News: Canadian Thoroughbred

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot 

2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ballot 

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates read more

Ontario Racing Releases Long-Term Funding Recommendations

After extensive industry consultations, Ontario Racing has released its Final Long-Term Funding Consultation Report. The report covers the methodology used and includes notes about the feedback received from the industry. It concludes with a list of 10 recommendations that will read more

AGCO Releases Rule Changes and Policy Reforms

In response to feedback received from industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced some changes to the Rules of Racing, as well as some initial policy reforms. The changes were developed after broad based consultations with read more

Dexter Braithwaite Wins Outstanding Groom Award

The Jockey Club of Canada is proud to announce a new category honoring an Outstanding Groom, proudly sponsored by OLG. This Award will be presented at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Palais Royale, read more

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

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

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

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