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Thursday, June 22, 2017
The 41st Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9th promises to be an extra special evening of celebration as ten new members join the best of Canadian Horse Racing.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
TORONTO, June 11—Holy Helena, coming off an impressive maiden victory at Belmont on May 12, rallied from just off the pace for a going-away one-length victory in Sunday’s $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
TORONTO, June 11—Guy Caballero, a 20-1 longshot, rallied from last place in the field of six to score by a half-length in Sunday’s $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes at Woodbine.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
TORONTO, June 10 – Entourage Stable’s Pink Lloyd notched his third consecutive added-money score in taking Saturday's $125,000 Achievement Stakes, at Woodbine.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and The Jockey Club of Canada are hosting an Ownership Seminar on Saturday, July 1 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

Sunday, June 04, 2017
TORONTO, June 4 – Code Warrior dueled early and had more than enough left in the tank in taking Sunday's $129,050 Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine.

Saturday, June 03, 2017
TORONTO, June 3 – Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday's $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup, at Woodbine,

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will headline the 158th Queen’s Plate on Sunday, July 2, while Canadian rock icons Our Lady Peace will play a live concert on Saturday, July 1 to open the inaugural 2-Day Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gary Boulanger, one of thoroughbred racing’s most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
TORONTO, May 27 – Silver Princess, with Rafael Hernandez aboard, assumed control in mid-stretch and fended off all challengers to take Saturday’s $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Ontario Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative developed to promote the growth of horse racing in this province.

Monday, May 22, 2017
TORONTO, May 22 – Keen Gizmo, bred and owned by Ivan Dalos (Tall Oaks Farms), made his third Steady Growth Stakes appearance his most memorable one, winning impressively in Holiday Monday’s $125,000 feature, at Woodbine.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
TORONTO, May 14 - Blurricane blew by her rivals late to spring the upset in Sunday’s $125,400 Ballade Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
TORONTO, May 13 – Yorkton made the fourth start of his season the most memorable of his career, notching his first added-money score in taking Saturday’s $125,000 Queenston Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, May 07, 2017
TORONTO, May 7 - A return to familiar ground ended in a return to form for King and His Court, who captured Sunday's $119,600 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, May 06, 2017
TORONTO, May 6 – Pink Lloyd, with Eurico Rosa da Silva up, turned in another excellent effort, this time in Saturday's $125,000 New Providence Stakes, at Woodbine.

Friday, May 05, 2017
As part of the ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario project’, the Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release the inaugural issue of its new ‘Race Line’ newsletter.

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Further to the February 21, 2017 release of Information Bulletin No. 29 ‘AGCO-Stakeholder Working Groups’, the AGCO has established the membership for three Working Groups to review and make recommendations for future policy reforms.

Monday, May 01, 2017
TORONTO, April 30 – East West Stables’ Enstone was rock solid in taking Sunday's $125,400 Fury...

Monday, April 24, 2017
Lokinforpursemonee pulls 14-1 upset in Woodstock TORONTO, April 22 - Lokinforpursemonee,...

Sunday, April 16, 2017
TORONTO, April 16 – R Naja was strong every step of the way in taking the 60th edition of the $102,200 Star Shoot Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
TORONTO, April 15 - Pink Lloyd notched the first stakes win of his career with a determined effort in Saturday's $113,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes, at Woodbine.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Opening Day, highlighted by the six furlong, $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes for older horses, featuring 2015 champion sprinter Stacked Deck was drawn, as was the rest of the 80-horse card, on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates.

Monday, April 03, 2017
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to announce that Heather MacKay Roberts, Marketing Director at Kawartha Downs, is the successful candidate to represent the regional racetrack perspective on the OR Board of Directors. Heather’s appointment to the Board of Directors further enhances OR’s representation of the horse racing sector and expands the skill set and knowledge base of the Board of Directors in several important areas. In addition to a small racetrack perspective, Heather will bring a wealth of experience in marketing and promotion and a solid background in journalism and communications.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to extend an invitation to interested individuals in the horse racing sector to submit expressions of Interest in joining OR's Board of Directors. There are currently two new director positions (Director-at-Large) open to individuals.

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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
TORONTO, November 30 - Ellan Vannin, expertly handled by Jeffrey Alderson, found racing room late in the lane and drew off to win Wednesday night's $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The public is invited to participate in the nomination of horses and people who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
TORONTO, November 26 - Earle I. Mack's Freitag unleashed an impressive turn of foot to get up in the final stride and win Saturday's $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
TORONTO, November 19 - The Very Dry Stable's River Maid, patiently handled by birthday boy Gary Boulanger, arrived in the final stride to win Saturday's $233,200 Grade 2 Bessarabian Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
TORONTO, November 13 - King and His Court, under a ground saving trip by Gary Boulanger, zipped up the rail to defeat stablemate State of Honor in Sunday's $250,400 Coronation Futurity, at Woodbine.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
TORONTO, November 12 - Chiefswood Stable homebred Ghostly Presence, expertly handled by Steve Bahen, collared a free-wheeling Enstone in the final stride to win Saturday's $251,200 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, November 05, 2016
TORONTO, November 5 - John Oxley's Classic Empire provided Woodbine's leading trainer Mark Casse with a potential Kentucky Derby favourite after capturing Saturday's Grade 2 $2-million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at the 33rd Breeders' Cup World Championships, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Saturday, November 05, 2016
TORONTO, November 5 - Gary Barber's Vanish, patiently handled by Patrick Husbands, collared Katalox in the final stride to win Saturday's co-featured $150,000 Clarendon Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, November 05, 2016
TORONTO, November 5 - Stronach Stables homebred Ice Festival got up in the final jump to nose out Hot Kiss and capture Saturday's featured Grade 3 $175,300 Maple Leaf Stakes, at Woodbine.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Industry consultations regarding a proposed long term funding framework for horseracing have begun, with stops in Toronto and at Flamboro Downs this week.

Sunday, October 30, 2016
TORONTO, October 30 - Conquest Vivi remained perfect through three career starts with a stalking score in Sunday's $125,000 Victorian Queen Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
TORONTO, October 29 - Touch of Disney, so named for the unique Mickey Mouse marking on his nose, rallied wide down the lane to capture Saturday's $125,000 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Guelph, Ontario – Equine Guelph is calling on grooms, trainers and owners in the racing industry, to complete a first of its kind survey on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry. Your feedback can help shape the future of racing in Ontario.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
TORONTO, October 23 - Will She, patiently handled by Jesse Campbell, settled off a hot early pace before pouncing to an open lengths score in Sunday's co-featured $150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
TORONTO, October 23 - Robert Marzilli's Caren made her final start of 2016 a winning one with a front-running score in Sunday's $150,000 Carotene Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
TORONTO, October 22 - Where's the Widget extended his winning streak to six with a front-running score in Saturday's co-featured $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
TORONTO, October 22 - Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam burst to the lead at the top of the lane and never looked en route to a convincing victory in Saturday's $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes, at Woodbine.

Friday, October 21, 2016
CHANGES TO THE HORSE RACING APPEAL PANEL’S RULES OF PROCEDURE

Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016 - The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2016 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 15, 2016, The Jockey Club reports that 1,423 stallions covered 33,746 mares in North America during 2016.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Media Category 2016 Rules & Submission Guidelines

Sunday, October 16, 2016
TORONTO, October 16 — Calgary Cat, the senior member of the field at age 6, came charging down the outside under Luis Contreras to score by a head at 15-1 in Sunday’s Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine.

Friday, October 14, 2016
Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that consultations have begun regarding a new and sustainable long term funding framework and agreement for the industry.

Friday, October 14, 2016
FIELD FOR THE GRADE 1 $1-MILLION PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (9)

Thursday, October 13, 2016
TORONTO, October 16 - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has attended four Queen’s Plates, will not be here Sunday but will be represented by her first Canadian runner with Dartmouth entered in Sunday’s $1 million Pattison Canadian International.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ontario Racing (OR), the new industry association for horse racing in Ontario, is pleased to announce that consultations have begun regarding a proposed longer-term funding framework and agreement for the industry beyond 2021.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (9)

Monday, October 10, 2016
TORONTO, Ontario—Dragon’s Cry took charge entering the far turn and never looked back while giving jockey Sheena Ryan her first stakes win in Monday’s $125,000 Bull Page Stakes.

Monday, October 10, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (9)

Sunday, October 09, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (9)

Saturday, October 08, 2016
TORONTO, October 8 – Rafael Hernandez picked up the 2000th win of his career when he guided Guy Caballero to victory in Saturday’s seventh race, at Woodbine.





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