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Jockey Club of Canada
Media Sovereign Award Finalists Announced; Winners To Be Named April 13

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2016.  The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on April 13, 2017 at Palais Royale in Toronto. Judging for the 2016 Media Sovereign Award categories was […]

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Dexter Brathwaite Honored With Canada’s 2016 Outstanding Groom Award

The Jockey Club of Canada is proud to announce a new category honoring an Outstanding Groom, proudly sponsored by OLG. This award will be presented to groom Dexter Brathwaite at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Palais Royale, located in Toronto. Brathwaite was nominated by his current employer Barbara […]

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2016 Horseman's Training Program at Woodbine
Horsemanship Training Program Begins April 24 At Woodbine

After a successful inaugural season where 14 passionate individuals completed the Horsemanship Training Program at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA), along with partner Groom Elite (http://groomelite.com) are excited to launch a second season of the program. The program offers development opportunities for those who are […]

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Woodbine racing
Report: Ontario HBPA Criticizes Cuts To Woodbine’s Stakes Schedule, Purses

The Ontario Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is voicing its opposition to Woodbine’s decision to cut purses for several of its stakes races – specifically, in how that money will be redistributed. Woodbine released its 2017 stakes schedule last week, which revealed a reduction of over $2 million in purse money. As the Daily Racing Form reports, the […]

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Woodbine
Purse Reductions For Woodbine Mile, Canadian International Boost Overnight Program

Woodbine’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, featuring the $1 million Queen’s Plate, was released today by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG). “We’re proud of our 98-race stakes calendar,” said Jim Lawson, WEG’s CEO.  “We are excited at the prospect of having both new and core racing fans witnessing Queen’s Plate history and presenting some of the best […]

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Sean Pinsonneault
Pinsonneault Stepping Down As Woodbine Entertainment Group Executive VP

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017. Pinsonneault, 47, came to Woodbine in 2000 as the Director of Wagering, then in 2010, became Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. He has represented the company through his position as […]

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Woodbine
Woodbine Backstretch Opens For Training; Meet Starts April 15

It’s a sure sign the 2017 thoroughbred racing season is fast approaching as the doors opened to the Woodbine backstretch area on Tuesday morning. Nearly 200 trainers will put over 2,100 stalls in use throughout the eight-month meet, which sees live racing burst from the gate on April 15. Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller […]

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HPItv's new format
Woodbine Reverses Decision To Take HPItv Racing Channel Off Television

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air. “After receiving feedback from horseplayers and racing fans expressing their desire to find a way to keep the channel on the air, we started to explore more alternative solutions,” said Sean Pinsonneault, WEG’s Executive Vice-President, […]

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Justin Nixon
Brotherly Love: Nixon Lends A Helping Hand During Brother’s Cancer Treatment

Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to figure out an issue with a friend’s iPhone. An error message pops up. “I’m a Blackberry guy,” smirked Nixon. Taking a moment to sit down hasn’t happened too often lately for Nixon. He finds himself constantly on the go in an attempt […]

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Jockey Club of Canada
Jockey Club Of Canada Updates Status Of Several Stakes Races

The Jockey Club of Canada’s Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the Graded and Listed Stakes in Canada and while the number of Graded Stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 44, there will two upgrades of Non Listed races to Listed races for 2017. The status for all other Graded and Listed Stakes […]

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