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‘City Within A City’: Woodbine Entertainment Group Unveils Master Plan For New Development

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands. Woodbine’s privately owned 684-acre site will be transformed in the years to come into “a city within a city” and seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto. The vision for the plan is for Woodbine to continue […]

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Southern Ring Kicks Clear In Sunday’s Whimsical

Sam-Son Farm’s Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off all foes late on her way to an impressive one-length win in Sunday’s Grade 3, $147,250 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the bay daughter of Speightstown arrived at the six-furlong main track sprint off a third-place effort in the Minaret Stakes on February […]

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‘Canada Is My Home Now’: Resilient Hernandez Poised For Top Season At Woodbine

Despite a wreck at Gulfstream Park in 2016 that could easily have ended his career, Rafael Hernandez has been determined to return to his career, according to thoroughbredracing.com. He broke his collarbone and several ribs, and also had to have his kidney removed as a result of that wreck. He should have been out for […]

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Woodbine Kicks Off 2017 Racing Season April 15

Woodbine’s 62nd year of Thoroughbred racing kicks off Saturday with a jam-packed 10-race card. First race post time is 1:00 p.m. Opening Day, highlighted by the six furlong, $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes for older horses, featuring 2015 champion sprinter Stacked Deck was drawn, as was the rest of the 80-horse card, on Wednesday. The highlight […]

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Melnyk Among Inductees To Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2017 Inductees.  In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 10 horses and people have been elected from a very strong list of candidates. Standardbred inductees include Trainer/Driver Blair Burgess and Builder Dr. Gordon Gilbertson along with […]

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Woodbine’s Wilson Learning To Balance Elite Riding Career With New Twin Daughters

Emma-Jayne Wilson, a top jockey at Woodbine Racecourse and winner of both the Sovereign and Eclipse Awards as an apprentice and winner of over 1,300 races, has recently taken on a new challenge in her day-to-day life: twin daughters. Wilson’s wife, Laura Trotter, gave birth to baby girls Grace and Avery in February, and the […]

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Media Sovereign Award Finalists Announced; Winners To Be Named April 13

The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2016.  The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on April 13, 2017 at Palais Royale in Toronto. Judging for the 2016 Media Sovereign Award categories was […]

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Dexter Brathwaite Honored With Canada’s 2016 Outstanding Groom Award

The Jockey Club of Canada is proud to announce a new category honoring an Outstanding Groom, proudly sponsored by OLG. This award will be presented to groom Dexter Brathwaite at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Palais Royale, located in Toronto. Brathwaite was nominated by his current employer Barbara […]

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Horsemanship Training Program Begins April 24 At Woodbine

After a successful inaugural season where 14 passionate individuals completed the Horsemanship Training Program at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA), along with partner Groom Elite (http://groomelite.com) are excited to launch a second season of the program. The program offers development opportunities for those who are […]

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Report: Ontario HBPA Criticizes Cuts To Woodbine’s Stakes Schedule, Purses

The Ontario Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is voicing its opposition to Woodbine’s decision to cut purses for several of its stakes races – specifically, in how that money will be redistributed. Woodbine released its 2017 stakes schedule last week, which revealed a reduction of over $2 million in purse money. As the Daily Racing Form reports, the […]

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