Woodbine News

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Ballot

TORONTO, March 25, 2019 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announced its 2019 ballot.  A total of 30 people and horses…

A Longley look at the Derby: From the Woodbine turf to the top of the Derby leaderboard

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com With all humility and understanding of how quickly things can change for a three-year-old colt at this time of…

Snowbirds Report: March 11 – March 17, 2019

TORONTO, March 19, 2019 – Welcome to the 11th edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling the…

Tickets on sale for Woodbine’s 3rd annual Derby Day Party

TORONTO, March 18, 2019 – Tickets are now on sale for Woodbine’s 3rd annual Derby Day Party, which will be held at…

A Longley look at the Derby: Baffert duo set for their anticipated season debuts

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, March 15, 2019 – As a two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer, Bob Baffert is anything but a rebel when…

Snowbirds Report: March 4 – March 10, 2019

TORONTO, March 13, 2019 – Welcome to the 10th edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling the…

JUNO Award nominee The Washboard Union to perform at 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

TORONTO, March 13, 2019 – The JUNO Award-nominated country music group The Washboard Union will be among the featured musical acts to…

Woodbine Entertainment Secures EllisDon as Development Partner for Recently Announced GO Station

TORONTO, March 12, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment, operators of the world-class Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, home to the iconic Queen’s Plate racing festival,…

Avie’s Flatter named 2019 Queen’s Plate Winterbook favourite 

TORONTO, March 8, 2019 – Avie’s Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million…

Ontario Announces New GO Station at Woodbine

Ontario Announces New GO Station at Woodbine Province partners with business to address transit needs and save taxpayers money TORONTO, March 6, 2019…

Snowbirds Report: February 25 – March 3, 2019

TORONTO, March 5, 2019 – Welcome to the ninth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

A Longley look at the Derby: One-race wonder sets out to prove himself in Derby prep

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, March 2, 2019 – From maiden winner to Kentucky Derby contender all in an afternoon’s work. That’s what…

Snowbirds Report: February 18 – February 24, 2019

TORONTO, February 27, 2019 – Welcome to the eighth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

VIDEO: Woodbine backstretch opens for 2019 Thoroughbred racing season

TORONTO, February 26, 2019 –  The Woodbine backstretch has reopened for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season with many local stars returning from…

Save the Date: Greenwood Stakes Returns Saturday, May 25

SAVE THE DATE: Greenwood Stakes, Toronto’s Most Fashionable Event of the Spring, Returns Saturday, May 25 A day at Woodbine Racetrack features thrilling Thoroughbred…

A Longley look at the Derby: Another victory stamps War of Will as a top Derby contender

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, February 22, 2019 – Yes, Mark Casse knows it’s still February and yes, the seasoned and rational side of…

Outstanding Groom Award winner and Media Finalists announced for 2018 Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, February 20, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced that Amanda Erwin has been chosen as the recipient of…

Snowbirds Report: February 11 – February 17, 2019

TORONTO, February 19, 2019 – Welcome to the seventh edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Million-dollar Queen’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile headline 2019 Thoroughbred stakes schedule

Million-dollar Queen’s Plate and Ricoh Woodbine Mile headline 2019 Thoroughbred stakes schedule  Woodbine’s new inner turf course scheduled to open this spring…

A Longley look at the Derby: Casse trainee ‘wows’ on the road to the Kentucky Derby

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, February 15, 2019 – Wow. Just WOW. On the program page he’s known as War of Will, but…

Snowbirds Report: February 4 – February 10, 2019

TORONTO, February 12, 2019 – Welcome to the sixth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds Report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

Snowbirds Report: January 28 – February 3, 2019

TORONTO, February 5, 2019 – Welcome to the fifth edition of the weekly Woodbine Snowbirds report, now in its eighth year, chronicling…

2018 Sovereign Award finalists announced

TORONTO, February 1, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2018 Sovereign Awards, honouring Canada’s Champions and…