Woodbine Race Track

Tower Of Texas in Search of a Little Racing Luck

It if wasn’t for bad luck, Tower of Texas wouldn’t have no luck at all. While that ungrammatical chestnut may not apply uniformly to Tower of Texas, as the bay gelding has managed to arrive on time in two of his 11 outings since consistently devoting his energies to turf racing, he also has finished […]

Ami’s Mesa makes an Ontario Matron statement

Ami’s Mesa rallied impressively down the lane to win Saturday’s Grade 3 $146,150 Ontario Matron Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner-breeder Ivan Dalos, the four-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa won back-to-back races for the second time in her career, in taking the 1 1/16-miles Tapeta stake for older fillies and mares. Rattataptap […]

Duchess Stakes fit for a Tulsa Queen

Tulsa Queen, under Mario Pino, didn’t have a lot of room to work with in Saturday’s $101,200 Duchess Stakes, at Woodbine, but managed to squeeze through late to take all the spoils. Trained by Ryan Walsh for his mother, owner-breeder Anne Walsh, Tulsa Queen made her first trip to the Toronto oval a winning one. […]

Mythical Mission headlines Bison City

Sam-Son Farm homebred Mythical Mission, runner-up in the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, will look to go one better in Sunday’s $225,000 Bison City Stakes, the second leg of the filly Triple Tiara. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, Mythical Mission had the lead at the top of the lane in the 1 1/8-mile Oaks but could […]

39th Annual Sovereign Award Winners

The Jockey Club of Canada held its 39th Annual Sovereign Awards Party April 11th, on the elegantly transformed third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario Canada. More than 300 guests attended the event to celebrate with the finalists and newly crowned champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada for 2013. The Sovereign Awards are […]

Woodbine EHV-1 Update: Restrictions on Barn 10 Lifted

ORC Manager of Veterinary Services Dr. Adam Chambers announced that the training time restrictions placed on horses stabled in Woodbine’s Barn 10 are now removed, effective March 27, 2014. Horses from Barn 10 are now free to train during regular training hours. Horses temperatures should continue to be taken twice daily and monitored closely for […]

Equine Herpes Case at Woodbine

There has been a report of EHV-1 in a five-year-old Thoroughbred filly residing in Barn 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. The horse showed neurological signs on Thursday March 13th, but did not have a fever. The horse was removed from Woodbine to isolation on Saturday March 15th. The horse’s condition is stable. Results from tests available […]

Transition Funding for Ontario Racetracks

The Ontario government has signed agreements for transition funding with 12 racetracks for the 2013-2014 racing season. This funding is intended to bridge the gap between revenue lost by the ending of the Slots-At-Racetrack Program and operating costs while the industry transitions. 2013-2014 Woodbine Entertainment Group, on behalf of Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks – $ […]

SARP Transition Plan Fails To Protect Ontario Workers

NDP Labour Critic and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak says looming layoffs at Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks demonstrate how inadequate government transition plans were following the end of the Slots At Racetracks Program. “Once again, we’re reminded just how short sighted the SARP cancellation really was,” said Natyshak. “By pulling the rug out from under the […]

New Jockey Club Stewards and Members

At the annual Jockey Club of Canada meeting of the Members held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario, three new Stewards and eight new Members were appointed to The Jockey Club of Canada. The Jockey Club of Canada is honoured to appoint Mark Casse, Charles Overland and Paul Ryneveld […]

Opening Day at Woodbine Features ‘Your First Bet Is On Us’

The 2012 Woodbine Thoroughbred racing season kicks off on Good Friday, April 6th, with a number of exciting promotions for fans, including ‘Your First Bet Is On Us’ and the racetrack’s first-ever Woodbine Fan Photo contest, which features a prize of dinner for four at Woodbine’s Favourites Dining Room.   The 10-race Opening Day program, […]

Woodbine Racetrack Earns Re-Accreditation from the NTRA Safety And Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, Canada has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Woodbine received its initial Alliance accreditation in March 2010. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period […]