News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Woodbine Wagering Up 7%

Woodbine Wagering Up 7%

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine’s 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Sunday, December 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet. The 133-day season produced an “all-sources” handle of $469,452,009, a 7.1% per cent increase over the $438,185,077 read more

New Bonus For Thoroughbreds in BC

The British Columbia Thoroughbred Racing Associations are offering a new bonus program to BC Breds winning a Maiden Special Weight Race.. The CTHS, BCTOBA and HBPA announced on November 30th they will pay a bonus of $5000.00 to the Owner read more

Last Chance to Take Ontario Racing Survey

Equine Guelph thanks all survey participants so far who have given their input to help shape the future of the racing industry in Ontario. The respondents to date have been 5% from Quarter Horse, 23% from Thoroughbred and 72% from read more

Undulated Last to First in Swynford

M M G Stables’ Undulated rallied last to first under patient handling by Alan Garcia to capture Sunday’s $128,500 Swynford Stakes, a six furlong Tapeta sprint for two-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Cathal Lynch, Undulated was last of five at read more

Alan Garcia guides Undulated to victory in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Freitag Surges to Track Record Sir Barton Score

Earle I. Mack’s Freitag unleashed an impressive turn of foot to get up in the final stride and win Saturday’s $125,400 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine. Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Mark Frostad, the 17.1 hands tall Giant Gizmo read more

Alan Garcia guides Freitag to victory in the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Stacked Deck Superb in Kennedy Road

Bruce Lunsford’s Stacked Deck, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, showed his class with a determined effort to win Friday’s $210,800 Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Barb Minshall, Stacked Deck stopped the clock in a rapid 1:08.19 just read more

Rafael Hernandez guides Stacked Deck to victory in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Horse Peoples’ Alliance Requests Information from Government

The newly formed Horse Peoples’ Alliance of Ontario has issued the following statement: For far too long the Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Quarterhorse horse people of Ontario have been marginalized, and put off to the side when significant decisions as to read more

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