Woodbine Entertainment Updates Live Racing Schedule
Woodbine Entertainment has announced that it plans to make some adjustments to its weekend live race schedule.
Woodbine Entertainment, the horseracing leader of Ontario, has announced that its weekend live racing schedule will undergo a few amendments. The changes relate to the company’s Woodbine racetracks. The upcoming race cards at the horse racing oval will now have updated post times on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Woodbine racetrack is based in Etobicoke and hosts multiple thoroughbred races throughout the live season. The horseracing oval first opened its doors in 1956. The venue has a one-mile dirt track where the famous Queen’s Plate, one of the oldest and most respected racing events on the continent, takes place.
According to the updated schedule, which was released earlier this week, the post times for Thursday, 4 November, and Saturday, 6 November, have been moved forward from their original time of 12h55 to 13h10. Woodbine Entertainment has advised that this change only relates to this week’s schedule.
According to the company, the start of Friday, 5 November, race card events will also be modified. Events on the day will now be commencing at 16h10 and not, as previously announced, at 16h50. This change is also applicable only to this week’s calendar. Complete information about the new schedule can be found on the company’s website.
This week, Woodbine Entertainment announced that its Hall of Fame jockey, Hugo Dittfach, sadly passed away at the age of 85. Dittfach, who was born in Germany in 1936, had more than an impressive resume within the horseracing sector, winning over 4,000 races as a jockey. In 1983, Dittfach was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, noted that he considers himself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Dittfach and will forever cherish fond memories of their interactions. In his words, the legendary jockey was an honest and hardworking man, that always gave his best while riding. Lawson thanked Dittfach for his immense contribution to the sport of horse racing and said that everyone would miss him dearly.
The 162nd Queen’s Plate Betting Volume
This summer, the Queen’s Plate event generated CA$3.5 million in betting volume, with the track recording an overall wagering volume of CA$16.1 million for the weekend. This figure is 11 per cent higher than last year’s results.