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Woodbine Thoroughbred Racing & Incentives

Woodbine Horse Recruiting

#1 Turf Racing in North America

World class Thoroughbred Racing is offered at Woodbine Racetrack from April to December, racing is offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stakes Program/Purses

The lucrative 2023 Thoroughbred stakes program will offer more than $17 million in purses, including 39 graded stakes, five Grade 1 events and two $1 million classics, The King’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

Over $65,000,000 in purses will be distributed during the 2023 Season. Base purses for quality races will exceed $70,000+ in 2023.

Click here to see entire 2023 Stakes Schedule.

Racing Surfaces

E.P. Taylor Turf Course

The Longest Stretch Run in North America

One turn 1 1/8th mile Races

Racing Distances: 6F, 6 1/2 F, 7F, Mile, Mile 1/16, Mile 1/8, Mile 1/4, Mile 3/8, Mile 1/2

Grade 1 Turf Stakes: $1,000,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile, $500,000 Johnnie Walker Natalma Stakes, $500,000 Summer Stakes, $750,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes & $750,000 Canadian International (New Distance: Mile and a Quarter)

Ricoh Woodbine Mile, Natalma Stakes & Summer Stakes are part of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In”

$400,000 Breeder’s Stakes (Final Leg of OLG Canadian Triple Crown

All Weather Tapeta Main Track

Racing Distances from 4 1/2 F to Mile 7/8

Signature events: $1,000,000 King’s Plate, $500,000 Woodbine Oaks

24 Graded Stakes

Inner Turf Course

Racing Distances: 5F, 7 1/2 F, Mile, Mile 1/16, Mile 3/8, Mile ½

8 Inner Turf Course Stakes

The newly named Algonquin Stakes offers increased purse of $200,000 for two-year-olds

Training Surfaces

Woodbine also offers world-class training facilities, including 4 training surfaces in addition to the all-weather main track:

Dirt Training Track – One Mile

Turf Training Track – Seven Furlongs

Sand Ring – Two Furlongs

European Jogging Path – Half-Mile

Stall Application:

Shipping incentives may be available, please contact Director of Racing, Tim Lawson at or 416-675-3993, ext. 3417

For more information on Thoroughbred Racing

Please contact
Julia Bell,
Stakes Manager,
Email: or
Phone: 1-800-268-9967 Ext. 2440