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‘She Had A Couple Little Setbacks In The Summer’: Il Malocchio Makes The Grade In First Win Of Year In Woodbine’s Maple Leaf

Ontario-bred Il Malocchio, under Sahin Civaci, took the Grade 3 $171,300 Maple Leaf Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Trained by Martin Drexler for owner and breeder Franco Meli, the 4-year-old daughter of Souper Speedy was full of run down the lane to record her third career score and first graded stakes victory in the 1 […]

Live Oak Homebred Our Flash Drive Coasts Home In Bessarabian At Woodbine

Our Flash Drive watched an early front-end scuffle unfold and then delivered a knockout blow down the lane in Saturday’s $176,550 Bessarabian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine. Lorena, Hazelbrook, and Loyalty all broke sharply at the start of the seven-furlong main track race for fillies and mares, with Lorena eventually claiming top spot, then leading her […]

Thoroughbreds Prove ‘A Good Escape’ For Teen Battling Chronic Illness

The eye-catching orange and white racing silks that bear a ribbon and her initials are far more than a fashion statement for 18-year-old Taylor Logan. Typically, jockeys who ride the horses of Elliott Logan don the Kentucky stable’s blue and white silks, the colours accompanied by a cursive L, horseshoe and TEC Racing emblazoned on […]

Woodbine’s Overnight Purses Boosted 10 Percent

Woodbine Entertainment announced Thursday a purse increase for Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Racetrack. Effective Thursday, October 13, Woodbine will boost purses by 10 per cent for all overnight races (not including Maiden Allowance Races). The starters bonus will also rise from $400 to $500. These changes will be reflected in Condition Book 9. Live racing […]

Hugh Mitchell Appointed To Chair Of Woodbine Entertainment’s Board Of Directors

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed long-time executive in the horse racing industry Hugh Mitchell as Chair, effective immediately. Mitchell was appointed to the position during Woodbine Entertainment’s Annual General Meeting earlier Friday. As Chair of the Board of Directors, Mitchell will provide leadership, guidance and governance as Woodbine Entertainment […]

Woodbine Mile: Ivar Should Display ‘Powerful Late Run,’ Casse Entrants Reliant On Pace Scenario

Paulo Lobo would be understandably ecstatic if his talented turfer Ivar (BRZ) puts his best foot forward in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Ivar, the resilient 6-year-old son of Agnes Gold (JPN)-May Be Now, has endured his share of hard luck over a career that has yielded an impressive 6-0-2 mark from 12 lifetime […]

Woodbine: Forester’s Fortune Hunts Vice Regent Gold

Multiple stakes placed Forester’s Fortune, a 5-year-old son of Old Forester-Nursery Song, takes on six rivals in Saturday’s $150,000 Vice Regent Stakes at Woodbine. Trained by Rodney Barrow, the chestnut arrives at his latest engagement, a race for Ontario-bred 3-year-olds and up at 5 panels on the Toronto oval’s Inner Turf, sporting a record of […]

Philip My Dear, Cairo Consort Shine In Two-Year-Old Stakes At Woodbine

Two-year-olds Philip My Dear and Cairo Consort shared the spotlight on Saturday as Woodbine showcased the $144,300 Soaring Free Stakes and filly companion race the $132,350 Catch a Glimpse. The 6 ½ furlong sprints contested on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course are local preps for the upcoming Grade 1 Pattison Summer and Johnny Walker Natalma, […]

Woodbine Oaks Winner Moira Headlines Sunday’s $1 Million Queen’s Plate

Eleven hopefuls, including Woodbine Oaks winner Moira, and Grade 3 Marine victor Rondure, will vie for top prize in the $1 million Queen’s Plate, first leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, highlighting an outstanding stakes-filled Sunday card of racing at Woodbine. The 163rd edition of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest continually run race, […]

Strong-Finishing Sister Seagull Wears Down Pacesetter Late For Bison City Win

It appeared Sister Seagull had run out of runway, but the 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun found a way to land herself in the winner’s circle at the finish of the $250,000 Bison City Stakes, Sunday at Woodbine. Bred by Sean Fitzhenry, who co-owns with his wife Dorothy, Sister Seagull finished second to major Queen’s […]