Keyword: Willmot

  • With Approval, who sired 50 stakes winners, won the 1989 Canadian Triple Crown and finished 2nd in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Canadian Great With Approval Dies

    With Approval, a Canadian Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner as a homebred for the Willmot family's Kinghaven Farm and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, died June 21.

  • With Approval Sold to Lanwades in England

    With Approval, for years one of North America's top turf stallions, has been acquired by Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud from a syndicate for stallion duty.

  • Woodbine to Build Entertainment Complex

    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.

  • Woodbine to Sell Hastings Park

    Hastings Park is for sale. The Vancouver racetrack that was purchased by Woodbine Entertainment Group in 2002 apparently isn't performing as well as its parent company had hoped, even though attendance and wagering have increased since it changed hands.

  • Woodbine Entertainment Posts Record Handle for 2001

    Expanded distribution of Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thoroughbred and harness races and larger fields generated by higher purses helped increase the company's total handle for the year by 11.1%. The all sources handle for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing was a record $1.36 billion.

  • Churchill Downs Moving Closer to Slot Advocacy

    Churchill Downs executives say they are not advocating slot machines at Kentucky racetracks, but at a meeting Monday track president Alex Waldrop made a strong pitch for alternative gaming. Waldrop said alternative gaming was the best long-term solution to keep the racing industry in Kentucky growing, according to <i>Louisville Courier-Journal.</i>