have NOT received a first vaccine dose.
When can essential frontline horse people be vaccinated?
Friday, May 7: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 9: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(While it has been yet been publicly announced, the Pop-up Vaccine Clinic at Woodbine will be extended through the weekend).
Please note that horse people MUST follow the process described in this document. If you line up in the regular line on Wednesday or Thursday (if you do not live in M9W or M9V) you will be turned away.
What do essential frontline horse people need to do?
Horse people eligible to be vaccinated must register in the Rec Room on the backstretch starting Thursday, May 6 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each person will be provided with a ticket and colour-coded postcard’ which will be tied to a guaranteed vaccine on a specific day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday).
On their registered vaccine day, horse persons will go to Gate 10 of the Woodbine Grandstand and line up for vaccination. No appointments are being offered. The Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic opens at 10 a.m. and runs to 8 p.m. each day.
When you go for your vaccine, you must bring:
- Your ticket
- Your colour coded postcard
- Your Woodbine Access Rights Card
- any form of your Government Issued I.D.
An OHIP card is not required to receive a vaccine.
Please Also Remember:
1. If you register for Friday, you MUST go on Friday. When you sign up for a vaccine on a particular day, one has been set aside for you. This means that it is very important that you attend the clinic on the day that you have signed up for.
2. Vaccine tickets are non-transferable to anyone that is not a frontline essential horse person with a Woodbine Access Rights Card.
3. This is for first vaccine dose only.
If you have any questions, please contact Security Lead, Robert Jordan, at Ext. 2532, or any member of the Woodbine Security team.
Thank you for stepping up when it’s your turn to be vaccinated!