News: Canadian Thoroughbred

EquiLottery and AmTote to Provide Tote Integration Services

EquiLottery and AmTote are announcing a newly formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward. This agreement gives lottery companies and vendors a fully ready implementer to allow seamless integration into racetrack pools

Give the Gift of Colostrum

With foaling season approaching, owners and caregivers are preparing for the births of their bundles of joy. As this exciting time nears, keep please keep in mind – a free online database connecting those in need of colostrum with

AQHA Imposes Zero Tolerance Policy on Clenbuterol

Faced with continued increases in the number of reported clenbuterol overages in racehorses across the nation, the American Quarter Horse Association is taking steps for the safety and welfare of the horse and rider and is announcing that beginning January

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

Horses Test Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis in Nebraska

Horses have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in the state of Nebraska. Vesicular stomatitis is a reportable disease as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), meaning that horse owners must immediately report the presence of any horse suspected

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

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

ORC Commissioner Reappointed

Chair Elmer Buchanan announced that John W. Macdonald, Q.C. of Toronto has been reappointed by the Government of Ontario as a member of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a period of two (2) years, effective December 1, 2014. Mr. Macdonald is

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