canadian racing

Canadian Champion Mr Havercamp Retires After Injury To Pelvis, Expected To Recover

Multiple graded stakes winner and two-time Sovereign Award winner Mr Havercamp, a fan favorite at his home base of Woodbine, has been retired. Trainer Catherine Day Phillips tweeted May 31 that the gelding suffered an injury to his pelvis during a workout at the track on May 30. According to Day Phillips, he is expected […]

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Woodbine CEO Lawson Hoping For Resumption Of Horse Racing In Mid-June Or July

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson said he is hoping live racing will return to Ontario sometime in June or July, though he anticipates it will be without spectators. Lawson made the remarks Wednesday afternoon during an interactive question and answer webcast with horse people, hosted by Woodbine’s on-air personality Jason Portuondo. It was broadcast on […]

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Ontario Racing Announces Trainers Can Access Unused Purse Funds During Live Racing Suspension

Ontario Racing is pleased to notify industry participants that – by application – horsepeople will have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live racing in the province due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These […]

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COVID-19: Hastings, Two Other Canadian Tracks Shut Down Until Further Notice

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation [TSX:GC] (“Great Canadian” or the “Company”) announces today the temporary suspension until further notice of the conduct of racing and training at the Company’s three racetracks that are currently active. This includes Flamboro Downs in Hamilton, Ontario, Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, B.C., and Fraser Downs in Surrey, B.C. The suspension of racing and […]

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Malibu Mambo Set As Early Queen’s Plate Favorite Among 92 Nominations For Canadian Triple Crown

The 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook was released today featuring a list of 92 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, topped by rising star Malibu Mambo. Malibu Mambo has been assessed as the early 4-1 favorite in this year’s set of predictive rankings for the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the first […]

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Woodbine Makes Changes To 2020 Stakes Schedule

Woodbine Entertainment has released an updated stakes schedule for the 2020 Thoroughbred meet with dates adjusted for a handful of early and late season events. Woodbine’s Thoroughbred racing season will begin on Saturday, April 18 and Opening Day will now feature the Star Shoot Stakes and Woodstock Stakes. The Fury Stakes and Queenston Stakes have also […]

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Hastings Racecourse Lines Up 2020 Season With New Leadership, Lease Extension

The word ‘new’ is a key element to the official announcement of the 2020 live racing season that launches on Sunday afternoon April 26 at Hastings Racecourse. For starters, there is a new five-year lease extension with a five-year option in place for Hastings Racecourse with the City of Vancouver, ensuring the sustainability of the […]

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‘We Remain Very Optimistic’: Woodbine Announces Changes To Senior Leadership Team

Woodbine Entertainment announced today changes to its senior leadership team as part of a strategic re-alignment that positions the organization to best fulfill its mission in leading the growth and sustainability of the horse racing industry in Ontario. “Our industry and business have changed significantly over the last few years and this re-alignment of our […]

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Woodbine 2020 Stakes Schedule Revealed: Canadian International Purse Climbs To $1 Million

Woodbine Entertainment unveiled its stakes schedule today for the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season, which will run from April 18 to December 13 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.  The 2020 Thoroughbred stakes program will offer more than $16.5 million in purses across 87 stakes and features three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June 27), Grade […]

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