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Thoroughbred Opening Day

Apr 16, 2022


Where: Woodbine Racetrack | First Race Post Time: 1:10 p.m.

  Free Entry | Free Parking

World-Class Thoroughbred racing returns for a new season on Saturday, April 16

The season-opening race card kick starts a lucrative 2022 campaign with 97 stakes races which include the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Sunday, August 21 and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday, September 17.

Upcoming Stakes Races

Saturday, April 16 – Long Branch Stakes, $100,000
Sunday, April 17 – Thorncliffe Stakes, $100,000
Saturday, April 30 – Star Shoot Stakes, $125,000

Racing Schedule

Thoroughbred Races happens
From April 16th – Saturday and Sunday
From May 8th onwards – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Let’s Get Social


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Woodbine Racetrack is excited to welcome back spectators for live Thoroughbred Racing for the new season

Haven’t Been to Woodbine Racetrack in a While? Here’s What You Need to Know

Woodbine Racetrack

P.O. Box 156
555 Rexdale Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5L2

Telephone: (416) 675-7223 (RACE)
Toll-Free: 1-888-675-7223

Woodbine has thousands of free parking spaces that you can access from any entry to the complex.

Valet Parking:
Woodbine has partnered with Dilawri to offer a new and easy valet parking experience. You’ll even be able to request your car straight from your phone. For details, click here >>

Charge your electric vehicle:
Electric vehicle charging is available on site at Woodbine Racetrack. Scroll down for more information.

Driving Directions

From Toronto Downtown

Travel Gardener Expressway West to 427 North. Follow 427 North past Hwys 27 / 401.
Located 2km North of the Airport exiting east at Derry Rd / Rexdale Blvd.

From Toronto East

Travel 401 Westbound to 409 / 427 North. Transfer to 427 North, and exit directly to Eastbound Derry Rd / Rexdale Blvd.

From Toronto West

Travel the 401 Eastbound, transfer to the collectors at Dixon Rd, allowing access to Hwy 427 North.
Located 2km North of the Airport exiting east at Derry Rd / Rexdale Blvd.

If you require any assistance with directions please give us a call at 1-(888)-675-RACE or click here to contact us.​​

Public Transit

Customers now have increased convenience with the new TTC pick up and drop off area near the main entrance doors at Woodbine. The bus travels to and from the Islington Subway station
(on the Bloor-Danforth line).

191 Hwy 27 Rocket

Pick up and drop off is at Hwy 27 and Queens Plate Drive (a 5 – 10 minute walk to Woodbine). The bus travels to and from the Kipling Subway Station
(on the Bloor-Danforth line).

Call 416-393-4636 or check out for detailed route information and times.

Come for the excitement, stay for a delicious meal!

Woodbine offers so many dining options to delight your taste buds: from convenient and casual track-side snacks, market-fresh cuisine and friendly bars, all the way to first-class gourmet restaurants worthy of a Queen’s plate! Lunch, dinner or track-side drinks, we look forward to serving you!

What’s open on live race days

A savoury, sizzling feast in the heart of the casino

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A jackpot of Asian flavours near the slots

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Light, fresh meals – close to the spinning wheels

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Timeless, elegant dining in a richly appointed, wood-panelled room

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Raise your spirits in our panoramic watering hole

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A newly transformed lounge exclusive for owners and trainers

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Grab and go goodness, close to the rails

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Roll up to our favourite Canadian coffee shop

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