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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.

Saturday, October 08, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (10)

Thursday, October 06, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (9)

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (10)

Sunday, October 02, 2016
TORONTO, October 2 – Bred, trained and co-owned by Paul Buttigieg, Thor’s Rocket, with Davy Moran in the irons, rallied to win Sunday's $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 01, 2016
TORONTO, October 1 – Cindervella, under leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, was full of run late as she swept by her rivals in the last jumps to break her maiden in style in the $125,000 South Ocean Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
TORONTO, September 29 -Highland Reel, Dartmouth and The Pizza Man are among 26 nominated to the 79th running of the Grade 1, $1-million Pattison Canadian International, to be held Sunday, October 16, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) would like to extend a thank you to members of the horse racing industry who dedicated their time, effort and energy to submit a response to the AGCO’s consultation paper, Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
TORONTO, September 25 - Frank DiGiulio Jr.'s Sweater Weather, patiently handled by Jermaine Bridgmohan, picked up her second stakes win of the meet with an impressive stretch run in Sunday's co-featured $125,000 Classy 'n Smart Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
TORONTO, September 25 - Jurojin, the second longest shot on the board at 21-1, wore down favoured Lokinforpursemonee in the final stride to win Sunday's $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired juveniles, at Woodbine.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
TORONTO, September 24 - Robert Marzilli's Caren, expertly handled by Jesse Campbell, made every pole a winning one to secure a narrow nose score in Saturday's $175,300 Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes, at Woodbine.

Friday, September 23, 2016
TORONTO, September 23, 2016 - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced it has reached a long-term lease agreement with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) for gaming operations at Mohawk Racetrack in Milton.

Friday, September 16, 2016
LongRun is involved with Woodbine’s WEGCares Charity Challenge that is taking place this week and we’d love you to vote for us! There are cash donation prizes for the top two charities.

Friday, September 16, 2016
FIELD FOR THE GRADE 1 $1-MILLION RICOH WOODBINE MILE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (8)

Sunday, September 11, 2016
TORONTO, September 11 - Signature Spring, rallying smartly from off the pace, ran his career record to 2-for-2 and gave rider Rafael Hernandez his second stakes win and fourth straight score of the afternoon in Sundays’ $144,000 Colin Stakes.

Sunday, September 11, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (8)

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ricoh Woodbine Mile Notes for Saturday, September 10, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (8)

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (9)

Sunday, September 04, 2016
TORONTO, September 4 - Robert Harvey's Calling Rhy Rhy, expertly handled by Alan Garcia, answered the call with a powerful front-running performance in Sunday's $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
TORONTO, August 28 - Six Yearling Sales Stakes, worth more than $900,000, will be staged Wednesday evening at Woodbine.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
TORONTO, August 28 - CTHS Yearling Sale graduate Shake Down Baby, sold privately over the winter to Cheyenne Stables, made a successful return to Canada to win Sunday's $127,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
TORONTO, August 21 – Garland Williamson’s Camp Creek struck front in mid-stretch and went on to notch a 1 ¼-length win in the 126th running of the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Sunday at Woodbine.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
TORONTO, August 18 – A field of 11 Canadian-bred three-year-olds will do battle Sunday at Woodbine in the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the third jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
TORONTO, August 17 - Conquest Enforcer will tackle older company for the first time in Saturday's loaded Grade 2 $200,000 Play the King Stakes, at Woodbine.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), iBoost and Ryerson University’s Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation today announced that they are partnering to launch a new initiative that will challenge Canadian start-ups, entrepreneurs, developers and students to use technology to help bring the traditional sport of Horse Racing to the next level. The program, called Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game, will seek new and innovative product solutions, to help drive sustainable growth and revenue within the horse racing industry.

Sunday, August 14, 2016
TORONTO, August 14 - Channel Maker battled through a contested pace to graduate in style in Sunday's $150,800 Vandal Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, August 13, 2016
TORONTO, August 13 - Hopping Not Hoping, patiently handled by Jeffrey Alderson, collared Nerve Line in the final strides to capture Saturday's $150,000 Shady Well Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, August 07, 2016
TORONTO, August 7 - Robert Marzilli's Caren, patiently handled by Jesse Campbell, made the lead and never looked back en route to a comfortable score in Sunday's $251,600 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the filly Triple Tiara, at Woodbine.

Sunday, August 07, 2016
TORONTO, August 7 - Tiz Imaginary, under a perfect trip from pilot Emma-Jayne Wilson, bested a talented field of ten in Sunday's co-featured $143,300 Duchess Stakes, at Woodbine.

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