Total wagering was up 6 per cent over opening day 2022, with One More Ring taking the Spring into Summer Cup.
The Winnipeg track's opening day saw champion jock Jorge Carreno take the first race, large crowds and enthusiastic wagering.
Opening Day on May 23 will feature a free concert, food trucks and Thoroughbreds hitting the track for the first race at 4:30.
There were many exciting finishes on the first day of the 67th Woodbine Thoroughbred season, April 22, 2023.
A look at the last quarter century of opening day first race winners of the Woodbine Thoroughbred season.
Erratique and jockey Helen Vanek were first across the finish line in the 1st for Colebrook Farms to kick off a spectacular day of racing.
Opening day highlights include the Summer Solstice and Sprint into Summer Cup, anniversary t-shirt giveaways and a free concert.
The meet at the Winnipeg track, originally scheduled to begin on May 23rd, will now open May 31st due to poor weather in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, June 15th the first race will go off at 3 p.m. with enhanced COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
The 2021 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack will commence on Friday, June 18 through June 20 for the opening weekend.
Lawson appeals for the prompt beginning to the 2021 Thoroughbred season, as delays have serious implications for horse racing.
Canadian horse racing returns Monday night May 25 in Winnipeg and it will be racing like we have never seen before - no spectators.
Fort Erie Race Track announced that the 2020 racing season will return on Tuesday, June 2 with a revised schedule and empty grandstand.
The Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium and the HBPA have provided an update to their horsepeople regarding new measures in place for the upcoming season.