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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…

In Pictures: Prepping for the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

TORONTO, September 15, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns captured highlights from the post position draw and some of the…

How to play the JackPot Hi-5 MANDATORY payout

By Emily Gullikson for Woodbine.com TORONTO, September 14, 2018 –  On Saturday at Woodbine, much of the focus will be on the…

FEATURE: A look back at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

By Emily Shields for Woodbine.com TORONTO, September 14, 2018 – The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, Woodbine’s $800,000 ‘Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In’…

Back To School: Kemp’s pursuit of equine excellence

By: Beverley Smith for Woodbine.com TORONTO, August 30, 2018 – Michaela Kemp has already packed her duds and headed south – to…

In Memory of Conrad Belaire

By: Tom Cosgrove for Woodbine.com TORONTO, August 24, 2018 – Long-time Thoroughbred horseman Conrad Belaire passed away recently. His death occurred just…

Challenge Accepted: Kane Heron vs. Omar Moreno

TORONTO, August 21, 2018 – Pound for pound, jockeys are arguably the toughest athletes in the sporting world. Woodbine’s riders exercise balance,…

In Pictures: Prepping for the Breeders’ Stakes

​TORONTO, August 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s award-winning track photographer Michael Burns visited some of the contenders leading up to the 128th running…

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…