Friday, July 13, 2018
TORONTO, July 11, 2018 – A handful of youngsters will step into the stakes spotlight for the first time this Saturday in the $100,000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
TORONTO, July 12, 2018 – Fresh off a victory in last month’s Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, Gamble’s Ghost heads into Sunday’s stakes feature in winning form for her connections who are looking to repeat in the $125,000 Ontario Matron (Grade 3) at Woodbine.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
If you are a licensed caretaker working in Canada, or know someone who is and would like to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on August 8, 2018, the Hall of Fame wants to hear from you!
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The evening of August 8 promises to be exciting an exciting one as the Class of 2018 is formally inducted to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
TORONTO, July 8, 2018 – Kingsport, sent to post at odds of 18-1, took down his sixth career stakes score while putting an end to the win streak of Canada’s Horse of the Year, Pink Lloyd, with a rallying performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes, at Woodbine.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
TORONTO, July 5 – Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, sets his sights on an unparalleled 12th straight stakes score, as the chestnut gelding takes centre stage in Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
TORONTO, July 4, 2018 – William Werner’s My Gal Betty, an impressive four-length winner on debut, headlines a talented field of eight in Saturday’s $100,000 My Dear Stakes, at Woodbine.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
TORONTO, July 1, 2018 —Silent Sonet, recipient of a perfect stalking trip under rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, surged to the front in early stretch and held sway for a 1 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Zadracarta at Woodbine.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
TORONTO, July 1—Tiz a Slam seems to have a soft spot for Canada Day weekend.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
TORONTO, July 1, 2018 – One day after watching Wonder Gadot wow the crowd by winning the Queen’s Plate, owner Gary Barber and trainer Mark Casse had another filly come up with a sensational effort, as Safe to Say took the $225,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
TORONTO, June 30, 2018 - Wonder Gadot, who had done everything but win in her first six starts this season, appeared to benefit greatly from the addition of blinkers as she rolled to a 4 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s 159th edition of the Queen’s Plate.
Friday, June 29, 2018
TORONTO, June 29—Fairy Hill, cutting back in distance after weakening to finish fourth in the 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks, launched a sustained rally while racing in between horses around the final turn and got up late to capture Friday’s seven-furlong Lady Angela Stakes by a neck.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) is extremely excited to announce the expansion of the Western Sales Stakes series to include Ontario thus making the series a truly Canadian initiative. As a result, any Canadian-Bred yearling passing through any CTHS yearling sale in 2018 will now be eligible for the Sales Stakes in any Province.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
TORONTO, June 27, 2018 - Telekinesis, who ran up to his notices with a solid victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial here June 9, looms as the one to beat in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
TORONTO, June 27, 2018 – Fan favourite Holy Helena, who won last year’s editions of the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, and the Queen’s Plate, returns to the scene of her high-profile triumphs in the $175,000 Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes, part of Saturday’s stellar, star-stacked Plate undercard.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
TORONTO, June 27—Tower of Texas, who has been riding high both home and on the road for several years now, tops a field of eight for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
TORONTO, June 27—The Highlander Stakes, always an attractive event, offers some additional enticements this year.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
TORONTO, June 24, 2018—Eskiminzin, surging to the front in mid-stretch, held safe the late rally of 7-5 favorite Be Vewy Vewy Quiet to take Sunday’s $100,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes by three-quarters of a length.
Friday, June 22, 2018
EARLY LOOK AT THE JUNE 30 QUEEN'S PLATE PROBABLE FIELD (16)
Friday, June 22, 2018
This year's Hall of Fame inductees highlight Canadian horse racing success stories from across the country and the international racing world.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
TORONTO, June 21, 2018—Be Vewy Vewy Quiet was among the best in his division at Woodbine as a two-year-old, winning a pair of sprint stakes and earning a Sovereign Award nomination. On Sunday, seven weeks out from a disappointing sophomore bow, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet will try turf for the first time in the $100,000 Bold Ruckus, a six-furlong race for Ontario-sired three-year-olds.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
EARLY LOOK AT THE JUNE 30 QUEEN'S PLATE PROBABLE FIELD (16)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
TORONTO, June 20, 2018 —Trainer Roger Attfield has sent out the winners of seven of 13 runnings of the Singspiel Stakes, including the 1-2 finishers on two occasions. On Saturday, Attfield has another double-barrelled threat in for the Grade 3, $125,000 feature as Danish Dynaformer and Final Copy will go postward in a field of eight for the 1 1/2-mile turf race.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
TORONTO, June 17, 2018 - Gamble's Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied six-wide down the lane to capture Sunday's $140,000 Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
TORONTO, June 16, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred stakes winner Mr Havercamp was victorious in his four-year-old debut on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, defeating past winners of the Steady Growth Stakes in this year’s $100,000 edition.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
TORONTO, June 14, 2018 – Multiple graded stakes winner Gamble’s Ghost will be looking to add another to her resume in this Sunday’s $125,000 Trillium, a Grade 3 stakes over 1-1/16 miles for fillies and mares.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
TORONTO, June 13, 2018 – The highly-regarded stakes winner Mr Havercamp from the Catherine Day Phillips stable will make the first start of his four-year-old campaign this weekend in the $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes featured on Saturday afternoon’s racing program at Woodbine.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TORONTO, June 12, 2018 —Pink Lloyd, winner of an unprecedented 11 straight stakes races at Woodbine, will be looking to extend that streak here in the $100,000 Shepperton on July 8.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
CAMPBELLVILLE, June 12, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (Woodbine) today announced the appointment of Mr. Hugh Mitchell to its Board of Directors.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
TORONTO, June 9, 2018—Telekinesis, sent off at 2-5, didn’t exactly have to move mountains but found the Plate Trial to be more than a routine exercise as he prevailed by 1 3/4 lengths over a dead game Rose’s Vision on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
TORONTO, June 9, 2018—Dixie Moon, sent off as the second choice at 3-1, held off the late surge of odds-on favourite Wonder Gadot to prevail by a head in Saturday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented By Budweiser at Woodbine Racetrack.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
TORONTO, June 9, 2018 - Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson received the 2018 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award during a special presentation held on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course following the second race on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, June 8, 2018
TORONTO, June 8, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment is proud to announce the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) is the official partner and title sponsor of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing for 2018.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
TORONTO, June 7, 2018 — Scotty’s Model, at age eight, registered her first stakes victory last time out in the restricted Ballade Stakes. On Sunday, the Bruno Schickedanz-owned homebred could be in line for graded stakes success in the $125,000 Hendrie Stakes (Grade 3), a 6 1/2 furlong race for fillies and mares.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TORONTO, June 6, 2018 —Telekinesis got a late start to his career, making an impressive debut at the Fair Grounds on February 9. And while the Ghostzapper colt makes his first Woodbine appearance with just three starts under his belt, his burgeoning talent should move the faithful to make him a solid choice in Saturday’s $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TORONTO, June 6, 2018 —Wonder Gadot, who has been holding her own against the best of her set south of the border, returns to friendlier confines on Saturday (June 9) for the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented By Budweiser.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TORONTO, June 6, 2018 — Saturday could be a very big day at Woodbine for trainer Mark Casse, who will field probable odds-on favourites Wonder Gadot for the Woodbine Oaks Presented By Budweiser and Telekinesis for the Plate Trial. But first comes the not-so-minor matter of the Alywow, a $100,000 open stakes for three-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf course which includes three Casse trainees among its seven entrants.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
TORONTO, June 3, 2018 – Riding a double-digit win streak, reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd surpassed the $1 million mark in Canadian earnings with his latest conquest in the $125,000 Achievement Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.
Friday, June 1, 2018
TORONTO, June 1, 2018 - Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller discusses the sensational Pink Lloyd's unique training habits and a few highlights from his impressive 10-race win streak.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
TORONTO, May 31, 2018 – Horse racing industry experts have weighed in on Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd’s impressive achievements as he looks to keep his winning momentum rolling this weekend at Woodbine.