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Woodbine Grandstand Closed Thursday Due To Water Main Break

As a result a water main break that occurred Thursday afternoon (January 17) due to construction on the property, the Woodbine grandstand building was temporarily closed for operation for the remainder of the day Thursday. Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton, Ont., will host live harness racing Thursday, with first race post time set for 7:10 […]

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Steve Lym Named VP, Racing Secretary At Santa Anita

Santa Anita Park has announced highly respected Canadian racing official Steve Lym will become the track’s Vice President and Racing Secretary as the track readies for its 82nd Winter Meet opening day this Wednesday, Dec. 26. Steeped in the Thoroughbred business from childhood, Lym served as Woodbine Racecourse’s Racing Secretary from 2003 through 2013 and as […]

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Contreras’ Milestone Victory Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

On the final day of the Woodbine meet, Luis Contreras won his 2,000th career race and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 10-16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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McKnight, Da Silva Polish Off Record-Breaking Seasons At Woodbine

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend. Adding three wins on Sunday, Da Silva extended his record for most wins […]

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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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Woodbine, Ontario HBPA Announce Four-Year Deal Including $22 Million For Purses, Investment

Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced on Sunday that they have reached an agreement in principal for a new four-year racing deal which includes an increase of $22 million including guaranteed purses and capital investment in Thoroughbred racing. “Reaching this agreement in principal before the end of […]

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Racing For Abby Grace: Mare Fights On For SickKids Hospital, Eveson Family

As morning training wraps up on Woodbine’s backstretch, the horses within Colebrook’s barn settle into their feed, keeping warm and cozy while patiently awaiting their next race day. Down the shed, a chestnut mare with a striking white blaze known as Abby Grace stands quietly at her stall door, seemingly eager to greet anyone walking […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Outduels Stablemate Melmich In Valedictory

The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, Pumpkin Rumble defeated 2015 champion and two-time runner-up Melmich in the $125,000 co-feature contested over 1-3/4 […]

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Day Phillips Brings Along Another Promising Filly In Ontario Lassie Winner Artilena

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson worked out the winning trip aboard the Ontario-bred two-year-old filly for owners George […]

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Melmich Seeking Second Valedictory Win As Part Of Entry Trio For Kevin Attard

A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday spotlight at Woodbine. Two standout 7-year-olds, each with 41 starts to their name, and both with seven starts on the year, will vie with seven other starters to take top honors in the 1 3/4-mile Valedictory, one of […]

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