Woodbine News

Delegation sets track record in Dominion Day

​TORONTO, July 1….Gary Barber’s Delegation and jockey Luis Contreras not only destroyed their six rivals in Monday’s featured $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes…

Alpha Bettor and Delegation resume rivalry in Dominion Day

​TORONTO, June 30 – Alpha Bettor and Delegation, separated by a narrow neck in the Grade 2 Eclipse, resume their rivalry in…

Frostad works pair for Plate

​ TORONTO, June 29 – Trainer Mark Frostad, who has won the Queen’s Plate on four occasions, worked his two hopefuls for…

VIDEO: Midnight Aria and River Seven put in final Plate preps

​TORONTO, June 27 – Tucci Stables will be represented by a pair of starters, Midnight Aria and River Seven, in the 154th…

Nosowenko hoping to nick the Plate with Rackman

​TORONTO, June 26 – Rackman, an imposing dark bay son of 2004 Queen’s Plate champ Niigon, is hoping to follow in his…

Pender Harbour returns in Grade 2 King Edward, presented by TVG

​TORONTO, June 20 – Pender Harbour, off since his impressive Bunty Lawless score last October, returns to action in Sunday’s Grade 2…

Five Iron goes gate to wire in Victoria Park

​TORONTO, June 16 – Five Iron took command out of the gate and would not be denied a front-running victory in Sunday’s…

FEATURE: Oaks plan going according to ‘Script’ for Attard

​TORONTO, June 4 – Now in his twelfth year as a full-time conditioner, 31-year-old Paul Attard is hoping that Original Script can…

UPDATED: Final fields and PPs for Woodbine Oaks and Plate Trial

Probable field for the Woodbine Oaks (8) Horse/Jockey/Trainer/Owner 1/Pink Trillium/Luis Contreras/Sean Smullen/Stronach Stables 2/Dance Again/Shaun Bridgmohan/Malcolm Pierce/Sam-Son Farms 3/Rutherford Rd/Justin Stein/Mike Doyle/Windhaven…

Riding the River rolls into Connaught Cup

​TORONTO, May 24 – Riding the River, Canada’s champion turf male of 2012, returns to action in Sunday’s Grade 2 $200,000 Connaught…

WEG’s Friday Thoroughbred Pick-4 (May 24)

​May 24th, 2013 – Friday afternoon’s Woodbine Thoroughbred card features a Guaranteed $50,000 Early Pick-4 that kicks off in Race 4. Woodbine…

Paso Doble steps it up in New Providence

TORONTO, May 20 – Paso Doble won the $125,000 New Providence Stakes for the second time in three years with a smart…

Bear’s Gem streaks to Ballade score

​TORONTO, May 18 – Bear’s Gem proved to be much the best while winning her fifth consecutive race in Saturday’s $126,200 Ballade…

Can Nipissing stay undefeated at Woodbine in Selene?

​TORONTO, May 17 – Chiefswood Stable homebred Nipissing, undefeated through four local starts as a juvenile, makes her homecoming in Sunday’s $150,000…

Northern Dancer celebrated at Canadian Film Centre groundbreaking ceremony

​(With files provided by the Canadian Film Centre) ​TORONTO, May 15 – CFC celebrates the commencement of the construction of the Northern…

Alpha Bettor best in Eclipse

​TORONTO, May 12 – Bulldog Racing’s Alpha Bettor found his best stride late to win Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Eclipse Stakes, at…

A hat trick for Essence Hit Man in Jacques Cartier

​TORONTO, April 27 – Essence Hit Man won the $169,200 Jacques Cartier Stakes for the third year in a row with a…

Dan the Tin Man proves his mettle in Woodstock

TORONTO, April 21 – Debmar Stable’s Dan the Tin Man held off a closing Five Iron to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Woodstock Stakes,…

Readying for Opening Day …in pictures (Thursday)

​TORONTO, April 18, 2013 – The activity at Woodbine Racetrack begins early this morning in preparation for Opening Day on Saturday at…

Queen’s Plate champ Strait of Dover on the comeback trail

TORONTO, April 16 – Reigning Queen’s Plate champion Strait of Dover, on the shelf since suffering a soft-tissue injury in July while…

Queen’s Plate, other major stakes nominations close May 1

TORONTO, April 12 – Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that nominations for Woodbine Entertainment Group’s early closing Thoroughbred stakes events, including the…

Secretariat and Niatross Among Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2013

(Files provided by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame) TORONTO, April 9 – World Class racing greats Secretariat and Niatross headline…

Nipissing looks to make a splash in Ashland

TORONTO, April 4 – Nipissing, a bay Chiefswood Stables homebred undefeated in four juvenile starts, makes her three-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade…

Bet the Kentucky Derby preps: Derby dreams abound in Florida, Louisiana & UAE

​TORONTO, March 29 – The road to the Kentucky Derby, to be held May 4 at Churchill Downs, continues on Saturday with…