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Woodbine Mohawk Park protocols for opening

04:40 AM 24 May 2020 NZST
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MILTON, ON - May 23, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to notify all harness racing drivers and trainers that when Qualifiers resume on Thursday, May 28, the driver/trainer changes rooms, showers and lounge will be closed until further notice as an important COVID-19 safety precaution and physical distancing protocol.

Drivers and trainers are asked to contact Megan Walker at mwalker@woodbine.com or (416)-709-6793 to schedule a time to pick up their suits and other items on Monday, May 25, Tuesday, May 26 or Wednesday, May 27 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Only drivers and trainers who have scheduled a time will be permitted to pick up their suits and other items.

Woodbine Mohawk Park will be releasing its qualifying and race night paddock protocols next week in advance of the resumption of Qualifiers on Thursday.

Training to commence at Woodbine Mohawk Park with strict physical distancing protocols

Training at Woodbine Mohawk Park with strict physical distancing protocols in place will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday (May 27), and Saturday (May 30).

Training hours will be allotted by signing up on a first come first serve basis.  Sign-ups will start at 3 p.m. on Monday (May 25).  Trainers are limited to no more than 10 horses per day. A limit of 50 horses are permitted in the paddock during a training time slot.

Training time slots will be in 2.5 hour increments (6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.).   All paddock COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for training hours, including the requirement to have all personnel wearing a face mask. Only trainers and essential licensed personnel over the age of 16 will be permitted through the security checkpoint.

To sign-up for training which opens at 3 p.m. on Monday, click here.

Jamie Dykstra

Woodbine Entertainment

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