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Sunday, May 20, 2018
TORONTO, May 20, 2018 – Bruno Schickedanz’s homebred mare Scotty’s Model earned her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes featured on Sunday afternoon’s Woodbine program.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario looking for candidates for an Owner Specialist / Communication Representative position

Thursday, May 17, 2018
A capacity crowd of racing industry supporters, Hall of Fame honoured members and incoming inductees were expertly guided through a jam packed agenda by Master of Ceremonies and CHRHF Honoured Member Jim Bannon during Wednesday evening’s annual Hall of Fame President’s Reception.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
TORONTO, May 17, 2018 – Hailing from the red-hot Martin Drexler stable, Blurricane will seek a repeat victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares this Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
TORONTO, May 16, 2018 – Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s highly-regarded filly Dixie Moon headlines Saturday afternoon’s featured $125,000 Selene Stakes (Grade 3) for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The 65th running of the Selene will be contested over 1-1/16 miles on the Tapeta track.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
TORONTO, May 13, 2018 – Entourage Stable’s Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, earned an unprecedented 10th straight stakes victory at Woodbine Racetrack with a dominant display in the $100,000 New Providence Stakes on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
TORONTO, May 10, 2018 – All eyes will be on Entourage Stable’s star Pink Lloyd in Sunday’s $100,000 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack as he looks to extend his stakes win streak into the double-digits for Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
TORONTO, May 9, 2018 - A total of 57 Canadian-bred three-year-olds are eligible to the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate set for June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack following the sustaining payment deadline on May 2.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Upon the completion of his three-year term, Jeffrey Begg will be stepping down as Chief Steward of The Jockey Club of Canada.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
TORONTO, April 29, 2018 – Despite drifting across the track down the stretch, even-money favourite Summer Sunday persevered in the featured $125,000 Fury Stakes for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, April 27, 2018
Join Us To Celebrate Our Outstanding Breeders The 36th Annual CTHS Awards, honouring the outstanding breeders of 2017, takes place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

Friday, April 27, 2018
TORONTO, April 26 – On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Toronto City Council approved expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a vote of 26 to 15. City Council based its decision to support expanded gaming and an integrated entertainment complex on the nearly 700-acre site in north Toronto based on a City Manager’s report which detailed the successful commitment or resolution of 21 conditions. City Council set the 21 conditions in 2015 when expanded gaming was conditionally approved.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
TORONTO, April 26, 2018 – Unraced three-year-old filly Luvutothemoonnback will launch her racing career this Sunday in the featured $125,000 Fury Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as the 2018 CHRHF Legend Honourees. Originally launched as a millennium project in 2000, the Legends section of the Hall of Fame is dedicated to honouring the people and horses who significantly contributed to Canada’s horse racing story over fifty years in the past. The ceremony takes place on May 16.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
TORONTO, April 22, 2018 – With a well-timed move in the stretch engineered by jockey Luis Contreras, Stronach Stables’ Silent Sting collared 6-5 favourite Blueblood to win the $125,000 Queenston Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
TORONTO, April 21, 2018 - Inge did most of the work as the early pacesetter but couldn't hold off a green Machtree in the final strides of Saturday's $100,000 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
TORONTO, April 21, 2018 – Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to win the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon as the 2018 Thoroughbred meet kicked off.

Friday, April 20, 2018
TORONTO, April 20, 2018 - One of the more intriguing races of the 2018 Woodbine Thoroughbred season features a defending title-holding trainer looking for a repeat performance and a highly-accomplished Hall of Fame conditioner set for yet another strong campaign.

Friday, April 20, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada held its 43rd Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony at Toronto’s prestigious Palais Royale on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Horse racing fans will get a chance to scope out a handful of Queen’s Plate hopefuls in Sunday’s stakes action at Woodbine, which launches its new season this weekend.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 - Trainer Mike DePaulo, who finished sixth in the trainer standings last year with 38 wins, will look to fly out of the gates on Saturday when he saddles four runners on the 10-race card, at Woodbine.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – The hottest horse of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will make his 2018 debut during the Woodbine season opener in the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes this Saturday, April 21.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing bursts from the gate on Saturday, April 21 with a talent-laden 10-race card. First race post time is 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
CHRHF Class of 2018 includes Bill Andrew, Reade Baker, Jim Doherty, Dave Landry, Dan Loiselle, John G. Sikura, along with Blissfull Hall, Chancey Lady, Judy the Beauty and Shaman Ghost

Sunday, April 08, 2018
TORONTO, April 8, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a race exchange sponsorship agreement for this year's Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack and Paradise Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse.

Thursday, March 29, 2018
TORONTO, March 29 – Mr. Jim Lawson was today unanimously elected Chairman of the Board by the Directors of Ontario Racing, following the retirement of Mr. Hugh Mitchell in the role.

Monday, March 26, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2018 ballot. A total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Thoroughbred and 15 Standardbred 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 10th.

Friday, March 23, 2018
New Long-Term Funding Agreement Promotes Opportunity for Racetracks and Breeders

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Health and Safety Working Group.

Thursday, March 01, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2017.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame reminds the horse racing community the deadline to nominate horses or people for the Class of 2018 is March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST., one week away.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
TORONTO, February 27, 2018 – Woodbine was a blur of activity on Tuesday morning as trainers and horses returned to the backstretch to begin preparations for the 2018 season.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 27, 2018, Toronto Groom, Handicapper & Special Sovereign...

Friday, February 23, 2018
A colt out of Grade 1 producer Count to Three is the first foal by millionaire Sovereign Award champion Dynamic Sky.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have spearheaded a new Health and Welfare Committee in cooperation with Fort Erie Racetrack for the 2018 season.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
TORONTO, February 22, 2018 - Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse is blessed with a quartet of Canadian Triple Crown contenders led by Telekinesis, who was today installed the early 4-1 favourite for the 159th edition of The Queen's Plate.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
TORONTO, February 21, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 43rd Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to honour Canada’s Champions of 2017 at one of Toronto’s premier venues, The Palais Royal, located at 1601 Lake Shore Blvd West.

Thursday, February 08, 2018
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to release a Summary Report of the work delivered by the Equine Drug Program Working Group over the last seven months.

Thursday, February 01, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Toronto, February 1st, 2018 The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2017...

Thursday, February 01, 2018
TORONTO, February 1, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment has released the official logo for the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, slated for Saturday, June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and will have several upgrades for 2018.

Monday, January 29, 2018
TORONTO, January 29, 2018 – Tickets are now on sale for Woodbine’s exclusive Derby Day Party celebrating the first jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown on the first Saturday in May.

Friday, January 26, 2018
The 2018/19 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), based on the recommendations of the industry representative Thoroughbred Advisory Group and Thoroughbred Working Group, has been approved by the Ontario Racing Board of Directors.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for Class of 2018 The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018.

Monday, January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 – Toronto, Ontario - The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) (CTHS) election of Directors for the 2018 – 2020 term resulted in four new people being added to the seven Directors that have been re-elected to the Board.

Monday, January 08, 2018
TORONTO, January 8 – Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 live Thoroughbred racing season rose soundly over the 2016 meet.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations. The combined entity will be an independent, not-for-profit industry organization that will represent all Ontario racetracks and horse racing industry associations in the Province with one unified voice.

Monday, December 11, 2017
TORONTO, December 11, 2017 – Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling country music superstar, Brad Paisley, will headline the 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-day Festival will run from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
TORONTO, December 10, 2017 – Leavem in Malibu scored a front-running victory in the $125,000 Valedictory Stakes (Grade 3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance during Woodbine’s final program of the 2017 Thoroughbred season on Sunday.

Saturday, December 09, 2017
TORONTO, December 9, 2017 – Stronach Stables’ Silent Sting came flying through the stretch along the rail to win the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-olds on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.

Friday, December 08, 2017
TORONTO, December 8, 2017 – Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) today announced the appointment of Mr. Bob Aziz and Mr. Ed Hannah to its Board of Directors.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
With reference to the election of Directors for the Ontario Division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society held December 6th, 2017. The following is a list of successful candidates in the election of Regional Directors of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) for the three-year term 2018 – 2020.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
TORONTO, December 5, 2017 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple

Sunday, December 03, 2017
TORONTO, December 3, 2017 – Dixie Moon closed out her juvenile campaign with an exciting victory in the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for Ontario-bred two-year-old fillies on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine.

Saturday, December 02, 2017
TORONTO, December 2, 2017 – Kingsport, winner of the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses three years old and up on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
TORONTO, November 29, 2017 – Grey Stakes champion Archaggelos has returned to Woodbine to put his talents on display in this weekend’s stakes action.

Monday, November 27, 2017
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Camille Casse will take over as General Manager of The Jockey Club of Canada, effective immediately.

Saturday, November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017, Toronto –The annual CTHS Winter Mixed Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 88 horses were catalogued resulted in

Saturday, November 25, 2017
TORONTO, November 25, 2017 – Pink Lloyd has made his case for Horse of the Year honours, closing out his 2017 campaign undefeated in eight stakes races after taking the $175,000 Kennedy Road (Grade 2) on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
TORONTO, November 22, 2017 – Woodbine’s meet-leading jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva will partner with Horse of the Year candidate Pink Lloyd in what could be a significant race for both horse and rider on Saturday afternoon (November 25).

Saturday, November 18, 2017
TORONTO, November 18, 2017 – Be Vewy Vewy Quiet delivered on his pari-mutuel promise winning the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-olds in a photo finish over Silent Sting on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
TORONTO, November 16 – The 2017 season has been filled with winner’s circle photo ops and memorable experiences for trainer Catherine Day Phillips, and this weekend of racing at Woodbine Racetrack marks another opportunity for the third generation horsewoman to see the progress of her trainees and watch her team’s hard work play out on the racetrack.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TORONTO, November 15 – Two-year-old filly Line of Vision picked up her second straight stakes victory with a big last-to-first run in the $125,000 South Ocean on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
TORONTO, November 12 – Melmich’s win streak came to an end as Gigantic Breeze swept to victory in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, November 11, 2017
TORONTO, November 11 – Ghostly Presence out-sprinted a field of Ontario-bred fillies in the $125,000 Jammed Lovely to emerge a sophomore stakes winner on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, November 10, 2017
TORONTO, November 10 – Fresh off her Princess Elizabeth Stakes victory at the end of October, Clickity Clack is back in to go in next Wednesday’s $125,000 South Ocean Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack for trainer and co-owner Tony Gattellaro.

Friday, November 10, 2017
TORONTO, November 10 – Undefeated in five starts this meet at Woodbine, Melmich will put his win streak on the line this Sunday in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2) for three-year-olds and up.

Sunday, November 05, 2017
TORONTO, November 5 – Aheadbyacentury pulled ahead of his rivals by two lengths in an impressive stretch run to close out his two-year-old campaign with a victory in the 114th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-breds on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, November 04, 2017
TORONTO, November 4 – Ami’s Mesa, a strong contender for Canada’s Horse of the Year, made the lead at the top of the lane only to be caught in the final stride by longshot Bar of Gold in the Grade 1 $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Breeders’ Cup Saturday at Del Mar Racetrack in California.

Saturday, November 04, 2017
TORONTO, November 4 - Tower of Texas circled a compact field of four to claim his second stakes victory of the meet in Saturday’s $100,000 Labeeb Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, November 04, 2017
TORONTO, November 4 – Less than an hour after trainer Josie Carroll and owner Ivan Dalos watched their filly Ami’s Mesa finish just a nose shy of a Breeders' Cup victory at Del Mar, Gamble’s Ghost completed an exciting day of racing for the duo back home winning the Maple Leaf Stakes (Grade 3) at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, November 03, 2017
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) & Ontario Racing are pleased to announce the continuation and enhancement of the Mare Purchase Program.

Friday, November 03, 2017
TORONTO, November 3 – Charles Fipke of Kelowna, B.C. and John Fielding of Toronto, Ontario, notched important wins on the opening day of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Racetrack in California.

Friday, November 03, 2017
DEL MAR, November 3 - Updates and results on the 2017 Woodbine starters and Canadian connections of horses entered in the 34th Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held at Del Mar Racetrack in California on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4.

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Dixie Moon in good company DEL MAR, November 2 - Dixie Moon, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf contender, has made her home in Del Mar’s Barn BB since arriving from Louisville with 18 Breeders Cup’ horses on Monday.

Thursday, November 02, 2017
TORONTO, November 2 – A change of course has led the promising youngster Kitten’s Boy to the 114th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon (November 5) at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
TORONTO, November 1 – While trainer Josie Carroll will be at Del Mar on Saturday with Breeders’ Cup hopeful Ami’s Mesa, a pair of her stablemates will be looking to hold down the fort back home at Woodbine in the $125,000 Maple Leaf Stakes (Grade 3).

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Jockey Club of Canada is now accepting submissions for the annual Sovereign Award 2017 Media Category Awards for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017 EST and all submissions must be sent by email to: jockeyclubcanada@gmail.com

Sunday, October 29, 2017
TORONTO, October 29 – Clickity Clack pulled off a 10-1 upset in the 72nd running of the $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes defeating favourite Avie’s Mineshaft in a photo finish on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
TORONTO, October 29 – Entourage Stable’s rock star Pink Lloyd played another winning tune in Sunday’s $125,000 Overskate Stakes, blasting by his rivals down the stretch for his seventh straight stakes victory of the Woodbine meet.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
TORONTO, October 26 - The talented chestnut Pink Lloyd, in the midst of a six-race win streak, has been a rock for trainer Robert Tiller in 2017 and the band will look to keep the ball rolling in Sunday's $125,000 Overskate Stakes, at Woodbine.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
TORONTO, October 26 – Following a training program that focuses on developing young horses for longterm success, the best has yet to come for the eye-catching two-year-old filly Clickity Clack, who will compete in Sunday’s $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Throughout 2017 events, commemorative miles and race presentations have taken place across country to celebrate Canadian horse racing’s milestone anniversary. As the year draws to a close, The 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing will be featured at Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Thursday, October 26, 2017
TORONTO, October 25 – The following is an early look at the Canadian-connected horses for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for Del Mar Racetrack, in California, Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
TORONTO, October 22 – Inflexibility, ridden by Luis Contreras, overcame a troubled start and traffic-filled trip to eke out a neck win in Sunday’s featured $125,000 Carotene Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
TORONTO, October 21 – Three-year-old Mr Havercamp schooled his older rivals in the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes, kicking away to a seven and a half length victory on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Monday, October 16, 2017
TORONTO, October 13 - The conclusion of Friday’s card marked the 99th day of racing at Woodbine, and with two months left in the season, the race for Canadian Horse of the Year is beginning to heat up.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
TORONTO, October 15 — Tiz a Slam and jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva powered to the lead turning for home and drew off to win the $125,000 Ontario Derby (Grade 3) for three-year-olds on Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International undercard.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
TORONTO, October 15 — Field of Courage, the longest shot on the board at 40-1, stalked the pace from the outside and came on for a 1 3/4 length victory under rider Luis Contreras in Sunday’s Grade 2, $282,000 Nearctic Stakes over six furlongs on a “soft” turf course.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
TORONTO, October 14 — Line of Vision, rallying strongly from off the pace, was along in time to score a half-length victory under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva in Saturday’s $125,400 Victorian Queen at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
FIELD FOR THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (10)

Friday, October 13, 2017
The launch of Rivers of Gold at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, located at Toronto’s...

Friday, October 13, 2017
FIELD FOR THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (10) Post - Horse - Trainer - Jockey - Morning...

Friday, October 13, 2017
TORONTO, October 12 – The return of Woodbine Oaks and Queen’s Plate champion Holy Helena will be...

Friday, October 13, 2017
TORONTO, October 12 — European invaders have started to make their marks in the Nearctic in...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
TORONTO, October 11 – Idaho, who hails from the powerful stable of trainer Aidan O’Brien, finished...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
TORONTO, October 11 – A star-studded field of nine fillies and mares will contest the $500,000...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TORONTO, October 9 — Latonka, who came from the clouds to prevail in his first start, duplicated...