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Ontario-Bred Rookie Naptown In Spotlight In Saturday’s Coronation Futurity

2023-11-23T13:12:32-05:00November 23, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 23, 2023 – Naptown, a 2-year-old son of Munnings-Gold Medalist, takes on nine in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity, part of a Saturday Woodbine card that also features the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes. The 1 1/8-mile Coronation Futurity, a Tapeta event for Canadian-foaled 2-year-olds, is a significant race on the road to Read more

Woodbine To Rebuild Section Of E.P. Taylor Turf Course

2023-11-22T15:50:26-05:00November 22, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 22, 2023– Woodbine Entertainment today announced initial plans to rebuild a portion of the world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine Racetrack. Woodbine has purchased new Kentucky bluegrass to install over a rebuilt five-furlong section of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course backstretch. The project will also include the installation of Read more

165th Running Of The King’s Plate Set For Aug. 17, 2024

2023-11-22T14:12:23-05:00November 22, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 22, 2023— The wheels are already in motion for the planning of Canada’s premier thoroughbred horse race and the can’t miss social and fashion event of the summer: The King’s Plate. Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 165th running of The King’s Plate, one of Toronto’s biggest annual sporting events, will take place Saturday, August Read more

Patches O’Houlihan Chases Seventh Straight Win In Kennedy Road Stakes

2023-11-16T10:40:32-05:00November 15, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 15, 2023 – Sprint star Patches O’Houlihan will face nine rivals in Saturday’s $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine. A 3-year-old son of Reload-Maythefourthbwithu, Patches O’Houlihan arrives at the six-furlong main track race for 3-year-olds and up riding a six-race win streak after securing a gritty nose victory Read more

Millie Girl Masterful Once Again In Grade 3 Maple Leaf

2023-11-11T18:45:09-05:00November 11, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 11, 2023 – Millie Girl, under Rafael Hernandez, made it two straight Grade 3 triumphs after taking the $150,00 Maple Leaf Stakes. Trained by Catherine Day Phillips, who co-owns (through her Kingfield Racing Stable, Ltd.) with Braconcrest Inc. and Apricot Valley Thoroughbreds, the 5-year-old daughter of Hard Spun-Mendocino Beano Read more

Fashionably Fab Takes Ontario Sire Heritage Series Finale Ashbridges Bay Stakes

2023-11-10T18:20:13-05:00November 10, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 10, 2023 – The Ontario Sire Heritage Series concluded Friday at Woodbine with Fashionably Fab winning the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay Stakes and Jim’s Hope taking the $100,000 Lake Ontario Stakes.   The 1 1/16-mile main track events, the Lake Ontario for Ontario sired 3-year-old colts and geldings, and the Ashbridges Read more

Heritage Series To Conclude This Friday At Woodbine

2023-11-09T13:05:15-05:00November 9, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, November 8, 2023 – A pair of stakes, the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay, and $100,000 Lake Ontario, co-headline Friday afternoon’s card at Woodbine. The 1 1/16-mile Tapeta events are the curtain-closers for the eight-leg stakes Heritage Series. The 2023 Ontario Sire Heritage Series features a total of four races – three opening legs Read more

Junior Hot Shot Chases Frost King Victory

2023-10-26T12:27:24-04:00October 26, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications/ Chris Lomon TORONTO, October 25, 2023 – Junior Hot Shot steps into the stakes spotlight for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Frost King at Woodbine. The son of Souper Speedy-Executive Dreamer arrives at the 6 ½-furlong Tapeta event for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds off a dazzling debut on October 1 at Woodbine. Under Read more