Woodbine Racetrack cancels Friday card due to poor air quality

Woodbine Racetrack cancels Friday card due to poor air quality

TORONTO, June 30, 2023 – Woodbine Entertainment has announced today’s card of live racing at Woodbine Racetrack is cancelled due to poor air quality.

Environment Canada’s air quality index for Toronto is listed as ‘High Risk’ and is expected to remain at this level throughout Friday. Woodbine’s decision to cancel comes through consultation with the HBPA and is consistent with the AGCO’s air quality guidelines.

Woodbine will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as required.

The next card of live racing is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m.


Mark McKelvie
Mark McKelvie Sr. Manager Communications, Woodbine Entertainment


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Woodbine Racetrack is Canada’s home the biggest and most exciting thoroughbred races. Located in Toronto, Woodbine Racetrack typically operates thoroughbred racing from April through December. Premier races include the longest continuously ran horse race in North America, The Queen’s Plate, Breeders Cup win and you’re in races the Woodbine Mile, Summer and Natalma Stakes, along with the fan-favourite Canadian International Stakes. 

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