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Woodbine Considers Postponing June 27 Queen’s Plate

Following an announcement by Toronto Mayor John Tory that all of the Canadian city’s major events and festivals scheduled between now and June 30 are being cancelled, Woodbine Entertainment said it is evaluating the potential postponement of the Queen’s Plate, the country’s biggest and most important racing event, scheduled for June 27. A post on […]

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Woodbine Continues To Provide Stabling, Implements Additional Backstretch Restrictions

With the Government of Ontario extending the Declaration of Provincial Emergency and associated emergency measures due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced Tuesday that it remains committed to stabling horses on its backstretch for the purpose of providing them with the essential care they require. Businesses that provide for the health and welfare […]

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Jockey Scott Spieth Embracing His Opportunities To Compete

Scott Spieth seems to have been born with a passion for race-riding. “I did it through high school and college, and I’m still doing it,” said the 53-year-old SenÞor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month at Tampa Bay Downs. “Any day can have its challenges, but when I get on a horse, that goes […]

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Woodbine To Postpone Start Of 2020 Thoroughbred Season; Training Not Permitted

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it is postponing the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season until further notice. The decision to postpone the start of the season was made following today’s news that the Government of Ontario is mandating that all non-essential businesses be closed by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. This will limit […]

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Woodbine Reveals Purse Increases For Both Overnight Races, Bonus Programs

Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce purse increases for its overnight and Ontario bonus programs effective for this year’s Thoroughbred season which begins on Saturday, April 18. The 2020 Woodbine meet features 133 race dates, 87 stakes and total purses of $61 million highlighted by three $1 million races including The Queen’s Plate (Saturday, June […]

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Ontario Racing Announces $5.89-Million Breeders Awards Program

Ontario Racing today announced its $5.89-million Thoroughbred Horse Improvement Program (TIP) Breeders Awards package for 2020-21, including a new Ontario Sired Reward of Excellence program. The TIP Breeders Awards program is meant to offer rewards to the breeders of best performing Ontario-bred horses at Woodbine and Fort Erie, the province’s two Thoroughbred racetracks. The distribution […]

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Additional Tickets Released For 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival

A wide selection of tickets is now on sale for the 2020 Queen’s Plate Festival, Canada’s unrivaled horse racing experience set for Saturday, June 27 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Queen’s Plate Festival will showcase the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown for the […]

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Single Winning Ticket In Santa Anita’s Rainbow Pick Six Pays $605,997

Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot produced a life-changing score on Friday, as one lucky ticket had number three, Best Chance in the day’s eighth and final race and was thus worth $605,997. Best Chance, who was ridden by leading man Joel Rosario, got home on top by 1 ¾ […]

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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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