Woodbine released the following letter to Ontario horse people regarding the eligibility of farm workers to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
All Grade 3 stakes purses have been increased by 20% to $150,000 as the Thoroughbred racing season is set to open April 17th.
Woodbine is in discussions with government officials and noted that November 28th would be the earliest date that racing could resume.
Toronto ‘Lockdown’ prohibits live racing although training can continue, but is expected to wind down this week.
To combat the spread of COVID-19 and help protect live racing in Ontario, Woodbine is updating their best practices and protocols.
Originally slated to run on Sunday, Nov. 15, all racing was cancelled due to high winds; now part of Friday's Racing Night Live broadcast.
Although Woodbine can't welcome fans to this year’s event, the longstanding traditions of top racing, fashion, food, and more will still be available.
Woodbine will now offer owners and a guest the opportunity to watch their horses train in the morning from the Grandstand apron starting Aug 15, 2020.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hopes to score at Woodbine as his star filly targets the Fury Stakes on July 5th - the NHLer's first horse to run at the Toronto oval.
Weekly show to debut on TSN Thursday night; music video recorded at Woodbine and local breeding farm will help raise money for racehorse aftercare programs.
Re-testing and containment measures are key to containing the recent neuropathogenic EHV-1 outbreak at Woodbine Racetrack.