Sunday, May 20, 2018
TORONTO, May 20, 2018 – Bruno Schickedanz’s homebred mare Scotty’s Model earned her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes featured on Sunday afternoon’s Woodbine program.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario looking for candidates for an Owner Specialist / Communication Representative position
Thursday, May 17, 2018
A capacity crowd of racing industry supporters, Hall of Fame honoured members and incoming inductees were expertly guided through a jam packed agenda by Master of Ceremonies and CHRHF Honoured Member Jim Bannon during Wednesday evening’s annual Hall of Fame President’s Reception.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
TORONTO, May 17, 2018 – Hailing from the red-hot Martin Drexler stable, Blurricane will seek a repeat victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares this Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
TORONTO, May 16, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s highly-regarded filly Dixie Moon headlines Saturday afternoon’s featured $125,000 Selene Stakes (Grade 3) for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The 65th running of the Selene will be contested over 1-1/16 miles on the Tapeta track.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
TORONTO, May 13, 2018 – Entourage Stable’s Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, earned an unprecedented 10th straight stakes victory at Woodbine Racetrack with a dominant display in the $100,000 New Providence Stakes on Sunday afternoon.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
TORONTO, May 10, 2018 – All eyes will be on Entourage Stable’s star Pink Lloyd in Sunday’s $100,000 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack as he looks to extend his stakes win streak into the double-digits for Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
TORONTO, May 9, 2018 - A total of 57 Canadian-bred three-year-olds are eligible to the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate set for June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack following the sustaining payment deadline on May 2.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Upon the completion of his three-year term, Jeffrey Begg will be stepping down as Chief Steward of The Jockey Club of Canada.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
TORONTO, April 29, 2018 – Despite drifting across the track down the stretch, even-money favourite Summer Sunday persevered in the featured $125,000 Fury Stakes for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Join Us To Celebrate Our Outstanding Breeders The 36th Annual CTHS Awards, honouring the outstanding breeders of 2017, takes place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
Friday, April 27, 2018
TORONTO, April 26 – On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Toronto City Council approved expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a vote of 26 to 15. City Council based its decision to support expanded gaming and an integrated entertainment complex on the nearly 700-acre site in north Toronto based on a City Manager’s report which detailed the successful commitment or resolution of 21 conditions. City Council set the 21 conditions in 2015 when expanded gaming was conditionally approved.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
TORONTO, April 26, 2018 – Unraced three-year-old filly Luvutothemoonnback will launch her racing career this Sunday in the featured $125,000 Fury Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as the 2018 CHRHF Legend Honourees. Originally launched as a millennium project in 2000, the Legends section of the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honouring the people and horses who significantly contributed to Canada’s horse racing story over fifty years in the past. The ceremony takes place on May 16.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
TORONTO, April 22, 2018 – With a well-timed move in the stretch engineered by jockey Luis Contreras, Stronach Stables’ Silent Sting collared 6-5 favourite Blueblood to win the $125,000 Queenston Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
TORONTO, April 21, 2018 - Inge did most of the work as the early pacesetter but couldn't hold off a green Machtree in the final strides of Saturday's $100,000 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
TORONTO, April 21, 2018 – Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to win the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon as the 2018 Thoroughbred meet kicked off.
Friday, April 20, 2018
TORONTO, April 20, 2018 - One of the more intriguing races of the 2018 Woodbine Thoroughbred season features a defending title-holding trainer looking for a repeat performance and a highly-accomplished Hall of Fame conditioner set for yet another strong campaign.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada held its 43rd Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony at Toronto’s prestigious Palais Royale on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Horse racing fans will get a chance to scope out a handful of Queen’s Plate hopefuls in Sunday’s stakes action at Woodbine, which launches its new season this weekend.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 - Trainer Mike DePaulo, who finished sixth in the trainer standings last year with 38 wins, will look to fly out of the gates on Saturday when he saddles four runners on the 10-race card, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – The hottest horse of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will make his 2018 debut during the Woodbine season opener in the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes this Saturday, April 21.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing bursts from the gate on Saturday, April 21 with a talent-laden 10-race card. First race post time is 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
CHRHF Class of 2018 includes Bill Andrew, Reade Baker, Jim Doherty, Dave Landry, Dan Loiselle, John G. Sikura, along with Blissfull Hall, Chancey Lady, Judy the Beauty and Shaman Ghost
Sunday, April 8, 2018
TORONTO, April 8, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a race exchange sponsorship agreement for this year's Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack and Paradise Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
TORONTO, March 29 – Mr. Jim Lawson was today unanimously elected Chairman of the Board by the Directors of Ontario Racing, following the retirement of Mr. Hugh Mitchell in the role.
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2018 ballot. A total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred 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 10th.
Friday, March 23, 2018
New Long-Term Funding Agreement Promotes Opportunity for Racetracks and Breeders
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Health and Safety Working Group.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2017.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2018 is March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST., one week away.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
TORONTO, February 27, 2018 – Woodbine was a blur of activity on Tuesday morning as trainers and horses returned to the backstretch to begin preparations for the 2018 season.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 27, 2018, Toronto Groom, Handicapper & Special Sovereign...
Friday, February 23, 2018
A colt out of Grade 1 producer Count to Three is the first foal by millionaire Sovereign Award champion Dynamic Sky.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have spearheaded a new Health and Welfare Committee in cooperation with Fort Erie Racetrack for the 2018 season.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
TORONTO, February 22, 2018 - Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse is blessed with a quartet of Canadian Triple Crown contenders led by Telekinesis, who was today installed the early 4-1 favourite for the 159th edition of The Queen's Plate.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
TORONTO, February 21, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 43rd Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to honour Canada’s Champions of 2017 at one of Toronto’s premier venues, The Palais Royal, located at 1601 Lake Shore Blvd West.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Toronto, February 1st, 2018 The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2017...