The Woodbine Mile is held every year at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, usually in mid-September. It carries a purse of $1 million and is currently the only Canadian race that is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The Woodbine Mile is raced over exactly that 1 mile (8 furlongs) of turf race track and is meant for horses 3-years-old or up.
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Woodbine Entertainment does allow you to bet at the racetrack, but if you aren’t able to make it out to bet live you can also place your Woodbine Mile wagers through BetOnline.ag, our recommended betting site for the race.
Where To Bet On The Woodbine Mile
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BetOnline.ag is our recommended betting site for the Woodbine Mile. BetOnline is a popular and trusted sportsbook that takes bets on every race at Woodbine Racetrack throughout the year.
Click here to visit BetOnline.ag, select ‘Join Now’ on the home page, and complete the sign up form to open your account.
To bet on the Woodbine Mile, select ‘Racebook’ from the top menu bar at the BetOnline website, select ‘Woodbine’ from the Canadian Thoroughbred drop down menu and select the Woodbine Mile race #. Enter your wagers, submit them to your Bet Slip, and click ‘Place Bets’ to lock in the bets.
Check out our horse racing section for an in depth look at the different bets you can make on the Woodbine Mile. We also have a dedicated Woodbine Racetrack page that walks you through the steps to place a bet on a Woodbine race with screenshots.
The History of the Woodbine Mile
The Woodbine Mile does not have as rich a history as other horse races in Canada, such as the Queen’s Plate, because it is only just over 30 years old. The Woodbine Mile was first introduced in 1988 and was originally run over 1 1/4 miles and restricted to only 3-year-old horses. It wasn’t until 1997 that the distance was reduced to 1 mile and the race open to older horses as it is today.
Wise Dan is currently the most decorated horse in Woodbine Mile history and his wins came recently in 2012 and 2013. With his win in 2013 he not only became the first horse to win the Woodbine Mile for a second time, but also set the record for the current distance with a time of 1:31.75.
The Woodbine Mile is still a relatively new race, but it has garnered a lot of respect in the racing circles and it should continue to be a staple on the horse racing calendar every year.