Woodbine News

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers March 28 – April 3

TORONTO, April 4 – Welcome to the 14th and final edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling…

Player Profile: For Brian Troop, Old School is the Right School

​TORONTO, March 31 – Ask 2010 National Handicapping Championship winner Brian Troop what the secret has been to his success as a…

Countdown to #QP17 – State of Honor set for Florida Derby

​TORONTO, March 31 – State of Honor, the 6-1 third choice in the Queen’s Plate Winterbook, will bid for a spot in…

The 2017 Thoroughbred meet is fast approaching

​TORONTO, March 29 – A brand new season is almost upon us and award winning track photographer Mike Burns was out at…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers March 21 – 27

​TORONTO, March 21 – Welcome to the 13th edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Countdown to #QP17 – Casse duo King and His Court and Sailing Home in action at Turfway Park

​TORONTO, March 24 – The path to the Queen’s Plate heats up this weekend with a pair of contenders, including King and…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers March 14 – 20

​TORONTO, March 22 – Welcome to the 12th edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame ballot announced

​(Files provided by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame) TORONTO, March 20 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is…

Derby Day Party tickets now on sale

​TORONTO, March 18 – Join us on the First Saturday in May as we celebrate the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby…

#Countdown to QP17 – Woodbridge in action at Aiken Trials

TORONTO, March 17 – It’s a light weekend of racing action for our Queen’s Plate hopefuls with Woodbridge the lone representative as…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers March 7 – 13

TORONTO, March 14 – Welcome to the 11th edition of the weekly Snowbirds report, now in its sixth year, chronicling the winter…

Brathwaite earns inaugural Outstanding Groom honour

TORONTO, March 13 – Dexter Brathwaite has rubbed some of the great Woodbine horses of the past decade and on April 13…

Countdown to #QP17 – Tiz a Slam and State of Honor in action at Tampa Bay Downs

TORONTO, March 10 – Queen’s Plate Winterbook favourite Tiz a Slam and Kentucky Derby hopeful State of Honor will compete on a…

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…