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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…

The Photo Finish: Woodbine presents the 2019 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment presents “The Photo Finish,” the official Queen’s Plate Style Guide for 2019. The Photo Finish…

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...

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...