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.
Monday, January 16, 2017
As part of Ontario Racing’s commitment to transparency and industry information sharing, OR has collaborated with the CPMA to reconcile and provide a ten-year overview of Ontario related wagering – specifically wagering by Ontario customers, and wagering on Ontario product.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
TORONTO, Jan 11, 2017 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv will shut...
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) & the HBPA of Ontario are pleased to announce an exciting new program to assist in the expansion and improvement of the resident band of Broodmares in Ontario and increase the race horse population.
Monday, December 12, 2016
TORONTO, December 12 – Premium grandstand tickets for the 158th edition of The Queen’s Plate, slated for Sunday, July 2, 2017, are now available through Ticketmaster.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
TORONTO, December 8 – Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced wagering on Woodbine’s 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Sunday, December 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
TORONTO, December 4 - Bangkok, a 17-1 longshot, wore down defending champ Melmich in the late going to take Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 Valedictory Stakes, the final stakes event of Woodbine’s 2016 thoroughbred racing season.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
TORONTO, December 4 – There were familiar names on top of the leaderboard at the end of Sunday's 14-race season-ending card at Woodbine.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
TORONTO, December 3 – It wasn’t the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take Saturday's $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
TORONTO, December 1 - The final race card of the 2016 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 9.

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