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Meadowlands, Woodbine Team Up For New ‘Can-Am Pick-4’ Harness Racing Wager

A pair of harness racing giants – the Meadowlands and Woodbine Entertainment – are joining forces to create a wager certain to titillate the palate of any punter when the “Can-Am Pick-4” makes its debut on Friday, March 22. As the name suggests, the wager requires players to select the winners of four races from […]

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Woodbine: ‘Special Horse’ Avie’s Flatter Heads Winterbook Favorites For Queen’s Plate

Avie’s Flatter leads a list of 84 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, which opens with the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.  Avie’s Flatter has been assessed as the early 3-1 favourite in this year’s edition of the Queen’s Plate Winterbook. Compiled by Ron Gierkink and Alex Campbell of the Daily Racing Form, the hypothetical Winterbook offers an early look at the 84 three-year-olds, […]

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Ontario Government To Build Railway Station At Woodbine Racetrack

Ontario officials have announced the government’s plans to build a GO Network railway station at Woodbine Racetrack and the planned entertainment complex there — at no cost to taxpayers. The Ontario Government and Metrolinx are partnering with Woodbine Entertainment to build the station along Highway 27, on the Kitchener GO rail line. “Our government is […]

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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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Contreras ‘Really, Really Happy’ To Reach 2,000 North American Victories

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked up steam in his quest to 2,000 heading into Woodbine’s final weekend of the season, […]

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Avie’s Flatter Tops Woodbine’s Coronation Futurity For Canadian-Bred Juveniles

Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos. A son of Flatter, Avie’s Flatter will look to deliver his connections the biggest win of his career in a significant race on the Woodbine Thoroughbred calendar for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds. […]

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Casse Wins His Eighth Glorious Song Stakes With Souper Charlotte

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse continued his dominance in the Glorious Song Stakes, after Souper Charlotte took Sunday’s $100,000 feature at Woodbine Racetrack. There’s something about the Glorious Song that brings out the best in one of racing’s most accomplished conditioners. After today’s triumph, Casse has now won eight runnings overall, five of the […]

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Jockey Patrick Husbands Undergoes Successful Surgery For Broken Pelvis

Seven-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands has been sidelined from racing action for the remainder of the meet after being injured during a pre-race incident on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Woodbine Racetrack. Husbands was injured when he was dismounted from Islay Inlet before the fifth race. He suffered a broken pelvis, and underwent surgery on […]

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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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Devine Mischief Ships North To Nail Photo In Ruling Angel

Devine Mischief, the first Canadian starter for trainer Joe Sharp, was up in the last jump to edge out Glamanation and Jean Elizabeth in a thrilling three-horse conclusion to Woodbine’s 6 1/2 furlong Ruling Angel Stakes on Sunday. Luis Contreras was in the irons as the 8-1 chance prevailed by a head over 9-5 favourite […]

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