Woodbine News

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…

2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

(Files provided by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame) TORONTO, March 27 – Racing greats Secretariat and Niatross figure prominently on…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers for the period March 19 – March 25

​TORONTO, March 25 – Welcome to the 12th edition of our weekly Snowbirds report chronicling the winter adventures of Woodbine-based trainers currently…

Woodbine’s main track open for business

TORONTO, March 20 – Woodbine’s main track opened for training on Wednesday, a key sign that the start of the 2013 thoroughbred…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers for the period March 12 – March 18

​TORONTO, March 19 – Welcome to the 11th edition of our weekly Snowbirds report chronicling the winter adventures of Woodbine-based trainers currently…

Bet the Kentucky Derby preps: Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes

​TORONTO, March 8 – The road to the Kentucky Derby, to be held May 4 at Churchill Downs, continues on Saturday with…

2013 Graded Stakes in Canada Announced

(Files provided by The Jockey Club of Canada.)​ March 6 – The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual…

Woodbine backstretch now open

​TORONTO, March 1 – It’s a sure sign the 2013 thoroughbred racing season is fast approaching, as the doors opened to the…

Snowbirds: Report on Woodbine trainers for the period February 19 – February 25

​TORONTO, February 26 – Welcome to the eighth edition of our weekly Snowbirds report chronicling the winter adventures of Woodbine-based trainers currently…