Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) today jointly announced Woodbine’s 2014 Thoroughbred racing calendar.

Opening day for Woodbine’s 59th season, which will offer 133 dates pending Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approval, is set for Saturday, April 12, with closing day scheduled for Sunday, December 7.

The Woodbine backstretch will open Tuesday, February 18, while the training track will be available on Wednesday, February 19.

Pending approval, racing will be scheduled for 1:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday May 19, August 4, September 1, October 13 and Tuesday July 1.

Wednesday night racing will begin on May 28 and be conducted throughout the season, except July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 15 and have a post time of 6:45 p.m.

The 2013 Woodbine Thoroughbred campaign concludes Sunday, December 15.