Woodbine News

HR3: Innovation update from Team BetShare

​TORONTO, March 9 – In January, BetShare, a group of Toronto entrepreneurs, won Horse Racing 3.0: Changing the Game (HR3) with an…

The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2016 Media Sovereign Award Finalists

(Files provided by The Jockey Club of Canada)​ March 7, 2017, Toronto – The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce…

Second Season of Horsemanship Training Program set to begin at Woodbine Racetrack

​TORONTO, March 7 – After a successful inaugural season where 14 passionate individuals completed the Horsemanship Training Program at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers February 28 – March 6

TORONTO, March 7 – Welcome to the 10th edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Woodbine 2017 Thoroughbred Stakes schedule released; Overnight purse program enhanced

TORONTO, March 3 – Woodbine’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, featuring the $1 million Queen’s Plate, was released today by Woodbine Entertainment Group…

Woodbine Entertainment Group Executive V-P Pinsonneault steps down

TORONTO, March 1, 2017 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers February 21 – 27th, 2017

TORONTO, February 28 – Welcome to the ninth edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Woodbine backstretch now open

TORONTO, February 28 – It’s a sure sign the 2017 thoroughbred racing season is fast approaching as the doors opened to the…

HPItv to remain in TV lineup

​TORONTO, February 27 – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on…

Canadian horse racing celebrates 250 years

​(Files provided by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame) TORONTO, February 24 – Our entire nation will be celebrating 150 years…

Player Profile: Arsenault brings the NHC crown back to Ontario

By Eric Wing for woodbine.com TORONTO, February 24 – For the second time in the event’s 18-year history and for the second…

Tiz a Slam named Queen’s Plate Winterbook choice

TORONTO, February 22 – Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam, a three-time winner in four juvenile starts, was today installed the early…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers February 14 – 20, 2017

TORONTO, February 21 – Welcome to the eighth edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

FEATURE: How brotherly love reunited Justin Nixon with harness racing

By Mark McKelvie for woodbine.com TORONTO, February 20 – Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers Feb. 6 – Feb. 13

TORONTO, February 14 – Welcome to the seventh edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Valentine’s Day FEATURE: A lifelong love…

​By Beverley Smith for woodbine.com TORONTO, February 14 – Don and Kathy Pleterski have taken their wedding vows to heart. Not just…

Queen’s Plate hopefuls to square off in Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs

TORONTO, February 10 – Mark Casse will saddle a pair of Queen’s Plate contenders when King and His Court and State of…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers January 31 – Feb. 6

TORONTO, February 7 – Welcome to the sixth edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers January 24th – 30th

TORONTO, January 31 – Welcome to the fifth edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Canadian horseplayer Ray Arsenault wins National Handicapping Championship

(Files provided by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association) LAS VEGAS (Sunday, January 29, 2017) – Ray Arsenault of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, near…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 Plays

​ Why should I bet the Jackpot Hi-5? • Carryover offers a HUGE potential for payouts! • $0.20 bet minimums, more combos…

Stacked Deck superb in Kennedy Road

TORONTO, November 25 – Bruce Lunsford’s Stacked Deck, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, showed his class with a determined effort to win Friday’s…

Mythical Mission well prepared for Princess Elizabeth assignment

TORONTO, November 9 – Sam-Son Farm homebred Mythical Mission will make her stakes debut in Saturday’s $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes, at Woodbine….

Woodbine Mile musings by @TVGRen

By Ren Hakim Carothers for WoodbineMile.com Tepin. Though her name means “little one” in Aztec, as Will Shakespeare would say, “She is…