Woodbine Racetrack and Slots

Woodbine Racetrack and Slots is a horseracing track and slot machine gaming facility located at Rexdale, Ontario, Canada.

Woodbine Racetrack and Slots features both thoroughbred and harness races and is widely acknowledged as Canada's premier horseracing track. The track is also home to over 1,700 slot machines within a 56,000 square foot themed gaming area, which depicts the birth of horseracing and the Italian Renaissance era.

Play popular slot machine games such as 10x Pay, Double Diamond, Blazing Sevens and many more. Denominations range from 5 cents to $5. Casino players also get to enjoy progressive games and feature prize banks.

The gaming area also features Blackjack and Poker Slot games and is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It is managed and operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

Woodbine Racetrack and Slots also plays host to two of the three gems in Canada's Triple Crown. The Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes race, and the Breeders' Stakes, the third gem, are both run at Woodbine Racecourse. The middle stakes race is the Prince of Wales Stakes which is run at Fort Erie Racetrack.

Other famous races held at Woodbine Racetrack and Slots include the ATTO Mile; the Canadian International and the North America Cup for standardbreds.

The first thoroughbred race was held at Woodbine Racetrack and Slots on June 12, 1956 while the first harness race was held on January 1, 1994. Attendance-wise, the largest ever recorded for thoroughbred racing was 42,243 and 7,266 for harness racing.

Woodbine Racetrack and Slots has a total seating capacity of 13,000 and a stabling capacity of 1,860 stalls.

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Woodbine Racetrack and Slots History

The original Woodbine opened in 1874 on the then-far eastern outskirts of Toronto, which is now virtually downtown. The name of the original track was changed to Old Woodbine in 1956 and it became Greenwood in the spring of 1963. Live racing at Greenwood was terminated at the end of 1993 and a state of the art teletheatre was constructed on the site.

The present Woodbine, which has undergone several multi-million-dollar expansions and upgrades, was opened on June 12, 1956. It is situated on 640 acres on the northwestern outskirts of Toronto, just minutes from Lester B. Pearson International Airport and the "airport strip" of modern hotels.

Woodbine is the only racetrack in North America capable of conducting Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing on the same day, boasts a seven-eighths-mile harness racing surface, a one-mile dirt track, and the spectacular 1.5 mile E.P. Taylor Turf Course encirlces both tracks.

The Queen's Plate, now a $1million race, is the highlight of the summer season. The race was inaugurated in 1860 and has been raced without interruption since.

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