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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...

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.