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MILTON, ON - June 29, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park's Race Office would like to inform horsepeople that sign-up to train this Wednesday (July 1) at Mohawk Park opens later today (June 29) at 3 p.m. Training at Woodbine Mohawk Park will only be available on Wednesday this week from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Training hours will be allotted by signing up on a first-come, first serve-basis. Sign-ups will start at 3:00 p.m. 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 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 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 check point. The link to sign-up for training is available here: Sign-Up for Training at Mohawk Park. Please contact Dylan Allain with any questions at dallain@woodbine.com. Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

MILTON, June 22, 2020 - Rebounding after a break last week, Run Director took his turn as the latest older trotter from the Ben Baillargeon barn to win by posting a 1:52.2 harness racing score on Monday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A deep field of 10 older trotters, including 2019 Canadian Horse of the Year Forbidden Trade, squared off in this week's top-class. The $30,000 event saw plenty of action early on with Mass Fortune K leaping Buzz from second to first entering the backstretch, while Dancer Hall was on the move from fourth, eventually clearing to command at the half in :56.2. Dancer Hall led at three-quarters in 1:24.3, as Mass Fortune K was back out and attacking approaching the third station. Run Director got his cue to go from driver Sylvain Filion, grinding his way uncovered from sixth towards the front. Forbidden Trade moved out from eighth, sitting third-over on the turn, while Hey Livvy tracked him. Dancer Hall and Mass Fortune K continued to battle in the lane, but it was the rallying Run Director and Hev Livvy that stormed by late. Run Director found the line first in 1:52.2, winning by three-quarters of a length over Hey Livvy. Mass Fortune K claimed third over Dancer Hall. The Luc Blais trained Forbidden Trade finished sixth in his four-year-old debut. A five-year-old, Run Director is now two for three on the season, improving his career totals to 13 wins and $575,037 earned for owner/breeders Tom & Elizabeth Rankin. On the heels of a nine-win week, Baillargeon put up two more wins on Monday's card. Three-year-old trotting colt Hayek was a dominant 1:53.3 winner to break his maiden. Live racing continues Tuesday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications & Content

MILTON, June 15, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park's Race Office would like to inform harness racing horsepeople that sign-up for the next two training sessions at Mohawk Park opens later today (June 15) at 3 p.m. Mohawk Park will be offering training this Wednesday (June 17) and next Monday (June 22). Training will run each day from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sign-up for June 17 and June 22 opens today at 3 p.m. Sign-up is available on a first come, first serve basis. 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 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 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 check point. The link to sign-up for training is available here: Mohawk Park Training Sign-Up. Please contact Dylan Allain with any questions at dallain@woodbine.com. Mark McKelvie        

MILTON, June 13, 2020 - O'Brien Award winner Century Farroh and Pepsi North America Cup eligible Tattoo Artist led the way as part of a four-win night for harness racing trainer Dr. Ian Moore on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Moore barn sent out four starters and all four came back winners. Century Farroh and driver Sylvain Filion made the top in the second-quarter of the $36,000 Preferred. The four-year-old got sensible fractions and sprinted home in :26.4 to hold off Wheels On Fire and Matticulous GB by a neck. A Grand Circuit winner last season, Century Farroh was making his second start of the season and had to leave from the outside post-nine in a field ten, leaving him parked for the opening three-eighths. He overtook the lead from Matticulous GB, who gave a serious push in the lane, while Wheels On Fire sat behind the lead pair and charged home on the outside to finish second. A son of Mach Three, Century Farroh is now a 17-time winner with over $800,000 earned for owners Ratchford Stable NS. The Ontario Sires Stakes graduate won 12 of 16 last year, helping him earn the O'Brien Award as Canada's three-year-old colt pacer of the year. Century Farroh, who finished second in his season debut, was the public's top-choice and returned $4.90 to win. Century Farroh The Preferred victory was the second of the night for Moore and kicked-off a natural hat-trick. Sophomores Denali Seelster and Tattoo Artist followed up their stablemate with victories. Both are eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup. Sent off at odds of 17/1, Tattoo Artist ($37.90) and driver Bob McClure blasted from post-nine and never looked back to win by six lengths in a career-best 1:50. The son of Hes Watching was last year's OSS Super Final champion and was making his second start of the season. He now has six wins and $254,325 in career earnings for Frank Cameron and Let It Ride Stables Inc. Tattoo Artist Tattoo Artist Denali Seelster ($7.50) also took care of business on the front-end, scoring in 1:51.1 with Filion in the sulky. The son of Sunshine Beach was also making his second start of the season and is now a three-time winner. His career earnings move to $121,220 for Ratchford Stables NS. Denali Seelster Denali Seelster The first win of the evening for Moore came from five-year-old Casimir Richie P ($5), who posted a 1:49.3 victory for driver Doug McNair. A rare five-year-old in Moore's barn, Casimir Richie P was second in his season debut a week ago and now has 17 career wins to go with $287,553 in earnings for Moore and Michael Goldberg. Casimir Richie P Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7 p.m. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 10, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park's Race Office has announced that this week's harness racing Baby Races (two-year-old qualifiers) will be split between Thursday and Friday morning. Baby Races for two-year-old trotting fillies will take place during Thursday's qualifiers, while all other two-year-olds will qualify on Friday morning. A total of 122 two-year-olds were entered. Qualifiers begin each day at 9:30 a.m. With this week's Baby Races on Thursday and Friday, Mohawk Park will now open for training on Saturday. Sign-up for training will open today at 3 p.m. 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 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 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 check point. To sign-up for training, click here. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 9, 2020 - P L Jill continued the dominant return to harness racing for trainer Ben Baillargeon with a 7 ¾ length victory in Tuesday's $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of seven older trotters lined up for the weekly feature and just like the last Preferred on March 16, seven-year-old mare P L Jill claimed the top spot for her fifth win of the season. Driven by Mario Baillargeon, P L Jill got away fifth and made a move towards the top in the second-quarter. On The Ropes and driver Jonathan Drury weren't in a giving mood and scrapped with the 2/5 favourite throughout the middle-half, eventually giving way ahead of three-quarters. Off a half of :56.2, P L Jill was forced to go a :27.2 third-quarter while duelling On The Ropes. The three-quarter clocking of 1:23.4 didn't impact P L Jill, as she trotted home in :28.1 for the open-lengths score. On The Ropes held for second, while R First Class (also trained by Baillargeon) and Big Rich completed the Superfecta. P L Jill is now five for 10 this season with $93,760 earned. The victory increases her career totals to 29 wins and $531,693 earned for owners Prince Lee Acres, Jill Coleman and Alan Christensen. A $2 win ticket on P L Jill returned $2.80. Ben Baillargeon's barn won three-races Monday and has now picked up six wins since racing returned last Friday. Live racing resumes Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications & Content

MILTON, June 8, 2020 – The road to the Pepsi North America Cup might be a little longer this season, but that didn’t mean local harness racing hopefuls weren’t ready to rock on Monday night at Mohawk Park. Pepsi North America Cup eligible Indictable Hanover and Beaumond Hanover put on a show for those watching Monday, each putting an exclamation point on their three-year-old debut. Beaumond Hanover took top billing by posting a devastating 1:49.4 victory in a Non-Winner of Two or $30,000 lifetime event for driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jack Darling. The lightly-raced son of Sportswriter made a second-quarter move to the lead and proceeded to post fractions of :55.3 and 1:22.3 before kicking away from rivals effortlessly in :27.1 to win by five-lengths in sub-1:50 fashion. Owned by Jack Darling Stables, Beaumond Hanover debuted last fall at Mohawk Park, winning four of five starts, including a sweep of the Ontario Sired Harvest Series. A $45,000 Harrisburg purchase in 2018, Beaumond Hanover had a single qualifier (1:54.1 on May 28) prior to his season debut. He instantly becomes a major player in the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold level and one to watch for Grand Circuit play. The betting public was all over Beaumond Hanover, who paid $2.70 to win. Monday’s card started with a bang thanks to Bettors Delight colt Indictable Hanover, who stormed home impressively in :25.3 to win his career-debut. Bob McClure sat behind Indictable Hanover for trainer Casie Coleman, mapping out a second-over trip before unleashing the Ontario Sires Stakes eligible in the lane to win comfortably by two-lengths in 1:51.3. A $52,000 purchase at Harrisburg in 2018, Indictable Hanover qualified in mid-May at Sunshine Meadows in Florida prior to shipping north. He is owned by West Wins Stable, John Fielding and Mac Nichol. Indictable Hanover was also the talk of the tote-board, returning $3.20 to win. Indictable Hanover                                              --New Image Media photo McClure and Coleman teamed up later in the evening for another victory with a debuting three-year-old. Reagan Blue Chip tracked down a drifting Lucid Dreams with a :25.4 final-quarter to win by a length in 1:53.2. A gelded son of American Ideal, Reagan Blue Chip had qualified four-times since March in Florida prior to his debut. He was a $90,000 Harrisburg buy in 2018 and is owned by Fielding and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc. The Pepsi North America Cup will be contested this year on Saturday, August 29. Live racing (without spectators) continues Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Mohawk Park Manager, Communications & Content

MILTON, June 8, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park's Race Office would like to inform horsepeople that sign-up to train this week at Mohawk Park opens later today (June 8) at 3 p.m. Training at Woodbine Mohawk Park will only be available on Wednesday (June 10) this week from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Training hours will be allotted by signing up on a first-come, first serve-basis. Sign-ups will start at 3:00 p.m. 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 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 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 check point. The link to sign-up for training is available here: Sign-Up for Training at Mohawk Park. Please contact Dylan Allain with any questions at dallain@woodbine.com. Mark McKelvie        

MILTON, June 6, 2020 - Evenwood Sonofagun turned in the harness racing performance of the weekend with a stunning 1:49.2 victory in Saturday night's Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $36,000 top-class event was the feature race of Saturday's 10-race program. Trained by Colin Johnson, Evenwood Sonofagun was red-hot when live racing was suspended in March and picked right back up where he left off by posting a coast-to-coast. Driver Bob McClure hustled the eight-year-old gelding off the gate and cleared to command shortly after a :26.2 opening-quarter. The duo proceeded to control the race with fractions of :55 and 1:23.1 before kicking home powerfully in :26.1 for a dominant 5½ length score. Century Farroh grabbed second in his four-year-old debut, while Nocturnal Bluechip and Points North completed the Superfecta. Arriving from Great Britain last fall, Evenwood Sonofagun quickly climbed to Woodbine's top-level and is now a two-time Preferred winner. The Johnson trainee has won five of eight starts this season to bring his 2020 earnings to $84,570 for owner Raymond Huschka. The clocking of 1:49.2 knocked nearly two-seconds off Evenwood Sonofagun's previous career-mark. He paid $6.30 to win. Saturday's card also saw a mandatory payout held for the Jackpot Hi-5 on Race 10. The carryover entering the race was $236,388.67 and horseplayers wagered $594,669 in 'new money'. Mongolian Hero and driver Chris Christoforou won a thrilling finish in the $30,000 event. The seven-year-old is trained by Tony O'Sullivan and went off at odds of 5/1. Below are the full results, including payouts, from the Jackpot Hi-5: 1st: #4 Mongolian Hero N (5/1) 2nd: #1 Nirvana Seelster (3/2) 3rd: #10 Sweet N Fast N (5/1) 4th: #3 Yacht Seelster (11/1) 5th: #7 Pointomygranson (12/1)   $1 Payout: $6,562.75 $0.20 Payout: $1,312.55 Live racing, without spectators, resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7 p.m. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 5, 2020 - A spectator-free Woodbine Mohawk Park played host to its first card of live harness racing in 78-days on Friday evening. Saskatoon, a four-year-old pacing mare, was the first horse to visit the winner's circle since March 19, scoring a mild 7-1 upset in the evening's first-race for driver Doug McNair and trainer Carmen Auciello. The evening's action consisted of 10 races, with the $32,000 Mares Preferred Pace headlining the card. Last year's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion Boadicea came through in her four-year-old debut with a stunning 1:50 victory in the feature race. Sylvain Filion guided the Bill Budd trainee to front-stepping victory, which included a powerful :26.2 final-quarter. Early-season standout So Much More rallied to grab second, while Sunny Dee was third in her 2020 debut. Boadicea won eight of 14 starts and made $417,652 last season for owners C E Lawrence Stable Inc. and G A Lawrence Stable Inc. Her 2020 debut victory gives her 12 for her career. She paid $9 to win. Friday's card also saw another former OSS star secure a milestone victory. Five-year-old pacing mare Kendall Seelster went coast-to-coast in 1:51.4 to win the evening's $26,000 seventh-race. The victory pushed her over $1 million in career earnings for owners 1187422 Ontario Inc. Kendall Seelster is trained by Rod Boyd and was driven to her 25th career victory by Robert Shepherd. She paid $4.70 to win. Driver Sylvain Filion led the way among reinsmen with three wins on the card. Trainer Bob McIntosh led all conditioners with a pair of wins from three-year-old pacing fillies Perfect Storm ($3.80) and Sex Appeal ($6.70). Live racing continues Saturday night with a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout the marquee event. The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover is $236,338.67 heading into the mandatory payout, which will be held on the evening's final race (Race 10). Post time is 7:10 p.m. Woodbine Entertainment has implemented a list of strict physical distancing protocols at Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack in order for live racing to resume. The protocols in place allow for all racing participants, officials and employees to perform their duties in a safe environment. REPLAYS: 1st Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJIejcXiQx0&t=2s Kendall Seelster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYiZh5OoaOI Boadicea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svs3mobyDVw   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 4, 2020 - Due to technical issues, the entries for Monday's (June 8) card of harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park are unable to be published today on Standardbred Canada. The Mohawk Park Race Office has completed the draw for Monday's card and posted the overnight sheet for the 10-race card to its website. The overnight sheet for Monday, June 8 at Woodbine Mohawk Park can be viewed by clicking here. Horsepeople are urged to the check sheet to view which races were used. The draw for Tuesday's card of racing will take place tomorrow (Friday) with the entry box closing at 10:30 a.m. Mark McKelvie        

TON, June 4, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park is set to resume live harness racing, without spectators, this weekend beginning with a 10-race card on Friday night (June 5). Racing was suspended at the Campbellville oval following a card on March 19. After a 78-day hiatus, Mohawk Park will get back down to business with strict COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of participants, officials and staff. Spectators will not be permitted until further notice. The opening-weekend will feature back-to-back 10-race cards (Friday and Saturday), highlighted by a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on Saturday's final-race. The feature race on each card will be a Preferred Pace with the ladies in the spotlight Friday and boys on Saturday. Full fields are the story of the weekend, as the entry box was flooded with eager horsepeople ready to get back to racing. Woodbine will immediately launch into a 5-nights-a-week schedule following opening weekend with live racing every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here is a breakdown of what to watch for this weekend at Mohawk Park. JACKPOT HI-5 MANDATORY PAYOUT (Saturday) Woodbine Mohawk Park will offer a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi-5 during opening-weekend. The carryover sits at $236,338.67 following the last Jackpot Hi-5 on March 19. The wager will be suspended on Friday night in preparation for Saturday's mandatory payout. The Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout race will be Race 10 on Saturday with an overflow field of 11 pacers. The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payouts on February 15, 2020 and December 21, 2019 each saw the 'new money' wagered more than double the amount of the carryover. This Saturday's carryover is the highest for a mandatory payout in more than a year. For more Jackpot Hi-5 information, click here. OSS GRADS READY FOR OLDER RANKS (Friday) Friday evening's card will be headlined by a $32,000 Mares Preferred Pace and last season's Ontario Sires Stakes stars Boadicea (trained by Bill Budd) and Sunny Dee (trained by Bob McIntosh) are in the mix. The now four-year-olds clashed many times last season with Boadicea (PP2) capturing the OSS Super Final and Sunny Dee (PP7) being named O'Brien Award champion. The OSS grads met up in a qualifier last Friday with Sunny Dee prevailing by a nose. Another four-year-old that was making a name for herself prior to the shutdown is So Much More. The Don Beatson trainee has won six of her last 11 starts with four of those coming at the Preferred level. Her last start came against the boys in the Preferred. She is the 3-1 morning-line choice. HIGH HOPES FOR PEPSI NORTH AMERICA CUP ELIGIBLES (Saturday) June would normally be Pepsi North America Cup month, but with Canada's most prestigious harness race pushed back to August 29, several eligibles will start their journey on Saturday night. The evening's 7th Race will feature Ontario's champion two-year-old versus one of New York's finest. Dr. Ian Moore trainee Tattoo Artist (PP1) captured last year's OSS Super Final as part of a five for eight season with $240,405 earned. The son of Hes Watching qualified on April 17 at Moore's winter-base Southern Oaks Training Centre in Florida, pacing a mile in 1:52.4 (last-quarter :28). Blake MacIntosh trainee Groovy Joe (PP6) was a winner during last Thursday's qualifiers at Mohawk Park, stopping the clock in 1:53 (last-quarter :26.2). The son of Roll With Joe won seven of 10 starts as a rookie and never finished outside of the top-two. He dominated in New York, ultimately finishing second in the NYSS Championship to finish with $230,845 in earnings. Here are the other Pepsi North America Cup eligible horses racing Saturday: Race 2: Ys Mathis (PP7, Richard Moreau) Race 7: Sports Obsession (PP1, Carl Jamieson) Race 7: Beach Blanket Book (PP4, Blake MacIntosh) Race 7: Denali Seelster (PP9, Dr. Ian Moore) HEAVYWEIGHTS BATTLE IN PREFERRED (Saturday) Preferred Pace mainstay Easy Lover Hanover (PP1) is one of seven older pacers that will line up in Saturday's $36,000 feature. The Ben Wallace trained seven-year-old has earned more than $1.1 million in his career and for another winter was a major player in the Preferred. Although he didn't rack up as many wins this winter, Easy Lover Hanover has been right there, finishing second in each of his last four starts. The new face to Preferred action is Century Farroh (PP4), who makes his four-year-old debut. The Moore trainee had a tremendous sophomore season, winning 12 of 16 and banking over $700,000. He posted multiple Grand Circuit victories with scores in the Somebeachsomewhere, Simcoe and Jenna's Beach Boy highlighted his campaign. TOP DRIVERS AND TRAINERS Leading Drivers (Wins) at Mohawk Park since January 1, 2020: Doug McNair - 69 (20.1%) Jody Jamieson - 42 (16.9%) Sylvain Filion - 40 (12.2%) Bob McClure - 38 (13.4%) Louis Philippe Roy - 37 (14.4%) Trevor Henry - 37 (12.3%) Jonathan Drury - 36 (11.7%) James MacDonald - 27 (9.4%) Phil Hudon - 19 (7.5%) Chris Christoforou - 18 (8.6%) Leading Trainers (Wins) at Mohawk Park since January 1, 2020: Richard Moreau - 50 (15.1%) Carmen Auciello - 36 (12.8%) Ben Baillargeon - 20 (20.8%) Patrick Shepherd - 13 (23.5%) Mark Goddard - 12 (10.9%) Rod Boyd - 11 (14.1%) Bill Budd - 9 (14.1%) Shawn Steacy - 9 (16.1%) Jodie Cullen - 9 (14.8)   WINNING POST POSITIONS Top Post Positions (Pace) since January 1, 2020: Post 6 - 66 for 309 (21.4%) Post 5 - 47 for 311 (15.1%) Post 9 - 18 for 144 (12.5%) Post 7 - 34 for 291 (11.7%) Post 1 - 35 for 311 (11.3%)   Top Post Positions (Trot) since January 1, 2020: Post 6 - 24 for 132 (18.2%) Post 5 - 22 for 132 (16.7%) Post 8 - 13 for 105 (12.4%) Post 4 - 16 for 132 (12.1%) Post 2 & 3 - 14 for 132 (10.6%)   WAGERING MENU Available All Races: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta Rolling Wagers: Daily Double and Pick-3 Guarantees: $75,000 Early Pick-5 (Race 1) Pick-4: Early Pick-4 starts on Race 4 and Late Pick-4 starts on Race 7 Pick-5: Early Pick-5 ($75,000) starts on Race 1 and Late Pick-5 starts on Race 6 Jackpot Hi-5: No Hi-5 wagering on Friday. Mandatory Payout set for Saturday USEFUL LINKS Twitter (@WoodbineSB) Web (www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com) Free Programs Live Video Stream HPIbet   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment

MILTON, June 3, 2020 - Woodbine Entertainment today announced a mandatory payout for the harness racing Jackpot Hi-5 will be held this Saturday (June 6) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Live racing, without spectators, is set to resume this weekend (June 5) at Mohawk Park following the suspension of live racing on March 19. The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover has been sitting at $236,338.67 since live racing was last held. Jackpot Hi-5 wagering will be suspended for Friday's (June 5) opening card of racing in preparation for Saturday's (June 6) mandatory payout. The Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout will be Race 10 on Saturday's program and as is tradition, the race will feature an overflow field of 11 overnight pacers competing for a boosted purse of $30,000. The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payouts at Mohawk Park were offered on February 15, 2020 and December 21, 2019. Each payout saw the 'new money' wagered more than double the carryover amount. This Saturday's carryover of $236,338.67 is the highest carryover entering a mandatory payout at Mohawk Park in over a year. The record for highest handle on a Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout is $2.8 million, which was wagered on the March 30, 2019 payout. The carryover for that payout was $525,140. Post time for Saturday's Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout race is 10:45 p.m. (Race 10). Horseplayers can start studying for the Jackpot Hi-5 by downloading an early-program (without final changes) for Saturday's card. Live racing, without spectators, will be held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park beginning on June 5. Post time is 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.WoodbineMohawkPark.com. Mark McKelvie        

MILTON, June 1, 2020 - Woodbine Mohawk Park's Race Office would like to inform harness racing horsepeople that sign-up to train this week at Mohawk Park opens later today (June 1) at 3 p.m. Training at Woodbine Mohawk Park is available on Wednesday (June 3) and Saturday (June 6) from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Training hours will be allotted by signing up on a first-come, first serve-basis. Sign-ups will start at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1. 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 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 12:00 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 check point. The link to sign-up for training is available here: Sign-Up for Training at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Please contact Dylan Allain with any questions at dallain@woodbine.com. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 29, 2020 - Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh came ready to play for Friday's qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park, sending out four impressive harness racing winners. The McIntosh quartet was headlined by the four-year-old season debut from star Sunny Dee. The O'Brien Award winner clashed with her rival and Ontario Sires Stakes champion Bodicea in the tenth-qualifier of the session. Boadicea and driver Doug McNair shot out to grab early control, posting fractions of :27.4, :56.3 and 1:25.3. Sunny Dee and driver Trevor Henry stalked their rival from the two-hole throughout, which set up a stretch showdown. Sunny Dee angled out with an eighth of a mile to go and would reach up in the final stride for a photo finish, prevailing by a small nose in 1:53. Sunny Dee's final-quarter was charted in :27, while Boadicea was home in :27.2 for a solid performance in her season debut. A daughter of Sunshine Beach, Sunny Dee's award-winning three-year-old campaign saw her post 13 wins, 21 top-three finishes and $601,617 earned in 23 starts. She capped off her season with strong performances in Grand Circuit contests, including a victory in the USS Indianapolis Memorial and a runner-up finish in the Matron. Sunny Dee is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings. Boadicea heads into her four-year-old season off a tremendous 2019. The Bill Budd trainee won eight of 14 starts and earned $417,652. She posted several sub-1:50 miles, holding a mark of 1:49 for owners C E Lawrence Stable Inc and G A Lawrence Stable Inc. Sunny Dee's victory capped off four consecutive wins for McIntosh on the morning, as a trio of his three-year-old pacing fillies also impressed. Bettors Delight filly Sex Appeal took the morning's seventh-qualifier in 1:55.3, shooting to the front for driver Henry and pacing home in :27.4. She won two of nine starts as a rookie with both wins coming in preliminary legs of the Ontario Sired Harvest Series. The next qualifiers saw So Delightful and Henry take the same route to victory. The daughter of Bettors Delight fronted the field to a 1:53.4 score, pacing her final-quarter in :27.4. She won two of 10 as a rookie and was the runner-up in the OSS Grassroots Championship. McIntosh's third sophomore to taste victory could be poised for a big season in Grand Circuit action. Somebeachsomewhere filly Perfect Storm did the heavy-lifting to post a 1:53.3 victory with Henry in the sulky. She capped off her mile in :27.4 to just miss her career-best by a fifth of a second. Perfect Storm posted two wins and five top-three finishes in eight starts as a rookie. Her best performance at two was a runner-up finish in the Matron Stakes, which was her first taste of stakes action. Here is a breakdown of the other winners on Friday morning. Q1: Southwind Maritime (1:58)...this Jim Ritchie trained three-year-old filly, who was one for five as a rookie, got to the lead early from an outside starting spot and never looked back. The daughter of Sportswriter and driver Doug McNair ramped up the tempo in the back-half, posting splits of :28.4 and :27.4 to win easily. Q2: Highland Salsa (1:56.4)...saw a big lead shrink late, but just held on for a narrow victory with driver Sylvain Filion. The Amanda Fine trainee opened up a big lead on the far turn with a :28.1 third-quarter, before pacing home in :29.3 to win. The daughter of Sportswriter just held off Marcel Barrieau trainee Preeminence and Ritchie trainee Zephyr Seelster. Q3: Watchful Eye (1:56.1)...shot up the inside in the final-eighth to power by leader Temagami Seelster for a well-calculated score. The Tony Alagna trained daughter of Hes Watching followed from second throughout, before pacing home in :28.1 with McNair for the win. She was winless in eight starts at two. Q4: Queso Relleno (1:57)...called all the shots for a confident looking win. The Blake MacIntosh trainee and driver Jody Jamieson paced home in :27.4 for the win. A daughter of Betterthancheddar, Queso Relleno capped off her rookie season (4 for 9) with a victory in the OSS Grassroots Final. Q5: Martinis Place (1:58.1)...circled to the top for driver McNair after the opening-quarter and never looked back. The Scott McEneny trainee paced her final-quarter in :28.4. The daughter of Betterthancheddar was one for nine as a rookie. Q6: Dreamadreamforme (1:56.4)...paced out strong to the lead and never surrendered the top spot for driver Jamieson and trainer Jack Darling. Daughter of Betterthancheddar, who was two for seven last season, paced home in :28.1. Q11: Swifty Ally (1:53.2)...shot by rivals in the stretch after a trip in fifth for a victory in her season debut. The Greg McNair trained four-year-old mare was guided by Doug McNair and capped off her mile with a :27.2 kicker. Swift Ally won nine of 16 last season, including multiple OSS Grassroots events. Qualifiers are set to resume on Monday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 11-races will be contested with three-year-old trotting fillies primarily in the spotlight. Post time is 9:30 a.m. To watch all the qualifiers click on this link. For full results of todays qualifiers click here. Entries due Monday for Mohawk Park qualifiers MILTON, May 29, 2020 – Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Race Office would like to remind all horsepeople that the entry box for qualifiers on Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 will close on Monday (June 1) at 10:30 a.m. Preference will be given to Ontario sired three-year-olds and horses needing a charted line for eligibility to race. Mark McKelvie    

MILTON, May 28, 2020 - The first of several upcoming qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park took place Thursday, as a total of 11-races were contested. All of Thursday's action saw male pacers primarily in the spotlight with trainer Blake MacIntosh's students grabbing most of the glory. MacIntosh sent out four sophomore winners during the session, with two of his winners eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup eligible. On the heels of a standout rookie campaign, Groovy Joe delivered a strong 2020 debut with a 1:53 victory in the seventh-qualifiers for the duo of MacIntosh and driver James MacDonald. The son of Roll With Joe circled to the lead heading to the half and proceeded to finish off his mile with a :26.2 final-quarter (:54.4 back-half) to win. Groovy Joe had a tremendous rookie season, racing primarily in the New York Sires Stakes program. The MacIntosh student won seven of 10 starts and never finished outside the top-two. His final start of the season was a runner-up finish in the NYSS Championship to complete his campaign with $230,845 earned. He is eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup. The other 'Cup' eligible of MacIntosh's to win was Beach Blanket Book, who successfully converted off a two-hole trip from driver Doug McNair to win in 1:52.3. The son of Sportswriter was charted with a :26 final-quarter. Beach Blanklet Book won two of 12 starts as a rookie, including a leg of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division. He also won an elimination of the Battle of Waterloo and competed in the final of the $750,000 Metro Pace, earning $116,028 on the season. MacIntosh's quickest win of the morning came from three-year-old colt A Positive Hanover, who stopped the clock in 1:51.4. The son of Captaintreacherous and reinsman MacDonald were coast-to-coast winners, posting a :54.3 back-half and :27.1 final-quarter. A Positive Hanover went two for eight last season, testing the Grand Circuit waters at the end of the year, which included finishing third in a division of the Bluegrass at The Red Mile. He made $25,334. Not to be left out, Bettors Delight colt Sixfingerfreddie won the first qualifier of the day for McNair and MacIntosh. The sophomore colt won convincingly by over seven-lengths in 1:56.2 (final-quarter :27.3). The season debut is a strong start following a winless rookie campaign, in which he earned $16,714 in 11 starts. Here is a breakdown of the other winners on Thursday morning. Q2: Day Delight (1:55)...three-year-old son of Bettors Delight was a coast-to-coast winner for driver Trevor Henry and trainer Victor Puddy, just holding off a late-push by Rob Fellows trainee Lous Delight. Q3: Unique Beach (1:55.4)...three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere brushed to the lead in the second-quarter and left his rivals behind to win confidently for driver Chris Christoforou and trainer Tony O'Sullivan. Q4: Better Take It (1:54.4)...the best finish of the morning saw Bob McIntosh trained three-year-old Better Take move to the outside from sixth at the half, grind up on the far turn and dig in down the lane for driver Henry to muscle by multiple rivals. Matt Dupuis trainee Poseidon Seelster just missed pulling off the wire-to-wire score, finishing second by a neck. The top-five were separated by just under two-lengths. Q5: Captivate Hanover (1:54.3)...the Shawn Steacy trained three-year-old posted a strong :26.3 final-quarter to come from third at the head of the lane for a narrow victory over McIntosh trainee Sundown Kid. MacDonald guided the winner. Q9: Beaumond Hanover (1:54.1)...last year's Harvest Series winner delivered a strong three-year-old debut by going coast-to-coast on top for a two-length score over OSS Gold winner Aneto. Jack Darling trains Beaumond Hanover, who was four for five as a rookie. He delivered an easy-looking :26.2 final-quarter for driver Jody Jamieson. Q10: Muscle Mach A (1:51.4)...the new Carmen Auciello student and driver Jonathan Drury posted a 10-length score in his North America debut. The seven-year-old gelding last raced in mid-February in Australia. Q11: Uptown Funk (1:52.4)...another Auciello trainee to post a 10-length score. The five-year-old gelding and Drury took off on rivals early, opening up a 20-length lead and pacing :26.4 third-quarter before coming home in :30. Qualifiers continue Friday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park with three-year-old pacing fillies and older pacing mares in taking over. Post time is 9:30 a.m. The qualifiers can be streamed live on www.Woodbine.com/Mohawk/WMP-Qualifiers/. Mark McKelvie          

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