While the major news coming out of Woodbine Entertainment Group last week dealt with the staff reductions Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has learned that WEG's TV program Bet Night Live will not be aired in 2013.
In 2010, WEG rebranded its former Race Night On The Score show to Bet Night Live, designed to "introduce new people to the sport and immediately experience the excitement and anticipation of horse racing and the thrill of winning."
Bet Night Live traditionally aired across Canada on The Score through stakes season, Mondays (Standardbred) and Wednesdays (Thoroughbred) from 7-9 p.m.
"Included in the cost reductions announced last Wednesday was a significant reduction in our network TV programming," said Woodbine CEO Nick Eaves. "We will still produce the Queen's Plate on CBC and we hope to showcase other major races on network television however the Bet Night Live program has unfortunately been cancelled." (SC)