Sunday, September 20, 2020
TORONTO, September 20, 2020 – Lady Speightspeare, under vigorous handling by Emma-Jayne Wilson, punched her ticket to the Breeders’ Cup with a three-quarter length score in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
TORONTO, September 20, 2020 – Gretzky the Great netted his second added-money trophy in taking Sunday’s Grade 1, $250,000 Summer Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race, at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
TORONTO, September 19, 2020 – Dirty Dangle, under a heads-up ride from Sheena Ryan, closed resolutely to score by 1 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s $135,810 Woodbine Cares Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack
Saturday, September 19, 2020
TORONTO, September 19, 2020 – Count Again, making his stakes debut, rallied strongly at odds of 9-1 to take down Saturday’s Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under jockey Luis Contreras.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
TORONTO, September 19, 2020 — Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee was the oldest starter and only mare in Saturday’s $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Grade 1), but a youthful late stride and an abundance of girl power combined to deliver a stirring score for Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
TORONTO, September 19, 2020 – Credit River, a two-year-old son of More Than Ready, was exactly that in making his debut a winning one in Saturday’s $135,000 Ontario Racing Stakes, at Woodbine.
Friday, September 18, 2020
TORONTO, September 18, 2020 – The Woodbine weekend stakes parade includes a trio of complementary added-money events on Ricoh Woodbine Mile Saturday, including the $125,000 Singspiel Stakes (G3).
Thursday, September 17, 2020
TORONTO, September 17, 2020 – On Saturday, trainer Roger Attfield and owner/breeder Charles Fipke will be looking to knock off some big game in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile and earn a fees-paid berth in Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup Mile with Shirl’s Speight.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
TORONTO, September 17, 2020 – Seven first-year stars take their talents to the E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Sunday’s Grade 1 $250,000 Summer Stakes, part of a sensational stakes-stacked weekend at Woodbine.
Monday, September 14, 2020
TORONTO, September 14, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment is hosting the post-position draw for the 2020 Ricoh Woodbine Mile as part of an online Stronger Together panel this Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 11 a.m. ET.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
TORONTO, September 13, 2020 - Woodbine Entertainment has announced post time changes for its live Thoroughbred racing schedule that will begin this week at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
TORONTO, September 12, 2020 – Rideforthecause, rallying from next-to-last in the field of eight, launched a relentless rally around the final turn under rider David Moran and blew past 4-5 favorite Cambier Park for a convincing four-length score in Saturday’s $286,000 Canadian Stakes Presented by the Japan Racing Association at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
TORONTO, September 12, 2020 – Leading jockey Justin Stein struck again to bookend the stakes action on Queen’s Plate day, winning the $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes for three-year-old fillies in rein to the Wesley Ward-trained Artie’s Princess.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
TORONTO, September 12, 2020 – Mighty Heart lived up to his name in a dominating score in the 161st running of the Queen’s Plate, as the one-eyed colt trounced his 13 rivals on Saturday at Woodbine.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
TORONTO, September 12, 2020 – Mizzen Beau, under Steve Bahen, was strong early and powerful late in taking Saturday’s $250,000 Bison City Stakes presented by Rethink Breast Cancer, at Woodbine.
Friday, September 11, 2020
TORONTO, September 11, 2020 – The field is set for Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine and the experts have weighed in with their selections for the final edition of the Queen’s Plate Power Rankings presented by the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.
Friday, September 11, 2020
TORONTO, September 10, 2020 – Art of Almost and Elizabeth Way, both trained by Roger Attfield, will take on eight rivals, including multiple Grade 1 champion Cambier Parc, in Saturday’s $250,000 Canadian Stakes presented by the Japan Racing Association (Grade 2), one of four added-money features that complement the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Toronto, On – September 10, 2020 – The 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will take place this Saturday, September 12 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, allowing it to remain as the longest continuously run horse race in North America.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
TORONTO, September 9, 2020 – Plate Trial champ Clayton and multiple stakes-winning filly Curlin’s Voyage will take on 12 other Queen’s Plate hopefuls in the $1 million classic set for 1 ¼ miles on the Woodbine Tapeta this Saturday.
Monday, September 7, 2020
TORONTO, September 7, 2020 – Regardless of the number he sees displayed beside his horse’s number on the toteboard when the Queen’s Plate gates open, 23-year-old trainer Cole Bennett will be smiling.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
TORONTO, September 6, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that there will be a mandatory payout for the Woodbine Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 next Saturday, Sept. 12 to close out the Queen's Plate program.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
TORONTO, September 6, 2020 – Randy Thompson wasn’t sure he would be able to get the words out when he dialed the number. But when he heard the voice on the other end of the phone, he calmly said, “I finally found the one.”
Saturday, September 5, 2020
TORONTO, September 5, 2020 – Canadian racing icon Pink Lloyd took the biggest slice of the pie and boosted his cash stash past the $2 million mark in career earnings with another winning effort in Grade 3 Vigil Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, September 4, 2020
TORONTO, September 4, 2019 – Nineteen of Thoroughbred racing’s stars have been nominated to the 24th running of the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Grade 1), a Breeders' Cup ‘Win And You're In’ race, to be contested on Saturday, Sept. 19 over the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020, Toronto – A 12% increase in the sale median at the annual Canadian Premier Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 142 yearlings sold for $2,795,300. The average decreased slightly from $21,538 in 2019 to $19,685, the median increased by 12% to $14,500 and the buyback rate decreased.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
The Northern Dancer Stakes (G1) is a race John Burness and good friend Danny Dion will likely...
Friday, August 28, 2020
The father-and-son duo of Mike and Nick Nosowenko had thought they had sold their big chestnut yearling by Giant Gizmo - Executive Affair by Bold Executive at the 2016 Canadian Premier yearling sale for their reserve price of $58,000.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
One of the most successful breeding and racing farms in North America is winding down its yearling...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
TORONTO, ON – August 20, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment is excited to share its plans for the 161st Queen’s Plate that will bring one of Canada’s most prestigious events and storied traditions directly to fans like never before.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
TORONTO, August 20, 2020 – Seven two-year-old fillies, including Dreaming of Drew, are set to contest the $100,000 Catch a Glimpse Stakes, while a handful of two-year-olds tussle for top prize in the $100,000 Soaring Free Stakes, both to be run at 6 ½ furlongs over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
TORONTO, August 20, 2020 – A victory in the Plate Trial on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack propelled Clayton to the top spot in the second edition of the 161st Queen’s Plate Power Rankings presented by the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
When Summer Sunday was announced as the Sovereign Award winner for 2019's Champion Female Sprinter...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Jockey Rafael Hernandez guides Pink Lloyd to victory in the $125,000 dollar Bold Venture Stakes at...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
TORONTO, August 19, 2020 – Nine starters, including four-year-old Royal Wedding, will travel 1 1/16 miles on the Inner Turf in the $100,000 Eternal Search Stakes featured on Saturday at Woodbine.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
TORONTO, August 16, 2020 – Fresh off a victory in last month’s Trillium Stakes, Live Oak Plantation’s homebred filly Souper Escape doubled up in Grade 3 stakes action winning the $125,000 Seaway Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
TORONTO, August 15, 2020 – Leading jockey Rafael Hernandez collected his third straight stakes win on the Saturday program at Woodbine, as he sent March to the Arch from last to first in the $175,000 King Edward Stakes (Grade 2) for trainer Mark Casse.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
TORONTO, August 15, 2020 – Curlin’s Voyage, patiently handled by Patrick Husbands, put away her rivals in early stretch en route to victory in the 65th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, Saturday at Woodbine.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
TORONTO, August 15, 2020 – Clayton, a son of 2012 Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, dug deep to fend off a pair of stubborn foes in taking the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes, Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
TORONTO, August 15, 2020 – Sprint superstar Pink Lloyd claimed an elusive Bold Venture crown in his third attempt, earning his 25th career win during Saturday’s stakes-filled card at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
TORONTO, August 15, 2020 – Theodora B. led from start to finish in the Dance Smartly (Grade 2) to kick off the Saturday stakes action at Woodbine.