The Woodbine Mile is held every year at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto 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 any of our recommended sites listed below.
Where To Bet On The Woodbine Mile
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Each of the betting sites listed here accept bets on the Woodbine Mile and any other race run at Woodbine Racetrack.
At Bet365.com you will find the race by clicking ‘Horse Racing’ from the left sidebar of the sportsbook and then selecting ‘International’ races from the top of the Horse Racing screen. You should then locate the Woodbine races for the day and select the Woodbine Mile to place your bets.
SportsInteraction.com has a much more traditional racebook in that it is separate from the sportsbook. To find the Woodbine Mile at Sports Interaction you should first click on the ‘Racebook’ tab in the top navigation. You can then select ‘Woodbine’ from the left sidebar in the racebook to bring up the Woodbine Racetrack races for the day.
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 25 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.