Woodbine Racecourse

Woodbine Continues To Provide Stabling, Implements Additional Backstretch Restrictions

With the Government of Ontario extending the Declaration of Provincial Emergency and associated emergency measures due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced Tuesday that it remains committed to stabling horses on its backstretch for the purpose of providing them with the essential care they require. Businesses that provide for the health and welfare […]

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Woodbine Reveals Purse Increases For Both Overnight Races, Bonus Programs

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18. The 2020 Woodbine meet features 133 race dates, 87 stakes and total purses of $61 million highlighted by three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June […]

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Extreme Weather Forces Sunday Cancellation At Woodbine

Woodbine Racetrack has cancelled its Sunday afternoon Thoroughbred race card due to extreme winter weather conditions in the Toronto area. The next live Thoroughbred racing program is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4, featuring the $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes. Post time for the first of eight races is set for 6:45 p.m.

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‘Very Honest’ Special Forces Heads Sunday’s Autumn Stakes At Woodbine

Multiple graded stakes placed Special Forces takes on seven rivals in Sunday’s Grade 2 $175,000 Autumn Stakes, one of two added-money offerings ($100,000 Glorious Song Stakes) on Woodbine’s 10-race card. Trained by Kevin Attard, four-year-old Special Forces will look to go one better after consecutive runner-up stakes efforts. The son of Candy Ride arrives at […]

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Woodbine Announces Early Post Times This Weekend

Woodbine Entertainment has announced post time changes for this upcoming weekend at Woodbine Racetrack. Post time for the Thoroughbred racing program on Friday, Oct. 25 at Woodbine Racetrack has been moved to 2:35 p.m. ET while the Saturday, Oct. 26 race card will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET. Sunday’s first race post time will remain […]

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Attard, Da Silva Continue Winning Ways At Woodbine With Amalfi Coast In Carotene

Trainer Kevin Attard and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva teamed up to win Sunday afternoon’s first three races at Woodbine including the $125,000 Carotene Stakes for Ontario-bred three-year-old fillies. The duo completed the natural hat trick with Amalfi Coast fighting off Monastery Lane at the end of the 1-1/8-mile turf feature. Terra Racing Stable’s homebred […]

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Desert Encounter Bursts Through The Pack To Repeat In Canadian International

Despite missing the break and finding himself in last position on the turn for home, Abdulla al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter was able to weave his way through the pack and burst to the front for a repeat score in the Grade 1 Canadian International. Ridden by Andrea Atzeni on behalf of trainer David Simcock, the […]

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Nessy Will Try To Emulate His Full Brother, Bullards Alley, In Canadian International

In 2017, the late Bullards Alley shipped in from Kentucky and was a 10 ¾ length winner while returning a record $87.90 in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. On Saturday, his full brother, Nessy, will be looking to replicate the feat in the 82nd running of the $800,000 showpiece over 1 ½ […]

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Old Persian Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Northern Dancer Turf

Godolphin homebred Old Persian shipped in to Woodbine to deliver as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf, crossing the wire about two lengths the best. The 4-year-old son of Dubawi, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Charlie Appleby, completed 1 1/2 miles over the “good” turf course in 2:27.78. Cooler Mike […]

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