Content tagged with "Woodbine"

U S Marshal Prevails in Wando

Richard and Nancy Kaster’s U S Marshal prevailed with a prominent trip, engineered by jockey David Moran, in Sunday’s $102,800 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Ian Black, the Badge of Silver bay arrived at the 1 1/16-miles ‘Poly’ event…

U S Marshal, piloted by jockey David Moran, won the $102,800 Wando Stakes, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Unspurned Makes the Grade in Whimsical

Christine Hayden’s Unspurned rallied determinedly down the lane to reel in Skylander Girl for a length score in Saturday’s $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield, the four-year-old Lemon Drop Kid-Banga Ridge chestnut was making her…

Unspurned won the $179,100 Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes, under Alan Garcia, at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Wilson Scores Woodstock Stakes to Kick Off Woodbine Season

Jockey Rafael Hernandez and trainer Wesley Ward had three wins together, while jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson was the local heroine, guiding Serious Talk to a sharp win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes, on Saturday’s 2015 Opening Day card at Woodbine. Ten…

Emma-Jayne Wilson pilots Serious Talk to the win in the $131,500 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ancient Goddess up in time in Star Shoot

Sovereign Stable’s Ancient Goddess collared Brooklynsway in the final jump to win Sunday’s $133,900 Star Shoot Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John Terranova, the French-bred daughter of Ifraaj arrived at the six furlong ‘Poly’ stake for three-year-old fillies from a…

Jockey Luis Contreras guides Ancient Goddess (yellow silks) to victory in the $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Woodbine Thoroughbred Season Starts

The 2015 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off this weekend at Woodbine, the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the year. Saturday’s Opening Day 10-race card, highlighted by the six furlong, $125,000 Woodstock Stakes on Polytrack for three-year-olds, was…

The 2015 live Thoroughbred racing season kicks off this weekend at Woodbine, the first two of 133 programs scheduled for the year. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ami’s Flatter Named Queen’s Plate Winterbook Choice

Ami’s Flatter, currently a top prospect on the Kentucky Derby trail for trainer Josie Carroll, was today installed the early 5-2 favorite for the 156th edition of The Queen’s Plate. Last year, it was filly Lexie Lou who thrilled a…

Ami's Flatter, with Luis Contreras, in the irons. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Tapeta to Replace Polytrack at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced Tapeta™ will be installed on Woodbine’s one-mile main track in time for the 2016 Thoroughbred racing season. The synthetic surface will replace Polytrack, which has been in place since August of 2006. Construction on…

Tapeta™ Layers: Top - Tapeta™ Surface; Second - Separating layer comprised of either geo-textile membrane or porous blacktop; Third - Drainage Layer; Bottom - A Compact, Solid Base.

Woodbine Re-Opens Expanded Gaming Debate

According to a report in the Toronto Star, the issue of expanding gaming operations at Woodbine Racetrack may be back up for debate, after a May 2013 decision to ban table games at the facility. Back in 2013, Toronto’s city…


Woodbine 2015 Stakes Schedule Unveiled

One hundred and two stakes races, worth more than $20-million in purses, will highlight Woodbine’s 133-day Thoroughbred meet in 2015. The Woodbine stakes schedule, unveiled today by the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), is highlighted by the 156th running of The…

Standardbred Alliance Shows Handle Growth in 2014

The Standardbred Alliance has announced that overall wagering and average per-race handle on Standardbred racing showed strong growth in 2014. Since April 1, the date of the launch of the “Alliance,” all-sources wagering on Standardbred Alliance racing is $288,862,555, an…

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