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Personnel changes in Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Thoroughbred Racing Operations

Toronto, ON – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced personnel changes in its Thoroughbred Racing Operations. Steve Koch has been promoted to Vice President of Thoroughbred Racing. Koch was Woodbine’s Director of Thoroughbred Racing since 2006. Koch completed his M.S. Ag/Applied Economics at the University of Kentucky in December, 2002 and has been at WEG […]
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Giddy Up for Wishes

On March 30, 2008 Martha Birkett will embark on a history-making ride across the country to raise funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. The Nepean National Equestrian Park in Ottawa will host a send-off event where thousands of well-wishers will gather together to make the world’s biggest wish for peace, which Birkett will […]
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Woodbine Redefines Horse Power

Toronto, ON – Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG,) Canada’s largest horse racing operation, is pleased to announce that it has completed the first phase of its energy retrofit program. The energy retrofits, designed and implemented by Direct Energy Business Services, will save WEG $475,000 per year in energy costs and significantly reduce its energy usage. In […]
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Mark Your Calendars for Horse Week 2008

Ottawa, Ontario—Equine Canada’s Recreation Division and the provincial equestrian federations are delighted to announce that the dates for Horse Week 2008 have been set. “I am happy to announce the date for the seventh annual Horse Week is May 30–June 8, 2008,” stated Jack De Wit, chair of the Horse Week 2008 Committee and an […]
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Ascot Knight Euthanized

Windfields Farm is saddened to announce that leading Canadian sire Ascot Knight was euthanized on February 8th due to declining health.  The 24-year-old son of Danzig-Bambee T.T., by Better Bee, was buried at the farm’s equine cemetery alongside of Northern Dancer, Vice Regent, and other notable former Windfields residents. A stakes winner in England where […]
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Woodbine 2008 Stakes Schedule Features “Win and You’re In” Races

Toronto, ON – Woodbine’s 2008 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, released today by Woodbine Entertainment Group, features a new incentive that is certain to attract a strong cast of participants. In addition to offering over $22 million in purses, six of the calendar’s 103 races are part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and feature a lucrative […]
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Ontario CTHS Stallion Awards Winners of 2007

Rexdale, ON – The Ontario CTHS is pleased to announce the leading recipients of its Stallion Awards program, representing the 35 stallions who received awards totaling $400,000 based on the successes of their Ontario-sired progeny in the 2007 racing season. Each year, through the Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP), Stallion Awards totaling $400,000 are distributed to […]
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Make More Connections Online with the Horse Publications Group

Aurora, Ontario – The Horse Publications Group is pleased to announce an exciting change for their buy and sell advertisers. The already popular Horse Connexions and Equine Connections magazines have moved from print to their website, which serves more than 20,000 visitors each month. This shift presents unlimited opportunity for customers to learn about your […]
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2008 Canadian Graded Stakes

The Canadian Graded Stakes Committee met recently to review 138 open races carrying purses of $50,000 or more. Once again this year graded status was assigned to 37 Canadian stakes. To qualify for graded status in Canada in 2008 races must carry the following minimum purses; $250,000 – G1, $150,000 – G2 and $100,000 – […]
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Ascot Knight Retires

Windfields Farm’s former leading Canadian sire Ascot Knight has been retired from stud duties due to declining health after 19 seasons at stud, and will be pensioned at the farm. The 24 year-old son of Danzig (Bambee T.T. by Better Bee) has sired 32 stakes winners and earners of more than $28 million, including champion […]
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2008 Equine Canada Breeds & Industry Division Delegate Assembly

Ottawa, ON—In conjunction with Equine Canada’s Annual Convention, the Breeds & Industry Division 2008 Delegate Assembly will be held Saturday, February 9, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 10, 12:00–4:00 p.m., at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, AB. Equine Canada’s AGM will be held Sunday morning.   The two-day Breeds & Industry Division Delegate Assembly […]