Woodbine News

Moonlit Promise makes Woodbine return in Whimsical Stakes

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 – Woodbine will host its first graded stakes of the 2018 Thoroughbred meet this weekend with the $125,000…

Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon to be honoured as Hall of Fame Legends

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced Hector Clouthier Sr. and Frank McMahon as the 2018…

Award-winning jockey Wilson out six weeks

TORONTO, April 24, 2018 – Eclipse and Sovereign Award-winning rider Emma-Jayne Wilson will be out of action for six weeks after suffering…

Silent Sting conquers Queenston

TORONTO, April 22, 2018 – With a well-timed move in the stretch engineered by jockey Luis Contreras, Stronach Stables’ Silent Sting collared…

Pink Lloyd sets track record in Jacques Cartier Stakes

TORONTO, April 21, 2018 – Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to…

Inge promoted in eventful Wando

TORONTO, April 21, 2018 – Inge did most of the work as the early pacesetter but couldn’t hold off a green Machtree…

Houdini Affair opens 2018 Thoroughbred season

TORONTO, April 21, 2018 – The new Thoroughbred racing season opened at Woodbine on Saturday afternoon under sunny skies with Chiefswood Stables’…

Woodbine offers two new Thoroughbred incentive programs

TORONTO, April 20, 2018 – Woodbine Racetrack has announced two new competition incentive programs with bonuses up to $50,000 for horses shipping…

McKnight vs. Casse: Trainer title bout begins anew

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 20, 2018 – One of the more intriguing races of the 2018 Woodbine Thoroughbred season…

2017 Champions crowned at Sovereign Awards

TORONTO, April 20, 2018 – The Jockey Club of Canada held its 43rd Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony at Toronto’s prestigious Palais Royale…

Longley’s Lead Up: Pletcher dominates Derby prep season

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Todd Pletcher would trade much of an incredible March and April for success on…

Aheadbyacentury set for season’s debut in Queenston Stakes

TORONTO, April 19, 2018 – Horse racing fans will get a chance to scope out a handful of Queen’s Plate hopefuls in…

High hopes for Pink Lloyd in opening day Jacques Cartier Stakes

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – The hottest horse of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will make his 2018 debut during the…

DePaulo holds a strong hand in opening day Wando

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Trainer Mike DePaulo, who finished sixth in the trainer standings last year with 38 wins, will look…

Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing kicks off on Saturday

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 – Woodbine’s 63rd year of Thoroughbred racing bursts from the gate on Saturday, April 21 with a talent-laden…

Oshawa honours Northern Dancer and Dr. Gary Polonsky

OSHAWA, April 16, 2018 – The City of Oshawa honoured the legacy of some of Oshawa’s most impactful community members and organizations…

Woodbine Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

LEXINGTON, April 16, 2018, – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has…

In Pictures: Winx wonderful in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

By Grant Courtney for Woodbine.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2018 – When the great Makybe Diva won her third Melbourne Cup, her…

Longley’s Lead Up: Justifying the hype of a Derby contender

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 12, 2018 – Around the paddock at historic Churchill Downs there are plaques paying homage to each…

Winx looks to equal another legend

By: Grant Courtney for Woodbine.com SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, April 12, 2018 – On Friday evening, racing fans will get to see the mighty mare Winx,…

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announces Class of 2018

TORONTO, April 10, 2018 – The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) has announced the people and horses being recognized as…

Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association partner on race exchange

TORONTO, April 8, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a race exchange sponsorship agreement for this…

Longley’s Lead Up: Casse eyes classics with Canadian-bred

By: Rob Longley for Woodbine.com TORONTO, April 5, 2018 – When Mark Casse points his eye to the classics, he keeps that eye both…

O Canada! Local country duo The Reklaws to sing National Anthem at Queen’s Plate

TORONTO, April 4, 2018 – The Reklaws will perform the National Anthem leading up to the $1 million Queen’s Plate, which will…