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Ricoh Woodbine Mile contender Lord Glitters gallops over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course under exercise lad Fearghal Davis. Michael Burns Photo

Lord Glitters Arrives at Woodbine for Ricoh Woodbine Mile

A large contingent of European contenders for this weekend’s stakes races touched down in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night after a cancelled Monday flight from Amsterdam delayed normal shipping procedures. It was a bustling quarantine barn on Friday…

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Eskiminzin Set to Take on the Vice Regent Stakes

Eskiminzin has faced difficult assignments in his last two starts, finishing fourth in both Fort Erie’s Prince of Wales and Woodbine’s Breeders’ Stakes for Canadian-bred three-year-olds. On Sunday at Woodbine, Eskiminzin will be looking to be a big fish in…

Moonlit Promise winning the 2017 Sweet Briar Too Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Moonlit Promise Looks to Shine in Sweet Briar Too

Moonlit Promise was making her first start of the season when she won last year’s Sweet Briar Too and went on to a perfect campaign with wins in the Grade 3 Ontario Fashion and Grade 2 Bessarabian. The horse and…

Pink Lloyd winning the OLG Kenora Stakes on August 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Pink Lloyd to Headline Bold Venture Stakes

Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, will be among the numerous stars in the spotlight over Woodbine Mile weekend as he headlines a full field of sprinters set to run in the $125,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Grade 3)…

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Stormy Antarctic is One to Watch in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Stormy Antarctic will not be cold on the board in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The Ed Walker trainee brings solid recent form to the $800,000 Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ event, including a Group 2 win in…

Three-time Olympic sprint medalist Andre De Grasse and jockey Ademar Santos at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile post position draw on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Delta Prince is After a Win in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Delta Prince, coming off a near miss in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Fourstardave, will be looking for his first Grade 1 score in Saturday’s $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The Woodbine Mile, a turf race for three-year-olds and upward, attracted a solid…

Wallace winning the Soaring Free Stakes on August 26 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Talented Young Field to Take on Summer Stakes

A talented field of 13 two-year-olds will be vying for a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup later this fall as they face off in Sunday’s co-featured $250,000 Summer Stakes to be raced over one mile of turf at Woodbine…

Gamble’s Ghost and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the $100,000 Belle Mahone Stakes on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Gamble’s Ghost Earns Third Straight Stakes Score in Belle Mahone

Gamble’s Ghost, known for her heart-stopping late rallies, did not disappoint as the 4-5 favourite as she registered her third consecutive stakes victory and her second in the 1 1/16-mile Belle Mahone Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday. With Eurico…

Avie's Mineshaft. Photo by Michael Burns

Avie’s Mineshaft Aims for La Lorgnette Victory

Trainer Josie Carroll has held a hot hand in the La Lorgnette Stakes, winning four of the first 18 runnings of the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. On Saturday, Carroll will be looking to add to that total when…

Lanscott Fray. Photo courtesy of Norm Files

Avelino Gomez Memorial Foundation Softball Tournament

The local horse racing community will come together on Monday, Sept. 17 to compete on a different playing field as Woodbine Entertainment, along with the HBPA and Jockeys’ Benefit Association of Canada, hosts the inaugural Backstretch Softball Classic in support…

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