Thursday, January 17, 2019
TORONTO, January 17, 2019 – The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred builder, William (Bill) Graham, who passed away on January 15. Mr. Graham was a successful construction entrepreneur who achieved great success within Thoroughbred racing including a Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding breeder in 2012.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
TDN By Perry Lefko The Canadian Thoroughbred horse racing community is mourning the passing of Bill Graham, a larger than life figure in the industry as a prominent owner, breeder and builder in various capacities. He passed away Tuesday at 81-years-old following a battle with lung cancer.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
TORONTO, January 15, 2019 – The 2018 season was a very busy and exciting year on and off the track for Woodbine Entertainment. “Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. “Our efforts have positioned us well to continue to tackle our challenges head on as we remain laser-focused on our sole mandate of sustaining and growing the horse racing industry in Ontario.”
Monday, December 17, 2018
William Graham and Gustav Schickedanz to be honored with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the 2018 Sovereign Awards Ceremony
Monday, December 17, 2018
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces Changes to Nomination and Election Committees, Updates Standardbred Driver/Trainer Category. 2019 Nominations now being accepted.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement in principal for a new four-year racing deal which includes an increase of $22 million including guaranteed purses and capital investment in Thoroughbred racing.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
TORONTO, December 9, 2018 – The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
TORONTO, December 9, 2018 – With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
TORONTO, December 6, 2018 – Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
TORONTO, December 5, 2018 – No. 1 Stable’s The Boss Factor goes for his second straight score and first stakes crown, in Saturday’s $100,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
TORONTO, December 2, 2018 – Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in the $100,000 stakes feature.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
TORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Darting through along the rail, 5-1 shot Dun Drum and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson defeated the favourites in the $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
TORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
TORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
TORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Thor’s Rocket will look to keep his winning ways going for owner, breeder and trainer Paul Buttigieg, as he looks for his second consecutive added-money crown, this time in Sunday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
TORONTO, November 28, 2018 – Bred and owned by Heste Sport Inc., My Silencer goes after his second straight stakes score in his second start when he takes on five rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
November 24, 2018, Toronto –The annual CTHS Winter Mixed Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 81 horses were catalogued resulted in 54 sold for a total gross of $156,700 up from $151,700 in 2017. The average increased by 5% from $2,758 to $2,902 with the median increasing by 54% to $2,000 from $1,300 in 2017.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
TORONTO, November 22, 2018 – Trainer Mike De Paulo is hoping a couple of changes with Code Warrior add up to a walk to the winner’s circle in Sunday’s $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine, a seven-furlong sprint that’s drawn 14 starters.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
TORONTO, November 21, 2018 — Bred and owned by Chiefswood Stable, Yorkton, who is enjoying a fruitful 2018 campaign, goes after his second added-money title of the season, this time in Saturday’s Grade 2, $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
TORONTO, November 18, 2018 – Ivan Dalos’ homebred rising star Avie’s Flatter captured the 115th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
TORONTO, November 17, 2018 – G. G. Racing Stable’s two-year-old filly Preferred Guest scored a breakthrough win in the $100,000 South Ocean Stakes featured on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, November 16, 2018
TORONTO, November 16, 2018 – Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Media Category Awards for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
TORONTO, November 14, 2018 – A two-year-old daughter of Court Vision, Notice Me sets her sights on her first added-money triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 South Ocean Stakes, at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
TORONTO, November 10, 2018 – She’s the Berries didn’t have the greatest of starts, but the daughter of Badge of Silver finished with a flourish to take Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Dear Members: It is with dismay that we advise you that the CTHS (Ontario Division) has received formal notice from Ontario Racing (OR) of termination of our Agreement to manage the Breeders Portion of the Thoroughbred Improvement Program effective January 31, 2019. Click here to view the Termination Notice.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
TORONTO, November 8, 2018 – Dancing Doll, an Ontario-bred two-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller, makes her stakes debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Glorious Song, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
TORONTO, November 7, 2018 – Trainer Andrew Smith and owner Joey Gee Thoroughbreds send out the one-two punch of Line of Vision and Stormy Summer in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
TORONTO, November 4, 2018—Chiefswood Stable’s homebred two-year-old filly Bold Script was a dominant winner in the 73rd running of $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
TORONTO, November 3, 2018—Mr Havercamp provided his connections with another thrill at the 2018 Woodbine meet, winning the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday.
Friday, November 2, 2018
TORONTO, November 2, 2018 – Tiz Breathtaking headlines a field of a half-dozen two-year-old Canadian-bred fillies set to face off in the 73rd running of $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
TORONTO, November 1, 2018 – Gigantic Breeze and Gamble’s Ghost will set out to defend their titles in this year’s editions of the Grade 2 Autumn and Grade 3 Maple Leaf Stakes co-featured on Saturday’s 11-race program, which will have a special post time of 12:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
TORONTO, October 31, 2018—My Silencer was a winner right out of the gate, taking the $100,000 Frost King Stakes for two-year-olds in his career debut on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
TORONTO, October 31, 2018 – For the past eight weeks, every night just before he nods off, William Werner envisions what it would be like to win a Breeders’ Cup race. On Friday, he’ll find out if it becomes a reality.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
TORONTO, October 28, 2018— Owner/breeder Ivan Dalos’s 2017 Breeder’s Cup runner-up Ami’s Mesa was the 5-2 favourite competing back at Woodbine for the first time this year in Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3), but it was his longshot that stole the show.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
TORONTO, October 27, 2018—Thor’s Rocket launched his attack in the stretch and blasted from last to first for the mild upset in the $100,000 Overskate Stakes featured on Saturday’s program at Woodbine.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
TORONTO, October 25, 2018 – Already a two-time Grade 3 stakes winner this year, Zilli Racing Stable’s Code Warrior is among a dozen distaffers set to contest this Sunday’s $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
TORONTO, October 24, 2018 – Silent Poet, a three-year-old son of Silent Name, seeks his third straight trip to the winner’s circle when he takes on eight rivals, including Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, in Saturday’s $100,000 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine.