Woodbine Racetrack is the most popular and prestigious racetrack in Canada. It’s located in Toronto, Ontario and has three racecourses that stage some of the biggest thoroughbred races in the country.
The track is generally open from April until December with races four days a week (Thursday-Sunday). You can check out the full racing schedule by clicking here.
Woodbine Racetrack Betting Sites
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BetOnline.ag is our top rated betting site for Canadians looking to bet on races at Woodbine Racetrack.
How To Bet Online
Here is a quick step-by-step guide to explain how you can bet on the horse races at Woodbine Racetrack online. I’m going to be using BetOnline for this example because they take bets on every race at Woodbine and I find their Racebook easy to navigate.
1. Open an Account with BetOnline
This is a pretty obvious step and some of you may already have accounts with BOL so I will keep this section brief. In order to bet on Woodbine races through BetOnline you will need to first open an account.
Click here to visit BetOnline.ag, select ‘Join Now’ on the home page and complete the registration form. It’s quick and easy, and they will only ask you very basic information to set up your account.
2. Go to the BetOnline Racebook
At BetOnline horse race betting has it’s own section. Click on the ‘Racebook’ tab in the top navigation bar to open the BetOnline Racebook.
3. Choose the Woodine Racetrack
Now that you’re on the Racebook page you will need to select the Woodbine Racetrack. In the left sidebar under “Canadian Thoroughbred” you will find Woodbine. Click Woodbine to bring up the races from Woodbine Racetrack for the day.
4. Choose Your Race and Place Your Bets
Now that you can see the Woodbine races for the day on your screen you can go through and select which race(s) you want to bet on. You can see the different bets available to make as well (straight, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick 3, etc). In the screenshot below I’m looking at the 1st race of the day and have bet $50 on Son Of My Father to win.
Mobile Betting on Horse Races
BetOnline.ag has a great, easy to use mobile betting platforms for betting on horses. Mobile betting allows you to place bets from anywhere you can get an internet connection through your mobile phone. Off the top of my head you could be at a bar, on the couch watching the races, or even live at Woodbine Racetrack. Simply visit the BetOnline website on your mobile phone and the mobile platform will automatically be used. Find the Racebook, click on Woodbine and choose your horse. It’s that simple and by far the easiest way to quickly bet on horse races. I foresee the vast majority of horse race betting being done through mobile devices in the future.
Listed below are some of the higher profile races that take place at Woodbine Racetrack throughout the year.
- Queen’s Plate – $1,000,000 purse and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.
- Breeders Stakes – $500,000 purse and the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.
- Canadian International – $800,000 purse race and part of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge series.
- Northern Dancer Turf Stakes – $300,000 purse race for three-year-olds and up.
- Woodbine Mile – $800,000 purse race and part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.