Woodbine Racetrack

Pink Lloyd earns fourth straight stakes score

Pink Lloyd, under regular rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, earned his fourth consecutive added-money crown after taking Sunday’s $140,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Robert Tiller for owner Entourage Stable, Pink Lloyd, a five-year-old son of Old Forester, came into the seven-furlong stake off triumphs in this year’s […]

Woodbine to be Presenting Sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s Turf Showcase

Woodbine Racetrack will be the presenting sponsor of Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural Turf Showcase Sale to be held on September 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack, is the first North American yearling sale exclusively for horses with “turf appeal.” Woodbine recently announced the construction of a second turf course to compliment its […]

Woodbine Allows Additional Ship Outs

Woodbine has amended its stall policy to allow Thoroughbred owners/trainers to seek additional racing opportunities at tracks other than Woodbine Racetrack

OLG Lockout is Over

Locked out OLG workers, members of Unifor working at Sudbury Downs, Casino Brantford and Woodbine Racetrack, voted overwhelmingly in support of a new collective agreement on October 13th, officially putting an end to a lockout that lasted three weeks. “Our members are certainly relieved,” said Anne-Marie MacInnis, president of Mine Mill Local 598 Unifor which […]

OLG Lockouts at Woodbine & Sudbury Racetracks

Workers at Woodbine Racetrack and Sudbury Racetrack Slots have been locked out by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) since 12:01 a.m. on September 19th. The labour dispute is affecting more than 1,000 members of the Unifor union. In an emailed statement, OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti stated “OLG has informed all unions during bargaining, […]

Toronto Council Approves Expanded Gambling at Woodbine

Toronto Mayor John Tory’s executive committee has voted to expand gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a 10-3 majority. Just two years ago, Toronto City council struck down similar expansion plans on the site and rejected proposals to build a major casino in downtown Toronto. The approved proposal would allow the installation of 2,000 more slot […]

Woodbine Racetrack Casino Public Consultation

Toronto City Council has tasked the City Manager with seeking public input on expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack. The public consultation will include: a public meeting in Etobicoke; an online questionnaire promoted on the City’s website and via social media; a city-wide public opinion poll; and a presentation at Executive Committee. The City Manager will […]

Talkin’ Horses is Back

September 2014 saw the HBPA of Ontario introduce the T.V. show Talkin’ Horses. Pleased with the success of last year’s show, the Board of the HBPA is excited to announce that Talkin’ Horses will be back for another season, expanding from 10 to 21 episodes. Talkin’ Horses was created by executive producer Joe Tilley who […]