Woodbine News

Woodbine Winter Report: February 24, 2021 (champion trainer Barbara Minshall, multiple graded stakes winning trainer Don MacRae and much more)

TORONTO, February 24, 2021 – Each week, in the lead-up to Opening Day (April 17) of the 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, we’ll follow…

Woodbine Entertainment Reiterates Support for Legalization of Single Event Sports Wagering

Toronto, ON – February 19, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment reiterated its support for the legalization of single event sports wagering and is...

STRONGER TOGETHER: CTHS, ORM and Woodbine Entertainment Reach Agreement

2021 CTHS Yearling Sale and Winter Mixed Sale to Be Hosted at Woodbine Racetrack TORONTO, February 17 –In the spirit of Stronger Together,…

Woodbine Winter Report: February 17, 2021 (17-year-old owner Joshua Attard, Darwin Banach, Sovereign Award finalist Silent Poet, and more)

In this week’s report, 17-year-old owner Joshua Attard talks about his Plate hopeful, Darwin Baranch offers his thoughts on his 2020 campaign and looks ahead to the 2021 season, Sovereign Award finalist Silent Poet readies for his Woodbine campaign, plus much more.

Woodbine’s 2021 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races to be run without Lasix

TORONTO, February 15 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced that it has agreed to prohibit the use of race day Lasix for participants…

Woodbine Winter Report: February 10, 2021 (Mark Casse, Rachel Halden, Path to the Plate, Ones To Watch, and more)

TORONTO, February 10, 2021 – Each week, in the lead-up to Opening Day of the 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, we’ll follow some…

Owner-breeder David Clancy could have a lot on his (Queen’s) Plate

By Chris Lomon / @ChrisLomon TORONTO, February 9, 2021 – David Clancy has his early Queen’s Plate triactor picked out. There are…

Woodbine Winter Report: February 3, 2021

TORONTO, February 3, 2021 – Each week, in the lead-up to Opening Day of the 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, we’ll follow some of…

Pattison Canadian International & Highlander Stakes Return in 2021 Stakes Schedule

Pattison Canadian International & Highlander Stakes Return as part of Lucrative 2021 Stakes Schedule All Grade 3 Stakes’ Purses Increased by 20%...

Woodbine Winter Report: January 28, 2021

TORONTO, January 28, 2021 – Each week, in the lead-up to Opening Day of the 2021 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, we’ll follow some…

Betting the Pegasus World Cup on $50

It is must-see horse racing TV, a gathering of greats – equine and human – chasing glory in the $3 million Pegasus…

Date set for the 162nd running of The Queen’s Plate in 2021

TORONTO, January 12, 2021 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 162nd  running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of...

Beyond the win: Long hours, a routine and an agreement

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 23, 2020 – He had heard all the stories about the ornery Ontario-bred filly, but…

Keeping up with Krcmar: A lifetime of loving horses and a career-year at 79

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 22, 2020 – When Zeljko Krcmar arrived in Ontario, he carried two dollars in his…

Beyond the win: A victory worth waiting for

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 18, 2020 – The road to the Ontario-bred’s first win came later rather than sooner,…

Woodbine Entertainment giving back to backstretch community during holiday season

TORONTO, December 18, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) announced today a trio of initiatives designed to support the 130 people living on…

Beyond the win: The story of a ‘Wicked’ comeback

By: Chris Lomon for Woodbine.com TORONTO, December 16, 2020 – Of the 13 training wins star-on-the-rise Cole Bennett recorded in 2020, it…

Woodbine Entertainment’s shortened Thoroughbred meet down $50M in all-sources handle

TORONTO, December 4, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the shortened 2020 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $462,041,545.76, down…

Hernandez edges Stein in close jockey race, Casse earns 12th Woodbine training title

TORONTO, November 27, 2020 – The jockeys’ race for the 2020 meet title at Woodbine Racetrack went right down to the wire,…

Woodbine Entertainment announces 2020 Thoroughbred meet is officially over

TORONTO, November 26, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet: Despite efforts to gain approval from…

Woodbine Entertainment update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 25, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet: We are continuing our efforts to…

Update on Woodbine 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 24, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment confirmed this evening that it continues to have productive conversations with senior levels of the…

Woodbine cancels remainder of Sunday card due to weather

TORONTO, November 22, 2020 – Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of its live Thoroughbred racing program on Sunday, Nov….

Sunday to be last day of 2020 Thoroughbred meet

TORONTO, November 22, 2020 – As a result of the Government of Ontario’s announcement on Friday that Toronto will be entering the…