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Fact Sheet: Pink Lloyd

PINK LLOYD (Eight-year-old chestnut gelding) Owner: Entourage Stable // Trainer: Robert Tiller // Current Jockey: Rafael Hernandez Assistant Trainer: Tom Lottridge // Groom: Michelle Gibson  Breeder: John Carey (Ontario) // Foaled: February…

Watch the 45th annual Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, May 29, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada hosted the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony through a virtual presentation on…

Congratulations to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020

TORONTO, May 27, 2020 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame recently announced the people and horses being recognized as inductees…

Toronto horseplayer scores historic $1.1 million win on HPIbet – Hong Kong wager

TORONTO, May 22, 2020 – Playing HPIbet has paid off for Toronto’s Tommy “The Hammer” Massis in a big way with a…

The original sports betting pursuit provides a welcome reprieve

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, March 20, 2020 – Before the real-life madness intervened, we were supposed to be charging full…

The backstretch is bustling at Woodbine

TORONTO, February 27, 2020 – The bustle of the backstretch is back. Preparations for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine Racetrack are…

2019 In Memoriam

TORONTO, January 6, 2020 – As the New Year begins, Woodbine Entertainment pays tribute to some of the local Thoroughbred racing participants…

VIDEO: The 2019 Holiday Cup

TORONTO, December 25, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment’s broadcast team presents the third annual Holiday Cup. Happy Holidays from Woodbine!

VIDEO: Da Silva’s Greatest Moments

TORONTO, December 5, 2019 – With leading jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva approaching the finish line of his remarkable career, relive some…

Leaderboard Update: Woodbine’s front-runners heading into the final month

TORONTO, November 15, 2019 – The 2019 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet is coming down to the homestretch with just one month left to…

Canadian ties in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Championships

TORONTO, October 31, 2019 – Canadian horse racing fans will have some horses with local ties to root for over Breeders’ Cup…

Breeders’ Cup-bound El Tormenta set to storm the world stage

TORONTO, October 24, 2019 – It’s the calm before the Breeders’ Cup storm. With just over a week to go until the…

In Pictures: A Memorable Ricoh Woodbine Mile

TORONTO, September 16, 2019 – Woodbine’s legendary track photographer Michael Burns captured many of the memorable moments from the 23rd running of...

Woodbine Mile Storm Watch: Casse-trained fillies a force to be reckoned with

By: Alicia Wincze Hughes for Woodbine.com The notion had been rolling through Mark Casse’s mind for a handful of months, even if…

Woodbine puts fans in the saddle with dynamic new horse racing simulator

Woodbine Puts Fans in the Saddle with Dynamic New Horse Racing Simulator  Turf Cup fan engagement platform will be onsite this weekend…

In Pictures: The Breeders’ Stakes contenders

TORONTO, August 17, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured some of the contenders in action leading up to the…

In Pictures: Relive the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate

TORONTO, July 6, 2019 – One Bad Boy kicked off his quest for the OLG Canadian Triple Crown title and bonus by…

The Queen’s Plate: Lady Power

By: Colin Nolte and Tommy Cosgrove for Woodbine.com The Queen’s Plate, the most important race for Canadian three-year-old Thoroughbreds, is the oldest…

Attfield’s 30th Anniversary: A look back on With Approval’s heroic Triple Crown

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com He stood 16.1 hands, a strapping and gallant grey thoroughbred that was fit for a crown 30…

Casse’s wonderful Canadian Triple Crown sweep bodes (mostly) well with Baffert clan

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, June 27, 2019 – It was a filly and colt team effort that would deliver Mark…

In Memory of Gustav (Gus) Schickedanz

By: Beverley Smith for Woodbine.com Gustav (Gus) Schickedanz, one of Canada’s most successful breeder/owners, died on the evening of June 17 at…

Dressing for the Big Race

TORONTO, June 14, 2019 – Whether she is offering horseplayers insights from the paddock or braving all elements to capture post-race reactions...

In Pictures: Prepping for the Woodbine Oaks

TORONTO, June 7, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns caught some of the  contenders in action leading up to the…

Robert Geller Readies for Race Day

TORONTO, May 31, 2019 – Woodbine track announcer Robert Geller brings the sport to life with his charismatic race calls and handicapping…