Friday, July 19, 2019
FORT ERIE, July 19 – Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 23.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
TORONTO, July 14, 2019 – The distinguished Robert Tiller trainee Pink Lloyd was back in the Woodbine winner’s circle on Sunday after collecting a record third straight edition of the Vigil Stakes.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
TORONTO, July 13, 2019 –Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favourite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
TORONTO, July 10, 2019 – Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
TORONTO, July 10, 2019 - The Queen's Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
TORONTO, July 10, 2019 - Veteran sprinter Stormy Rush kicked off the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with an 11-1 upset in the $55,000 first qualifying round.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Gala tickets at the special early bird price of $175.00 each including applicable taxes, or $1,700 for a table sponsorship which includes 8 tickets, with a $300.00 charitable donation to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
TORONTO, July 6, 2019 – Jockey Rafael Hernandez completed a sweep of the two-year-old stakes races at Woodbine this weekend when the Roger Attfield-trained Mr. Hustle took Sunday’s featured $100,000 Victoria Stakes.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
TORONTO, July 6, 2019 – Fresh off a successful career debut in mid-June at Woodbine, two-year-old filly Fast Scene returned to the Toronto Tapeta and delivered as the even-money favourite in Saturday’s featured $100,000 My Dear Stakes over 5-1/2 furlongs.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
TORONTO, June 30, 2019—Are You Kidding Me, the senior member of the field at age nine, split horses in deep stretch and powered to a half-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
TORONTO, June 30, 2019 – One race earlier, Speedy Soul had to settle for the bronze. In Sunday’s $225,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine, she was as good as gold.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019 – The Black Album, under Flavien Prat, outdueled a game Inventing Blame to record the win in the Charlie Barley Stakes on Queen’s Plate Saturday at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019 – Desert Isle, given a patient ride by Junior Alvarado, was full of run down the E.P. Taylor Turf Course en route to a victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Zadracarta Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019 – Even-money favourite Synchrony rallied determinedly under Javier Castellano to notch a one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 $178,850 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019—Holy Helena, returning to the scene of her Woodbine Oaks-Queen’s Plate double in 2017, stalked the pace after breaking from the inside post and finished strongly to take down Saturday’s Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019 – Wet Your Whistle, ridden by Alex Cintron, stormed home down the long E.P. Taylor Turf Course to take top honours in Saturday’s $304,800 Highlander Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
TORONTO, June 29, 2019—One Bad Boy was good to go for the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate on Saturday at Woodbine, taking charge early and fending off a prolonged challenge from Avie’s Flatter to pull away for a 3 ½ length tally under Flavien Prat.
Friday, June 28, 2019
TORONTO, June 28, 2019—Ciuri, darting to the front under Eurico Rosa da Silva, made all the running and held sway to prevail by a neck over Sav in Friday’s Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine.
Friday, June 28, 2019
TORONTO, June 28, 2019 – “A new chapter in the history of Woodbine, the inner turf underway” announced Robert Geller as a field of nine broke from the gate in the first ever race contested on the new inner turf course on the Friday kick off card of the Queen’s Plate Racing Festival.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
TORONTO, June 27, 2019—Souper Tapit, who remained undefeated in two starts at Woodbine when capturing the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on May 20, will be looking to keep that streak alive when he stretches out to 1 1/4 miles for Sunday’s Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
TORONTO, June 27, 2019 – Bold Script, who finished runner-up in the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, contests her eighth consecutive stakes event, while seeking her second career added-money score in Sunday’s $225,000 Bison City Stakes at Woodbine.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
TORONTO, June 27, 2019 – Silent Sonet, bred and owned by Ivan Dalos, looks for her first victory of the season on Saturday’s Queen’s Plate undercard at Woodbine in the $100,000 Zadracarta Stakes, one of two added-money events she won in 2018.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
TORONTO, June 27, 2019—Emmaus, a sharp second when making his local bow in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns from his Kentucky base for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TORONTO, June 26, 2019—Avie’s Flatter, Canada’s champion two-year-old male, looms as the horse to beat when he faces 13 other Queen’s Plate hopefuls in the $1 million showpiece over 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine’s Tapeta surface this Saturday.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TORONTO, June 26, 2019–It’s only fitting: two years after her dominant victory in the Queen’s Plate, Holy Helena has come home to race on Plate day at Woodbine, albeit in the Dance Smartly Stakes.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – The $100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes, one of two overnight added-money races on the Queen’s Plate undercard, has drawn Live Oak Plantation homebred Global Access, a colt who has shown a great affinity for Woodbine Racetrack.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – Wet Your Whistle, a four-year-old son of Stroll, struts into Saturday’s Grade 1 $300,000 Highlander Stakes in excellent form.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
TORONTO, June 25, 2019 – Ontario Racing today announced an additional enhancement of $2.375 million in funds for the 2019 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) as part of the $10 million of Horse Improvement Program funds designated for the horse racing industry by the Ontario government.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE (14)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
TORONTO, June 22, 2019 —Tiz a Slam led throughout to tally to two lengths in Saturday’s Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes as the odds-on favourite, giving trainer Roger Attfield his eighth victory in just 15 runnings of the 1-1/2-mile turf race at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE (14)
Friday, June 21, 2019
TORONTO, June 21, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that Friday post-times for Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack will be moved to 4:05 p.m. starting on July 5.
Friday, June 21, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE (12)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE (12)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
TORONTO, ON, June 20, 2019– Woodbine Entertainment announced today the lineup of marquee brands that have signed on as official partners for the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate. One of Canada’s most prestigious horse racing events, the Queen’s Plate has become one of the must-attend Canadian events of the summer – known for its fashion, entertainment and world-class thoroughbred racing.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
TORONTO, June 19, 2019 – Millionaire, 17-time winner and fan favourite Melmich looks to add another chapter to his accomplished career, when he goes postward in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Singspiel Stakes, at Woodbine.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE (12)
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Join us Wednesday, August 7th at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Gala to be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, as we celebrate the class of 2019 and their spectacular contributions to the sport of horse racing.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
TORONTO, June 18, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment welcomes back Rethink Breast Cancer as the official charity partner of The Queen's Plate and has launched its first online 50/50 raffle in support of the Canadian organization’s mission.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
TORONTO, June 15, 2019 – Reunited with his regular reinsman Patrick Husbands, fan favourite Kingsport hauled down the top trio to kick off his seven-year-old campaign with a victory in the $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.