Woodbine To Postpone Start Of 2020 Thoroughbred Season; Training Not Permitted

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it is postponing the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season until further notice. The decision to postpone the start of the season was made following today’s news that the Government of Ontario is mandating that all non-essential businesses be closed by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. This will limit […]

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Woodbine Reveals Purse Increases For Both Overnight Races, Bonus Programs

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18. The 2020 Woodbine meet features 133 race dates, 87 stakes and total purses of $61 million highlighted by three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June […]

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Additional Tickets Released For 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival

A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada’s unrivaled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Queen’s Plate Festival will showcase the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown for the […]

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Catching Up With Sovereign Award Nominee Kevin Attard

Trainer Kevin Attard had a career-year at Woodbine in 2019, finishing the meet with personal bests of 61 wins and nine stakes wins, including his first career Grade 1 victory with Starship Jubilee in the Grade 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes in October. Five of Attard’s six stakes winners last year are still in training […]

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Woodbine Cancels Remainder Of Saturday Card Due To Inclement Weather

Following the first three races, Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of Saturday’s 12-race card due to inclement weather conditions in the Toronto area. Woodbine cancelled the remainder of the card after the jockeys held a vote in accordance with rule 3.15 in the AGCO Thoroughbred rule book and voted in favour of […]

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Woodbine Closing Out 2019 Season With Biggest Card In Its History

This Sunday’s Thoroughbred card features 192 horses entered to compete in 16 races, making it the biggest card Woodbine Racetrack has held in its recent history. Post-time for Sunday’s card is 1:05 p.m. ET and will have an average field size of 12 horses. “Our race office has put together an exciting card with strong […]

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‘Join Jim’ Campaign Has Raised Over $60,000 For LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is grateful to share that the annual Christmas donation campaign, which includes a pledge from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson to personally match up to $15,000 in donations, has already raised a total of more than $60,000 with two weeks left in the campaign. “We are so grateful to everyone who […]

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Da Silva To Take Last Graded Stakes Ride With Pumpkin Rumble In G3 Valedictory

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, in the final stakes ride of his career, will guide 10-time winner Pumpkin Rumble in Sunday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Valedictory, at Woodbine. The 1 ¾-mile main track marathon for three-year-olds and upward, the closing added-money feature of the 2019 Woodbine Thoroughbred season, has attracted 11 starters, including Kevin Attard trainee Pumpkin […]

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‘Nobody Does It By Yourself’: Woodbine Honors Retiring Jockey Da Silva

Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, and Jonathan Zammit, VP of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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