News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Woodbine Sees Per Card Thoroughbred Wagering Rise in 2013

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced its results for Woodbine’s 2013 Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Sunday, December 15. The 131-day meet produced “all-sources” per card wagering of $3,095,872, a 6.41 per cent increase over the $2,909,394 per card recorded in

The field at the 2013 Queen's Plate. Photo by WEG/Michael Burns Photography

Quaesitor Makes the Grade in Valedictory

Quaesitor closed from last to first to capture the Grade 3, $172,800 Valedictory Stakes, the final stakes event of Woodbine’s 2013 thoroughbred season. Trained by Ian Howard for Wayward Stable, Quaesitor arrived at the Valedictory off of consecutive scores in

Jockey Gerry Olquin guides Quaesitor to victory in the $150,000 dollar Valedictory Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Casse and Contreras Tops Again

There were familiar names on top of the leaderboard at the end of Sunday’s 13-race season-ending card at Woodbine. Mark Casse recorded his seventh straight training title and eighth overall, winning 85 races, after notching 94 wins in 2012. Casse

Paladin Bay Hangs on to Win Ontario Lassie at Woodbine

Paladin Bay, ridden by Gerry Olguin, battled back gamely on the inside to win the featured $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, Saturday at Woodbine. At the finish of the mile and one-sixteenth contest for Ontario-bred two-year-old fillies, Paladin Bay, trained by

Paladin Bay

Jose Sea View Edges Coltimus Prime in Thrilling Display

Brereton C. Jones’ homebred Jose Sea View outdueled Coltimus Prime to capture Sunday’s $125,000 Display Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker and ridden by Emma-Jayne Wilson, Jose Sea View engaged pacesetting Coltimus Prime down the backstretch following a half

Jose Sea View

Woodbine’s 2014 Thoroughbred Racing Calendar

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has jointly announced Woodbine’s 2014 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Opening day for Woodbine’s 59th season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set for

Spadina Road Finds Winning Route in Kingarvie

Spadina Road needed every bit of the stretch run to wear down favoured Asserting Bear and capture Saturday’s $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Bob Tiller for owner Rolph Davis, Spadina Road loomed into contention through the final turn

Piloted by Eurico Rosa da Silva Spadina Road

Bear No Joke Makes the Grade in Kennedy Road

Bear No Joke surged off the rail at the top of the lane and collared a free-wheeling Essence Hit Man to capture Saturday’s Grade 2 $177,000 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Reade Baker for Bear Stables Ltd., the

Bear No Joke

Exhi and Nephrite to Park Stud

Michael and Laurel Byrne’s Park Stud near Orangeville, ON, announce the addition of Exhi and Nephrite to their stallion roster for 2014. Exhi won 5 stakes on Polytrack including four in succession; Turfway’s Rushaway, the G2 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland,