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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 leading rider Eurico Rosa da Silva, fan favourite Tower of Texas came […]
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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, developers and students to use technology to help bring the traditional sport of Horse Racing to the next level. The program, called […]
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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 inside for most of the mile and one-eighth turf stake, as Zazinga, stalked by favoured Final […]
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Goodoldhockeygame Scores in Bull Page

Frank Di Giulio Jr.’s Goodoldhockeygame skated up the rail to capture Saturday’s co-featured $125,000 Bull Page Stakes, at Woodbine. It was a breakthrough performance for the Bob Tiller trainee, earning his first-added money score in his first attempt to remain undefeated through two lifetime starts. Seffeara, a track record setter on debut and winner of […]
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Vergara Jr. wins Inaugural Canadian Apprentice Invitational

Toronto, August 20 – Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural Canadian Apprentice Invitational at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on Wednesday evening’s card. The event featured 10 apprentice jockeys from across North America competing for bragging rights and a trophy in a two-race […]
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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 style with a spirited stretch run, under jockey Patrick Husbands, to overtake pacesetter Power Phil. […]
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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 Entertainment Group is pleased that the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has reaffirmed that a vibrant, world class horse racing industry […]
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Colonial Flag Waves Goodbye in Ontario Colleen

Colonial Flag, trained by Michael Matz and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr., came flying in mid-stretch to haul down Evil Kitten and win Saturday’s featured $161,300 Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine. Mid-pack for most of the one-mile turf stake for three-year-old fillies, Colonial Flag, sent postward a lukewarm 5-2 choice, unfurled her late charge to […]
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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 thrill Olympic Stadium in Stratford which will be packed with 62,000 spectators, 16,000 athletes, 10,000 performers, […]
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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 Criminal Code. On May 16th, bill C-290 passed the second reading in Senate, and is expected to become law […]
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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 recognizes the longer term opportunities presented by OLG’s modernization strategy. Given the success of our long-term partnership, […]