Woodbine News

Betting the Pegasus World Cup on $50

It is must-see horse racing TV, a gathering of greats – equine and human – chasing glory in the $3 million Pegasus…

Date set for the 162nd running of The Queen’s Plate in 2021

TORONTO, January 12, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 162nd  running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of...

Beyond the win: Long hours, a routine and an agreement

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 23, 2020 – He had heard all the stories about the ornery Ontario-bred filly, but…

Keeping up with Krcmar: A lifetime of loving horses and a career-year at 79

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 22, 2020 – When Zeljko Krcmar arrived in Ontario, he carried two dollars in his…

Beyond the win: A victory worth waiting for

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 18, 2020 – The road to the Ontario-bred’s first win came later rather than sooner,…

Woodbine Entertainment giving back to backstretch community during holiday season

TORONTO, December 18, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) announced today a trio of initiatives designed to support the 130 people living on…

Beyond the win: The story of a ‘Wicked’ comeback

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 16, 2020 – Of the 13 training wins star-on-the-rise Cole Bennett recorded in 2020, it…

Woodbine Entertainment’s shortened Thoroughbred meet down $50M in all-sources handle

TORONTO, December 4, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the shortened 2020 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $462,041,545.76, down…

Hernandez edges Stein in close jockey race, Casse earns 12th Woodbine training title

TORONTO, November 27, 2020 – The jockeys’ race for the 2020 meet title at Woodbine Racetrack went right down to the wire,…

Woodbine Entertainment announces 2020 Thoroughbred meet is officially over

TORONTO, November 26, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet: Despite efforts to gain approval from…

Woodbine Entertainment update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 25, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet: We are continuing our efforts to…

Update on Woodbine 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 24, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment confirmed this evening that it continues to have productive conversations with senior levels of the…

Woodbine cancels remainder of Sunday card due to weather

TORONTO, November 22, 2020 – Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of its live Thoroughbred racing program on Sunday, Nov….

Sunday to be last day of 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 22, 2020 – As a result of the Government of Ontario’s announcement on Friday that Toronto will be entering the…

Artie’s Princess queen of the Grade 2 Bessarabian

TORONTO, November 21, 2020 – Artie’s Princess, a three-year-old daughter of We Miss Artie, won her second straight stakes at Woodbine, and…

Ride a Comet leads Casse exacta in Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes

TORONTO, November 21, 2020 – Mark Casse trainees Ride a Comet and Souper Stonehenge swept the Kennedy Road Stakes exacta on Saturday…

Field Pass runs down rivals late to take Ontario Derby

TORONTO, November 21, 2020 – It looked as though Field Pass would be standing on the sidelines rather than the winner’s circle,…

Merveilleux a late-season marvel in Ontario Damsel

TORONTO, November 21, 2020 – Following up her three-length Wonder Where win, Merveilleux turned in another dazzling performance in the $150,000 Ontario…

Red River Rebel scores maiden-breaking victory in Frost King Stakes

TORONTO, November 20, 2020 – Two-year-old Red River Rebel defied his odds in the featured $100,000 Frost King Stakes, scoring a maiden-breaking…

Woodbine Entertainment statement on the Government of Ontario’s announcement

TORONTO, November 20, 2020 – Below is a media statement from Woodbine Entertainment in response to the Government of Ontario’s announcement earlier…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, November 20, 2020 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

A touch of ‘Grey’ and Mazarine on tap this Sunday at Woodbine

TORONTO, November 19, 2020 – Nine two-year-olds, including impressive first-time winner Haddassah, are set to contest Sunday’s $125,000 Grey Stakes (G3), at…

Mark Casse: The story behind 3,000

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, November 19, 2020 – In the aftermath of the text he received from one of Thoroughbred…

Woodbine Entertainment managing a COVID-19 positive test result

TORONTO, November 19, 2020 – The Woodbine Entertainment COVID-19 Health and Safety Committee confirmed today that an active jockey has tested positive…