Fort Erie To Resume Live Racing On June 2; Prince of Wales Stakes Scheduled For Sept. 29

Fort Erie Race Track announced Tuesday that the 2020 racing season will return on Tuesday, June 2 at 1:20 p.m. The live racing calendar will have a revised schedule this season, running on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:20 p.m. through to October 13. The grandstand will be empty during racing for the first time in […]

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Woodbine Officially ‘On Track’ To Begin Racing On June 6

The return of live horse racing in the Province of Ontario just got one step closer. Earlier today, the Ontario government announced a framework to gradually reopen the Province in stages. Stage 1, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19, allows for horse racing without spectators and physical distancing measures in place. “This […]

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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 To Postpone Start Of 2020 Thoroughbred Season; Training Not Permitted

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it is postponing the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season until further notice. The decision to postpone the start of the season was made following today’s news that the Government of Ontario is mandating that all non-essential businesses be closed by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. This will limit […]

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COVID-19: Ontario Racing Creates Task Force To Address Horsemen’s Financial Burdens

In response to the many challenges horse racing and its horsemen are currently facing, Ontario Racing has created a task force, which includes representatives from all three breeds (Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred) in the province. “This newly-formed task force is committed to addressing the financial burdens that have arisen for the dedicated horsepeople of […]

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Ontario Racing Announces $5.89-Million Breeders Awards Program

Ontario Racing today announced its $5.89-million Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP) Breeders Awards package for 2020-21, including a new Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence program. The TIP Breeders Awards program is meant to offer rewards to the breeders of best performing Ontario-bred horses at Woodbine and Fort Erie, the province’s two Thoroughbred racetracks. The distribution […]

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Ontario Adds 123 Pregnant Mares To Province’s Population Through Incentive Programs

Ontario Racing today announced the Mare Purchase Program (MPP), designed to bolster the province’s breeding and racing industry through its Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP), has concluded for the year. Through the conclusion of the OBS Winter Mixed sale in Ocala on Jan. 29, a total of 24 in-foal broodmares were purchased at various public […]

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‘Deep Shoulder And Big Hip’: First Foal Is A Filly For Calumet Farm’s Ransom The Moon

Multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Ransom the Moon’s first foal was officially reported and it’s a filly. Terri’s Pass foaled a filly at Shannondoe Farm in Ontario on the evening of Jan. 13. This filly has come full circle, as Terri’s Pass by War Pass was also bred by Calumet Farm back in 2010. Ransom the […]

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Ontario Farms Park Stud, Joey Gee Thoroughbreds Listed For Sale

Two prominent properties on Ontario’s Thoroughbred landscape – Park Stud and Joey Gee Thoroughbreds – have been put on the market, Canadian Thoroughbred reports. Park Stud in Mono, Ontario is a 100-acre operation owned by Michael and Laurel Byrne. The farm is home to the young sire Frac Daddy, who has quickly made his way […]

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