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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

Pair of Kevin Attard Trainees Set For La Prevoyante Test

2023-12-06T16:03:11-05:00December 6, 2023|

By Woodbine Communications TORONTO, December 6, 2023 – Kevin Attard trainees Fashionably Fab and Strega will look to add another stakes score to their respective racing resumes in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante, at Woodbine. Fashionably Fab, a 3-year-old homebred for Terra Racing, arrives at her latest engagement, a 1 1/16-mile test for Ontario-sired fillies and Read more

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