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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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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Pennsylvania Racing Must Take Control Of Its Own Future As Woodbine Has

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has revealed his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. In his public remarks, Gov. Wolf suggested $200 million should be redirected from the state’s Race Horse Development Trust Fund (RHDTF) towards a new college scholarship program. “Let’s bet on our kids instead of bankrolling race horse owners,” said Gov. Wolf. […]

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‘I Just Feel So Lucky’: Japanese-Born Kimura Grateful For Eclipse Award As Champion Apprentice Jockey

Kazushi Kimura left his native Japan with the hope of making an impression on the Canadian Thoroughbred racing scene. On Thursday night at Gulfstream Park in Florida, he managed to eclipse that goal. Hearing his name called as the recipient of the 2019 Eclipse Award as North America’s champion apprentice jockey was nowhere near the […]

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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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Da Silva Polishes Off His Woodbine Career With Pumpkin Rumble In Valedictory

Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva put the finishing touches on his distinguished career during Woodbine Racetrack’s 16-race season finale on Sunday, adding one more stakes win and a sixth meet title to his achievements. In a fitting final stakes ride, Da Silva guided defending champion Pumpkin Rumble to a 5-1/4 length triumph in the featured […]

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Woodbine Cancels Remainder Of Saturday Card Due To Inclement Weather

Following the first three races, Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel the remainder of Saturday’s 12-race card due to inclement weather conditions in the Toronto area. Woodbine cancelled the remainder of the card after the jockeys held a vote in accordance with rule 3.15 in the AGCO Thoroughbred rule book and voted in favour of […]

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Woodbine Closing Out 2019 Season With Biggest Card In Its History

This Sunday’s Thoroughbred card features 192 horses entered to compete in 16 races, making it the biggest card Woodbine Racetrack has held in its recent history. Post-time for Sunday’s card is 1:05 p.m. ET and will have an average field size of 12 horses. “Our race office has put together an exciting card with strong […]

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‘Nobody Does It By Yourself’: Woodbine Honors Retiring Jockey Da Silva

Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, and Jonathan Zammit, VP of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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