Keyword: Woodbine

  • Irish Mission won the 2012 Woodbine Oaks.

    Irish Mission Returns to Woodbine in Nassau

    Irish Mission and Northern Passion, first and second, respectively, in last spring's Woodbine Oaks, renew their acquaintance in the $200,00 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 on the grass at Woodbine.

  • Coffee Clique wins the Selene Stakes.

    Coffee Clique Brews Up Stellar Selene Score

    Coffee Clique swept past runaway pacesetter Leigh Court in upper stretch and bounded to an easy four-length win in the $152,019 Selene (Can-III) May 19, collecting her first stakes tally at Woodbine.

  • Long-Term Plan for Ontario Horse Racing Looms

    After reaching short-term agreements with 11 of the province's 17 racetracks to continue live racing for 2013, the Ontario government is ready to map out a long-term plan for the industry.

  • Alpha Bettor wins the Eclipse Stakes.

    Alpha Bettor Guts Out Eclipse Stakes Victory

    Alpha Bettor, making his first start of the year, upset 2-5 pick Delegation with a late surge along the inside for Justin Stein in a fast renewal of the $197,961 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) May 12 on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Delegation faces 4 in the Eclipse Stakes.

    Delegation Dangerous in Woodbine's Eclipse

    Delegation should be able to dictate the tempo in the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) in a short field of five May 12, making the 4-year-old son of Speightstown a dangerous commodity on the Polytrack at Woodbine.

  • Northern Passion makes his first 2013 start in the Whimsical Stakes.

    Northern Passion Starts Season in Whimsical

    Absent since a runner-up effort in last spring's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, Northern Passion returns in the $150,000 Whimsical Stakes (Can-III) April 28, the first graded stakes of the 2013 season at Woodbine.

  • Uncaptured, winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Uncaptured Honored as Canada's Top Horse

    Uncaptured, a contender on the Triple Crown Trail until his 10th-place finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was honored April 19 as Canada's 2012 Horse of the Year during the Sovereign Awards ceremony.

  • Early Morning Training at Woodbine

    Questions Linger for 2013 Woodbine Meet

    After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.

  • Ontario Panel Wants Probe of Slots Decision

    Members of the Ontario Public Accounts Committee passed a binding motion April 10 that calls for the Auditor General's office to investigate cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program.

  • Ontario Plans Partnership; No Details Yet

    Woodbine Entertainment Group said March 8 it is "pleased" Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne plans a stronger partnership between the province and horse racing industry. But it remains to be seen how much revenue is at stake.

  • Woodbine Expects Similar Daily Purses in 2013

    A two-year funding agreement reached with the government of Ontario will see Woodbine reduce Thoroughbred race dates by 14.7% in 2013 but will allow the track near Toronto to offer average daily purses comparable to 2012.

  • Mark Casse

    Casse, Contreras Win Repeat Woodbine Titles

    There were familiar names on top of the leader board at the end of the 13-race season-ending card at Woodbine Dec. 16, with Mark Casse taking the training title and Luis Contreras on top of the jockey standings.

  • 9-Year-Old Owner Has Runner in Valedictory

    Joshua Attard, 9-year-old son of trainer Kevin Attard, sends out Get A Grip in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 16, the last stake of the Woodbine campaign on the final card of the 2012 season.

  • Aunt Els wins the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

    Aunt Els Too Tough in Ontario Lassie

    Aunt Els led at every call to turn back odds-on favorite Original Script by one length in the $151,739 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • Woodbine Starting Gate

    Woodbine Honored as Entertainment Complex

    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.

  • Fifty Proof wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    Fifty Proof Returns With Sharp Sir Barton Win

    Favored Fifty Proof, Canada's champion older male of 2011, returned from 16-month layoff to take the $127,321 Sir Barton Stakes in front-running style at Woodbine Dec. 2.

  • Avie's Quality One to Watch in Display

    Ten juveniles seek their first stakes score in the $150,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 1, including a few who have recently been knocking at the door. But the runner horsemen fear most is Avie's Quality.

  • Up With the Birds rolls to the win in the Coronation Futurity at Woodbine.

    Up With the Birds Soars to Coronation Victory

    Up With the Birds, rallying from last, circled the field rounding the far turn and swept past favored Star Contender en route to a convincing win in the $249,576 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds at Woodbine Nov. 10.

  • Woodbine

    Ontario Report: Changes Ahead for Racing

    Cutting the number of Thoroughbred race dates in Ontario and reducing purses are some of the recommendations put forth by the government commissioned Horse Racing Transition Panel in a final report released Oct. 30.

  • Pool Play at Santa Anita.
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    Time, Training Give Pool Play Another Chance

    The connections of Pool Play figured last year the horse wouldn't race again because of a tendon injury, but given time and sharp training by Mark Casse, the horse has made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic.