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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

Update: Read the latest about construction at Woodbine Racetrack here. 

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…