Content tagged with "Woodbine"

Wagering Holds Steady During 2014 Thoroughbred Meet

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that wagering on Woodbine’s 2014 Thoroughbred racing meet, which concluded Sunday, December 7, held steady over the 2013 season. The 133-day meet produced an “all-sources” handle of $393,871,491, a 2.9% per cent decrease over

Woodbine Track Announcer to Call Final Race this Spring

Track announcer Dan Loiselle, the voice of Canadian horse racing, announced today that he will call his last race at Woodbine Racetrack on May 31, 2015, bringing a 29-year career as thoroughbred race caller to a close. “It’s been an

Woodbine Racetrack announcer Dan Loiselle will call his last race May 31, 2015. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Kingsport Cruises to Kingarvie Score

Kingsport led at every call under Eurico Rosa da Silva to capture Saturday’s $125,400 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms, the dark bay son of Milwaukee Brew made amends for a stumbled start last time

Attard Hoping Turkish will Delight in Season-closing Valedictory

The final race card of the 2014 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 12. Sunday’s closing day, which has a first-race post time of 1:00 p.m.,

Turkish, with Emma-Jayne Wilson, in the irons. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Mandatory Jackpot Hi-5 Payout at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced the next mandatory payout dates for its Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 wager. The Jackpot Hi-5 will have a mandatory payout on the final race of the Saturday, December 6 card of racing at Woodbine. The

Decision Day Conquers All in Coronation Futurity

Decision Day, under Jesse Campbell, battled back along the rail to win a photo over a game and determined Nipigon to capture the $250,400 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2015 Queen’s Plate. In

Jesse Campbell guides Decision Day (rail inside red and black silks) to victory over Nipigon (outside green and yellow silks) with jockey Steven Bahen to capture the 111 Running of the Coronation Futurity at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

San Nicola Thunder Storms to Victory in Sir Barton

San Nicola Thunder pressed the early pace of Spadina Road and stayed on gamely down the lane to capture Sunday’s co-featured $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by John Cardella for owners Paul Cooper and Joe Pirone, San Nicola

Jesse Campbell guides San Nicola Thunder to victory in the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

London Tower Reaches New Heights in Ontario Lassie

London Tower set a reserved pace under Emma-Jayne Wilson leaving plenty in the tank for the stretch run to capture Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. The Steve Owens homebred daughter of Head Chopper-Mrs. Donaghy arrived at the 1

Emma-Jayne Wilson guides London Tower to victory for owner and trainer Steve Owens in the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Calgary Cat Pounces to Kennedy Road Score

Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman’s Calgary Cat exploded down the lane to capture Sunday’s Grade 2 $207,200 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Kevin Attard, the victory marked a second graded win this season for the former claimer who

Eurico Da Silva guides Calgary Cat to victory in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

2015 Woodbine Thoroughbred Dates

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) today jointly announced Woodbine’s 2015 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Opening day for Woodbine’s 60th season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set for