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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…

Pedigree Matters: Sid Fernando assesses the Pattison Canadian International

By Sid Fernando for Woodbine.com TORONTO, October 13, 2018 – The Grade l Pattison Canadian International Stakes at 12 furlongs is a test of…

Geller rooting for Vega Magic in Climbing Everest

TORONTO, October 12, 2018 – Participating in Sky World Racing’s Climbing Everest promotion for a chance to win a $5,000 (USD) donation…

Geller hoping to win big for Longrun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

TORONTO, October 6, 2018 – The world will be watching as a field of 12 horses descends on Australia’s Royal Randwick racecourse…

Woodbine’s front-runners heading into October

TORONTO, October 3, 2018 – Defending dash-winning champion Eurico Rosa Da Silva padded his meet-leading win total with a pair of five-win…

DeRosa’s GRID: How to Play the Ricoh Woodbine Mile card

By Ed DeRosa for Woodbine.com TORONTO, September 15, 2018 – The 12-race Woodbine Mile day card on Saturday, Sept. 14, is one…