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Monday Morning Quarter Pole @WoodbineTB: Jockey Ryan Munger

TORONTO, February 19, 2024 – In this week’s edition of MMQP, jockey Ryan Munger talks about his impressive first season riding at…

Monday Morning Quarter Pole @WoodbineTB: Jockey David Moran

TORONTO, February 12, 2024 – In this week’s edition of MMQP, multiple graded stakes winning jockey David Moran talks about his road…

A Tale of Two Dreams Realized

TORONTO, February 8, 2024— Seconds before she was called upon, Isabelle Wenc smiled, knowing her story would be unlike any of the…

2023 Sovereign Awards Finalists Announced

The following is an edited media release from the Jockey Club of Canada on February 5, 2024: The Jockey Club of Canada…

Monday Morning Quarter Pole @WoodbineTB: Trainer Katerina Vassilieva

TORONTO, February 5, 2024 – In the first edition of MMQP, trainer Katerina Vassilieva shares her thoughts on a career-best 2023 season…

Holder chasing Barbados Gold Cup glory

Ted Holder views the biggest horse race in Barbados just as he did as a young boy – wide-eyed and full of…

For the Love of the Thoroughbred

TORONTO, January 26, 2023— Whether it is before the sun rises standing at the training track or watching intently from the owner’s…

Lisa Headrick joins Woodbine Entertainment Executive Leadership Team

TORONTO, January 23, 2024– Woodbine Entertainment today announced the appointment of Lisa Headrick to Executive Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Operations. “Lisa…

“Cool dude” Roaring Forties aims to defend Sunshine Turf crown

TORONTO, January 16, 2024— Roaring Forties, an 8-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, will take on six rivals as he chases his second…

Woodbine Broadcast Team wins Eclipse Award

The following is an edited media release from The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Lexington, Ky. January 5, 2024 ―The National Thoroughbred Racing…

Woodbine trainer Ladouceur inducted into North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame

TORONTO, January 4, 2024— On a night typically known for its revelry and roistering, Harold Ladouceur was, for a moment, left utterly…

Chircop creates winning identity at Woodbine and beyond

Steven Chircop could very well be talking about himself in the way he describes his horses. “I have always wanted the collective…

Woodbine 2023 Thoroughbred meet delivers strong results despite concerning industry trends

TORONTO, December 20, 2023 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 2023 Thoroughbred season produced an all-sources handle of $613,125,180 CAD. This is…

Woodbine Jockey Winter Plans

Here is a look at where members of the Woodbine riding colony will be heading for the winter months. Woodbine’s 2023 leading…

Weekend Notables & Quotables (December 16-17)

More than a whisker Kitten’s Romance, a 6-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy-Illapa, won her second race in her past third starts. Under…

Fraser Aebly: An Inspiring Ride

Motivation and inspiration are always close at hand for Fraser Aebly. When he slipped on the sky-blue silks featuring an ornate white…

Woodbine leaders post strong numbers over 2023 meet Woodbine leaders post strong numbers over 2023 meet

TORONTO, December 17, 2023 – Kazushi Kimura earned his third consecutive Woodbine jockey crown courtesy of 161 wins over the 2023 meet. Born…

Weekend Notables & Quotables (December 9-10)

Lady Luck Lady Eva, trained by Mark Casse, won Saturday’s first race with Sofia Vives in the irons. The daughter of Bolt…

Secret Reserve holds on for Steady Growth score

TORONTO, December 10, 2023 – Secret Reserve took Sunday’s $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes, for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up, contested at 1 1/16…

Fashionably Fab fabulous in La Prevoyante

TORONTO, December 9, 2023 – Fashionably Fab secured her fourth straight score courtesy of an impressive performance in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine….

Cruden Bay takes on 10 in Steady Growth

TORONTO, December 7, 2023 – The $100,000 Steady Growth, a 1 1/16-mile main track stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and upward, headlines Sunday’s card at…

Kevin Attard duo set for La Prevoyante test

TORONTO, December 6, 2023 – Kevin Attard trainees Fashionably Fab and Strega will look to add another stakes score to their respective…

Weekend Notables & Quotables (December 2-3)

Milestone marker Sunyani, a 3-year-old son of Air Force Blue-Futurista, won Saturday’s first race for trainer Ted Holder and owner David Bloom….

Conglomerate all business in Grade 3 Valedictory

TORONTO, December 3, 2023 – Conglomerate, under Luis Contreras, rallied impressively to best 13 rivals in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (G3), for 3-year-olds and…