Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2020. Five people and five horses have been elected from a very deep ballot of candidates.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
TORONTO – April 1, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The ITBF have received a report from the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) that African Horse Sickness (AHS) has been confirmed in Thailand over last weekend with 42 horse deaths so far, from 67 confirmed cases. The source of the disease is being investigated in Thailand.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
TORONTO, March 31, 2020 – With the Government of Ontario extending the Declaration of Provincial Emergency and associated emergency measures due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it remains committed to stabling horses on its backstretch for the purpose of providing them with the essential care they require. Businesses that provide for the health and welfare of animals, including stabling, have been deemed essential workplaces by the Province.
Monday, March 30, 2020
I would like to share some background on the recently published survey gathering equine farm and equestrian facility business profiles to help mitigate any possible concerns around the survey’s purpose and intention.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 RECORDING: EQUESTRIAN CANADA NATIONAL EQUINE DISEASE AND WELFARE SURVEILLANCE CALL: MARCH 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2020 ballot. A total of 30 people and horses 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 recipients in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 7th.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ottawa, ON, March 24, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of equine farms and equestrian facilities facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer resources for support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business operations.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Both the CTHS (Ontario Division) and National Office are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, directors, families and members is a top priority. Effective today our offices at Woodbine will be closed until further notice.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Equestrian Canada (EC) is working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite the return process for equines to Canada from the United States.
Monday, March 16, 2020
In response to the growing concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19, The Jockey Club of Canada’s 45th Annual Sovereign Awards will be postponed until further notice.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
TORONTO, March 14, 2020 – In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Please note that as announced in Industry Notice: AGCO is temporarily halting breathalyzer testing due to COVID-19
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Winter 2020 issue of the AGCO’s Race Line newsletter is now available online
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
TORONTO, March 4, 2020 - Woodbine Entertainment and the Canadian horse racing industry are mourning the loss of longtime Thoroughbred trainer Laurie Silvera, who passed away on March 2, 2020.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Info Bulletin No. 79 - AGCO launches online services for horse racing licensees The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth phase of iAGCO online service delivery
Thursday, February 27, 2020
TORONTO, February 27, 2020 - The bustle of the backstretch is back. Preparations for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack are in full swing as the stables opened this week and the first set of more than 1,900 horses to arrive for the upcoming racing season settled in.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
In preparation for the launch of iAGCO online services for horse racing licensees in March, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
With the deadline for nominations fast approaching, the public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
TORONTO, February 25, 2020 - A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada's unrivalled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
TORONTO, February 20, 2020 – The 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook was released today featuring a list of 92 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, topped by rising star Malibu Mambo.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Williams is the recipient of 2019 Outstanding Groom Award. Michael has worked on the Woodbine backstretch for over 20 years.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The landscape for thoroughbred breeders and the CTHS is changing drastically and it is time for us to regroup.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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 remain at 45. However, six races currently with Black Type status will be upgraded to Listed status for 2020.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The OAHN equine network developed an infographic to help owners understand the biosecurity measures to be taken to reduce the risks of EHV-1 abortion.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Following the recent introduction of a new Digital Tattoo system to identify Thoroughbreds, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) plans to continue its educational efforts throughout the country to ensure that regulators and operators of small racetracks and fair meets are taking steps to adopt the new process.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
TORONTO – December 18, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is the second largest handle in its history and the third straight year it has exceeded half a billion dollars.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
TORONTO, December 15, 2019 – Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva put the finishing touches on his distinguished career during Woodbine Racetrack’s 16-race season finale on Sunday, adding one more stakes win and a sixth meet title to his achievements.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
TORONTO, December 14, 2019 – Vanzzy led all the way in the $100,000 Display Stakes for two-year-olds during the abbreviated penultimate program of Woodbine’s 2019 Thoroughbred meet on Saturday afternoon.
Friday, December 13, 2019
TORONTO, December 13, 2019 – LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is grateful to share that the annual Christmas donation campaign, which includes a pledge from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson to personally match up to $15,000 in donations, has already raised a total of more than $60,000 with two weeks left in the campaign.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
TORONTO, December 12, 2019 – Eurico Rosa Da Silva, in the final stakes ride of his career, will guide 10-time winner Pumpkin Rumble in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Valedictory, at Woodbine.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The Jockey Club of Canada is accepting submissions for the 2019 Media Category Awards for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
TORONTO, December 11, 2019 – Stronach Stables’ homebred Elusive Knight, a two-year-old son of Ghostzapper, makes his added-money debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
TORONTO, December 8, 2019 – Two-year-old filly Curlin’s Voyage gifted Hall of Fame trainer Josie Carroll with a stakes victory for her birthday on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack, prevailing in a photo finish over Merveilleux in the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
TORONTO, December 7, 2019 – Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.