Woodbine Racecourse

‘Good Demeanor’ A Major Plus As Desert Ride Takes On Boys In Queen’s Plate

Three weeks after a stirring stretch run to take the Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser, Sam-Son Farm standout filly Desert Ride looks for another crowning moment, this time in the Queen’s Plate. Tenth and last at the quarter-mile mark in the 1 1/8-mile Oaks, eighth at the half and sixth at the stretch call, jockey […]

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Lucas N’ Lori Will Need ‘A Little Racing Luck’ On Queen’s Plate Day

Seventeen years ago, T J’s Lucky Moon pulled off an 82-1 Queen’s Plate shocker. Can Lucas n’ Lori deliver another longshot score in next Saturday’s $1 million Canadian classic? It was 2002 when Molinaro Stables’ T J Lucky Moon, under Steve Bahen, lit up the toteboard in the 143rd running of the Plate. In just […]

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Twilight Racing Fridays Return To Woodbine In July

Woodbine Entertainment announced this week that Friday post-times for Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack will be moved to 4:05 p.m. starting on July 5. The return to Friday Twilight Racing is being made to move live racing outside of the casino construction hours to ensure the best possible experience for horsepeople and customers. The strategic […]

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Jockey Sheena Ryan Uses Yoga To Connect Mind, Body, And Horse

“Horses have always been a huge part of my life. I’ve always loved them. They bring us freedom. I think horses should be honored, respected and appreciated because they do so much for us and without them we would have nothing. They are the most important things and we need to give back to them […]

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Pay For Peace Posts 19-1 Upset In Plate Trial

Pay for Peace overtook 9-5 favourite Federal Law in mid-stretch to pull off a 19-1 upset in the $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine. With Luis Contreras aboard for trainer Rachel Halden, the Silent Name-Dancing Bay gelding stepped up his game to notch his first stakes victory and entered the Queen’s Plate […]

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Desert Ride Circles Field For Woodbine Oaks Score

Last of 10 at the quarter-pole, Desert Ride circled the field to win the 64th running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, the first leg of the Triple Tiara for Canada’s finest three-year-old fillies, on Saturday at Woodbine. Steve Bahen worked out the winning trip in the 1-1/8-mile feature aboard the Sam-Son Farm […]

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Hall Of Famer Barroby Honored With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Hall of Fame horseman Frank Barroby was honored at the annual Woodbine Oaks day presentation of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award held in the winner’s circle following the second race on Saturday afternoon. The Gomez Award is presented annually on Oaks day to a person — Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or regular rider in the country for […]

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El Tormenta Storms To Connaught Cup Victory

Sam-Son Farm’s El Tormenta out-finished the favorites to earn his first stakes victory in Saturday’s co-featured $175,000 Connaught Cup (Grade 2) contested over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine. El Tormenta raced between horses stalking the front-runners Shakhimat and Hold’emforransom through the opening fractions in the seven-furlong sprint, which were clocked in :23.29 and […]

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Champion Are You Kidding Me Seeks Fourth Eclipse Stakes

Multiple Sovereign Award champion and millionaire Are You Kidding Me goes for the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes grand slam, Holiday Monday at Woodbine. A 12-time winner from 42 career starts, nine-year-old Are You Kidding Me will look to add to his record trio of wins in the 1 1/16-mile event for four-year-olds and upwards. Trained […]

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Summer Sunday Makes The Most Of Spring Saturday In Ballade Stakes

It was a super spring Saturday for Summer Sunday as the four-year-old filly added the $100,000 Ballade Stakes to her resume in her Woodbine comeback. With her Ontario Sires Stakes romp in the six-furlong distaff feature, the Silent Name-Dancing Allstar filly is now a five-time winner in as many starts over the Woodbine course for […]

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