Monday, April 24, 2017
Lokinforpursemonee pulls 14-1 upset in Woodstock TORONTO, April 22 - Lokinforpursemonee,...
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 (http://groomelite.com) 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.
Friday, March 03, 2017
TORONTO, March 3 – Woodbine’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, featuring the $1 million Queen’s...
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
TORONTO, March 1, 2017 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
TORONTO, February 28 – It's a sure sign the 2017 thoroughbred racing season is fast approaching as the doors opened to the Woodbine backstretch area on Tuesday morning.
Monday, February 27, 2017
TORONTO, February 27 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2017 is one week away.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TORONTO, February 22 - Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam, a three-time winner in four juvenile starts, was today installed the early 3-1 favorite for the 158th edition of The Queen’s Plate.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Further to the February 16, 2017 release of the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ Findings Report, the AGCO will be establishing three Working Groups to review and make recommendations for future policy reform.
Friday, February 17, 2017
The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards is proud to announce that Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing in Canada.
Friday, February 17, 2017
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ Findings Report. The report presents a summary of the issues, ideas, and thoughts that were brought forward throughout the eight-month engagement process.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that OR governance has continued to evolve to ensure the Board of Directors is representative of the broader horse racing industry and to ensure that OR is led by experienced and knowledgeable individuals.
Monday, February 06, 2017
This past June, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) commenced their “Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario” project.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Ontario Racing Update - In response to industry requests, Ontario Racing has worked with our partners at Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) and the provincial government to release the nonbinding legal document which underpins the proposed long term funding agreement for horseracing in Ontario.
Monday, February 06, 2017
February 6, 2017 - For Immediate Release - The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and while the number of Graded Stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 44, there will two upgrades of Non Listed races to Listed races for 2017.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ontario Racing is pleased to release a preliminary report that summarizes the views and perspectives received from industry stakeholders regarding a proposed long term funding framework for horse racing in Ontario. This report will be posted for industry comment for a period of 25 days, to ensure that industry participants have ample opportunity to provide additional and new feedback regarding the findings contained in this report.
Friday, February 03, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2017 is less than four weeks away.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
The 5-year-old Canadian champion represented Ontario in fine form by placing 2nd in the inaugural...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
(Files provided by America's Best Racing) JANUARY 25, 2017 - Man o’ War, regarded as one of the two or three best racehorses in the history of the sport in North America, will be honored by the Kentucky Horse Park with a year-long series of events in 2017 celebrating his 100th birthday anniversary.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017, Toronto - The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the top four finalists for the Sovereign Award categories for 2016.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
TORONTO, January 19 - Payment Source is very pleased to announce that, beginning January 19, Woodbine Entertainment Group (“WEG”) customers will be able to leverage the Loadhub network to reload their HPIbet.com account.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Next generation handicapping platform pairs seasoned and novice wagerers to help Woodbine Entertainment Group innovate horse racing
Monday, January 16, 2017
Note the 2016 Sovereign Awards event will now be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to accommodate first day of racing taking place on Saturday, April 15, 2017.