Woodbine News

Longley’s Lead Up: Pletcher dominates Derby prep season

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Todd Pletcher would trade much of an incredible March and April for success on…

Aheadbyacentury set for season’s debut in Queenston Stakes

TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Horse racing fans will get a chance to scope out a handful of Queen’s Plate hopefuls in…

High hopes for Pink Lloyd in opening day Jacques Cartier Stakes

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – The hottest horse of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will make his 2018 debut during the…

DePaulo holds a strong hand in opening day Wando

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Trainer Mike DePaulo, who finished sixth in the trainer standings last year with 38 wins, will look…

Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing kicks off on Saturday

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing bursts from the gate on Saturday, April 21 with a talent-laden…

Oshawa honours Northern Dancer and Dr. Gary Polonsky

OSHAWA, April 16, 2018 – The City of Oshawa honoured the legacy of some of Oshawa’s most impactful community members and organizations…

Woodbine Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

LEXINGTON, April 16, 2018, – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has…

In Pictures: Winx wonderful in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

By Grant Courtney for Woodbine.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2018 – When the great Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup, her…

Longley’s Lead Up: Justifying the hype of a Derby contender

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 12, 2018 – Around the paddock at historic Churchill Downs there are plaques paying homage to each…

Winx looks to equal another legend

By: Grant Courtney for Woodbine.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 12, 2018 – On Friday evening, racing fans will get to see the mighty mare Winx,…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announces Class of 2018

TORONTO, April 10, 2018 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) has announced the people and horses being recognized as…

Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association partner on race exchange

TORONTO, April 8, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a race exchange sponsorship agreement for this…

Longley’s Lead Up: Casse eyes classics with Canadian-bred

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 5, 2018 – When Mark Casse points his eye to the classics, he keeps that eye both…

O Canada! Local country duo The Reklaws to sing National Anthem at Queen’s Plate

TORONTO, April 4, 2018 – The Reklaws will perform the National Anthem leading up to the $1 million Queen’s Plate, which will…

Longley’s Lead Up: South Florida stop key on Kentucky Derby trail

By: Rob Longley for woodbine.com TORONTO, March 30, 2018 – Tucked away in an odd part of the Kentucky Derby prep race calendar –…

Ottawa native Bob Montgomery scores poignant victory in 2018 Horseplayer World Series

By: Eric Wing for woodbine.com TORONTO, March 30, 2018 – Self-employed accountant Bob Montgomery of Ottawa has loved watching and wagering on racing for…

Mr. Jim Lawson elected Chairman of Ontario Racing

TORONTO, March 29, 2018 – Mr. Jim Lawson was today unanimously elected Chairman of the Board by the Directors of Ontario Racing,…

Snowbirds: Pierce and his stakes contenders focus on Woodbine meet

TORONTO, March 27, 2018 – Welcome to the 15th and final edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its seventh…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2018 Ballot Announced

TORONTO, March 26, 2018 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 ballot. A total of 30 horses and…

Introducing Greenwood Stakes, Toronto’s New Fashion-Forward Day at the Races

From the Producers of Vancouver’s Most Anticipated Summer Event ­ The Deighton Cup – Featuring thrilling thoroughbred horse races, style contests, lawn…

Longley’s Lead Up: Magnum Moon skyrockets up Derby list

By: Rob Longley for woodbine.com TORONTO, March 22, 2018 – Could this be a year that one of the longest standing jinx’s curses and…

$5 million bonus highlights Monmouth Park’s 2018 contest schedule

$5 million bonus highlights Monmouth Park’s 2018 contest schedule; Registration open for $2,000 Pick Your Prize Handicapping Challenge OCEANPORT, NEW JERSEY, March…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers (March 12 – March 18, 2018)

TORONTO, March 20, 2018 – Welcome to the 14th edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its seventh year, chronicling…

Acclaimed children’s music duo Splash’N Boots to perform at Queen’s Plate Festival

TORONTO, March 16, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment is excited to announce the multiple JUNO Award nominated children’s duo Splash’N Boots will be…