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‘Special’ Starship Jubilee Makes History With Three-Peat In Sunshine Millions Filly And Mare Turf

Sent off as the 2-5 favorite, Starship Jubilee made the most of a very favorable pace scenario for her record-setting third-straight victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Under Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano, the 7-year-old Blue Heaven Farm mare quickly assumed the lead out of the gate […]

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Canadian Researchers Embark On Study Of Air Pollution And EIPH

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) is estimated to affect between 44 and 85 percent of Thoroughbreds and 87 percent of Standardbreds worldwide. Racehorse owners and trainers are concerned that EIPH can shorten a racehorse’s career or even cause sudden death. Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisim of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Pathobiology, is part of a team […]

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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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Despite Challenges, Total Woodbine Wagering Surpasses $500 Million For Third Consecutive Year

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that the 2019 Thoroughbred meet produced an all-sources handle of $516,189,880.80 which is the second largest handle in its history and the third straight year it has exceeded half a billion dollars. The 131-date (two cancellations) meet included 1,212 races, 45 fewer than last year, which contributed to the all-sources handle […]

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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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‘Join Jim’ Campaign Has Raised Over $60,000 For LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is grateful to share that the annual Christmas donation campaign, which includes a pledge from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson to personally match up to $15,000 in donations, has already raised a total of more than $60,000 with two weeks left in the campaign. “We are so grateful to everyone who […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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