Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

By Ben Hamill - February 21 2020
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Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Woodbine Racetrack is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has management made some changes to stakes to be raced for all throughout the year to come, but a large number of adjustments made to the actual events also promise to ensure that only the best in Thoroughbred horse racing is on the cards for this year.

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Thoroughbred racing season officially charges from the gates on April 18, with the first day of the new live schedule primed to make way for the Star Shoot Stakes and the Woodstock Stakes. Talk about a double whammy in top horse racing entertainment.

Ensuring A Good Year For All

The idea behind the event organisers having bumped up the Star Shoot and Woodstock events is to make attending a tad more accessible and comfortable for attendees. And the fact that the venue has had the foresight to announce the upcoming schedule for the year literally months in advance will without a doubt help those who would like to attend to plan ahead effectively.

 The month of May too, will include quite the line-up. May 2 will play host-day to the Fury Stakes as well as to the Queenston Stakes. The future action has been shaken up for the Grade 3 races too and May 16 has been announced as the new date for both the Grade 3 Selene as well as the Grade 3 Marine races.

Notable Date Changes

But aside from making the schedule for the year just a bit more accessible for everyone eager on attending, the main reason for the changes is that of affording to 3-year-olds sufficient time to prepare for what is arguably the main highlight of each year at Woodbine: The Queen’s Plate race. The race is run during the summer months and is attended by thousands of spectators and race enthusiasts each year.

Those who are looking forward to a race-action-packed Fall should tie a knot in the ear that this year’s South Ocean Race will be run on November 14. This date and more can be found in the race schedule for 2020. Other races to have been swopped around and in some instances moved a couple of days on include the Frost King, the Grade 3 Mazarine and also the Prevoyante and the Grade 3 Grey.

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