Woodbine News

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame nominations open for class of 2019

TORONTO, December 17, 2018 – Nominations are now being accepted for 2019 to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, which has…

William Graham, Gustav Schickedanz to be honoured with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

TORONTO, December 17, 2018 – The Jockey Club of Canada announced that William D. Graham and Gustav Schickedanz will each be presented with…

Woodbine’s 2018 Thoroughbred season concludes

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and…

Contreras celebrates milestone victory at Woodbine

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man…

Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario reach four-year Thoroughbred racing agreement in principle

TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced today that they…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, December 14, 2018 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

Pumpkin Rumble outduels Melmich in a 1-2 Valedictory finish for Attard

TORONTO, December 9, 2018 – The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season…

Artilena gives Day Phillips second straight victory in Ontario Lassie

TORONTO, December 9, 2018 – With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes…

Sir Winston shines in Display Stakes

TORONTO, December 8, 2018 – Sir Winston forged to the lead in the final turn and held off a familiar foe to…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, December 7, 2018 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

A. A. Azula’s Arch, Melmich and Pumpkin Rumble give Attard top-notch trio in Grade 3 Valedictory; Eight in the gate for Ontario Lassie

TORONTO, December 6, 2018 – A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday…

Tickets on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

TORONTO, December 6, 2018 – Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday,…

Who’s the ‘Boss’? The Boss Factor looks to rule in Display Stakes

TORONTO, December 5, 2018 – No. 1 Stable’s The Boss Factor goes for his second straight score and first stakes crown, in…

View from the Booth by Robert Geller

TORONTO, December 4, 2018 – Each week, track announcer Robert Geller comments on some of the performances that caught his eye, highlighting…

Kingsport earns his third Sir Barton Stakes crown

TORONTO, December 2, 2018 – Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in…

Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva breaks Woodbine win record

TORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for…

Dun Drum darts through for first stakes win in Kingarvie

TORONTO, December 1, 2018 – Darting through along the rail, 5-1 shot Dun Drum and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson defeated the favourites in…

Gary Blair working hard to be a kingpin in the tournament world

By: Eric Wing for Woodbine.com TORONTO, November 30, 2018 – Gary Blair doesn’t consider himself among the top echelon of tournament players—but he’s working…

Clocker Report: Horses to watch this weekend

TORONTO, November 30, 2018 – Each week, Woodbine’s head clocker Ernie Perri comments on some of the top workouts watched, highlighting horses…

Buttigieg over the moon as Thor’s Rocket heads into Sir Barton

TORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Thor’s Rocket will look to keep his winning ways going for owner, breeder and trainer Paul Buttigieg,…

The 160th running of the Queen’s Plate set for June 29

TORONTO, November 29, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of…

At The Wire with Jeff Bratt

TORONTO, September 28, 2018 – Join us each week as Woodbine commentator Jeff Bratt shares some analysis on horses that have run…

My Silencer looks to make some noise (again) in Kingarvie

TORONTO, November 28, 2018 – Bred and owned by Heste Sport Inc., My Silencer goes after his second straight stakes score in…

Moonlit Promise earns back-to-back Bessarabian titles

TORONTO, November 25, 2018 – Moonlit Promise successfully defended her title in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) defeating a field of 13…