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Woodbine, Japan Racing Association Partner On Race Exchange

Woodbine Entertainment and the Japan Racing Association have partnered on a race exchange sponsorship agreement for this year’s Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack and Paradise Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse. The $500,000 Paradise Stakes, Presented by Woodbine Entertainment, will be held on Sunday, June 24 at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan. Well-regarded horses such as Mitra and […]

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Monmouth, Woodbine To Offer $5-Million Bonus For Handicapping Contest ‘Triple’

Monmouth Park Racetrack and Woodbine Entertainment have partnered on an unprecedented $5-million bonus that will be the highlight of the Jersey Shore track’s handicapping contest schedule in 2018. The bonus will be awarded to a player who finishes in the Top 10 of the $400 Monmouth/Woodbine handicapping contest on June 30, then wins the $250 […]

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159th Queen’s Plate To Be Held On Saturday, June 30

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018. North America’s oldest continuously-run stakes event showcases Canada’s finest three-year-old horses as part of a weekend-long festival of live entertainment including world-class horse racing, concerts and Canada […]

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‘Team Effort’: Casse Leading Woodbine Trainers As Meet Winds Down

Mark Casse, Woodbine’s leading trainer for more than a decade, has put together another chart-topping campaign at the 2017 Thoroughbred meet and has just over one week left to seal the deal. Casse heads into this weekend’s stakes action atop the trainer standings in all categories at Woodbine, leading for stakes (17), overall wins (92), […]

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Woodbine Investing $10 Million To Upgrade Mohawk For Year-Round Harness Racing

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Tuesday an investment of over $10 million for Mohawk Racetrack at Tuesday’s Pepsi North America Cup post-position draw. The venture is intended to upgrade the facility so to be exclusively dedicated to Standardbred horse racing and capable of offering the sport year round. Currently, Mohawk operates from April to October. The […]

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Woodbine Presents The Breeders’ Cup Bracket Challenge: Round 1

From the very first Breeders’ Cup in 1984, when Chief’s Crown won the Juvenile to launch the year-end championship event, to 2014 Classic winner Bayern, there have been 266 Breeders’ Cup races. We’ve witnessed memorable performances and seen champions from throughout the racing world. But who among all those winners do you think is the very best, the […]

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Queen’s Plate Day Deemed ‘Terrific Success’

Lexie Lou charmed many racing fans and produced countless new ones with her win at the 155th edition of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine on Sunday. On the business side, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also considers this year’s event a terrific success. A total of $9,079,520 million was wagered on the 13-race card, the second […]

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Regulators Investigating Salaries, Bonuses at Woodbine

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario launched a probe into the compensation and governance policies in effect at Woodbine Entertainment Group in April 2012. The investigation, which has recently become public, could be part of the reason the Ontario government threatened to scrap the slots-at-racetracks program last year. According to an investigative report by The […]

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Dispute threatens Gulfstream, Tampa Bay simulcast signals in Canada

The simulcast signals from Florida tracks Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs may not be available in Canada as both tracks open their meets this weekend because of a dispute between Woodbine Entertainment and a simulcasting services company. The Daily Racing Form reports that Monarch Content Management, which markets the signals from tracks owned by […]

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