turf racing

Woodbine’s New Inner Turf Course Debuts Friday On Opening Of Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

Woodbine Entertainment is elevating its game when it comes to turf racing with the grand opening of its new inner turf course scheduled for the first day of the Queen’s Plate Racing Festival on Friday, June 28. Woodbine will host its first race on the brand new seven-furlong Kentucky Bluegrass course during the Friday afternoon […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomore Turf Stars In The Spotlight

The 3-year-old male division will be in the spotlight next week when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes is contested, but this weekend features some of the top sophomore turf runners in both the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National and $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. On the opposite coast, Grade 1 […]

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NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5 Picks Up Quartet Of Turf Races From Penn Mile Day

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 1, featuring a scheduled all-turf sequence with stakes action from Belmont Park and from Penn National in Grantville, Pa. The Cross Country Pick 5 action kicks off at Belmont Park in Race 8, at 5:18 p.m., where a field […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Turf Opportunities Growing For Juvenile Sale Under-Tack Shows

A trio of horses breezed on Gulfstream Park’s turf course during Monday’s under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, which tied with last year’s renewal for the most efforts over the grass since the auction moved to the South Florida track. On the surface, three horses in a catalog of 188 […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: The Future Looks Green?

The New York Racing Association announced a couple of new initiatives this week, including a $5 million-plus Triple Crown-like series for 3-year-olds colts and fillies racing on the turf. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the Turf Triple Series and what it might say about the changing U.S. […]

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NYRA To Launch $5.25 Million Summer ‘Triple’ Series For 3-Year-Old Turf Runners

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the creation of the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara as part of the 2019 Turf Triple Series, offering $5.25 million in purse money, for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Triple Series will showcase the best 3-year-old turf runners […]

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One To One: Q & A With Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson in 2015 was named chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment – Canada’s largest racetrack company, which owns and operates Woodbine near Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park, a harness track 30 miles to the west in Milton. Ontario. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as board chairman of Woodbine Entertainment. Lawson is also chairman […]

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Leading Jockey Irad Ortiz Voted 2018 Turf Jockey Of The Year

Irad Ortiz, Jr., the current leading jockey by earnings and wins in 2018, will also be acknowledged for his skills on the turf course as the 2018 Turf Jockey of the Year, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based […]

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Woodbine Announces Plan To Move All Turf Races To Main Track

In consideration of the ongoing poor weather conditions noted in the 14-day forecast, and to enable our loyal horse people to finalize their plans, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that all remaining races scheduled for turf in the 2018 season will be shifted to the main track and run on Tapeta. As previously stated, Woodbine Management […]

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