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Woodbine releases 2024 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

2024-03-06T11:07:27-05:00March 6, 2024|

By Woodbine Communications Toronto, ON – March 6, 2024 – Woodbine Entertainment today unveiled the stakes schedule for the 2024 Thoroughbred racing season at Woodbine Racetrack. The iconic King’s Plate headlines the 2024 racing meet with the 165th running scheduled for Saturday, August 17. The King’s Plate and the Woodbine Mile serve as Woodbine’s prestigious Read more

Mare Purchase and Recruitment Programs Capped After Enthusiastic Response

2024-02-12T15:06:37-05:00February 12, 2024|

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2024 – The cap has been reached for the Ontario Thoroughbred Improvement Program’s Mare Purchase and Recruitment Programs. Ontario breeders once again enthusiastically participated in both programs, increasing the number of mares in the province and upgrading their stock. “It’s a good incentive,” said David Clancy, a long-time owner and breeder, and Read more

Woodbine 2023 Thoroughbred meet delivers strong results, but concerning industry trends loom

2023-12-20T13:40:03-05:00December 20, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 20, 2023 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced the 2023 Thoroughbred season produced an all-sources handle of $613,125,180 CAD. This is the second largest single-season handle in Woodbine’s history, but down $8 million from 2022. “Our 2023 Thoroughbred racing meet produced very strong results thanks to our exciting racing product, the Read more

Kimura earns third straight Woodbine jockey crown, Casse tops 2023 trainer leaderboard

2023-12-18T09:22:10-05:00December 18, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 17, 2023 – Kazushi Kimura earned his third consecutive Woodbine jockey crown courtesy of 161 wins over the 2023 meet. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Kimura joined the Woodbine jockey colony in 2018 and made an immediate impact. His first victory came aboard 70-1 longshot Tornado Cat, and his first Read more

Secret Growth Holds On For Steady Growth Victory

2023-12-11T10:06:17-05:00December 10, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 10, 2023 – Secret Reserve took Sunday’s $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes, for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up, contested at 1 1/16 miles over the Woodbine Tapeta.  It was an early scramble for the lead with Dun Drum emerging on top and Secret Reserve, with Leo Salles aboard, riding the rail Read more

Fashionably Fab Takes La Prevoyante For Fourth Straight Win

2023-12-11T09:52:00-05:00December 9, 2023|

By Chris Lomon/Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 9, 2023 – Fashionably Fab secured her fourth straight score courtesy of an impressive performance in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.  Trained by Kevin Attard, the Terra Racing Stable homebred arrived at the 1 1/16-mile main track event for Ontario-sired fillies, 3-year-olds and up, off three consecutive Read more

Cruden Bay to highlight $100,000 Steady Growth at Woodbine

2023-12-08T13:17:35-05:00December 8, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 7, 2023 – The $100,000 Steady Growth, a 1 1/16-mile main track stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and upward, headlines Sunday’s card at Woodbine. A 5-year-old son of Big Screen-Executive Affair, Cruden Bay brings a record of 5-9-1 from 19 starts into his first stakes appearance.  Owned by Michael Lay, the gelding, who Read more