To complement the return of racing without spectators, Woodbine Entertainment has announced the launch of Dark Horse, an innovative betting App.
More than two dozen Ontario-bred juveniles are catalogued for the June 9-12 sale in Florida; gallop show is underway for the large auction.
It has been a long and unsettling wait for Thoroughbred racing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but racing is set to begin June 6 in Ontario.
Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's popular homebred gelding was pulled up in a workout and was deemed to have an injury to his pelvis.
Winnipeg track receives a small percentage of lofty wagering totals as betting is done through Woodbine's HorsePlayer Interactive.
Alberta-bred mare first horse to win Horse of the Year and Alberta-bred HOY in a decade; she was bred by Pierre Esquirol.
Re-testing and containment measures are key to containing the recent neuropathogenic EHV-1 outbreak at Woodbine Racetrack.
Assiniboia's CEO Darren Dunn understandably pleased that racing has started, although there is still plenty of missing revenue.
Field size could be light to begin the 39-day meeting which will race over the 123-year-old track on Mondays and Tuesdays at 1:20 p.m.
Two horses trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, including Kentucky Derby favourite Charlatan, have tested positive for a banned substance.
Horse racing-starved Canadians bet six races at Winnipeg track with enthusiasm, boosting the total wagering 340% from opening day a year ago.