Woodbine News

Woodbine Entertainment unveils revised stakes schedule

WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS REVISED STAKES SCHEDULE The Queen’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Back-to-Back Weekends TORONTO, May 20, 2020 – Woodbine…

The 161st running of The Queen’s Plate scheduled for Saturday, September 12

TORONTO, May 18, 2020 – On Victoria Day, a day in which Canada honours Queen Victoria, Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce…

Horse racing without spectators allowed to return in government’s first stage of reopening provincial economy

TORONTO, May 14, 2020 – The return of live horse racing in the Province of Ontario just got one step closer. Earlier…

Woodbine Entertainment to mandate wearing of masks on its backstretch

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that effective Wednesday, May 13 all restricted personnel accessing its backstretch will be…

Canada’s horse industry offers creative approach to sector support

TORONTO – May 5, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment, Ontario Racing and Racetracks of Canada have approached the Federal Government requesting the legalization...

The Queen’s Plate officially postponed

TORONTO, April 1, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to…

Woodbine Entertainment remains committed to stabling horses in need of care during declaration of provincial emergency

TORONTO, March 31, 2020 – With the Government of Ontario extending the Declaration of Provincial Emergency and associated emergency measures due to…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announces 2020 ballot

TORONTO, March 25, 2020 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced its 2020 ballot today.  A total of 30 people…

Woodbine Entertainment to postpone start of 2020 Thoroughbred season

TORONTO, March 23, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it is postponing the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season until further…

The Jockey Club of Canada postpones 45th Annual Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, March 16, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada announced today that its 45th Annual Sovereign Awards will be postponed until…

Woodbine Entertainment to temporarily close its facilities to the public for two weeks

WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ITS FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC FOR TWO WEEKS Live Harness Racing Will Continue without Spectators at Woodbine…

Woodbine monitoring COVID-19 developments

Dear Woodbine Entertainment Guests, Just like you, we are very closely monitoring new developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of…

Statement from Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment, on the 27 indictments brought against various people in horse racing

STATEMENT FROM JIM LAWSON, CEO, WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT, ON THE 27 INDICTMENTS BROUGHT AGAINST VARIOUS PEOPLE IN HORSE RACING “While today’s news is…

Woodbine racing community mourns the loss of trainer Laurie Silvera

TORONTO, March 4, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Canadian horse racing industry are mourning the loss of longtime Thoroughbred trainer Laurie…

Catching up with Roger Attfield

TORONTO, March 4, 2020 – Woodbine trainers have seen quite a bit of stakes success already this winter. Kevin Attard has recorded…

Purse increases for Woodbine overnight and Ontario bonus programs

PURSE INCREASES FOR WOODBINE OVERNIGHT AND ONTARIO BONUS PROGRAMS 133-Race Day Meet Opens April 18 TORONTO, March 3, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment…

Ontario-bred Rising Star seeks Gold Cup glory in Barbados

Story by Hayley Morrison for Woodbine.com TORONTO, March 1, 2020 – It’s official, Rising Star is living his best life as a…

Additional tickets released for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival

TORONTO, February 25, 2020 – A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada’s unrivalled…

Malibu Mambo tops 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook

TORONTO, February 20, 2020 – The 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook was released today featuring a list of 92 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to…

Catching up with Barb Minshall

TORONTO, February 19, 2020 – Trainer Barb Minshall has a small string of horses with her in Florida this winter, but has…

Outstanding Groom Award winner and Media Finalists announced for 2019 Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, February 18, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada announced today that Michael Williams is the recipient of 2019 Outstanding Groom…

Woodbine 2020 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Finalized

TORONTO, February 14, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment has released an updated stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet with dates adjusted for…

The Jockey Club of Canada Graded Stakes Committee announces six stakes upgrades for 2020

TORONTO, February 5, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed…

Catching up with Kevin Attard

TORONTO, February 4, 2020 – Trainer Kevin Attard had a career-year at Woodbine in 2019, finishing the meet with personal bests of…