News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Increase of Horses at Hastings

Increase of Horses at Hastings

Hastings General Manager, Darren MacDonald sends along late yesterday that he walked the entire barn on Thursday afternoon and states the horse count now appears to be around 530 horses. Although we don’t have an official count for the same…

Industry Builder Jack Kenney Passes

On Saturday, March 14, John (Jack) H. Kenney, a longtime executive of Woodbine Entertainment Group (formerly Ontario Jockey Club), builder and innovator in the sport of horse racing passed away peacefully at the age of 79 at St. Michael’s Hospital,…

Jack Kenney and the Queen the Mother. 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…

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Hastings Happenings

Sunday morning was another beautiful, fairly warm and comfortable morning. The weather and the excitement of opening day not too far away brought out several owners to watch their pride and joys train. The track is in perfect shape for…

EHV-1 Confirmed in Waterloo, Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has been notified of a confirmed case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by equine herpes virus 1 (EHV-1), in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. See the notice below. The…

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…

Hastings Horse Population

Hastings Racecourse’s general manager, Darren MacDonald, reports that there are more than 350 horses now on the grounds. That is very good news because at this time last year it was only about 200 horses on the grounds. MacDonald also…



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