News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Officials Urge Safety Precautions in Wake of Third Ontario Barn Fire

2016 Hastings Season

One of the richest and most exciting stakes schedules ever presented at Hastings Racecourse launches with the Sir Winston Churchill and Brighouse Belles on opening day, Sunday, April 17. The two $35,000 Allowance Stakes mark the beginning of a 41-stake read more

Woodbine to Host Classy Lane Stables Tribute

The fire at Classy Lane Stables, which took the lives of 43 horses, has had a deep and dramatic impact on Ontario’s horse racing community. The Thursday, January 7th card of racing at Woodbine will be dedicated to the equine read more

Puslinch Barn Fire Kills 40 Horses

A fire at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch, Ontario, has killed more than 40 horses. Firefighters were called to the blaze at about 11:00 p.m. on Monday January 4th. The cause is undetermined at this time. According to Barb Miller, read more

2016 Thoroughbred Improvement Program

Planning for Ontario’s 2016 Thoroughbred Improvement Program (TIP) is complete, following approval of the budget and Program elements by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission. The 2016 TIP Program will feature a full season of restricted and stakes racing read more

Installation of New Surface at Woodbine is on Track

The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario has reported that the installation of a new track surface at Woodbine Racetrack is going well, and on schedule. On December 1st, workers began removing the former Polytrack surface and replacing read more

Kingsport Game in Sir Barton Score

Kingsport, under a perfect trip from Patrick Husbands, defeated older company in Wednesday night’s $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing Inc., three-year-old colt Kingsport pressed the early speed of read more

Patrick Husbands guides Kingsport to victory in the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns Photography

2016 Woodbine Race Dates Announced

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) today jointly announced Woodbine’s 2016 Thoroughbred racing calendar. Opening day for Woodbine’s 61st season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set for read more

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