WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 2020 THOROUGHBRED MEET IS OFFICIALLY OVER

Toronto, ON – November 26, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet:

Despite efforts to gain approval from the Government of Ontario to safely complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet, we have made the decision to officially cancel the remainder of the season.

“While I am extremely disappointed we are not able to complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet, what we achieved this year in face of significant adversity is quite remarkable,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “I have been around horse racing my entire life and I can proudly say that I have never seen the industry come together as it did throughout this year.

“Together, we were able to develop, implement and follow strict COVID-19 Prevention Protocols that allowed us to be the first sport to return to competition in Canada since the shutdowns in March,” said Lawson. “We safely resumed racing in early June and ran almost 100 racing cards, more than 900 races, and the majority of our stakes schedule, including the 161st running of The Queen’s Plate.

“We hope the Government of Ontario has gained a better understanding of our business and appreciation of our safety record in operating live racing without spectators.”

WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE ON THE 2020 THOROUGHBRED MEET

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2020

WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE ON THE 2020 THOROUGHBRED MEET

 Toronto, ON – November 25, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment provided the following update on the 2020 Thoroughbred meet:

We are continuing our efforts to gain approval from the Government of Ontario to safely complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet.

Based on the timing of these ongoing efforts, live racing on Saturday, November 28 has been cancelled.

Should Government permit us to safely resume live racing, Sunday, November 29 would be the earliest date. The Race Office would open on Friday, November 27 at 6 a.m. for entries.

Furthermore, if Woodbine Entertainment is permitted to complete the 2020 Thoroughbred meet, it will endeavour to reschedule the cancelled races.

Woodbine Entertainment has committed to make a final decision on the status of the season by 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. We sincerely appreciate the patience from our community.

As per the Grey (Lockdown) phase of the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions which went into effect on Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m., the stabling and training of horses is permitted at Woodbine Racetrack, but live horse racing is not.

Since being permitted to race without spectators in early June, Woodbine Entertainment has demonstrated that live racing poses no greater health risk to participants than training. Furthermore, it believes it has clearly demonstrated an ability to safely operate live racing without spectators during that time.

 

Jamie Dykstra

Woodbine Entertainment

Director, Communications & Content

O: 416-675-3993 x 3531

C: 647-400-6235

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, November 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $63,900 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $29,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Ontario Damsel S. $150,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance $101,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Ontario Derby $125,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Kennedy Road S. $175,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Bessarabian S. $175,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $26,500 Overnight Overnight

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, November 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $26,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $108,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $24,100 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Sunday, November 22 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 2 Claiming – $15,000 $33,400
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $126,800
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $126,800
Race 6 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 7 Allowance $101,200
Race 8 Claiming – $15,000 $32,700
Race 9 Claiming – $5,000 $18,500
Race 10 Grey S. $125,000
Race 11 Mazarine S. $125,000
Race 12 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 13 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700

Final Entries

Saturday, November 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $63,900
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $29,800
Race 3 Ontario Damsel S. $150,000
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 7 Allowance $101,200
Race 8 Ontario Derby $125,000
Race 9 Kennedy Road S. $175,000
Race 10 Bessarabian S. $175,000
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $26,500

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Saturday, November 21 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $63,900
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $29,800
Race 3 Ontario Damsel S. $150,000
Race 4 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 7 Allowance $101,200
Race 8 Ontario Derby $125,000
Race 9 Kennedy Road S. $175,000
Race 10 Bessarabian S. $175,000
Race 11 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $26,500

Final Entries

Friday, November 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $36,900
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $123,200
Race 4 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 6 Starter Handicap – $25,000 $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $126,800
Race 8 Frost King S. $100,000
Race 9 Allowance $101,200
Race 10 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Friday, November 20 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $36,900
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $123,200
Race 4 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 6 Starter Handicap – $25,000 $50,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $126,800
Race 8 Frost King S. $100,000
Race 9 Allowance $101,200
Race 10 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300

Final Entries

Thursday, November 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $26,500
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $108,700
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $24,100
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700
Race 8 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 15
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Cancelled $26,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Cancelled $36,900 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Cancelled $123,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Cancelled $29,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Cancelled $64,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Cancelled $126,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Cancelled $101,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Cancelled $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Cancelled $60,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Cancelled $60,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Cancelled $17,700 Overnight Overnight

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, November 14
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $29,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $123,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $26,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $126,800 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $108,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 South Ocean S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $25,000 $53,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Allowance $101,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, November 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $15,000 $32,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $26,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $15,000 $32,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $10,000 $26,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $29,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $5,000 $18,500 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, November 19 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $26,500
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $108,700
Race 4 Claiming – $7,500 $24,100
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $25,000 $48,300
Race 6 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700
Race 7 Claiming – $25,000 $49,700
Race 8 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700

Final Entries

Sunday, November 15
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $10,000 $26,500
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $36,900
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $123,200
Race 4 Claiming – $10,000 $29,800
Race 5 Maiden Optional Claiming – $40,000 $64,300
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $126,800
Race 7 Allowance $101,200
Race 8 Frost King S. $100,000
Race 9 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 10 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $60,300
Race 11 Claiming – $5,000 $17,700