Skip to main content

Access all Woodbine sites here.

Close

Woodbine News

Dan Vella: A Wonderful 50-Year Horse Racing Life

Sitting comfortably in his living room on a bitterly cold January morning, Dan Vella embraced the opportunity to reminisce about his horse…

5 Furlongs: Justin Stein

Each week until opening day of the 2022 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet, a familiar name in the sport will be in the spotlight,…

Watch and wager on world-class Thoroughbred racing

Before another season of world-class Thoroughbred racing gets out of the gates on April 16 at Woodbine, there are plenty of opportunities…

Jeff Bratt’s Top 5 Woodbine 2021 Highlights

The Woodbine host/commentator and handicapper offers up his list of the most memorable moments from the 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred campaign. From winning…

Foreign gains, big fields push Woodbine to third-highest season handle

TORONTO, December 9, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 2021 Thoroughbred season produced an all-sources handle of $505,348,339, the third highest…

Woodbine’s 2021 Thoroughbred meet concludes with record closing day

TORONTO, December 5, 2021 – It was a fitting result for Woodbine’s leading trainer Mark Casse on Sunday, as Sir Winston and…

Laura Krasauskaite lands first stakes win in La Prevoyante / Artie’s Storm reigns supreme in Steady Growth

TORONTO, December 4, 2021 – Laura Krasauskaite earned her first training stakes win courtesy of Silent Causeway in Saturday’s $100,800 La Prevoyante Stakes at…

Valedictory Stakes part of 14 races on final card of 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred season

TORONTO, December 2, 2021 – The Grade 3 $150,000 Valedictory Stakes, set for 1 ½-miles on the Tapeta, has attracted 14 starters,…

163rd Queen’s Plate scheduled for Sunday, August 21, 2022

TORONTO, December 1, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 163rd running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the…

Mrs. Barbara comes up with ‘Jim Dandy’ effort in Mazarine / God of Love flies home late to take Grey

TORONTO, November 28, 2021 – Mrs. Barbara put in an impressive stretch run to capture the Grade 3 $156,400 Mazarine Stakes, Sunday…

Chart-topper: Pink Lloyd goes out a winner

TORONTO, November 27, 2021 – Pink Lloyd, one of Canada’s greatest and most beloved sprinters, ended his remarkable career with a gutsy…

Told It All looks to claim Crimson crown

TORONTO, November 26, 2021 – Suzanne Drake is seeing grey ahead of the $50,000 Crimson Handicap, Saturday at Woodbine. Nine hopefuls, including…

Grade 3 double bill: Grey and Mazarine set for Sunday at Woodbine

TORONTO, November 25, 2021 – A pair of $150,000 rookie stakes, the Grade 3 Grey and Grade 3 Mazarine, highlight Sunday’s 12-race…

Chart-topping Pink Lloyd to make final start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Kennedy Road

TORONTO, November 24, 2021 – Pink Lloyd, one of Canada’s most decorated champions, will make the final start of his illustrious career…

Silent Runner makes some noise in Frost King / Ya Mar sails to victory in South Ocean

TORONTO, November 21, 2021 – Silent Runner was full of run late to take all the spoils in the $100,000 Frost King Stakes,…

Curtain closes on Ontario Sire Heritage Series with pair of primetime performances

TORONTO, November 19, 2021 – The Ontario Sire Heritage Series concluded Friday at Woodbine with Lorena capturing the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay Stakes…

Villeneuve seeks second Frost King crown, this time as trainer

TORONTO, November 18, 2021 – Classy Whisper chases his second straight score when he takes on six rivals in the $100,000 Frost…

Ontario Sire Heritage Series finishes with a flourish, Friday at Woodbine

TORONTO, November 16, 2021 – A pair of main track stakes, the Lake Ontario and Ashbridges Bay, share top billing on Friday’s…

If the shoe fits: Mighty Heart all heart in Autumn Stakes victory

TORONTO, November 14, 2021 – Mighty Heart, confidently handled by Patrick Husbands, returned to the winner’s circle with a front-running score in…

Lady Speightspeare stellar in Grade 2 Bessarabian / Skygaze strong in Grade 3 Maple Leaf

TORONTO, November 13, 2021 – Lady Speightspeare kept her perfect record intact after another impressive performance, this time in the Grade 2…

Special Forces looks like a force (again) in Grade 2 Autumn

TORONTO, November 11, 2021 – Eight hopefuls, including multiple graded stakes winner Special Forces, reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Mighty Heart,…

Juxtapose ready for Grade 2 Bessarabian test / 10 face-off in Grade 3 Maple Leaf 

TORONTO, November 10, 2021 – Juxtapose, a four-year-old daughter of Verrazano-Aldara, goes after her first added-money win in Saturday’s Grade 2 $175,000…

Woodbine Turf Season Posts Strong Numbers

TORONTO, November 8, 2021 – Woodbine Racetrack recently wrapped up turf racing for the 2021 season, posting steady numbers over a total…

Pink Lloyd sprints to 25th career stakes crown

TORONTO, November 7, 2021 – Pink Lloyd added another stakes title to his outstanding career after taking Sunday’s $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club…