Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 24 said it will close its Turf Lounge off-track wagering facility in the Toronto financial district effective Sept. 5.
Former Thoroughbred owner and breeder Eugene Melnyk is recovering well from a successful liver transplant he received May 19, according to the Toronto hospital that conducted the transplant.
A solid two-turn win over Woodbine Race Course's all-weather main track helped make John Oxley's Sky High Lady the slight favorite in the Nov. 2 grade III Maple Leaf Stakes.
Top Choice Awards has named Woodbine the top entertainment complex in the Greater Toronto Area for the fourth straight year and for the second straight year the Stadium Bar has been named Best Sports Bar.
Jockey Stewart Elliott was named the 2010 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award June 1.
The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) has cataloged 187 horses for its winter mixed sale, which will be held Nov. 29 at the Woodbine in Toronto. The auction will start at 2 p.m. (EST).
- By Ryan Conley
Share of Magna Entertainment Corp. have traded under $1 for more than 30 straight days, prompting NASDAQ to notify the racing and gaming company it was out of compliance with marketplace rules and faces delisting.
- By Tom LaMarra
Total handle and purses registered gains during the 167-day Woodbine meet that spanned April 16-Dec. 11.
Woodbine Entertainment Group enters a new era in horse racing and entertainment with its announcement today that, in partnership with American-based The Cordish Co., the Toronto track will build a $310 million, 25-acre entertainment district on the track's property.
The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the three finalists in each of the divisional catagories for 29th annual Sovereign Awards. The finalists were released in alphabetical order. The winners and the three finalists for Horse of the Year will be announced during the Sovereign Awards Gala on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Woodbine officials said a "softening" in wagering has led them to cut purses by 3% effective Sept. 10.
Jockey David Clark is stable but in intensive care following a training accident Thursday morning at Woodbine Race Course.
Extremely high winds and strong gusts forced Woodbine to cancel the remainder of Friday's card the second race.
Woobine Entertainment Group has extended its telephone wagering services to patrons of the Flamboro Downs harness track, about 40 miles south of Toronto.
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