Tuesday, July 7, 2020
TORONTO, July 7, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment released an updated list today of Canadian-bred three-year-old fillies eligible to the 65th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, set for Saturday, Aug. 15.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
TORONTO, July 5, 2020 – Canadian champion filly Curlin’s Voyage nosed out 65-1 longshot Justleaveitalone in a photo finish to win the $125,000 Fury Stakes for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
TORONTO, July 4, 2020 – Leading jockey Rafael Hernandez swept the back-to-back stakes features as part of a five-win performance on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack, with Halo Again a popular winner in $125,000 Queenston Stakes and Skywire pulling off a 17-1 upset in the $175,000 Eclipse (Grade 2).
Friday, July 3, 2020
TORONTO, July 3, 2020 – Six fillies, including Gun Society, vie for top prize in Sunday’s $125,000 Fury Stakes, at Woodbine.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
TORONTO, July 2, 2020 – The $125,000 Queenston Stakes, a key race on the road to this year’s Queen’s Plate, and the Grade 2 $175,000 Eclipse Stakes share the spotlight this Saturday at Woodbine.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, National Office, would like to congratulate Tall Oaks Farm & Ivan Dalos in being chosen once again as the recipient of the Canada Breeder of the Year Award at the 35 th Annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner. The TOBA National Awards Dinner is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky to honour the 2019 achievements of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
TORONTO, June 27, 2020 – Elizabeth Way got up in the final strides to steal the spotlight in the $175,000 Nassau Stake (Grade 2) featured on Saturday’s program at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, June 26, 2020
At a meeting held June 23, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Gala, due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the intention of the CHRHF to induct the Class of 2020, along with those inducted in 2021, at ceremonies tentatively scheduled to take place during the summer of 2021.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
TORONTO, June 25, 2020 – Canada’s reigning three-time Champion Male Sprinter Pink Lloyd kicked off his eight-year-old campaign with a record fourth straight victory in the $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes and recorded his 20th stakes win overall on Thursday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
TORONTO, June 24, 2020 – Malakeh, a five-year-old daughter of Harbour Watch (IRE), goes after her third straight score in Saturday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Nassau Stakes, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Canadian sprint sensation Pink Lloyd will make his season's debut in the $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes (Grade 3) on Thursday, June 25 at Woodbine Racetrack. Scheduled as the seventh of eight races from Woodbine, the Jacques Cartier will be featured on Racing Night Live, which airs on TSN from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
TORONTO, June 23, 2020 – The 2019-20 NHL season hasn’t resumed yet, but Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is already part of an impressive win streak.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
TORONTO, June 21, 2020 – Jean Elizabeth earned her eighth consecutive stakes victory as she dominated her rivals in the $125,000 Whimsical Stakes (Grade 3) on the first summer Sunday of the Woodbine meet.
Friday, June 19, 2020
TORONTO, June 19, 2020 – Multiple stakes winner and multiple Sovereign Award champion Pink Lloyd, with Rafael Hernandez in the irons, will make his eight-year-old debut in Thursday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes, at Woodbine.
Friday, June 19, 2020
TORONTO, June 19, 2020 - Hall of Fame horseman Robert Tiller celebrated a career milestone on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack as he earned his 2,000th training win when Have a Souper Day crossed the wire on top in the seventh race.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
TORONTO, June 18, 2020 – Sovereign Award-winning Summer Sunday, owned by Anne and William Scott, makes her five-year-old debut in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
TORONTO, June 13, 2020 – Stakes action kicked off at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday afternoon with three-year-old colt Newstome winning the $100,000 Woodstock Stakes and Owlette taking the six-furlong companion Star Shoot for fillies.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Tomorrow night is a major milestone in Canadian sports as it will be the first live broadcast of a sporting competition taking place in Canada since the sporting world was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
TORONTO, June 10, 2020 – A pair of key prep races on the road to the Queen’s Plate, the $100,000 Woodstock and the $100,000 Star Shoot, kick off the Woodbine Thoroughbred stakes season this Saturday.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
TORONTO, June 6, 2020 – Live Thoroughbred racing returned to Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday afternoon (June 6) with an 11-race card.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
TORONTO, June 4, 2020 - When Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller reaches the 2,000 career-win mark, it will no doubt leave him feeling tickled pink.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
TORONTO (June 3, 2020) – TSN and Woodbine Entertainment announced today they are expanding their successful broadcast partnership to bring Canadians live horse racing every Thursday night throughout the summer with RACING NIGHT LIVE. The action begins Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN and features a mix of live Thoroughbred races from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Standardbred races from Mohawk Park in Milton, Ont.
Monday, June 1, 2020
MILTON and TORONTO, ON – June 1, 2020 — Woodbine Entertainment is excited to officially announce that live racing is back on track at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack starting this weekend, as horse racing continues to be the first major sport to return to live competition in Canada*. To provide fans with an added way to engage with the sport while it operates without spectators, Woodbine Entertainment also announced it has launched a new innovative app called Dark Horse.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee (NAICSC) met today and voted to lower the minimum purse requirement for existing non-listed black-type races by 20% for the remainder of 2020.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
TORONTO, ON – May 20, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment unveiled its revised stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season which is now scheduled to open on Saturday, June 6 and will run through Sunday, December 13 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada hosted the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony through a virtual presentation on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Monday, May 18, 2020
TORONTO, ON – Monday, May 18 – On Victoria Day, a day in which Canada honours Queen Victoria, Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that The Queen’s Plate will remain as the longest continuously run Thoroughbred stakes race in North America.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The return of live horse racing in the Province of Ontario just got one step closer.
Monday, May 11, 2020
TORONTO, ON – May 11, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that effective Wednesday, May 13 all restricted personnel accessing its backstretch will be mandated to wear a mask or face covering as a further precautionary measure against COVID-19.
Friday, May 8, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada will present the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards, honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their 2019 outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Winners of the twenty-four Sovereign Awards categories will be announced live during a virtual ceremony, at 8:00 p.m. (EST).
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The Jockey Club board of stewards today announced that it has adopted a final rule limiting the annual breeding of individual stallions. The rule reflects The Jockey Club’s goal to preserve the health of the Thoroughbred breed for the long term and will apply prospectively to stallions born in 2020 or later.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that the ninth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, which was scheduled to be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky., on June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
TORONTO – May 5, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment, Ontario Racing and Racetracks of Canada have approached the Federal Government requesting the legalization of Historical Horse Racing (HHR) which would provide much needed financial relief to the Canadian horse industry without requiring government funding.
Monday, May 4, 2020
Ottawa, ON, May 4, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share a return to business operations framework with the Canadian equestrian community in anticipation of the conclusion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
This past week, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame held its Annual General Meeting. At that meeting, the Board of Directors was voted on for the upcoming year.
Friday, April 17, 2020
The 2019 Sovereign Awards Ceremony was scheduled to take place on the evening of April 16, 2020. The event was originally postponed due to the announcement of the Covid-19 pandemic and was to be rescheduled in its full capacity at a later date.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share the following updates from the fifth week of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the CTHS(ONT) Board of Directors have discussed and are planning to host our Canadian Premier Yearling Sale on September 3rd, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share the following updates from the fourth week of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is currently seeking applications to fill the position of Director at Large on the organization’s Board.