Woodbine News

Queen’s Plate champion Holy Helena returns to Woodbine

Story by: Beverley Smith for Woodbine Communications TORONTO, June 26, 2019–It’s only fitting: two years after her dominant victory in the Queen’s…

Global Access looks for Charlie Barley domination

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – The $100,000 Charlie Barley Stakes, one of two overnight added-money races on the Queen’s Plate undercard, has…

Grade 1 Highlander Stakes: Raise a glass for Wet Your Whistle

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – Wet Your Whistle, a four-year-old son of Stroll, struts into Saturday’s Grade 1 $300,000 Highlander Stakes in…

Woodbine’s new inner turf course set to open as Queen’s Plate Racing Festival kicks off

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment is elevating its game when it comes to turf racing with the grand opening of…

Avie’s Flatter looms as the one to beat in contentious Queen’s Plate field

TORONTO, June 26, 2019—Avie’s Flatter, Canada’s champion two-year-old male, looms as the horse to beat when he faces 13 other Queen’s Plate…

Queen’s Plate Post Position Draw to be live streamed today

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 – The post position draw for the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of…

Queen’s Plate notes for Tuesday, June 25, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (14) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

View from the Booth by Robert Geller

TORONTO, June 25, 2019 – Each week, track announcer Robert Geller comments on some of the performances that caught his eye, highlighting…

Queen’s Plate notes for Monday, June 24, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (14) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

Queen’s Plate notes for Sunday, June 23, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (14) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

Tiz a Slam grand for Attfield, Bahen in Singspiel

TORONTO, June 22, 2019 —Tiz a Slam led throughout to tally to two lengths in Saturday’s Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes as the…

Queen’s Plate notes for Saturday, June 22, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (14) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, June 22, 2019 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

Friday Twilight Racing returns to Woodbine Racetrack

TORONTO, June 21, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that Friday post-times for Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack will be moved to…

Queen’s Plate notes for Friday, June 21, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (12) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

Connecting mind, body and horse

Story and photos by: Hayley Morrison for Woodbine.com TORONTO, June 21, 2019 – “Horses have always been a huge part of my…

Queen’s Plate notes for Thursday, June 20, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (12) Horse / Trainer / Owner /…

Melmich looks to go extra mile (and a half) in Singspiel

TORONTO, June 19, 2019 – Millionaire, 17-time winner and fan favourite Melmich looks to add another chapter to his accomplished career, when…

Queen’s Plate notes for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

AN EARLY LOOK AT THE PROBABLE FIELD FOR THE 160TH RUNNING OF THE QUEEN’S PLATE (12) Horse / Trainer / Owner Avie’s…

Thoroughbred Builder Gustav Schickedanz Passes

The horse racing community mourns the loss of Canadian Hall of Fame builder, Gustav Schickedanz whom passed away on June 17. A…

Woodbine launches online 50/50 raffle to support Rethink Breast Cancer

TORONTO, June 18, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment welcomes back Rethink Breast Cancer as the official charity partner of The Queen’s Plate and…

View from the Booth by Robert Geller

TORONTO, June 18, 2019 – Each week, track announcer Robert Geller comments on some of the performances that caught his eye, highlighting…

Miss Mo Mentum accelerates to another graded stakes win at Woodbine

TORONTO, June 16, 2019 – Returning to the scene of her Selene Stakes victory last spring, the Mark Casse-trained filly Miss Mo…

A winner’s circle reunion for Steady Growth Stakes champ Kingsport and Husbands

TORONTO, June 15, 2019 – Reunited with his regular reinsman Patrick Husbands, fan favourite Kingsport hauled down the top trio to kick…