TSN and Woodbine Entertainment Group Team Up to Deliver Canada’s Biggest Horse Racing Events, Beginning with the WOODBINE OAKS on June 14

— June 9, 2015

– TSN once again showcases exclusive live coverage of the Canadian Triple Crown series, featuring the QUEEN'S PLATE, PRINCE OF WALES STAKES, and BREEDERS' STAKES –
– Coverage begins with the WOODBINE OAKS and PLATE TRIAL on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN –

TORONTO (June 9, 2015) – On the heels of American Pharoah’s dramatic sweep of the American Triple Crown series, TSN today confirmed its broadcast schedule for  the network’s exclusive live coverage of the most prestigious events in Canadian horse racing, including every race from the historic Canadian Triple Crown: the QUEEN'S PLATE, PRINCE OF WALES STAKES, and BREEDERS' STAKES. In partnership with Woodbine Entertainment Group, TSN’s exclusive live coverage of marquee Canadian horse racing events kicks off with the WOODBINE OAKS presented by Budweiser along with the PLATE TRIAL on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN. The network’s live coverage continues the following weekend with the PEPSI NORTH AMERICA CUP – the continent’s richest pacing race – on Saturday, June 20 at 10 p.m. ET on TSN1. Photo by Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo. “We are once again thrilled to showcase the Canadian Triple Crown in partnership with TSN and Bell Media,” said Doug Flaherty, Senior Director of Broadcasting of Woodbine Entertainment Group. “Woodbine continues to be the home of world-class horse racing, and TSN’s longstanding reputation as a heralded storyteller will augment our outstanding events and give racing fans an exceptional viewing experience.” “Excitement for horse racing is at a fever pitch, and TSN is proud to partner with Woodbine Entertainment Group and showcase another season of the biggest horse racing events in Canada,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “We’re excited to feature Woodbine’s stacked roster of marquee horse racing to fans across the country, highlighted by the QUEEN’S PLATE, the jewel of Canadian horse racing.” TSN’s live coverage of the Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 156th running of the QUEEN’S PLATE – regarded as the premier event in Canadian horse racing – on Sunday, July 5 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, live from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The Canadian Triple Crown shares the same race distances as its U.S. counterpart, however the uniqueness of the Canadian horse races is that each event is contested on a different racing surface: Polytrack, dirt, and turf. TSN subscribers can also access live streaming and on-demand coverage of TSN’s package of horse racing events on their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop via TSN GO.   Horse Racing on TSN TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of the Canadian Triple Crown, featuring the QUEEN'S PLATE, PRINCE OF WALES STAKES, and BREEDERS' STAKES, as part of a multi-year deal with Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last year. The network is also home to every race from the American Triple Crown, including the KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS STAKES, and the BELMONT STAKES. TSN is now the exclusive home of the biggest and most prestigious thoroughbred horse races in North America, and the network’s schedule includes live coverage of the following events (visit TSN.ca for confirmed broadcast times):
  • WOODBINE OAKS presented by Budweiser/PLATE TRIAL – Sunday, June 14
  • PEPSI NORTH AMERICA CUP – Saturday, June 20
  • QUEEN’S PLATE – Sunday, July 5
  • PRINCE OF WALES STAKES – Tuesday, July 28
  • BREEDERS' STAKES – Sunday, Aug. 16
  • RICOH WOODBINE MILE – Sunday, Sept. 13
  • BREEDERS CROWN – Saturday, Oct. 24

About Woodbine Entertainment Group

WEG is the largest horse racing operator in Canada offering world class horse racing at both Woodbine (Toronto) and Mohawk (Milton) racetracks. WEG also operates off-track wagering through its Champions teletheatre network throughout Ontario, which includes WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan, Turf Lounge in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and Greenwood in the Beach area of Toronto. Remote wagering is also available to customers through HPIbet (formerly HorsePlayer Interactive), the company’s telephone, internet and mobile account wagering service. WEG operates HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts its racing product into homes across Canada.


About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.