Thursday, June 22, 2017
The 41st Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9th promises to be an extra special evening of celebration as ten new members join the best of Canadian Horse Racing.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
TORONTO, June 11—Holy Helena, coming off an impressive maiden victory at Belmont on May 12, rallied from just off the pace for a going-away one-length victory in Sunday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
TORONTO, June 11—Guy Caballero, a 20-1 longshot, rallied from last place in the field of six to score by a half-length in Sunday’s $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
TORONTO, June 10 – Entourage Stable’s Pink Lloyd notched his third consecutive added-money score in taking Saturday's $125,000 Achievement Stakes, at Woodbine.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and The Jockey Club of Canada are hosting an Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 1 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
TORONTO, June 4 – Code Warrior dueled early and had more than enough left in the tank in taking Sunday's $129,050 Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
TORONTO, June 3 – Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday's $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine,
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will headline the 158th Queen’s Plate on Sunday, July 2, while Canadian rock icons Our Lady Peace will play a live concert on Saturday, July 1 to open the inaugural 2-Day Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gary Boulanger, one of thoroughbred racing’s most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
TORONTO, May 27 – Silver Princess, with Rafael Hernandez aboard, assumed control in mid-stretch and fended off all challengers to take Saturday’s $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative developed to promote the growth of horse racing in this province.
Monday, May 22, 2017
TORONTO, May 22 – Keen Gizmo, bred and owned by Ivan Dalos (Tall Oaks Farms), made his third Steady Growth Stakes appearance his most memorable one, winning impressively in Holiday Monday’s $125,000 feature, at Woodbine.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
TORONTO, May 14 - Blurricane blew by her rivals late to spring the upset in Sunday’s $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
TORONTO, May 13 – Yorkton made the fourth start of his season the most memorable of his career, notching his first added-money score in taking Saturday’s $125,000 Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
TORONTO, May 7 - A return to familiar ground ended in a return to form for King and His Court, who captured Sunday's $119,600 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
TORONTO, May 6 – Pink Lloyd, with Eurico Rosa da Silva up, turned in another excellent effort, this time in Saturday's $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine.
Friday, May 05, 2017
As part of the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project’, the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release the inaugural issue of its new ‘Race Line’ newsletter.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Further to the February 21, 2017 release of Information Bulletin No. 29 ‘AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups’, the AGCO has established the membership for three Working Groups to review and make recommendations for future policy reforms.
Monday, May 01, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
TORONTO, April 16 – R Naja was strong every step of the way in taking the 60th edition of the $102,200 Star Shoot Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
TORONTO, April 15 - Pink Lloyd notched the first stakes win of his career with a determined effort in Saturday's $113,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes, at Woodbine.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Opening Day, highlighted by the six furlong, $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes for older horses, featuring 2015 champion sprinter Stacked Deck was drawn, as was the rest of the 80-horse card, on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that Heather MacKay Roberts, Marketing Director at Kawartha Downs, is the successful candidate to represent the regional racetrack perspective on the OR Board of Directors. Heather’s appointment to the Board of Directors further enhances OR’s representation of the horse racing sector and expands the skill set and knowledge base of the Board of Directors in several important areas. In addition to a small racetrack perspective, Heather will bring a wealth of experience in marketing and promotion and a solid background in journalism and communications.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to extend an invitation to interested individuals in the horse racing sector to submit expressions of Interest in joining OR's Board of Directors. There are currently two new director positions (Director-at-Large) open to individuals.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
March 21, 2017 – As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is releasing the following Directives as part of an initial series of rule changes, which will be effective on April 1, 2017.
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates have been selected to appear on the voting ballot. A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 4.
Friday, March 17, 2017
After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing is pleased to release the Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report. This report reflects the perspectives heard from industry stakeholders regarding a proposed long term funding framework for a sustainable future for horseracing in Ontario.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 – As part of Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce an initial series of rule changes and policy reforms stemming from an extensive engagement effort to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach and better support Ontario’s horse racing industry.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association of Alberta (HBPA), a not for profit entity representing the business interests of Thoroughbred Horsemen racing at ‘A” licensed racetracks in Alberta is seeking a Manager/Executive Director on a part time, contract basis.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The 2017 Thoroughbred Improvement Program has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors.The 2017 program will be consistent with previous years
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The Letter of Intent as a Starting Point The recently completed industry consultation on long term funding revolved around a proposal developed by Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG), Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Ontario Racing (OR). To engage the industry in meaningful discussion, it was necessary to create an initial framework as a starting point.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
TORONTO, March 7 – After a successful inaugural season where 14 passionate individuals completed the Horsemanship Training Program at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA), along with partner Groom Elite ( are excited to launch a second season of the program.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
March 7, 2017, Toronto - The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2016. The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on April 13, 2017 at Palais Royale in Toronto.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Jockey Club of Canada is proud to announce a new category honoring an Outstanding Groom, proudly sponsored by OLG. This Award will be presented at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Palais Royale, located in Toronto.