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Ontario Industry Discussion Friday

August 6, 2019:

It has been announced that Ontario horse racing industry leaders John Hayes, Stephen Rigby, Jean Major and Jim Lawson will take part in a panel discussion on important issues facing the Ontario horse racing industry this Friday (August 9) at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

The Washboard Union To Perform At 2019 Queen's Plate Racing Festival

March 13, 2019:

The JUNO Award-nominated country music group The Washboard Union will be among the featured musical acts to headline this year’s Queen's Plate Racing Festival, which will run from June 28-29 at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

EllisDon To Build Woodbine GO Station

March 12, 2019:

On Tuesday, March 12, Woodbine Entertainment announced a partnership with internationally-renowned construction experts EllisDon for the development of the recently announced GO train station that will be built on the grounds of Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Woodbine GO Station Plan Announced

March 6, 2019:

On Wednesday morning (March 6) at Woodbine Racetrack, the Ontario Government announced its plan to build a new GO station at the suburban Toronto raceway which will come with no cost to taxpayers....read on

Woodbine Grandstand To Re-Open Friday

January 17, 2019:

The Woodbine Racetrack grandstand is set to re-open tomorrow morning, Friday, January 18, at 7 a.m. following Thursday's closure as a result of a water main break that occurred due to construction on the property....read on

Woodbine's Busy Year, Exciting Future

January 15, 2019:

“Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018… we remain laser-focused on our sole mandate of sustaining and growing the horse racing industry in Ontario.”...read on

Woodbine T-Bred Record For McKnight

December 18, 2018:

Woodbine Racetrack’s 2018 Thoroughbred meet is now in the books, and, lo and behold, a former Standardbred horseman re-emerged as the track’s leading trainer – this time in record-breaking fashion....read on

Woodbine Reaches Thoroughbred Deal

December 16, 2018:

Woodbine Entertainment and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) jointly announced today (Sunday, Dec. 16) that they have reached an agreement in principal for a new four-year racing deal which includes an increase of $22 million in guaranteed purses and capital investment in Thoroughbred racing....read on

Woodbine GO Station Proposed

December 9, 2018:

It has been announced that fans of horse racing in the Greater Toronto Area may soon have a much easier way of getting to Woodbine Racetrack....read on

Ontario’s 2019 Race Dates Announced

December 5, 2018:

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Ontario Racing, the registrar has issued the 2019 Race Date Schedule for the province....read on

Reflecting On Literary Derby Success

November 21, 2018:

From the very date of its birth and announcement to the media on April 3, 2018, the Youth Literary Derby captured the imagination and strong support of the Ontario harness racing community and the provincial school system....read on

'Beach' Memories: Canadian Farewell

November 15, 2018:

It was 10 years ago this year that pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere dominated harness racing's headlines throughout his nearly flawless sophomore season....read on

Takter On His 2015 Breeders Crown Haul

October 24, 2018:

“It felt like I robbed a bank. I won half the card and felt like I could have won two more. I think that’s one record that’s unbeatable.”...read on

Youth Literary Derby Crowns Winners

October 9, 2018:

October 6 was ‘graduation day’ for a quartet of young Ontario students, as they stepped up to the podium at Woodbine Mohawk Park to receive accolades and prizes for their literary accomplishments in the $2,000 Youth Literary Derby, sponsored by St. Catharines, Ont. horseman and construction magnate Tom Rankin....read on

Filly Wonder Gadot Wins Queen's Plate

July 1, 2018:

Wonder Gadot, who had done everything but win in her first six starts this season, appeared to benefit greatly from the addition of blinkers as she rolled to a 4-3/4 length victory in Saturday’s (June 30) 159th edition of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racetrack....read on


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