Copyright 2019 CTHSTORONTO, January 17, 2019 – The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred builder, William (Bill) Graham, who passed away on January 15. Mr. Graham was a successful construction entrepreneur who achieved great success within Thoroughbred racing including a Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding breeder in 2012., 17 Jan 2019 16:31:00 GMT2019-01-17T16:31:00Woodbine Entertainment mourns the loss of Bill GrahamTDN By Perry Lefko The Canadian Thoroughbred horse racing community is mourning the passing of Bill Graham, a larger than life figure in the industry as a prominent owner, breeder and builder in various capacities. He passed away Tuesday at 81-years-old following a battle with lung cancer., 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT2019-01-17T00:00:00CANADIAN OWNER/BREEDER BILL GRAHAM PASSES AWAYTORONTO, January 15, 2019 – The 2018 season was a very busy and exciting year on and off the track for Woodbine Entertainment. “Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “Our efforts have positioned us well to continue to tackle our challenges head on as we remain laser-focused on our sole mandate of sustaining and growing the horse racing industry in Ontario.”, 15 Jan 2019 15:34:00 GMT2019-01-15T15:34:00Looking Back: A Busy Year for Woodbine Entertainment Sets the Stage for an Exciting 2019 and BeyondWilliam Graham and Gustav Schickedanz to be honored with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the 2018 Sovereign Awards Ceremony, 17 Dec 2018 10:12:00 GMT2018-12-17T10:12:00E.P. Taylor Award of Merit Announced for 2018Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Nomination and Election Committees, Updates Standardbred Driver/Trainer Category. 2019 Nominations now being accepted., 17 Dec 2018 10:04:00 GMT2018-12-17T10:04:00CHRHF Nomination and Election Committee Updates and 2019 Call for NominationsTORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon.’s-2018-thoroughbred-season-concludes.htmlSun, 16 Dec 2018 08:57:00 GMT2018-12-16T08:57:00Woodbine’s 2018 Thoroughbred season concludesTORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack., 16 Dec 2018 08:55:00 GMT2018-12-16T08:55:00Contreras celebrates milestone victory at WoodbineTORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement in principal for a new four-year racing deal which includes an increase of $22 million including guaranteed purses and capital investment in Thoroughbred racing.’s-benevolent-and-protective-association-of-ontario-reach-four-year-thoroughbred-racing-agreement-in-principal.htmlSun, 16 Dec 2018 08:54:00 GMT2018-12-16T08:54:00Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario reach four-year Thoroughbred racing agreement in principalTORONTO, December 9, 2018 – The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday., 09 Dec 2018 09:58:00 GMT2018-12-09T09:58:00Pumpkin Rumble outduels Melmich in a 1-2 Valedictory finish for AttardTORONTO, December 9, 2018 – With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack., 09 Dec 2018 09:57:00 GMT2018-12-09T09:57:00Artilena gives Day Phillips second straight victory in Ontario LassieTORONTO, December 6, 2018 – Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack., 06 Dec 2018 11:17:00 GMT2018-12-06T11:17:00Tickets on sale now for the 2019 Queen's Plate Racing FestivalTORONTO, December 5, 2018 – No. 1 Stable’s The Boss Factor goes for his second straight score and first stakes crown, in Saturday’s $100,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine.’s-the-‘boss’-the-boss-factor-looks-to-rule-in-display-stakes.htmlWed, 05 Dec 2018 11:16:00 GMT2018-12-05T11:16:00Who’s the ‘Boss’? The Boss Factor looks to rule in Display StakesTORONTO, December 2, 2018 – Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in the $100,000 stakes feature., 02 Dec 2018 09:44:00 GMT2018-12-02T09:44:00Kingsport earns his third Sir Barton Stakes crownTORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Darting through along the rail, 5-1 shot Dun Drum and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson defeated the favourites in the $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack., 01 Dec 2018 09:46:00 GMT2018-12-01T09:46:00Dun Drum darts through for first stakes win in KingarvieTORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack., 01 Dec 2018 09:43:00 GMT2018-12-01T09:43:00Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva breaks Woodbine win recordTORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto., 29 Nov 2018 11:23:00 GMT2018-11-29T11:23:00The 160th running of the Queen's Plate set for June 29TORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Thor’s Rocket will look to keep his winning ways going for owner, breeder and trainer Paul Buttigieg, as he looks for his second consecutive added-money crown, this time in Sunday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine.’s-rocket-heads-into-sir-barton.htmlThu, 29 Nov 2018 11:01:00 GMT2018-11-29T11:01:00Buttigieg over the moon as Thor’s Rocket heads into Sir BartonTORONTO, November 28, 2018 – Bred and owned by Heste Sport Inc., My Silencer goes after his second straight stakes score in his second start when he takes on five rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine., 28 Nov 2018 16:07:00 GMT2018-11-28T16:07:00My Silencer looks to make some noise (again) in KingarvieNovember 24, 2018, Toronto –The annual CTHS Winter Mixed Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 81 horses were catalogued resulted in 54 sold for a total gross of $156,700 up from $151,700 in 2017. The average increased by 5% from $2,758 to $2,902 with the median increasing by 54% to $2,000 from $1,300 in 2017., 24 Nov 2018 13:48:00 GMT2018-11-24T13:48:00Violence colt tops the 2018 CTHS (Ontario Division) Winter MixedTORONTO, November 22, 2018 – Trainer Mike De Paulo is hoping a couple of changes with Code Warrior add up to a walk to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine, a seven-furlong sprint that’s drawn 14 starters.’-delight-code-warrior-ready-to-tackle-full-field-in-bessarabian.htmlThu, 22 Nov 2018 16:00:00 GMT2018-11-22T16:00:00Bettors’ delight: Code Warrior ready to tackle full field in BessarabianTORONTO, November 21, 2018 — Bred and owned by Chiefswood Stable, Yorkton, who is enjoying a fruitful 2018 campaign, goes after his second added-money title of the season, this time in Saturday’s Grade 2, $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine.‘road’-warrior-yorkton-seeks-fifth-career-stakes-score-in-grade-2-kennedy-road.htmlWed, 21 Nov 2018 09:40:00 GMT2018-11-21T09:40:00‘Road’ warrior: Yorkton seeks fifth career stakes score in Grade 2 Kennedy RoadTORONTO, November 18, 2018 – Ivan Dalos’ homebred rising star Avie’s Flatter captured the 115th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.’s-flatter-crowned-coronation-futurity-champion.htmlSun, 18 Nov 2018 09:40:00 GMT2018-11-18T09:40:00Avie’s Flatter crowned Coronation Futurity championTORONTO, November 17, 2018 – G. 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Racing Stable’s two-year-old filly Preferred Guest scored a breakthrough win in the $100,000 South Ocean Stakes featured on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack., 17 Nov 2018 09:28:00 GMT2018-11-17T09:28:00A breakthrough win in the South Ocean Stakes for Preferred GuestTORONTO, November 16, 2018 – Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos.’s-flatter-in-coronation-futurity.htmlFri, 16 Nov 2018 10:22:00 GMT2018-11-16T10:22:00All systems go for Avie’s Flatter in Coronation FuturityThe Jockey Club of Canada is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Media Category Awards for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast, 15 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMT2018-11-15T14:30:00The Jockey Club of Canada is now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 Sovereign Award Media CategoriesTORONTO, November 14, 2018 – A two-year-old daughter of Court Vision, Notice Me sets her sights on her first added-money triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 South Ocean Stakes, at Woodbine Racetrack., 14 Nov 2018 08:56:00 GMT2018-11-14T08:56:00Notice Me looks to live up to her name in South Ocean StakesTORONTO, November 10, 2018 – She’s the Berries didn’t have the greatest of starts, but the daughter of Badge of Silver finished with a flourish to take Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.’s-the-berries-the-pick-of-the-la-prevoyante-crop.htmlSat, 10 Nov 2018 12:41:00 GMT2018-11-10T12:41:00She’s the Berries the pick of the La Prevoyante cropDear Members: It is with dismay that we advise you that the CTHS (Ontario Division) has received formal notice from Ontario Racing (OR) of termination of our Agreement to manage the Breeders Portion of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program effective January 31, 2019. Click here to view the Termination Notice., 09 Nov 2018 12:44:00 GMT2018-11-09T12:44:00Termination of CTHS Thoroughbred Improvement Program Administration ContractTORONTO, November 8, 2018 – Dancing Doll, an Ontario-bred two-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, makes her stakes debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Glorious Song, at Woodbine., 08 Nov 2018 16:29:00 GMT2018-11-08T16:29:00Dancing Doll set to show her stakes moves in Glorious SongTORONTO, November 7, 2018 – Trainer Andrew Smith and owner Joey Gee Thoroughbreds send out the one-two punch of Line of Vision and Stormy Summer in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine., 07 Nov 2018 11:42:00 GMT2018-11-07T11:42:00Smith pair primed for La PrevoyanteTORONTO, November 4, 2018—Chiefswood Stable’s homebred two-year-old filly Bold Script was a dominant winner in the 73rd running of $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack., 04 Nov 2018 09:02:00 GMT2018-11-04T09:02:00Bold Script makes a bold statement in Princess ElizabethTORONTO, November 3, 2018—Mr Havercamp provided his connections with another thrill at the 2018 Woodbine meet, winning the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday., 03 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT2018-11-03T09:00:00Mr Havercamp triumphs in Grade 2 Autumn StakesTORONTO, November 2, 2018 – Tiz Breathtaking headlines a field of a half-dozen two-year-old Canadian-bred fillies set to face off in the 73rd running of $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack., 02 Nov 2018 15:51:00 GMT2018-11-02T15:51:00Tiz Breathtaking favoured in Princess Elizabeth StakesTORONTO, November 1, 2018 – Gigantic Breeze and Gamble’s Ghost will set out to defend their titles in this year’s editions of the Grade 2 Autumn and Grade 3 Maple Leaf Stakes co-featured on Saturday’s 11-race program, which will have a special post time of 12:20 p.m., 01 Nov 2018 13:13:00 GMT2018-11-01T13:13:00Autumn and Maple Leaf champions return to defend stakes titles SaturdayTORONTO, October 31, 2018—My Silencer was a winner right out of the gate, taking the $100,000 Frost King Stakes for two-year-olds in his career debut on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack., 31 Oct 2018 10:01:00 GMT2018-10-31T10:01:00My Silencer wins career debut in Frost King StakesTORONTO, October 31, 2018 – For the past eight weeks, every night just before he nods off, William Werner envisions what it would be like to win a Breeders’ Cup race. On Friday, he’ll find out if it becomes a reality.’s-in-a-name-my-gal-betty-chases-a-breeders’-cup-dream.htmlWed, 31 Oct 2018 09:58:00 GMT2018-10-31T09:58:00What’s in a name? My Gal Betty chases a Breeders’ Cup dreamTORONTO, October 28, 2018— Owner/breeder Ivan Dalos’s 2017 Breeder’s Cup runner-up Ami’s Mesa was the 5-2 favourite competing back at Woodbine for the first time this year in Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3), but it was his longshot that stole the show., 28 Oct 2018 09:53:00 GMT2018-10-28T09:53:00Silent Sonet springs 56-1 surprise in Ontario FashionTORONTO, October 27, 2018—Thor’s Rocket launched his attack in the stretch and blasted from last to first for the mild upset in the $100,000 Overskate Stakes featured on Saturday’s program at Woodbine.’s-rocket-launches-to-victory-in-overskate-stakes.htmlSat, 27 Oct 2018 09:55:00 GMT2018-10-27T09:55:00Thor’s Rocket launches to victory in Overskate StakesTORONTO, October 25, 2018 – Already a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner this year, Zilli Racing Stable’s Code Warrior is among a dozen distaffers set to contest this Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack., 25 Oct 2018 09:39:00 GMT2018-10-25T09:39:00Code Warrior sets out to master the mares again in the Ontario FashionTORONTO, October 24, 2018 – Silent Poet, a three-year-old son of Silent Name, seeks his third straight trip to the winner’s circle when he takes on eight rivals, including Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, in Saturday’s $100,000 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine., 24 Oct 2018 15:32:00 GMT2018-10-24T15:32:00Silent Poet looks to rhyme off third consecutive win, faces formidable Pink Lloyd in Overskate, 21 May 2014 10:29:03 GMTen-us