News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Woodbine 2016 Stakes Schedule Unveiled

Woodbine 2016 Stakes Schedule Unveiled

One hundred and one stakes races, worth more than $20-million in purses, will highlight Woodbine’s 133-day Thoroughbred meet in 2016. “We’re excited to once again provide a full slate of world-class races that offers owners a chance to showcase their read more

Eurico Rosa da Silva Joins Hong Kong Jockey Roster

Canada’s champion Eurico Rosa da Silva, Canada’s two-time champion rider, begins a one-month contract with the Hong Kong Jockey Club tomorrow night at Happy Valley. This morning (Tuesday, 1 March) the Brazilian met media representatives at Sha Tin Racecourse. Da read more

Eurico Rosa da Silva is ready to take up the new challenge in Hong Kong.

Hastings Racecourse Alive and Buzzing

With more than 300 thoroughbreds galloping in the early morning mist, the backstretch at Hastings Racecourse these days has taken on the look of a bustling community at the break of dawn. Under constant surveillance of owners, trainers, jockeys and read more

Shakhimat Named Queen’s Plate Winterbook Choice

Shakhimat, a romping 9 ¾-length winner of the Coronation Futurity, was today installed the early 3-1 favorite for the 157th edition of The Queen’s Plate. Last year, it was Stronach Stables’ homebred Shaman Ghost, ridden by Rafael Hernandez for trainer read more

ockey Emma-Jayne Wilson guides Shakhimat to victory in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

Ontario Rancher Wins $60 Million

Rancher Joan Patterson of Desboro, Ontario, won $60 million on the February 5th Lotto Max draw. When she picked up her prize, Patterson, 63, told reporters she has purchased a new truck,plans to buy a horse trailer and re-fence the read more

WEG Amends Condition Book Changes

In response to the backlash from Ontario’s Thoroughbred owners and breeders to the recently announced changed to the 2016 Thoroughbred condition book for overnight races, Woodbine Entertainment Group has amended two of the five proposed changes. Ontario-sired maiden three-year-old races read more

2016 Final Year of Horse Racing at Northlands

After more than a century, Northlands Park is stepping out of the horse racing business. It has been announced that 2016 will be the final year for Thoroughbred and harness racing at the Edmonton, Alberta venue, home of the Canadian read more

OVC Researchers Manufacture Equine Cartilage

“It’s approximately four millimeters in diameter,” exclaimed Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Thomas Koch, unable to contain his excitement. The tiny disk of equine cartilage, manufactured in the OVC lab, is full of potential. A cartilage injury can mean the end read more

Woodbine Development Moves Forward

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Trinity Development Group Inc. (Trinity) has announced the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the purpose of developing an integrated entertainment venue at Woodbine Racetrack. The WEG-Trinity proposal calls for an entertainment venue read more

A conceptual drawing of the expanded entertainment venue at Woodbine Racetrack. Image courtesy of BBB Architects

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