Woodbine News

Save the Date: Greenwood Stakes Returns Saturday, May 25

SAVE THE DATE: Greenwood Stakes, Toronto’s Most Fashionable Event of the Spring, Returns Saturday, May 25 A day at Woodbine Racetrack features thrilling Thoroughbred…

A Longley look at the Derby: Another victory stamps War of Will as a top Derby contender

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, February 22, 2019 – Yes, Mark Casse knows it’s still February and yes, the seasoned and rational side of…

Outstanding Groom Award winner and Media Finalists announced for 2018 Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, February 20, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced that Amanda Erwin has been chosen as the recipient of…

Snowbirds Report: February 11 – February 17, 2019

TORONTO, February 19, 2019 – Welcome to the seventh edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Million-dollar Queen’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile headline 2019 Thoroughbred stakes schedule

Million-dollar Queen’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile headline 2019 Thoroughbred stakes schedule  Woodbine’s new inner turf course scheduled to open this spring…

A Longley look at the Derby: Casse trainee ‘wows’ on the road to the Kentucky Derby

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, February 15, 2019 – Wow. Just WOW. On the program page he’s known as War of Will, but…

Snowbirds Report: February 4 – February 10, 2019

TORONTO, February 12, 2019 – Welcome to the sixth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Snowbirds Report: January 28 – February 3, 2019

TORONTO, February 5, 2019 – Welcome to the fifth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

2018 Sovereign Award finalists announced

TORONTO, February 1, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2018 Sovereign Awards, honouring Canada’s Champions and…

Snowbirds Report: January 21 – January 27, 2019

TORONTO, January 30, 2019 – Welcome to the fourth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

The Jockey Club of Canada announces upgraded stakes for 2019

TORONTO, January 29, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes…

Snowbirds Report: January 14 – January 20, 2019

TORONTO, January 22, 2019 – Welcome to the third edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

UPDATE: Woodbine Racetrack grandstand operations return to normal as broken water main is repaired

TORONTO, January 19, 2019 – Repairs to a broken water main were successfully completed this morning (Saturday, January 19) and the Woodbine…

Woodbine Entertainment mourns the loss of Bill Graham

TORONTO, January 17, 2019 – The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred…

Snowbirds Report: January 7 – January 13, 2019

TORONTO, January 14, 2018 – Welcome to the second edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Looking Back: A Busy Year for Woodbine Entertainment Sets the Stage for an Exciting 2019 and Beyond

TORONTO, January 15, 2019 – The 2018 season was a very busy and exciting year on and off the track for Woodbine…

Snowbirds Report: December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019

TORONTO, January 8, 2018 – Welcome to the first edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Husbands on the road to recovery

TORONTO, December 20, 2018 – Jockey Patrick Husbands shared an update on his road to recovery after his 2018 racing season was…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame nominations open for class of 2019

TORONTO, December 17, 2018 – Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, which has…

William Graham, Gustav Schickedanz to be honoured with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

TORONTO, December 17, 2018 – The Jockey Club of Canada announced that William D. Graham and Gustav Schickedanz will each be presented with…

Woodbine’s 2018 Thoroughbred season concludes

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and…

Contreras celebrates milestone victory at Woodbine

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man…

Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario reach four-year Thoroughbred racing agreement in principle

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced today that they…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, December 14, 2018 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…