Woodbine crowd

Vera Simpson: “I wanted to do this for the community of horse lovers that we are”

September 17, 2018 – Chris Lomon / Photos by Dave Landry

For over 40 years, Vera Simpson has navigated through the ups and downs of Ontario horse racing with an unwavering optimism, cognizant of its challenges, but buoyed by its opportunities.

“I want to show people how much fun racing can be, how much fun you can really have by being a part of it,” started the woman whose education in horsemanship was initially developed through the British Horse Society Pony Club. “There’s nothing more exciting than seeing your horse cross that line first.” …

Thoroughbred Race Club: Exhilaration, Fellowship, Kindness

July 27, 2018 – Keith McCalmont

The excitement of horse racing has long since been an attraction for many owners and fans who seek to escape the ordinary and explore the enticing world of Thoroughbred Racing.

What many may not know is that the historic sport of Kings and Queens is surprisingly accessible to all.

The new Thoroughbred Race Club allows you to experience the action front and centre at Canada’s world-renowned Woodbine Racetrack and the Club’s annual subscription affords you the exhilaration of cheering on seven to ten racehorses, with no risk, while being guided through the many facets of the industry. …

an ALMOST THERE EXPERIENCE of race horse ownership

June 19, 2018 – Beverly Smith

It’s time. The shiny new Thoroughbred Race Club is reaching out to racing newbies to bring them to a world of horse racing they have never known. Or that time has forgotten.

The club aims to bring it all back: those vignettes of grace and quality, of winning on class (both horses and people), of sport over statistics and bottom lines. It’s meant to open a window onto a time when horse racing was fun and exciting. The club will show that it can be again. …