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Quarantine In Woodbine Backstretch

May 17, 2020:

Multiple reports state that a pair of Thoroughbreds from a barn in the Woodbine Racetrack backstretch have tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus EHV-1 and that a quarantine is currently in place....read on

Ontario 'Horse Racing' Can Open / Expand Services Effective May 19

May 14, 2020:

On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers that will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. 'Horse racing' was one of the entities included in the announcement....read on

Lawson Hoping For June Return

May 5, 2020:

In the wake of the Ontario Government announcing the slight loosening of COVID-19 protocols, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson has been cited as conveying that he is cautiously optimistic that live horse racing could return without fans as early as June....read on

Purse Funds Re-Allocation Program Update; Lawson Q&A Replay Online

April 20, 2020:

On Monday, April 20, Ontario Racing (OR) communicated a few helpful updates to horsepeople in the provincial industry, given that the purse funds re-allocation program has been announced and that applications have begun to be received by OR....read on

North America Cup Postponed

April 14, 2020:

On Wednesday, April 15, Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson announced that the 2020 Pepsi North America Cup has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

The Queen’s Plate Postponed

April 1, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment announced on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 that the 161st running of the Queen’s Plate will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

Woodbine Backstretch Procedures Set

April 1, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced the set of procedures it has implemented for the care of Thoroughbreds in the backstretch area of Woodbine Racetrack during the COVID-19 pandemic....read on

SC Rewind: New Woodbine Opens

March 28, 2020:

In the latest edition of 'Rewind,' Robert Smith retraces and recalls the 1956 opening of the New Woodbine Racetrack just north of Metropolitan Toronto....read on

Efforts To Secure Relief Continue

March 26, 2020:

“We’re working with the government on a relief fund, but we’re putting so many grooms and hot walkers and everyone else out of work. And despite the perception that horse owners are wealthy, they really aren’t. There’s a very small handful of owners that are wealthy and the rest of them are hard-working people. And they can’t make this work without any sort of funding.”...read on

Woodbine T-Bred Meet Postponed

March 24, 2020:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that it has postponed the start of the 2020 Thoroughbred season at Woodbine Racetrack until further notice....read on

Mohawk To Race; Closed To Public

March 14, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of customers, employees, horsepeople and the larger community, Woodbine Entertainment announced on Saturday, March 14 that it will be closing Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack to the general public for a minimum of two weeks....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Replay

December 19, 2019:

On Wednesday, December 11 in the backstretch of Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment conducted the most recent edition of the ‘Stronger Together: United Ontario Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ series. A replay of the event is now available for viewing here....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Recap

December 11, 2019:

On Wednesday, December 11 in the backstretch of Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment conducted the most recent edition of the ‘Stronger Together: United Ontario Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ series. The Wednesday installment discussed Woodbine’s 2019 live Thoroughbred season and what the future holds for the track....read on

‘Stronger Together’ Session Wednesday

December 9, 2019:

Woodbine Entertainment has announced that this week it will be conducting and streaming another ‘Stronger Together: Uniting Horse Racing for a Sustainable Future’ information session....read on

Race Rewind: 2009 Breeders Crown

October 24, 2019:

On this day 10 years ago, the horse racing world witnessed a rare display of power and perfection courtesy undefeated sophomore trotting colt Muscle Hill....read on


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