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Dr. Larry Bramlage On Why Horse Racing Is Safe

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 –The Toronto Star recently published a series of opinion pieces called The Big Debate on the topic “Are…

Woodbine cuisine infused with hay smoked flavour

Chef de Cuisine Michael Mortensen discusses the unique flavours of hay smoked cooking in this month’s edition of Woodbine’s Chef Blog ‘Nom...

Spring fashion trends that are going to rule the races

TORONTO, April 26, 2019 - Whether you're planning a casual afternoon in the grandstand, booking reservations in the upscale dining room or...

Live Thoroughbred racing resumes at Woodbine this weekend

TORONTO, April 18, 2019 – The fields are set for opening weekend at Woodbine. Catch up on highlights from 2018 before the…

Queen’s Plate Winterbook favourite Avie’s Flatter wins his season’s debut

TORONTO, April 6, 2019 – Canadian-bred three-year-old Avie’s Flatter, the early 2019 Queen’s Plate favourite, made his season’s debut a winning one…

In Pictures: Prepping for Woodbine’s 2019 Thoroughbred season

TORONTO, March 21, 2019 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured some of the sights from the first day of spring…

VIDEO: Woodbine’s main track opens for Thoroughbred training

TORONTO, March 20, 2019 – Just one month out from Woodbine’s 2019 Thoroughbred racing season, the main track opened for training on…

The Washboard Union wins JUNO Award as Breakthrough Group of the Year

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 – The Washboard Union, who will headline the opening day of the Queen’s Plate Racing Festival this summer…

The Washboard Union talks #QP19 at KX96

TORONTO, March 15, 2019 – The Washboard Union appeared on KX96 New Country FM earlier this week to discuss their upcoming Queen’s…

Woodbine’s Dawn Lupul wins NHC challenge for charity

TORONTO, February 12, 2019 – Woodbine racing analyst Dawn Lupul outplayed a field of more than 50 notable journalists, fellow horse racing…

Canadian horseplayer Chris Littlemore sets out to defend championship title

 LAS VEGAS, Nevada, February 7, 2019 – Last year, Ontario’s Chris Littlemore became the second straight Canadian to take the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship…

In Memory of J. G. (Jerry) Lavigne

By: Tom Cosgrove for Woodbine.com TORONTO, January 11, 2019 – Longtime Woodbine Thoroughbred trainer J.G. (Jerry) Lavigne passed away peacefully on January 4, just six…

Year In Review: Geller’s Top 10 Highlights

TORONTO, January 4, 2019 – Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller has one of the best seats in the house with his view…

Year In Review: In Memoriam

TORONTO, January 3, 2019 – As the New Year begins, Woodbine Entertainment pays tribute to some of the people and horses who…

VIDEO: The Holiday Cup

TORONTO, December 25, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment’s broadcast team presents the second annual Holiday Cup. Happy Holidays from Woodbine!

Christmas with the Morans

Story and photos by: Beverley Smith for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 21, 2018 - The Christmas tree is up. The lights are twinkling at...

Building a Toy Mountain at Woodbine

TORONTO, December 12, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment is hosting raffles, bake sales and a toy drive once again this month in support of…

Racing in Abby Grace’s honour

By: Hayley Morrison for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 11, 2018 – As morning training wraps up on Woodbine’s backstretch, the horses within Colebrook’s…

On the record: Measuring success

By: Hayley Morrison for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 2, 2018 – No matter the sport, whether it’s within a hockey rink, on a…

Challenge Accepted: Ian Leggatt vs. Gary Boulanger

TORONTO, November 26, 2018 – Pound for pound, jockeys are arguably the toughest athletes in the sporting world. Woodbine’s riders exercise balance,...

In Pictures: A star-studded Breeders’ Cup weekend

Photos & Recap by Mr. Will Wong for Woodbine.com TORONTO, November 5, 2018 – Canadian connections at the 35th edition of the Breeders’…

Canadian ties for Breeders’ Cup weekend (Updated with results)

TORONTO, October 30, 2018 – Canadian horse racing fans will have some horses with local ties to root for over Breeders’ Cup…

Turf racing rooted in Woodbine’s future

TORONTO, October 24, 2018 – The installation of Woodbine’s new inner turf course is coming down to the homestretch. The final sections…

In Pictures: Highlights from the 2018 Pattison Canadian International

TORONTO, October 15, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured highlights from the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian…