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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for Class of 2018

The public is invited to participate in the nomination of people and horses who have made a significant contribution to Canadian Standardbred or Thoroughbred horse racing, for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018. Nominations for read more

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A History of Horse Racing

Horse racing may be one of the more popular sports, especially when it comes to betting, but this sport has a long and solid history dating back to the 1600s. Throughout the years the sport has evolved and remains one read more

Somebeachsomewhere. Photo by Dave Landry

Famed Harness Racing Horse Somebeachsomewhere Dies

Nova Scotia’s most famous harness racing horse, Somebeachsomewhere, has died at the age of 13. The retired champion was undergoing treatment for stomach cancer. During his career, the stallion won 20 out of 21 starts, earning more than $3.3 million read more

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Wagering Up on Live Thoroughbred Racing at Woodbine in 2017

Woodbine Entertainment (Woodbine) has announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2017 live Thoroughbred racing season rose soundly over the 2016 meet. The 132-date Thoroughbred season (one cancellation) produced an “all-sources” handle of $500,713,839, a 7.3 per cent increase over the $469,452,009 read more

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Woodbine donates $10,000 USD to assist San Luis Rey fire victims

Woodbine Entertainment today announced a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California. The fire occurred on December read more

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Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Alberta

Below are details pertaining to a newly identified EIA-affected premises in the province of Alberta. Please note that this information is in addition to what the CFIA already communicates to stakeholders which includes: Notification to the relevant provincial veterinary service read more

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Industry Rallies After San Luis Rey Downs Fire

A fire ravaged California’s San Luis Rey Downs Training Center on December 7th, killing at least 46 racehorses, decimating nine barns and leaving some heroic rescuers in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Thanks to the efforts of trainers and other members read more

Ontario Racing and Standardbred Alliance Merge

The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations. The combined entity will be an independent, not-for-profit industry organization that will represent all Ontario racetracks and horse racing industry associations read more

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Ontario Equestrian Donates to Research

Ontario Equestrian presented a cheque for over $28,000 to Equine Guelph, for research, as part of their new branding launch during the Ontario Equestrian (OE) Member Appreciation Party at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 7, 2017. Fulfilling the read more

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Brad Paisley to Headline 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling country music superstar, Brad Paisley, will headline the 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-day Festival will run from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1. Queen’s Plate Festival Passes will go on read more

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