Woodbine to raise minimum weight for jockeys
Saturday, July 25, 2020

TORONTO, July 25, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment, in consultation with the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA), announced today that it will raise the Minimum Weight for Jockeys to 118 lbs effective August 6, 2020. 

 

Top end weights will go to 125 lbs where applicable, other than Handicap races or Stakes Races where assigned weights will remain at the discretion of the Racing Secretary. 

  

The health and welfare of our jockeys was the driving factor for this decision, and the new base weight aligns with racing jurisdictions in Kentucky, Florida and New York.    

 

This change will be reflected in Condition Book 4, effective Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.  

 

 The new weight scales by condition for overnight races are listed below. 

  

WOODBINE - SCALE OF WEIGHTS FOR 118 LB. MINIMUM (OVERNIGHTS) effective Aug. 6, 2020 

  

Does not account for Fillies Sex Allowance 3 LBS 

2 YEARS OLD MAIDENS 

121 LBS. BASE WEIGHT BOTH SEXES 

(Canadian Bred Allowance) -3 LBS. 

(No claiming buy down) 

  

2 YEARS OLD WINNERS 

Does not account for Fillies Sex Allowance 3 LBS 

123 LBS. BASE WEIGHT BOTH SEXES 

(Canadian Bred Allowance) -3 LBS. 

Non-Winners of a Race in 2 Months – 2 LBS. 

(No claiming buy down) 

  

3 YEARS OLD MAIDENS 

Does not account for Fillies Sex Allowance 5 LBS (3LBS. after Sept 1) 

121 LBS. BASE WEIGHT BOTH SEXES 

(Canadian Bred Allowance) -3 LBS. 

(No claiming buy down) 

  

3 YEARS OLD WINNERS 

Does not account for Fillies Sex Allowance 5 LBS (3LBS. after Sept 1) 

123 LBS. BASE WEIGHT BOTH SEXES 

(Canadian Bred Allowance) -3 LBS. 

Non-Winners of a Race in 2 Months – 2 LBS. 

(No claiming buy down) 

  

3 YEARS OLD & UPWARD MAIDENS 

Does not account for Fillies & Mares Sex Allowance 5 LBS. (3LBS. after Sept 1) 

3 YEARS OLD 119 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (Apr-June) 

3 YEARS OLD 120 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (July-Sept) 

3 YEARS OLD 121 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (Oct-Dec) 

(Claiming Buy Down – 1 LBS.) (APR-JUNE) 

(Claiming Buy Down- 2 LBS.) (JULY-DEC) 

  

3 YEARS OLD & UPWARDS WINNERS 

Does not account for Fillies & Mares Sex Allowance 5 LBS. (3LBS. after Sept 1) 

3 YEARS OLD 121 LBS. OLDER 125 LBS. (Apr-June) 

3 YEARS OLD 122 LBS. OLDER 125 LBS. (July-Sept) 

3 YEARS OLD 123 LBS. OLDER 125 LBS. (Oct-Dec) 

Non-Winners of a Race in 2 Months– 2 LBS. 

(Claiming Buy Down – 1 LBS.) (APR-JUNE) 

(Claiming Buy Down- 2 LBS.) (JULY-DEC) 

3 YEARS OLD & UPWARDS WINNERS 

(NW1X, NW2 40/OS, NW3 40/OS) 

  

Does not account for Fillies & Mares Sex Allowance 5 LBS. (3LBS. after Sept 1) 

3 YEARS OLD 120 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (Apr-June) 

3 YEARS OLD 121 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (July-Sept) 

3 YEARS OLD 122 LBS. OLDER 124 LBS. (Oct-Dec) 

Non-Winners of a Race in 2 Months– 2 LBS. 

 

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Brittney Mayotte
Woodbine Entertainment,
Manager, Communications & Content
C: 416-807-1334