News

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2020. Five people and five horses have been elected from a very deep ballot of candidates.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
TORONTO – April 1, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The ITBF have received a report from the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) that African Horse Sickness (AHS) has been confirmed in Thailand over last weekend with 42 horse deaths so far, from 67 confirmed cases. The source of the disease is being investigated in Thailand.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
TORONTO, March 31, 2020 – With the Government of Ontario extending the Declaration of Provincial Emergency and associated emergency measures due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it remains committed to stabling horses on its backstretch for the purpose of providing them with the essential care they require. Businesses that provide for the health and welfare of animals, including stabling, have been deemed essential workplaces by the Province.

Monday, March 30, 2020
I would like to share some background on the recently published survey gathering equine farm and equestrian facility business profiles to help mitigate any possible concerns around the survey’s purpose and intention.

Thursday, March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 RECORDING: EQUESTRIAN CANADA NATIONAL EQUINE DISEASE AND WELFARE SURVEILLANCE CALL: MARCH 25, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2020 ballot. A total of 30 people and horses 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 recipients in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 7th.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ottawa, ON, March 24, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of equine farms and equestrian facilities facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer resources for support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business operations.

Friday, March 20, 2020
Both the CTHS (Ontario Division) and National Office are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees, directors, families and members is a top priority. Effective today our offices at Woodbine will be closed until further notice.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Equestrian Canada (EC) is working closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expedite the return process for equines to Canada from the United States.

Monday, March 16, 2020
In response to the growing concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19, The Jockey Club of Canada’s 45th Annual Sovereign Awards will be postponed until further notice.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
TORONTO, March 14, 2020 – In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks.

Friday, March 13, 2020
Please note that as announced in Industry Notice: AGCO is temporarily halting breathalyzer testing due to COVID-19

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Winter 2020 issue of the AGCO’s Race Line newsletter is now available online

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
TORONTO, March 4, 2020 - Woodbine Entertainment and the Canadian horse racing industry are mourning the loss of longtime Thoroughbred trainer Laurie Silvera, who passed away on March 2, 2020.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.

Monday, March 02, 2020
Info Bulletin No. 79 - AGCO launches online services for horse racing licensees The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth phase of iAGCO online service delivery

Thursday, February 27, 2020
TORONTO, February 27, 2020 - The bustle of the backstretch is back. Preparations for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack are in full swing as the stables opened this week and the first set of more than 1,900 horses to arrive for the upcoming racing season settled in.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
In preparation for the launch of iAGCO online services for horse racing licensees in March, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
With the deadline for nominations fast approaching, the public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
TORONTO, February 25, 2020 - A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada's unrivalled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
TORONTO, February 20, 2020 – The 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook was released today featuring a list of 92 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, topped by rising star Malibu Mambo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Williams is the recipient of 2019 Outstanding Groom Award. Michael has worked on the Woodbine backstretch for over 20 years.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The landscape for thoroughbred breeders and the CTHS is changing drastically and it is time for us to regroup.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The public is encouraged to participate in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2020 nomination process, by submitting recommendations of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes races in Canada. The number of Graded Stakes in Canada will remain at 45. However, six races currently with Black Type status will be upgraded to Listed status for 2020.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
The OAHN equine network developed an infographic to help owners understand the biosecurity measures to be taken to reduce the risks of EHV-1 abortion.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Following the recent introduction of a new Digital Tattoo system to identify Thoroughbreds, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) plans to continue its educational efforts throughout the country to ensure that regulators and operators of small racetracks and fair meets are taking steps to adopt the new process.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
TORONTO – December 18, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is the second largest handle in its history and the third straight year it has exceeded half a billion dollars.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
TORONTO, December 15, 2019 – Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva put the finishing touches on his distinguished career during Woodbine Racetrack’s 16-race season finale on Sunday, adding one more stakes win and a sixth meet title to his achievements.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
TORONTO, December 14, 2019 – Vanzzy led all the way in the $100,000 Display Stakes for two-year-olds during the abbreviated penultimate program of Woodbine’s 2019 Thoroughbred meet on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, December 13, 2019
TORONTO, December 13, 2019 – LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is grateful to share that the annual Christmas donation campaign, which includes a pledge from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson to personally match up to $15,000 in donations, has already raised a total of more than $60,000 with two weeks left in the campaign.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
TORONTO, December 12, 2019 – Eurico Rosa Da Silva, in the final stakes ride of his career, will guide 10-time winner Pumpkin Rumble in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Valedictory, at Woodbine.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
The Jockey Club of Canada is accepting submissions for the 2019 Media Category Awards for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
TORONTO, December 11, 2019 – Stronach Stables’ homebred Elusive Knight, a two-year-old son of Ghostzapper, makes his added-money debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, December 08, 2019
TORONTO, December 8, 2019 – Two-year-old filly Curlin’s Voyage gifted Hall of Fame trainer Josie Carroll with a stakes victory for her birthday on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack, prevailing in a photo finish over Merveilleux in the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes.

Saturday, December 07, 2019
TORONTO, December 7, 2019 – Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, December 06, 2019
The AGCO is seeking your input on the future of interference adjudication in Ontario

Friday, December 06, 2019
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame invites the public to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2020.

Thursday, December 05, 2019
TORONTO, December 5, 2019 – Chiefswood Stable’ homebred Cool Shadows, a two-year-old daughter of Munnings, chases her third consecutive score, this time in Sunday afternoon’s $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine.

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Memo ECTA members:I regret to inform you that the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to dissolve the Eastern Canadian Thoroughbred Association effective December 30, 2019 after 36 years of operation.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
TORONTO, November 30, 2019 – Norseman Racing Stable’s Dotted Line concluded his two-year-old season with an exclamation point as he captured the $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
TORONTO, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Horse racing fans will have the chance to meet Eurico Rosa Da Silva on Saturday when Woodbine will celebrate the career of the six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey a week before he hangs up his tack.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
TORONTO, November 30, 2019 – Cooler Mike gave the father-son team of Mike and Nick Nosowenko something to celebrate during their post-race tradition after the four-year-old chestnut gelding won the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, November 29, 2019
TORONTO, November 29, 2019 – Dotted Line, a two-year-old son of Signature Red, looks for another vintage performance, this time in Wednesday evening’s $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
TORONTO, November 27, 2019 – Two-time stakes winner Cooler Mike, a four-year-old son of Giant Gizmo, takes on six rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
TORONTO, November 27, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment has designated Saturday, Dec. 7 as "Eurico Rosa Da Silva Day" at Woodbine Racetrack to celebrate the career of the top jockey, who announced earlier this year that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet.

Sunday, November 24, 2019
TORONTO, November 24, 2019 – Terra Racing Stable’s three-year-old filly Amalfi Coast continued her stakes streak at Woodbine on Sunday while earning graded status in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2), contested over seven furlongs on the main track.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
November 23, 2019, Toronto –The annual CTHS Winter Mixed Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto where 135 horses were catalogued resulted in 70 sold for a total gross of $344,800 up from $156,700 in 2018.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
TORONTO, November 23, 2019 – Undefeated two-year-old colt Halo Again captured the 116th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
TORONTO, November 21, 2019 – Amalfi Coast, a three-year-old daughter of Tapizar, goes after her third straight stakes score when she goes postward in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Bessarabian, at Woodbine.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
TORONTO, November 20, 2019 – Conrad Farms’ Muskoka Gold, a two-year-old son of Lea, will go after his second added-money crown in Saturday’s $225,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes, at Woodbine. The Grade 2 $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, for three-year-olds and upward, is also on tap.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame today announced some changes to its Board of Directors, Nomination and Election committees, as well as a change to the nominating and election parameters.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
TORONTO, November 16, 2019 – Hall of Fame horseman Roger Attfield’s homebred filly Gun Society took to the Tapeta in top form as she rallied from last to first to win her stakes debut in the $100,000 South Ocean under jockey Kazushi Kimura early Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
TORONTO, November 13, 2019 – Wake Up Maggie, a two-year-old daughter of Silent Name, looks to navigate her way to a first added-money score in Saturday’s $100,000 South Ocean Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, November 10, 2019
TORONTO, November 10, 2019 – Jockey Justin Stein completed a sweep of this weekend’s stakes at Woodbine courtesy of Sav’s winning effort in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes early Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, November 09, 2019
TORONTO, November 9, 2019 – Overlooked by the betting public and let go at long odds of 49-1, Norseman Racing Stable’s two-year-old gelding Dotted Line defeated the popular filly Artie’s Princess in the $100,000 Frost King Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, November 07, 2019
TORONTO, November 7, 2019 – Dotted Line looks to make it two straight scores when he takes on nine rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Frost King Stakes, at Woodbine.

Thursday, November 07, 2019
TORONTO, November 7, 2019 – Champion jockey and fan favourite Emma-Jayne Wilson, out of action since a spill on September 8, makes her return to racing action with five mounts on Friday, and a stakes engagement on Saturday, at Woodbine.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
In this episode, OAHN Equine Network co-lead Dr. Alison Moore is joined by Dr. Tracey Chenier DVM, DVSc, DACVT, Associate Professor of Theriogenology at the Ontario Veterinary College to discuss equine herpesvirus-1 abortion in mares.

Sunday, November 03, 2019
TORONTO, November 3, 2019 – Woodbine’s leading jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday as he earned his sixth win on the program guiding Special Forces first across the finish line in the featured $175,000 Autumn Stakes (Grade 2).

Sunday, November 03, 2019
TORONTO, November 23, 2019 – Canadian superstar Pink Lloyd and his longtime partner Eurico Rosa Da Silva joined forces for the final time to win the $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Grade 2) on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
TORONTO, October 31, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment has announced a special post time for this Friday's Thoroughbred racing program at Woodbine Racetrack.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
TORONTO, October 31, 2019 – Multiple graded stakes placed Special Forces takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Autumn Stakes, one of two added-money offerings ($100,000 Glorious Song Stakes) on Woodbine’s 10-race card.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
TORONTO, October 30, 2019 – Nine starters, including a pair of Augustin Stable silk bearers, will load into the gate for Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Maple Leaf Stakes, at Woodbine.

Sunday, October 27, 2019
TORONTO, October 27, 2019 – Chiefswood Stables’ homebred Cool Shadows rallied impressively in taking the 74th edition of the $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine.

Sunday, October 27, 2019
TORONTO, October 27, 2019 – Even-money favourite Dixie’s Gamble saved his best for last in the $100,000 Overskate Stakes, finding a seam along the rail and then dashing away for an authoritative win, Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
TORONTO, October 24 - In keeping with its commitment to support and champion a strong and vibrant Ontario horse racing and breeding industry, Ontario Racing today announced an offer of lucrative bonuses and significant incentives through its Mare Purchase Program (MPP).

Thursday, October 24, 2019
TORONTO, October 23, 2019 – Curlin’s Voyage, a two-year-old daughter of Curlin, goes after her second straight added-money title and third consecutive win when she contests the $225,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, one of two ($100,000 Overskate) features on Saturday’s 10-race card at Woodbine.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
TORONTO, October 20, 2019 – Trainer Kevin Attard and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva teamed up to win Sunday afternoon’s first three races at Woodbine including the $125,000 Carotene Stakes for Ontario-bred three-year-old fillies.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
TORONTO, October 17, 2019 – Monastery Lane, a three-year-old daughter of Lookin At Lucky, goes after her first added-money title in the $125,000 Carotene Stakes, one of two ($100,000 Bunty Lawless) features on Sunday’s 10-race card at Woodbine.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
TORONTO, October 17, 2019 - Sanity, a five-year-old daughter of City Zip, steps up to the stakes stage in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Fashion, at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
TORONTO, October 12, 2019 – Desert Encounter, who trailed through much of Saturday’s 1 ½-mile Pattison Canadian International, found a seam in deep stretch under Andrea Atzeni and recorded his second straight score in the Grade 1, $800,000 turf race for 3-year-olds and upward.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
TORONTO, October 12 – Starship Jubilee, under Luis Contreras, surged to the lead at the top of the stretch, and went on to take all the spoils in the 63rd running of the Grade 1 $603,200 E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares, Saturday at Woodbine.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
TORONTO, October 12 - City Boy, the second-to-longest shot at 24-1, closed determinedly to prevail by a head under rider Jesse Campbell in Saturday’s Grade 2, $280,900 Nearctic Stakes.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
TORONTO, October 12, 2019 – A four-year-old gelding of Rock of Gibraltar, Ziyad, the morning line favourite for Saturday’s Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, rolls into the turf classic full of feistiness, and in fine form.

Thursday, October 10, 2019
TORONTO, October 10, 2019—Yorkton, an unlucky second in last year’s edition of the Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes, will be looking for a happier ending in Saturday’s six-furlong turf test for three-year-olds and upward.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
TORONTO, October 9, 2019 – Ten fillies and mares, including a pair of starters who have recorded high-profile victories at Woodbine, will contest the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes (with an increased purse to $600,000), on Pattison Canadian International day, Saturday at Woodbine.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
TORONTO, October 9, 2019 —Desert Encounter, returning to Woodbine Racetrack from England for trainer David Simcock, will be looking to become the first repeat winner of the Pattison Canadian International since Joshua Tree in 2012-2013.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
TORONTO, October 9, 2019 —Desert Encounter, returning to Woodbine Racetrack from England for trainer David Simcock, will be looking to become the first repeat winner of the Pattison Canadian International since Joshua Tree in 2012-2013.

Monday, October 07, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE $800,000 PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (7)

Sunday, October 06, 2019
TORONTO, October 6, 2019 – Muskoka Gold, prominent from the outset under jockey Jerome Lermyte, turned back the challenge of favoured Pleasecallmeback for a 1 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s $226,600 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Sunday, October 06, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE $800,000 PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (7)

Saturday, October 05, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE $800,000 PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (7)

Saturday, October 05, 2019
TORONTO, October 5, 2019 – Curlin’s Voyage, interfered with by an erratic Skygaze in early stretch, finished second but was promoted to the top spot in Saturday’s Grade 3, $145,250 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Friday, October 04, 2019
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE $800,000 PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (7)

Thursday, October 03, 2019
TORONTO, October 3, 2019 – The post position draw for the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) will be conducted next Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Woodbine Racetrack with Toronto Maple Leafs alum Carlo Colaiacovo serving as guest drawmaster.

Thursday, October 03, 2019
TORONTO, October 3, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment will launch an exciting new wager called the Power Pick 6, featuring a low 15 per cent pari-mutuel takeout rate and 20-cent minimum, this Friday, Oct. 4.

Thursday, October 03, 2019
TORONTO, October 3, 2019 - Trainer Kevin Attard serves up the solid one-two punch of Malibu Mambo and More Chances in Sunday’s $225,000 Cup & Saucer Stakes, at Woodbine.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019
TORONTO, October 2, 2019 - Trainer Mark Casse, who has won five of the past seven editions of the Mazarine Stakes, will have a trio of opportunities to add to his impressive total, Saturday at Woodbine.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
TORONTO, September 29, 2019 – After coming up just a neck short in her prior two stakes engagements, She’s the Berries got up in time to nab the victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes at Woodbine, defeating the streaking Red Cabernet.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
TORONTO, September 28, 2019 – Another Saturday at Woodbine, another stakes sweep for jockey Patrick Husbands.

Friday, September 27, 2019
Starting in March 2020, the AGCO will no longer be accepting paper forms, cash or cheques for horse racing-related licences and registrations.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
TORONTO, September 26, 2019 – Defending champion Desert Encounter tops the list of stars from around the world nominated to the 82nd running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
TORONTO, September 26, 2019 – Thor’s Rocket, a six-year-old son of Old Forester, and jockey Justin Stein will take on four other rivals in the Grade 3 $125,000 Durham Cup, one of two (Grade 3 Ontario Derby) stakes events on the slate this Saturday at Woodbine.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
A team of equine veterinarians and researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) are excited to announce clinical trials are ready to begin using allogeneic umbilical cord blood stem cells in the treatment of superficial digital flexor tendonitis or “bowed tendons” in horses.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The CTHS National Office is excited to announce Membership Benefit Partnerships with G1 Goldmine and Plusvital Limited!