News: Canadian Thoroughbred

Woodbine Executive V-P Pinsonneault Steps Down

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

Canadian Horse Racing Celebrates 250 years

Our entire nation will be celebrating 150 years of confederation in 2017, but for Canada’s horse racing industry, this year represents an even bigger anniversary, the 250th Anniversary of our great sport in this great land. On July 1, 1767, read more

Publication to Celebrate 250 Years of Racing

A full 100 years before the confederation of Canada, the first advertised horse race took place in 1767 on the Plains of Abraham. The race was won by a mare ironically named Modesty and her rider, Captain Prescott. 250 years read more

AGCO Working Groups

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released last week, the Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario Findings Report. The report presents a summary of the issues, ideas and thoughts that were brought forward throughout the eight-month engagement read more

Tiz a Slam Named Queen’s Plate Winterbook Choice

Chiefswood Stable homebred Tiz a Slam, a three-time winner in four juvenile starts, was today installed the early 3-1 favorite for the 158th edition of The Queen’s Plate. Last year, it was Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Sir Dudley Digges, piloted read more

Ontario Horse Racing Regulation

In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario, a project directed at identifying and moving forward on common-sense reforms to the regulatory rules that govern horse racing. read more

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