Woodbine Mile

Woodbine Entertainment Partners With TSN For Canadian Triple Crown Coverage

TSN and Woodbine Entertainment today announced that Canada’s Sports Leader will once again deliver live coverage of the country’s biggest horse racing events, highlighted by all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The chase for the OLG Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 160th running of the $1 million QUEEN’S PLATE, airing Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. […]

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Champion World Approval Retired, To Reside At Breeder’s Live Oak Stud

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred World Approval, Eclipse Champion Turf Horse of 2017 and winner of that year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing. The gelded 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet is the last foal produced from the blue hen mare Win Approval. He is a half-brother to Champion Turf […]

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Woodbine: Inner Turf Unveiling Kicks Off 2019 Season With $16 Million In Stakes Purses

Woodbine Entertainment has unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season highlighted by the prestigious $1 million Queen’s Plate and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which will kick off Woodbine’s championship fall turf season. The grand opening of Woodbine’s new inner turf course this spring will add a new level of excitement […]

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‘Consistent’ Desert Encounter Brings Simcock Back To Woodbine For Canadian International

Trainer David Simcock, who won the 2014 edition of the Woodbine Mile, goes after a different Grade 1 trophy at the Toronto oval, this time with Desert Encounter in the Pattison Canadian International. Four years ago, Simcock watched Trade Storm take top honours in the turf Mile at Woodbine. His day proved to be twice […]

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Jose Ortiz’ Stakes Duo Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

With two stakes wins and a leading rider title to his credit, Jose Ortiz was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 10 – 16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Oscar Performance Delivers Lynch Team An ‘Emotional’ Woodbine Mile Win

Oscar Performance punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Mile with a commanding gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile Saturday afternoon. The Brian Lynch trainee held off a late charge from hometown hero Mr Havercamp in the longest stretch in North America. Jose Ortiz was aboard the Amerman Racing homebred son of Kitten’s […]

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Day Phillips Calm And Collected Ahead Of First Woodbine Mile Bid With Mr Havercamp

Catherine Day Phillips has the chance to pick up her first Grade 1 Woodbine Mile on Saturday, but the trainer remained cool as a cucumber Friday, despite getting home from the Keeneland September Sale a few hours before. “Every race is a big race, to be honest,” she said. “Every race we run in, a […]

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Woodbine Mile Card Includes $631,143 Carryover, Mandatory Payout In Jackpot Hi-5

Saturday’s 12-race Ricoh Woodbine Mile card at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, offers a bounty of wagering options including a mandatory payout of the Jackpot Hi-5 which boasts a carryover of $631,143.79. The Jackpot Hi-5 will go as Race 12 (7:06 p.m. post) with a full field of 12, including one also eligible, set to […]

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Jet-Setting Hawkbill ‘Has Been Nearly Everywhere’, Looking For Redemption In Northern Dancer

If horses could be given airline rewards accounts, it’s safe to say Hawkbill would probably have more frequent flier miles than you do. The 5-year-old, who takes aim at the Grade 1 Northern Dancer at Woodbine Saturday, took a somewhat circuitous path to get to Toronto, but assistant trainer Sophie Chretien said it’s nothing he […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Up And Down The Slate

It’s a big weekend of high-class turf racing north of the border and overseas, with eight of those races being “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup. Plus ready or not, it’s time once again to jump on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as Churchill Downs hosts the Iroquois and Pocahontas […]

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