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Challenge Accepted: Elias Theodorou vs. Eurico Rosa da Silva

TORONTO, August 14, 2018 – Pound for pound, jockeys are arguably the toughest athletes in the sporting world. Woodbine’s riders exercise balance,…

National Book Lovers Day: For the love of a horse…

By Beverley Smith for Woodbine.com TORONTO, August 9, 2018 – In a far corner of Woodbine Racetrack, amid the water pails, and…

Woodbine’s front-runners heading into August

TORONTO, August 1, 2018 – Rafael Hernandez jumped out to a big lead early in the meet and continues to top the…

“Manny” Ycaza and his Canadian connection

By Tom Cosgrove for Woodbine.com TORONTO, July 30, 2018 – The world of thoroughbred racing recently lost a legend. “Manny” Ycaza passed…

Last Call for 2018 Induction Gala Tickets- Order by August 3.

(Files provided by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame) TORONTO, July 30, 2018 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame…

Thoroughbred Race Club: Exhilaration, Fellowship, Kindness

TORONTO, July 27, 2018 – The excitement of horse racing has long since been an attraction for many owners and fans who…

Road construction at Woodbine Racetrack this summer

TORONTO, July 23, 2018 - This summer, the land that surrounds Woodbine Racetrack will begin to transform as part of a master...

Heritage Toronto celebrates the site of the first Queen’s Plate

TORONTO, July 19, 2018 – One of Canada’s most popular 19th century race courses, Carleton Race Course was the first home of…

Meet the field for Saturday’s Art Battle

TORONTO, July 12, 2018 - Woodbine will serve as the backdrop for Saturday's Art Battle, an international painting competition featuring eight incredible...

View From The Booth by Robert Geller

TORONTO, July 8, 2018 – Each week, track announcer Robert Geller comments on some of the performances that caught his eye, highlighting…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, July 6, 2018 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

Spring Meet Horseplayers Tournament Winner Russell Wilkes Wasn’t Always Comfortable Playing Contests

By: Eric Wing for Woodbine.com TORONTO, July 6, 2018 – Russell Wilkes had attended tournaments for years—but not as a contestant. Whether…

In Pictures: Wonder Gadot simply wonderful in Queen’s Plate

TORONTO, July 1, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured all the action of Saturday’s 159th running of The Queen’s…

Sam Roberts Band ready to rock the Queen’s Plate Festival

By Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, June 29, 2018 – Sam Roberts definitely has something to sing about when it comes to…

Two hosts with the most and two can’t-miss Queen’s Plate events

TORONTO, June 27, 2018 – Sangita Patel, host of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win and reporter on Entertainment Tonight Canada, and Jennifer…

Nom de Course: Afternoon tea fit for a Queen

In this month’s edition of Nom de Course, Chef de Cuisine Michael Mortensen discusses his years working for the Queen of Denmark...

Food Truck Extravaganza at Queen’s Plate Festival

TORONTO, June 24, 2018 - Woodbine's own food truck will lead a line-up of popular street eateries invading the 2018 Queen's Plate...

Woodbine unveils new signature Queen’s Plate cocktail

TORONTO, June 23, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment will be serving up a new signature cocktail, the Royal Blush, for the 2018 Queen’s…

2018 Queen’s Plate Style Guide

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 – Woodbine presents it’s official Queen’s Plate Style Guide for 2018 featuring racing’s stars sporting fabulous fascinators provided by David…

VIDEO: Canada’s sprint sensation Pink Lloyd

TORONTO, June 1, 2018 – Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller discusses the sensational Pink Lloyd’s unique training habits and a few…

A look at Woodbine’s early meet leaders

TORONTO, June 1, 2018 – Rafael Hernandez is off to a fantastic start at the Woodbine meet and currently leads all jockeys…

Pink Lloyd is the talk of Canadian horse racing

TORONTO, May 31, 2018 – Horse racing industry experts have weighed in on Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd’s impressive achievements…

Fact Sheet: Pink Lloyd

PINK LLOYD Owner: Entourage Stable // Trainer: Robert Tiller // Jockey: Eurico Rosa Da Silva Assistant Trainer: Tom Lottridge // Groom: Michelle Gibson // Exercise Rider:…

Mr. Will’s Path To The Plate: Wonder Gadot and Tony

TORONTO, May 31, 2018 – The 159th running of the Queen’s Plate is set for Saturday, June 30, and entertainment blogger Mr….