News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Ancient Goddess up in time in Star Shoot

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

Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Names Class of 2015

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2015 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Standardbred inductees include horses Artsplace, J Cs Nathalie and people H….

Hastings Adds Two New Stakes

Two new stakes races have been added to BC Cup Day on Monday, August 3 while two established BC Cup stakes are moving to a huge Friday Night Live program August 21 on the eve of the 2015 PNE Fair….

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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