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Jonathan Zammit, Vice President of Thoroughbred Racing Operations, Jim Lawson, President and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, and Irwin Driedger, Director of Thoroughbred Racing Surfaces & Fleet, gathered on the new inner turf course after the first section of sod was installed on Wednesday, June 13 at Woodbine. Michael Burns Photo

Woodbine Celebrates New Inner Turf Course

Woodbine Entertainment celebrated an historic moment on Wednesday as the first section of sod was placed on the new inner turf course. The sod-laying ceremony took place on the front stretch after the first 250-foot section of turf was installed…

Postulation. Photo courtesy of Susie Raisher

Is the Pattison International Right Up His ‘Alley?’

The one and only time Bullards Alley raced at Woodbine, he just missed netting top prize. On October 15, the five-year-old son of Flower Alley will look to go one better in the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International. Trained by…

Jockey Euric Da Silva guides Spadina Road to victory in the $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Spadina Road finds winning path in Deputy Minister

Spadina Road, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, came on strong down the lane to capture Wednesday night’s $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Bob Tiller for owner Rolph Davis, Spadina Road arrived at the seven furlong…

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Up With the Birds Prepared to Soar in Breeders’ Stakes

He was a half-length short in the Queen’s Plate, but Up With the Birds will get a second chance at glory when he challenges nine rivals in Sunday’s $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, at…

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73 Nominated to the 154th Queen’s Plate

Seventy-three horses have been made eligible for the 154th edition of the Queen’s Plate. The historic Plate, set for Sunday, July 7th at Woodbine, is North America’s longest continuously-run stakes race and first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred…

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Woodbine Entertainment Group Negotiations Ongoing

Deloitte Touche LLP is still in the process of conducting their audit of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s finances. In the interim, the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continue to negotiate a lease agreement for floor…

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Heathcote Uncatchable in Valedictory

Chiefswood Stable homebred Heathcote made every pole a winning one to capture Sunday’s Grade 3, $177,700 Valedictory Stakes, the final stakes event of Woodbine’s 2012 thoroughbred season. The son of Niigon, trained by Paul Attard and ridden expertly by Emma-Jayne…

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Avie's Quality

A ‘Quality’ Performance Wins Display

Avie’s Quality sat off the early pace of Clearly Now, before launching an impressive move to capture Saturday’s $150,800 Display Stakes, at Woodbine. The dark bay son of Elusive Quality-Fly for Avie, trained by Josie Carroll for owner Ivan Dalos,…

Rider Up: Sheena Ryan Sticks With It

When the ambulance doors shut and Sheena Ryan heard the siren blare, it was the first time the aspiring jockey had ever thought to herself, ‘Am I really cut out to do this?’ She never believed anything could derail her…

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Moonlit Beauty

Moonlit Beauty Shines in Classy ‘n Smart

Moonlit Beauty made every pole a winning one en route to a 4 3/4-length score in Sunday’s $125,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes, at Woodbine. The chestnut daughter of Perigee Moon-Global Gossip, trained by John LeBlanc Jr. and ridden by Eurico…

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