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Second Season of Horsemanship Training Program Set to Begin at Woodbine

After a successful inaugural season where 14 passionate individuals completed the Horsemanship Training Program at Woodbine Racetrack, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA), along with partner Groom Elite are excited to launch a read more

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Purse Reductions in 2017 Woodbine Stakes Schedule

Woodbine’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule was released, but with a reduced purse in a majority of races. Overall, the stakes purse was reduced by $2.65 million and four stakes races have been eliminated including the Deputy Minister, Vandal, Swynford, and read more

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Woodbine Executive V-P Pinsonneault Steps Down

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced Sean Pinsonneault, the company’s Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Wagering, will be leaving the organization on March 7, 2017. Pinsonneault, 47, came to Woodbine in 2000 as the Director of Wagering, then in 2010, became Executive read more

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HPItv to Remain in TV Lineup

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced HPItv, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s CRTC licensed digital television channel, will remain on the air. “After receiving feedback from horseplayers and racing fans expressing their desire to find a way to keep the channel on the read more

Brotherly Love and The Game That Never Stops

Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to figure out an issue with a friend’s iPhone. An error message pops up. “I’m a Blackberry guy,” smirked Nixon. Taking a moment to sit down hasn’t happened read more

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Woodbine Announces the End of HPItv

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017. WEG has operated HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts racing to homes across Canada, and its read more

King and His Court won the $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine under Gary Boulanger. Photo by Michael Burns

King and His Court Early Queen’s Plate Fave After Display Win?

It wasn’t the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take Saturday’s $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine. Conditioned by Mark Casse for owners Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable, read more

Eurico Da Silva guides Melmich (red silks) to victory in the $150,000 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. Photo by Michael Burns

Melmich Looks to Defend his Title in Season-closing Valedictory

The final race card of the 2016 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 9. Sunday’s closing day, which has a first-race post time of 1:00 p.m., read more

Jeffrey Alderson piloted Ellan Vannin to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Ellan Vannin Remains Undefeated with Ontario Lassie Score

Ellan Vannin, expertly handled by Jeffrey Alderson, found racing room late in the lane and drew off to win Wednesday night’s $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Tony M. Gattellaro for owner Jonathan Lee, Ellan Vannin was a read more

Alan Garcia guides Undulated to victory in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes at Woodbine. Photo by Michael Burns

Undulated Last to First in Swynford

M M G Stables’ Undulated rallied last to first under patient handling by Alan Garcia to capture Sunday’s $128,500 Swynford Stakes, a six furlong Tapeta sprint for two-year-olds, at Woodbine. Trained by Cathal Lynch, Undulated was last of five at read more

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