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Bill Graham (left) receiving his Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame ring at the 2014 induction ceremony from trainer Mike Doyle. Photo courtesy Iron Horse Photo/Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

In Memoriam: Bill Graham

The Ontario horse racing community is mourning the loss of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred builder, William (Bill) Graham, who passed away on January 15th. Mr. Graham was a successful construction entrepreneur who achieved great success within Thoroughbred…

The 2018 season was a very busy and exciting year on and off the track for Woodbine Entertainment.

A Year in Review: 2018 Woodbine Highlights

The 2018 season was a very busy and exciting year on and off the track for Woodbine Entertainment. “Reflecting back on the year that was, it’s remarkable to think of all that was accomplished and started in 2018,” said Jim…

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet concluded on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

2018 Thoroughbred Meet Wraps Up at Woodbine

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend….

He’s a Macho Man won the fifth race on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack, giving jockey Luis Contreras his 2,000th career victory in Canadian and U.S. races. Michael Burns Photo

Luis Contreras Scores 2,000th Career Win

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked…

Melmich winning on November 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Attard Sends Impressive Trio into Grade 3 Valedictory Stakes

A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday spotlight at Woodbine. Two standout seven-year-olds, each with 41 starts to their name, and both with seven starts on the year, will vie…

Wonder Gadot and jockey John Velazquez winning the 2018 Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Get Ready for the 160th Running of the Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. North America’s oldest…

My Silencer and jockey Luis Contreras winning the Frost King Stakes on October 31 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

My Silencer Set to Go Off in Kingarvie Stakes

Bred and owned by Heste Sport Inc., My Silencer goes after his second straight stakes score in his second start when he takes on five rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine. Dismissed on the tote board in his…

Moonlit Promise and jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva winning the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Moonlit Promise Scores Back-to-Back Bessarabian Wins 

Moonlit Promise successfully defended her title in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Grade 2) defeating a field of 13 distaffers on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. While Kasuga fired to the lead from the inside post in the seven-furlong filly and mare…

Yorkton and jockey Jesse Campbell winning the Grade 3 Bold Venture Stakes on September 15 at Woodbine Racetrack. Michael Burns Photo

Yorkton Seeks Grade 2 Kennedy Road Win 

Bred and owned by Chiefswood Stable, Yorkton, who is enjoying a fruitful 2018 campaign, goes after his second added-money title of the season, this time in Saturday’s Grade 2, $175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Yorkton is undoubtedly at the…

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Wet Weather Forces Woodbine Turf Races to Tapeta

Woodbine Entertainment has an established and proud history of being one of the highest rated racetracks for safety in North America. As a National Thoroughbred Racing Association accredited facility, Woodbine Entertainment consistently makes decisions with safety being the highest of…

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