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Fairy Hill will Headline the $100,000 Lady Angela Stakes

Fairy Hill will headline the $100,000 Lady Angela stakes which kicks off the Queen’s Plate Festival a weekend-long celebration of horse racing.

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WEG’s Response to the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Report

James J. Lawson, Chairman of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) released the following statement upon WEG reviewing the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel Report and discussing it at its Board of Directors meeting today. “Woodbine Entertain

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Last Minute Entry, Lookin for Eight, Nabs Durham Cup

A last minute decision to race in the $125,000 Durham Cup paid off for Lookin for Eight, who earned his first stakes win as the longest shot on the board.

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Exponential: A Woodbine Star Rises at London Olympics

On Friday, millions of spectators across the globe will focus their attention on the Opening Ceremonies to kick off the London 2012 Olympics. The extravagant ceremony, arranged by film director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame, is set to thril

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Woodbine Speaks Up

The announcement by the government to cancel the Slots and Racetracks Program has immediate implications and raises serious concerns about the future of horse racing and breeding in Ontario. At the same time, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also r

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Woodbine Partners With Ryerson University’s Office of Research and Innovation

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), iBoost and Ryerson University’s Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation today announced that they are partnering to launch a new initiative that will challenge Canadian start-ups, entrepreneurs, dev

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Private Member’s Bill Seeks to Legalize Betting on Single Sporting Events

Last summer, Canadian MP Joe Comartin, of Windsor-Tecumseh, introduced Private Member’s Bill C-290 to Parliament. This bill seeks to legalize wagering on a single sport event or athletic contest, which would repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Crimin

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‘Texas’ Hold ‘em: Tower of Texas Wins Connaught Cup Thriller

Tower of Texas had double the work to do – first, collaring the leader and then holding off a hard-charging rival – to come out on top in Saturday’s $196,750 Grade 2 Connaught Cup at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield and piloted by leadin

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Pyrite Mountain Golden in Kingarvie

A determined Pyrite Mountain defeated Power Phil in a photo finish to capture Sunday’s $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine. The bay son of Silent Name, trained by Mark Frostad for the Awesome Again Racing Limited Partnership, broke his maiden in

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Llanarmon Upsets in Carotene

Harlequin Ranches’ homebred Llanarmon, ridden by a patient Emma-Jayne Wilson, wore down the leaders in deep stretch to post a 7-1 surprise in the featured $150,000 Carotene Stakes, on the holiday Thanksgiving Monday at Woodbine. Well back on the in