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Woodbine CEO Pledges Support For LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

As a long time racehorse owner and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, Jim Lawson knows how important it is to provide Ontario’s Thoroughbreds with a dignified retirement after their careers at the track are over. Lawson is a proud supporter of LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, a charitable organization that evaluates and cares for retired racehorses and […]

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Woodbine Adjusts Post Time For Breeders’ Cup Friday Card

Woodbine Entertainment has announced a special post time for this Friday’s Thoroughbred racing program at Woodbine Racetrack. To avoid overlap with the Breeders’ Cup championship races from Santa Anita Park, Woodbine’s Friday, Nov. 1 race card will start earlier than usual with the first race set to go postward at 3:25 p.m. ET. First race […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: On The Surface, Woodbine Deserves Another Breeders’ Cup

It’s been 23 years since the Breeders’ Cup was held at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, the first and only time the world championships were conducted outside of the United States. What I remember the most about that 1996 Breeders’ Cup was Alphabet Soup’s upset of Allen Paulson’s Cigar in the Classic, with Chris McCarron guiding […]

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Woodbine Launching ‘Power Pick 6,’ Featuring Low Takeout, Jackpot, 20-Cent Base

Woodbine Entertainment in Toronto, Canada, will launch a new wager called the Power Pick 6, featuring a low 15 per cent pari-mutuel takeout rate and 20-cent minimum, this Friday, Oct. 4. The Power Pick 6 is a Jackpot-style wager where horseplayers must pick the winners of six consecutive races on the program. The Jackpot proviso […]

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Woodbine To Test New Whip Rule, Allowing Only ‘Underhand Use’

As part of its ongoing commitment and leadership in the safety of horse racing, Woodbine Entertainment is proud to partner with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) and the Jockey’s Benevolent Association of Canada (JBAC) on the new urging rule test period at Woodbine […]

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Woodbine Entertainment Launching Dual-Breed Crossover Pick 4 Wager

Woodbine Entertainment, home of world-class Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing, will launch a dual-breed Crossover Pick 4 wager for the first time ever this Friday, Aug. 16. The Woodbine Crossover Pick 4 is a new wager where horseplayers must pick the winners of the last two Thoroughbred races at Woodbine Racetrack and the first two […]

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Woodbine Adds Extra Heat Precautions For Saturday’s Card

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will implement extra precautions for today’s Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Temperature Standards-Based Rule Cancellation for Racetracks policy. The extra measures include additional veterinarians to monitor temperature and pulse rates, extra hosing stations or mobile cooling stations with […]

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Woodbine Cancels Friday Card, Will Monitor Heat Wave Before Saturday Decision

Due to high heat, humidity and extreme weather in the Toronto area, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Thoroughbred race card for Friday, July 19 has been cancelled. Woodbine Entertainment’s Thoroughbred Racing Department is continuing to monitor the unsettled weather in the area and will announce its decision by 8:15 a.m. tomorrow morning if Saturday’s […]

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Woodbine’s New Inner Turf Course Debuts Friday On Opening Of Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

Woodbine Entertainment is elevating its game when it comes to turf racing with the grand opening of its new inner turf course scheduled for the first day of the Queen’s Plate Racing Festival on Friday, June 28. Woodbine will host its first race on the brand new seven-furlong Kentucky Bluegrass course during the Friday afternoon […]

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‘Cornerstone’ Family Carries CEO’s Hopes In 2019 Queen’s Plate

The Queen’s Plate is always a significant occasion for Woodbine Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson because of its rich history, but this year will be more than just ceremonial for him because of a horse that has ties to his family and to Queen Elizabeth II. Federal Law, a horse Jim bred and then […]

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