Consistency and quality of racing top the list - plus Canada’s leading rider, Kazushi Kimura, debuts at the southern California track today.
Wrapping up the Canadian racing season with a recap of handicapping tips to carry you over the winter and beyond...
Director Scott Trapasso wanted to pay homage to the past but also create excitement for the future with his 'Once Again, The King’s Plate' video.
In the final race card of the season you handicap differently – not for class, instead you look for “gameness.”
You can learn a lot about how things are shaking out on the day; this just might become your favourite handicapping angle.
If you had heeded Mike Welsch's advice and included Blue Stripe in your Breeders’ Cup Distaff ticket, you may have done the happy dance.
A nw2L case in point at Woodbine on Saturday: when the horse looks logical, but most of the time the logical horse doesn’t win.
Computing fractions may be tough to wrap your brain around - but the horses with the best closing fractions comprised the trifecta.
While it's not possible to watch all the racing all the time (especially when beautiful weather is beckoning) Sunday at Woodbine was the wrong one to miss.
The truth is, the nw2L condition usually doesn’t lend itself to logic, so save your brainpower for other race conditions.
The handicapping 'rule' for big turf stakes events continues to apply, so use it to your advantage in upcoming races.
Historically, horses haven’t transitioned well from the synthetic surface at Woodbine to the dirt surface at Fort Erie.
While nothing works all the time, here are a few examples of horses with the highest speed numbers who won recently at this distance.
Hot sire Frac Daddy produced back-to-back debut victories for Quiet Intent and Quiet Sunday for last year's Woodbine Mile winning trainer.
The best betting outcome is often not thanks to the winner; here's how to spot the serial 2nd through 4th-place finishers.
The province's various attractive breeding and racing programs support breeders and owners at all levels of racing.
The Minkster sold for $39,853 as a yearling at the 2020 CTHS Sale and the Hyka brothers continue to benefit from OR’s TIP Breeders Awards.
A $7,000 yearling purchase in 2020, Ironstone has taken the family and trainer William Armata on the ride of a lifetime.
Susan Rasmussen's 'exciting little horse' represents the farm's first runner in Canada's most prestigious race.
Joe Guerrieri has made his sole focus supporting the Ontario breeding industry and racing at Woodbine Racetrack.
From sponsored races to awards and bonuses, owners and breeders in the province can take advantage of a number of programs.
Racing will run at Marquis Downs August 27 through September 25 as plans continue for development of a new track, Moosomin Downs.
The success of Ontario Jockey Club Stakes winner Mason's Gamble is a story of camaraderie and shared dreams.
These restricted races are considered an attractive incentive to buy at the sales, and an important stepping-stone to larger events.
We're glad one player in the stands at Woodbine had the 46-1 longshot, but what can the rest of us learn for future use?
Here's a little math trick to sort out the field in maiden races – handy for those superfectas, triactors and Jackpot Hi-5 wagers.
Opinion and policy vary widely in Canada as to when combined heat and humidity make racing too dangerous for racehorses.
An inspection of 80-1 longshot winner Rich Strike's pedigree shows plenty of Canadian influence, top and bottom.
Ivan Bigg breaks down a stunning superfecta payout on Sunday at Woodbine, and offers tips on how to bet smart on Kentucky Derby day.
Tips on how to spot the most likely early speed, and why Elektronic should not have been too difficult to add to your Pick-5 ticket.
Calvin Bruce's predictions beat entrants from all over North America to land $5,000 in a contest with some very unusual questions.
Racing photographer Lisa Thompson shares the tale of her day at the races at Hipódromo de las Américas racetrack in Mexico City.
The popular series wraps up Friday, Nov. 19 with the $100,000 Lake Ontario for colts/geldings and the $100,000 Ashbridges Bay for fillies.
First run as the Prince of Wales Plate in 1929, there have been longshots and drama in a race than can make or break Triple Crown dreams.
With two more big races left in each division on the schedule of the $750,000 series, here's a look at the current standings.
Racing is a dangerous sport, especially when 1,000 lbs of pent-up energy is waiting to explode from the gate. Two experts weigh in.
Nearly dying from Covid-19 and suffering a staggering array of complications, owner Curtis Landry finally has something to cheer about.
The son of Birdstone became an unlikely 50-1 longshot winner of the Kentucky Derby and had Canadian connections in his early education.
Even though they make up almost 80% of horse racing, there is a strong case for changing, or outright abolishing, them.
Four days of top-class racing, with the highlight the The Cheltenham Gold Cup, run over three miles and two furlongs.
There is no doubt that horseracing is among the most popular sports in the world.
In a difficult and unprecedented season, Woodbine horsepeople pulled together to survive as human and equine heroes came to the fore.
The blow-by-blow report of an infamous and ferocious stretch skirmish between jockeys Don Meade and Herb Fisher in the 1933 Kentucky Derby.
The 23-year-old trainer from small-town Manitoba will be living his dream this Saturday when Truebelieve starts in the 161st “Gallop for the Guineas.”
Nicholas Gonzalez, David Whitford and Justin Stein all have fond memories of the the iconic horse race which celebrates its 161st edition on September 12.
A handful of US tracks continue to host racing during the COVID-19 shutdown; smaller tracks Fonner Park, Will Rogers see huge spikes in increased handle.
With new safety protocols in place and Woodbine Opening Day in jeopardy, WEG CEO Jim Lawson has had some difficult decisions to make.
Canadian International Day included a repeat performance by Desert Encounter in the main event and emotional wins by Starship Jubilee and City Boy.