Woodbine Racecourse

Woodbine’s New Inner Turf Course Nears Completion

The installation of Woodbine’s new inner turf course is coming down to the homestretch. The final sections of sod were laid last week completing the seven-furlong Kentucky Bluegrass course. The posts will be installed next over the coming weeks and the rail will follow to complete the project. “Before we race on it, there still […]

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Northern Dancer Winner Johnny Bear Among 27 Nominations For Pattison Canadian International

Twenty-seven horses have been nominated to the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, a 1-1/2 mile Grade 1 event which will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 13 over Woodbine’s world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto. The Pattison Canadian International will headline a stellar stakes program, which also includes the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Grade […]

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La Pelosa Takes Flight In Natalma

La Pelosa, invading from England for trainer Charlie Appleby, rallied from well back and was in full flight through the stretch en route to a one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The $250,000 Natalma, a one-mile turf race, is a “Win and You’re In” race and earns La Pelosa an […]

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Woodbine’s Turf Endurance Series: Sine Metu Can Go The Distance

Sine Metu will look to ascend to the top of the table in the second leg of the unique Turf Endurance Series on Sunday, at Woodbine. Julie Belhumeur has only had the 7-year-old gelding Sine Metu in her care for a little over two months but already the highly energetic Ontario-bred has quickly become an […]

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Sid Attard Celebrates 2,000th Training Victory Sunday At Woodbine

Hall of Fame horseman Sid Attard celebrated a significant milestone on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he earned his 2,000th career training win. The 67-year-old Brampton, Ont. resident reached the milestone mark with a victory in the afternoon’s ninth race courtesy of Martin Cherry’s maiden-breaking three-year-old filly Lady With Class ($5.50), who sprinted through along the rail […]

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Tiz A Slam All The Way In Nijinsky

Chiefswood Stable’s homebred Tiz a Slam lasted on the lead in the $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2) to score his second straight graded stakes win on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Overlooked at odds of 10-1, Tiz a Slam followed up his Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes victory over 1-1/4 miles on the Tapeta with another front-end […]

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Kingsport Puts An End To Pink Lloyd’s Win Streak In Shepperton

Kingsport, sent to post at odds of 18-1, took down his sixth career stakes score while putting an end to the win streak of Canada’s Horse of the Year, Pink Lloyd, with a rallying performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Shepperton Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing Inc., the […]

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Heroine Wonder Gadot Demolishes Queen’s Plate Foes

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot has been knocking on the door in all six of her 2018 starts, including a hard-fought second in the Kentucky Oaks, but she finally found the winner’s circle with the addition of blinkers in Saturday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro defeated a 16-horse field by a […]

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Shahroze Takes Stakes Debut In Woodbine’s Singspiel

Shahroze, invading from Maryland and making his stakes debut for trainer Graham Motion, rallied from last place in the field of eight for a powerful two-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Singspiel Stakes, at Woodbine. Locally-based Alan Garcia rode Shahroze for the first time in the Singspiel, a 1 ½ mile race for 3-year-olds […]

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Motion Trying For First Queen’s Plate With Sam-Son Contenders

Trainer Graham Motion, who has won some of Thoroughbred racing’s most high-profile events, including the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom, will have two chances to reign victorious in the upcoming Queen’s Plate, a race he’s long dreamed of winning. “It’s definitely a race that’s been on my radar, a race that I’d love to […]

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