Monday, March 18, 2019
TORONTO, March 18, 2019 – Tickets are now on sale for Woodbine’s 3rd annual Derby Day Party, which will be held at the Toronto racetrack on Saturday, May 4 in celebration of the Kentucky Derby.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
TORONTO, March 13, 2019 – The JUNO Award-nominated country music group The Washboard Union will be among the featured musical acts to headline this year’s Queen's Plate Racing Festival, which runs from June 28-29 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
TORONTO, March 12, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment, operators of the world-class Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home to the iconic Queen’s Plate racing festival, announced today a partnership with internationally-renowned construction experts, EllisDon for the development of the recently announced GO train station that will be built on Woodbine property.
Friday, March 8, 2019
The Winter 2019 issue of the AGCO’s Race Line newsletter is now available online at
Friday, March 8, 2019
TORONTO, March 8, 2019 - Avie's Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million Queen's Plate on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TORONTO —Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, along with Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, and Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx, announced our government’s plan to build a new GO station at Woodbine at no cost to taxpayers
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Monday, March 4, 2019
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2019 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
TORONTO, February 26, 2019 – The Woodbine backstretch has reopened for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season with many local stars returning from their winter retreat at trainer Paul Buttigieg’s sprawling 100-acre farm and training centre located in Egbert, Ont.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2019 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Amanda Erwin has been chosen as the recipient of 2018 Outstanding Groom Award.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The AGCO is currently in the process of transitioning its licensing and registration services to an online platform called iAGCO. This online platform improves and modernizes the AGCO’s service delivery by offering its customers an easy, convenient and digital way of doing business with the Commission.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
TORONTO, February 19, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment has unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season highlighted by the prestigious $1 million Queen’s Plate and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which will kick off Woodbine’s championship fall turf season. The grand opening of Woodbine’s new inner turf course this spring will add a new level of excitement and competition to the mix.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s Champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Racing. The winners of the twelve horse categories and the five human categories will be announced at the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge, ON.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Government-funded awards should ensure the money is well managed and spent.
Monday, January 28, 2019
The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will increase from 45 to 46 with the addition of a Listed Race upgraded to G3.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
TORONTO, 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.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
TDN 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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
TORONTO, 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.”
Monday, December 17, 2018
William Graham and Gustav Schickedanz to be honored with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the 2018 Sovereign Awards Ceremony
Monday, December 17, 2018
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Nomination and Election Committees, Updates Standardbred Driver/Trainer Category. 2019 Nominations now being accepted.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
November 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.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
TORONTO, 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.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
TORONTO, November 17, 2018 – G. G. 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.
Friday, November 16, 2018
TORONTO, 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.

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