Woodbine News

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…

The Jockey Club of Canada announces 2019 Sovereign Award finalists

TORONTO, January 29, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s champions…

Fipke and Warner to be honoured at Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, January 25, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced that Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E….

Woodbine-based Kimura named Champion Apprentice Jockey at 2019 Eclipse Awards

TORONTO, January 24, 2020 – Kazushi Kimura left his native Japan with the hope of making an impression on the Canadian Thoroughbred…

Woodbine Entertainment Announces Changes To Senior Leadership Team

TORONTO, ON, JANUARY 7, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today changes to its senior leadership team as part of a strategic re-alignment…

Kimura among Eclipse Awards finalists

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, January 6, 2020 – Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National…

Woodbine Announces 2020 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

TORONTO, December 9, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment unveiled its stakes schedule today for the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season, which will run from…

Woodbine Thoroughbred meet generates second largest all-sources handle in its history and exceeds $500M for third consecutive year

TORONTO, December 18, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is…