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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...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TORONTO, October 8 — Sister Nation, who had placed in four stakes but whose only win was a...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TORONTO, October 8 — Dixie Moon, the only filly in a field of 12 Canadian-bred 2-year-olds for...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TORONTO, October 7 — Wonder Gadot, racing on the Tapeta for the first time while making her third...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (12) Horse / Owner / Trainer /...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
TORONTO, September 30 – On the heels of trainer Mark Casse and Live Oak Plantation’s Ricoh...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
TORONTO, October 1 – The sun was out for Grey Day at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday creating a...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
TORONTO, October 1 — Monticule’s homebred colt Archaggelos came through between horses in the...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
TORONTO, September 30 — Melmich scored a blowout victory in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) to...

Friday, September 29, 2017
TORONTO, September 29 – Thirty-four horses have been nominated to the 80th running of the $800,000...

Saturday, September 16, 2017
TORONTO, September 16 — Johnny Bear caught the favoured European invader Hawkbill in a flying finish to win the $300,000 Northern Dancer Stakes (Grade 1) featured on the Ricoh Woodbine Mile undercard on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
TORONTO, September 13 - Deauville, coming off his second consecutive close third-place finish in...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (11)  Horse / Trainer / Jockey Arod / David...

Monday, September 11, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (11)  Horse/Owner/Trainer Arod (IRE) / Qatar...

Monday, September 11, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH WOODBINE MILE (12)  Horse/Owner/Trainer Arod (IRE) /...

Friday, September 08, 2017
Ricoh Woodbine Mile Notes for Thursday, September 7, 2017 EARLY LOOK AT THE GRADE 1 RICOH...

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
TORONTO, September 4  – Chiefswood Stable's Yorkton rebounded from a troubled start in an...

Saturday, September 02, 2017
TORONTO, September 2 – Gamble’s Ghost mounted a late bid to come from last at the three-quarter mark to take the $100,000 Belle Mahone Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, September 01, 2017
August 31, 2017, Toronto –Three Colts take top spot all selling for $85,000 at the annual Canadian Premier Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto

Friday, September 01, 2017
TORONTO, August 31 - Multiple graded stakes winners World Approval, Mondialiste and Deauville...

Friday, September 01, 2017
TORONTO, August 30 - Wednesday night's Canadian Millions Sales Stakes program at Woodbine was...

Sunday, August 27, 2017
TORONTO, August 27 – Enstone chased down her three-year-old filly foes to earn her first graded stakes victory in $125,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Gr. 3) with Patrick Husbands aboard on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
TORONTO, August 26 – Ami’s Mesa and jockey Luis Contreras dominated the featured $125,000 Seaway (Gr. 3) Stakes winning by open lengths on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Monday, August 21, 2017
TORONTO, August 20 – Odds-on favourite Channel Maker edged out Final Copy in a photo finish and...

Sunday, August 20, 2017
TORONTO, August 20 – Odds-on favourite Channel Maker edged out Final Copy in a photo finish and survived an inquiry to win the 127th running of the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the third leg of Canada’s Triple Crown, on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, August 18, 2017
TORONTO, August 17 – Trainer Kevin Attard could be in store for a big weekend of stakes action,...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
TORONTO, August 16 – A winner in the first leg of Woodbine Racetrack’s inaugural Turf Endurance Series, Entwistle will be aiming to keep his lead in the point standings as the series continues this Saturday, Aug. 19.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
TORONTO, August 16 – Conrad Farms’ popular three-year-old filly Listenlindalisten earned her second successive stakes title on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with a front-striding effort in the $125,000 Eternal Search.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
TORONTO, August 13 – It took a photo finish to decide the winner, but Melmich and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva defeated two-time Sovereign Award winner Are You Kidding Me by a nose in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Gr. 3) for horses three years old and up on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
TORONTO, August 12 – Woodbine Racetrack’s top sprinter Pink Lloyd extended his win streak to five in Saturday’s featured $125,000 Shepperton Stakes for Ontario-sired three-year-olds and up.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
TORONTO, August 5 – Even-money favourite Be Vewy Vewy Quiet and jockey Sheena Ryan were victorious...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
TORONTO, August 6 – The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for Summer Sunday to pick up her...

Thursday, August 03, 2017
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the celebration on August 9th at the Canadian Horse Racing...

Sunday, July 30, 2017
TORONTO, July 30 – Favourite Niigon’s Eclipse took the lead in the stretch and held off a pair of rivals by a neck to win the $125,000 Victoriana Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares three years old and up contested on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine.

Sunday, July 30, 2017
TORONTO, July 30 – Jockey Luis Contreras wrapped up a successful month of racing as he rode Inflexibility to victory in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes for Canadian-bred sophomore fillies on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
TORONTO, July 29 - Jennifer Lynnette and jockey Patrick Husbands tracked down Kasuga in a thrilling photo finish to win Saturday’s co-featured $125,000 Royal North Grade 3 Stakes for fillies and mares three years old and up on the turf at Woodbine.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
TORONTO, ON, July 26 – Tickets for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner taking place Wednesday, August 9th are selling quickly.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Ontario Racing’s Executive Director, Rob Cook, has announced his resignation from the association, effective August 7, 2017.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
TORONTO, July 23 – Final Copy delivered Hall of Fame conditioner Roger Attfield his first Toronto Cup Stakes, winning the $119,400 co-feature, Sunday at Woodbine.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
TORONTO, July 23 – Glamanation broke her maiden in style, taking Sunday's co-featured $125,000 Shady Well Stakes, at Woodbine.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
TORONTO, July 22 – Ami’s Mesa rallied impressively down the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 $146,150 Ontario Matron Stakes, at Woodbine.

Friday, July 21, 2017
FORT ERIE, July 21 – Fort Erie Race Track will host seven of the finest Canadian-bred three-year-old horses on Tuesday, July 25, as they compete for the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown, and Fort Erie Race Track’s signature event.

Monday, July 17, 2017
TORONTO, ON, July 17 – Preparations are well underway for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony and Gala Fundraising Dinner on August 9th. The menu has been chosen, the rings and awards will arrive any day and the auction committee is hard at work gathering a wonderful collection of items for guests to bid on as part of the live and silent auction.

Monday, July 17, 2017
TORONTO, July 16 – Pink Lloyd, under regular rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, earned his fourth...

Friday, July 14, 2017
To support Ontario Racing’s responsibilities for the management and administration of the Horse Improvement Program (HIP), OR is undertaking a comprehensive HIP review. OR has engaged two firms to work jointly on the HIP review – Economic Research Ltd. (ERL) and Strategic Equine Inc.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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Monday, July 10, 2017
TORONTO, July 8 - Blueblood, confidently piloted by Patrick Husbands, wore down a stubborn rival...

Sunday, July 02, 2017
TORONTO, July 2 - Holy Helena, an impressive winner of the 1 1/8 mile Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, in just her third career start, was even better when facing males for the first time in Sunday’s $1-million Queen’s Plate.

Saturday, July 01, 2017
TORONTO, July 1 - Melmich overcame a slow pace and rallied from last to record a second straight Dominion Day Stakes victory at Woodbine on Saturday.

Friday, June 30, 2017
FIELD FOR THE 158TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN'S PLATE POST / HORSE / JOCKEY / TRAINER / OWNER /...

Monday, June 26, 2017
TORONTO, June 25 - Katalox, taken back off the lead after breaking sharply under David Moran,...

Monday, June 26, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE JULY 2 QUEEN'S PLATE PROBABLE FIELD (12)

Monday, June 26, 2017
EARLY LOOK AT THE JULY 2 QUEEN'S PLATE PROBABLE FIELD (12)

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.