Woodbine’s Dawn Lupul Captures NHC Charity Challenge, Donates To PDJF

Woodbine racing analyst Dawn Lupul outplayed a field of more than 50 notable journalists, fellow horse racing analysts and personalities this past Saturday to win the NTRA’s National Horseplayers Championship Charity Challenge sponsored by Tito’s Vodka. Aside from earning the bragging rights as winner of the highly-competitive horseplayer tournament for media and celebs, Lupul will […]

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Minshall Trainee Admiralty Pier Ready To ‘Step Up’ For Tampa Bay Stakes

Trainer Barb Minshall currently has a string of 12 horses with her at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Florida, with more set to join her soon. Minshall had just one starter last week, as Majestic Melody finished fourth at Tampa Bay Downs on February 2. Overall, it’s been a successful start to the winter for […]

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Barn Fire Kills Five Standardbreds At First Line Training Centre

Woodbine Entertainment would like to extend condolences to trainer Mark Steacy and the connections of the five Standardbreds lost in Friday morning’s tragic barn fire at nearby First Line Training Centre. In this time of emergency, Woodbine Mohawk Park has made available its backstretch barn area for the surviving horses. As of Friday morning, a […]

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McKnight, Da Silva Polish Off Record-Breaking Seasons At Woodbine

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend. Adding three wins on Sunday, Da Silva extended his record for most wins […]

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Contreras ‘Really, Really Happy’ To Reach 2,000 North American Victories

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked up steam in his quest to 2,000 heading into Woodbine’s final weekend of the season, […]

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Woodbine, Ontario HBPA Announce Four-Year Deal Including $22 Million For Purses, Investment

Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced on Sunday that they have reached an agreement in principal for a new four-year racing deal which includes an increase of $22 million including guaranteed purses and capital investment in Thoroughbred racing. “Reaching this agreement in principal before the end of […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Outduels Stablemate Melmich In Valedictory

The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, Pumpkin Rumble defeated 2015 champion and two-time runner-up Melmich in the $125,000 co-feature contested over 1-3/4 […]

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Day Phillips Brings Along Another Promising Filly In Ontario Lassie Winner Artilena

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson worked out the winning trip aboard the Ontario-bred two-year-old filly for owners George […]

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Kingsport Threepeats In Ontario-Sired Sir Barton Stakes

Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in the $100,000 stakes feature. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing, the six-year-old Milwaukee Brew-Green Jewel gelding first won the Sir Barton in 2015 and also took last year’s edition of the 1-1/16 mile […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Sets New Win Record At Woodbine

Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack. Da Silva earned his 222nd victory this season to break the previous record of 221 that was established by Mickey Walls at the Woodbine meet in […]

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