TORONTO — Christine Magee has been appointed as chair of Woodbine Entertainment’s board of directors.
According to a source, Magee assumes the post immediately, replacing Clay Horner, who is retiring from the organization.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity as Woodbine Entertainment has not publicly disclosed Magee’s appointment.
Woodbine Entertainment was expected to formally make the announcement later Friday.
Magee has been on Woodbine’s board of directors since 2015 and is the chair of Sleep Country, a company she co-founded in 1994 and served as president until 2014.
Horner had served as Woodbine chair since 2015 after becoming a director in 2002.
The source added longtime board member John Fielding is also retiring as chair of the organization’s Standardbred Racing Committee.
He’ll be replaced by Hugh Mitchell, a director with Woodbine and the former president of Western Fair District.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18 2020.
The Canadian Press