Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society

Animal Kingdom Gelding Powers Gains At CTHS British Columbia Sale

The annual Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia Division) Yearling and Mixed Sale, held Sept. 11 at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, B.C., enjoyed brisk business, with solid middle-market trade. The median price of $14,250 represented a whopping 90 percent leap on last year’s rather anemic figure, while the average price of $16,648 reflected […]

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Pink Lloyd Headlines Wednesday’s Canadian Millions Sales Stakes Card

Several notable Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will be in the spotlight on Wednesday evening (August 28) as Woodbine showcases six yearling sales stakes with $750,000 in purses on the line. Sponsored by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG), the Canadian Millions Sales Stakes annually features past Canadian-bred sale graduates on the eve of […]

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One To One: Q & A With Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson in 2015 was named chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment – Canada’s largest racetrack company, which owns and operates Woodbine near Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park, a harness track 30 miles to the west in Milton. Ontario. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as board chairman of Woodbine Entertainment. Lawson is also chairman […]

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Microchips: Where Do They Belong? One Researcher Says Under The Lip

It has been nearly two years since the first crop of Thoroughbred foals received microchips at the requirement of The Jockey Club as the group sought better, more reliable identification for horses on and after the track. But while next year’s 2-year-olds will head to U.S. racetracks with a tiny chip implanted in the nuchal […]

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Yearling Sale Stakes Highlight Mid-Week Card At Woodbine

Many of the finest Canadian Premier Yearling Sale graduates will be in the spotlight on Wednesday evening (August 29) as Woodbine hosts six yearling sales stakes with $750,000 in purses up for grabs. Sponsored by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp. (OLG), the Canadian Millions Sales Stakes annually showcase past Canadian-bred sale graduates on the […]

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Ontario Government Announces Long-Term Funding Plan For Horse Industry

Ontario is committing to a long-term funding agreement with the horse racing sector, supporting jobs in rural Ontario and strengthening local economies across the province. The new agreement will provide up to $105 million a year, for 19 years, for the horse racing sector, starting April 1, 2019, plus additional supports for smaller racetracks and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘University Of Woodbine’

At 15 years of age, Robert Tiller was making left-handed turns around a shed row. The soft, whispery noises of the horses and the smells of hay and straw each morning drew him toward the racetrack life; Tiller was hooked, and quickly left school behind. “I pretty much went straight to the ‘University of Woodbine,’” […]

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Ontario: CTHS Introduces ‘Mare Purchase Program’ To Strengthen Broodmare Population

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) and the HBPA of Ontario have announced a new program to assist in the expansion and improvement of the resident band of broodmares in Ontario and increase the race horse population. The program provides significant financial support to Ontario Resident Breeders investing in “New” broodmares that will be brought […]

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Killin Me Smalls Honored As Alberta’s Horse Of The Year

The stars of the Alberta Thoroughbred Industry received their awards at the annual Night of Champions event held at the Matrix Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta this past Saturday evening. The founding members of this premier event are the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division), the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Northlands Park and the Horsemen’s Benevolent […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Heart To Heart Defies Odds For Small-Scale Breeder

Almost every breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses in Canada has dreams of producing a Sovereign Award winner or Queen’s Plate runner. Each year, the country’s pastures are filled with foals carefully nurtured by people with big dreams for them, knowing only a handful of the 2,500 born each year will achieve such honors. Many of those […]

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