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MILTON, May 18, 2019 - The SBOA Stakes finals and a season debut victory by McWicked highlighted a busy Fireworks and Family Fun Night on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Reigning harness racing Horse of the Year McWicked made a statement in his season debut by winning the $34,000 Preferred in 1:49.4. The Casie Coleman trainee came first up on the far turn from mid-pack and used the entire length of the stretch to wear down Sintra for a thrilling victory. Sintra made a second-quarter move to the top and led by the half in :55.2. The Stephanie Jamieson trainee and driver Jody Jamieson created separation on their rivals by pacing a :27.3 third-quarter. McWicked was more than four lengths from Sintra turning for home and delivered a stunning performance in the lane to track down and pace by Sintra in the final strides for a victory of just over a length. McWicked season debut victory snapped Sintra's win streak at seven. P L Jackson finished third, while American Virgin was fourth. Now eight-years-old, McWicked is back to defend his Canadian and American Horse of the Year title. He won 12 of 19 starts and earned $1.6 million last season to bring his career earnings to over $4 million for owner S S G Stables. The 35th career victory for McWicked saw him return $3 for a $2 win ticket. Sunny Dee And Haveoneforme captured their respective SBOA Stakes finals for Ontario sired three-year-old fillies. Bob McIntosh trainee Sunny Dee went to the front and never looked back to collect a 1:53 victory. The daughter of Sunshine Beach and driver Trevor Henry muscled to the top and posted fractions of :27.2, :57.1 and 1:24.4 before pacing home in :28.1 to win by 3 ½ lengths over fellow McIntosh student Thats Incredible. Better Single finished third, while Village Joules was fourth. Sunny Dee                                               --New Image Media photo        Sunny Dee is now undefeated in seven career starts for owner/breeders Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. Her career earnings now sit at $135,645. A $2 win ticket on Sunny Dee returned $3.30. Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee Haveoneforme delivered another powerful performance to win the $164,290 final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Driver Paul MacDonell had the daughter of Kadabra placed mid-pack and sat second-over turning for home. Bright Eyes M, who came first-up, claimed the lead at the top of the lane and trotted home strong in attempt to hold the lead. However, Haveoneforme was too much and stormed by in the final sixteenth to win by a length and a quarter in 1:56.1. Mattys Smilin finished third, while Presto Change O was fourth. Haveoneforme has now won five of seven starts in her first season on the track. The SBOA final victory increased her earnings to $118,742 for owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc, Mel Hartman and Little E LLC. Haveoneforme                                  --New Image Media photo A $2 win ticket on Haveoneforme returned $2.50. Saturday evening's card kicked off the 2019 Championship meet at Mohawk Park. Reinsman Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Richard Moreau were recognized for leading their respective categories during the Winter/Spring meet. Roy led all drivers with 141 wins, which was 17 more than nearest rival Sylvain Filion. Moreau finished the Winter/Spring meet with 119 wins, 59 more than runner-up Rod Boyd. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. REPLAYS:   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 18, 2019 - Harness racing driver Doug McNair kicked off his weekend in style by winning six-races on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Guelph, Ontario resident drove in 10 of the 11 races contested and found the winner's circle in more than half of his appearances. McNair's most notable victory of his six came behind six-year-old pacing mare Seaswift Joy N ($2.90) in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap. It was the second win in as many starts locally for the Tony Alagna trainee. The regular visits to the winner's circle for McNair began in the second-race with three-year-old pacing filly Sports Flix ($11.60), who is trained by Gregg McNair. The father-son duo teamed up to win the fourth-race with sophomore pacing filly Swift Ally ($6.30). McNair's victory with Swift Ally started a stretch of three-consecutive wins in the middle of the card, as he picked up victories with six-year-old pacer Santanna Tony ($27.60) for trainer Pat Shepherd and three-year-old pacing filly Deb ($7.20) for trainer James 'Friday' Dean. Following his fifth win of the night with Seaswift Joy N in the ninth-race, McNair collected his sixth and final victory with Rod Boyd trained four-year-old pacing mare Dragon Lady Art ($4.90) in the tenth-race. McNair now has 54 wins and earnings of just under $900,000 in 439 starts this season. Fans will have an opportunity to meet McNair and fellow driver James MacDonald ahead of Saturday evening's races. The duo will be on hand near the main entrance to meet and sign autographs for fans from 5:30-6:15 p.m. McNair and MacDonald will both be competing at the upcoming World Driving Championship in Sweden. A special presentation of McNair's driving colours for the championship will take place during Saturday evening's card. Post time at Woodbine Mohawk Park is 6:45 p.m.   Mark McKelvie        

HAMILTON, May 17, 2019 - The eyes of harness racing will be locked on Flamboro Downs this Sunday evening for the 41st edition of the Confederation Cup. The $188,500 event for four-year-old pacers is the highlight of an 11-race card with $538,551 in purses up for grabs. The field for this year's Confederation Cup is arguably the deepest since the race became an event for four-year-olds in 2015. Trainer Ron Burke has won three of the last four editions of the Confederation Cup and enters with a strong one-two punch of eliminations winners Done Well and Dorsoduro Hanover. Done Well (PP5, Dexter Dunn) turned many heads with a stunning 1:51.4 elimination victory over a 'Sloppy' track that was listed two-seconds off. The gelded son of Well Said is one for two this season and sports career numbers of eight wins and nearly $500,000 in earnings over 23 starts. Dorsoduro Hanover (PP1, Matt Kakaley) won a wild and much-talked about second elimination for the Burke brigade. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere is the richest horse in this year's event with over $1.3 million in career earnings. The list of accomplishments for Dorsoduro Hanover includes victories in the Breeders Crown, Adios Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship and a Dan Patch award. The field for the Confederation Cup also includes O'Brien Award winner Jimmy Freight (PP2, Louis Philippe Roy). The Richard Moreau trainee overcame a post-eight starting spot in his elimination to make the final with a fourth-place finish. Jimmy Freight was last year's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion and is an 18-time winner with over $1 million in career earnings. Sunday's Confederation Cup undercard is the start of the 2019 Ontario Sires Stakes season with a trio of Gold divisions for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings and five Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings scheduled. Fans attending the Confederation Cup will have an opportunity to win a share of a racehorse. Flamboro Downs is once again teaming with to giveaway five shares of a racehorse. The track will cover the training expenses of those five shares for the remainder of 2019. Post time for Sunday's card is 6:55 p.m. The Confederation Cup has been carded as Race 10. The full field for the $188,500 Confederation Cup is listed below. 1. Dorsoduro Hanover (Matt Kakaley/Ron Burke) 2. Jimmy Freight (Louis Philippe Roy/Richard Moreau) 3. Pretty Handsome (Jonathan Drury/Andrew McCabe) 4. American History (Sylvain Filion/Tony Alagna) 5. Done Well (Dexter Dunn/Ron Burke) 6. The Downtown Bus (Doug McNair/Jeff Gillis) 7. Rockin Speed (Billy Davis Jr/Jared Seekman) 8. This Is The Plan (Joe Bongiorno/Ron Burke) 9. Ghost Dance (Randy Waples/Nick Gallucci) E: Courtly Choice (David Miller/Blake MacIntosh)   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

Flamborough, May 17, 2019 - Race fans are reminded that this Sunday night the Confederation Cup from Flamboro Downs will be broadcast live on Facebook beginning at 9:30 p.m. (ET). The one-hour broadcast, part of a three-race series sponsored by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), will cover the $188,500 Confederation Cup in race 10 along with the 9th race which is a $23,150 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for three-year-old filly pacers. Mark McKelvie and Greg Blanchard will be on the desk while Jaimi MacDonald will provide paddock coverage during the show which will be aired via the Flamboro Downs , Grand River Raceway and Raceway at Western Fair District Facebook pages and streamed over the Standardbred Canada website. The next stop in the series will be the $157,000 Camluck Classic on Friday, May 31 at The Raceway with the final show covering the $250,000 (Est) Battle Of Waterloo on Monday, August 5 at Grand River. The Confederation Cup field is a stellar one led by the powerful Ron Burke-trained duo of Dorsoduro Hanover and Done Well, with the latter being installed as the 7-5 morning line choice by virtue of his powerful 1:51.4 elimination victory last Sunday night over an 'off' track. Jimmy Freight, Canada's three-year-old pacing colt of the year in 2018, overcame post 8 in his elimination with a fourth-place finish and has drawn much more favourably in the final, leaving from post position two. Post time for the Confederation Cup program is 6:55 p.m. (ET).   Greg Blanchard

MILTON, May 16, 2019 - The always-popular Fireworks and Family Fun Night returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday evening. A big night of activities for all-ages are planned, including live racing, entertainment and a firework spectacular. The evening's activities launch at 5:30 p.m., live racing begins at 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks show will take place shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday's 10-race card is headlined by a pair of SBOA Stakes finals and the season debut of reigning Horse of the Year McWicked. The SBOA Stakes features Ontario sired three-year-old fillies with pacers competing for $165,290 and trotters for $164,290. Undefeated filly Sunny Dee leads the pace final, which is carded as Race 8. The Bob McIntosh trainee won her elimination in 1:52.3 to start her career with six consecutive victories. The daughter of Sunshine Beach will start from post-two with driver Trevor Henry at the controls. The trot final features a showdown between impressive elimination winners Haveoneforme and Bright Eyes M. Both fillies are sired by Kadabra and each won their elimination in 1:56.2. Haveoneforme has won four of six starts to begin her career. The Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee was unraced as a two-year-old and was making her Mohawk Park debut in last weekend's elimination. Paul MacDonell will drive. Bright Eyes M is now two for two to start her sophomore campaign after going winless in three starts last July. The John Bax trainee won by 2 ¼ lengths last week and will continue to team with driver Steve Byron. The SBOA Filly Trot final is carded as Race 6. Fans waiting for the post-race fireworks could be in for some in the evening's ninth-race, as a pair of pacing heavyweights clash in the $34,000 Preferred. Defending Horse of the Year McWicked will make his season debut after a pair of qualifiers. The Casie Coleman trainee posted 12 wins and earned $1.6 million in 19 starts last season. Louis Philippe Roy will steer the career-earner of $4 million in a race for the first-time since July of 2017. The king of the Preferred this season at Mohawk Park has been Sintra and the six-year-old will look to extend her current win streak to eight. Racing for the team of Stephanie and Jody Jamieson, Sintra most recently posted 1:50.2 score on May 26 to remain undefeated in 2019. Sintra currently sports career numbers of 25 wins and $1.1 million in earnings. The Preferred is carded as Race 9. Racing fans can show up early Saturday for a meet and greet with drivers James MacDonald and Doug McNair. Both drivers will be heading off to Sweden this month to compete in the World Driving Championship. MacDonald captured the 2017 championship and is participating as the defending champion, while McNair won the 2018 Canadian championship to earn the right to wear the red and white at this year's event. The meet and greet will take place from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Fans of all-ages will be able to enjoy activities and entertainment throughout the entire evening. A $5 Kids Zone, featuring inflatables and pony rides, will be set up at the east end of the apron. A crafts zone and Equimania will also be set up inside the Grandstand. There will also be live music from 6-10 p.m. and LED performers at 10 p.m. Fans will have plenty of options for food and beverages during Fireworks and Family Fun Night, including the Woodbine Food Truck, Billy Dee's Nut Stand, pizza and ice cream. Full details for Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night can be found by clicking here.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications  

MILTON, May 14, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the stakes payments due Wednesday (May 15). Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds). The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below. Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes): Pepsi North America Cup Armbro Flight Canadian Pacing Derby Canadian Trotting Classic Casual Breeze Elegantimage Eternal Camnation Fan Hanover Goodtimes Maple Leaf Trot Metro Pace Milton Nassagaweya Peaceful Way Roses Are Red Shes A Great Lady Somebeachsomewhere William Wellwood Memorial   Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017) 2019 Champlain Open 2019 Champlain Filly 2020 Simcoe Open 2020 Simcoe Filly   Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018) 2020 Champlain Open 2020 Champlain Filly 2021 Simcoe Open 2021 Simcoe Filly 2021 SBOA Filly   Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019) Dream Maker Define The World Pure Ivory Whenuwishuponastar   Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks) Battle Of Waterloo Battle Of The Belles   For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here. To make stakes payments online, click here. If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 13, 2019 - The Race Office at Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind horsepeople of a change to the draw schedule. Effective immediately, the Race Office will now conduct double draws on Tuesdays for Friday and Saturday cards. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. The full draw schedule is listed below. Enter Monday for Thursday Enter Tuesday for Friday and Saturday Enter Thursday for Monday   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 11, 2019 - The first harness racing stakes events of the season were contested Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as Ontario Sired three-year-old fillies were in the spotlight. A total of five $25,000 eliminations for the SBOA Stakes were conducted on an 11-race card. A group of 23 pacing fillies were split into three divisions, while 22 trotting fillies battled in a pair of divisions. The pacing side saw Sunny Dee lead the way by keeping her perfect record intact with a 1:52.3 score. The Sunshine Beach filly got her cue from driver Trevor Henry to rush up to the top from fourth in the second-quarter and never looked back. Sunny Dee led by three-quarters in 1:25.1 and was able to hold a pair of challengers at bay in the lane to win by three-quarters of a length. Better Single finished second, while Summer Charm was third and Village Joules was fourth. Now undefeated in six career starts, Sunny Dee has amassed $53,000 in earnings for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. She paid $2.70 to win. Thats Incredible joined her McIntosh teammate Sunny Dee in the winner's circle by also taking an elimination Saturday. Thats Incredible                                   --Photo New Image Media Driven by Trevor Henry, Thats Incredible was pacing in third entering the far turn when she got tied up for a moment with outside challenger Deb. Despite the contact, the McIntosh trainee unleashed a strong :27.1 final-quarter to shoot by rivals in the final-eighth for a career-best 1:53 score. Disturbed Hanover finished second by a length and three-quarters. Ideation Hanover was third, while Deb finished fourth. A daughter of Bettors Delight, Thats Incredible picked up her second win in three starts this season and fifth overall. She now has $69,488 earned for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Dave Boyle. A $2 win ticket on Thats Incredible returned $17.40. Pocono invader Girls Got Rhythm powered by rivals for a career-best 1:52.3 victory in the opening division for pacers. Doug McNair placed the Nicholas Devita trainee in a second-over spot turning for home and the daughter of Sportswriter delivered a :27.1 kicker to win by three-quarters of a length. Betcha Baby finished second, while Freya Seelster was third and Jessicas Legacy fourth. Girls Got Rhythm was sent off as the favourite and returned $4.60 for a $2 win ticket. She now has four wins in five starts and has earned $37,100 for owner John Cummins. Girls Got Rhythm                                              --Photo New Image Media On the trotting side, Haveoneforme started in the second-tier and found the finish line first for driver Paul MacDonell. The Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee moved from fourth to first in the second-quarter and pulled away in the lane to win by four-lengths in 1:56.2. Royal Rhythm finished second, while Madam Shazam was third. The top-five was rounded out by Mattys Smilin and Northern Royale. Haveoneforme                                                 --Photo New Image Media A daughter of Kadabra, Haveoneforme was unraced as a two-year-old and has now won four of six starts. Her earnings moved to $36,597 for owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc, Mel Hartman and Little E LLC. Haveoneforme paid $3.80 to win. John Bax trainee Bright Eyes M improved to two for two on the season with a career-best 1:56.2 score in the second elimination. Steve Byron gave the Kadabra filly a two-hole trip, which she capitalized on by trotting home in :27.3 to win by 2 ¼ lengths. Bright Eyes M                                               --Photo New Image Media Teddys Littleangel cut the mile and finished second. Mercedes Talma, Warrawee Ultra and Presto Change O completed the top-five. Owned by Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Bright Eyes M is now two for five in her career and has earned $23,312. She paid $15.10 to win. Post position draws for each SBOA final took place following Saturday evening's elimination. The top-three finishers from the pacing eliminations advanced to the final, plus Village Joules, who advanced from a draw of the fourth-place finishers. The top-five finishers from the trot eliminations advanced to the final. All eliminations winners were able to select their post. The trot final will go for a purse of $164,290, while the pace final will battle for a purse of $165,290. The SBOA Stakes finals will highlight next Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night card at Mohawk Park. Post time has been pushed up to 6:45 p.m. The post positions for each final are listed below.   $164,290 SBOA Trot   1. Royal Rhythm 2. Haveoneforme 3. Bright Eyes M 4. Mercedes Talma 5. Warrawee Ultra 6. Mattys Smilin 7. Presto Change O 8. Northern Royale 9. Madam Shazam 10. Teddys Littleangel AE: Blue Magic   $165,290 SBOA Pace 1. Village Joules 2. Sunny Dee 3. Thats Incredible 4. Girls Got Rhythm 5. Better Single 6. Summer Charm 7. Freya Seelster 8. Ideation Hanover 9. Betcha Baby 10. Disturbed Hanover AE: Jessicas Legacy   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110            

MILTON, May 11, 2019 – Georgian Downs will play host this summer to a new series for two-year-old pacers and trotters. The Great Canadian Series will feature events for all two-year-old divisions and will be contested with three preliminary legs ($6,000 each) and a $12,000 added money final.   Event A: 2-Year-Old Trotting Colts Leg 1: Saturday, June 29 Leg 2: Saturday, July 6 Leg 3: Saturday, July 13 Final: Saturday, July 20   Event B: 2-Year-Old Pacing Colts Leg 1: Saturday, June 29 Leg 2: Saturday, July 6 Leg 3: Saturday, July 13 Final: Saturday, July 20   Event C: 2-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Leg 1: Sunday, June 30 Leg 2: Sunday, July 7 Leg 3: Sunday, July 14 Final: Sunday, July 21   Event D: 2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Leg 1: Sunday, June 30 Leg 2: Sunday, July 7 Leg 3: Sunday, July 14 Final: Sunday, July 21   To view the nomination form, click here. The nomination fee for The Great Canadian Series is $100 ($85 USD). Nominations are due May 15 and can be submitted online at If sending payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 6, 2019 - Tickets are on sale now for the 36th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The continent's finest harness racing three-year-old pacers will clash in the Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest race for Standardbreds. The signature event of Mohawk Park features thrilling live racing, live entertainment, food and giveaways. Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased in advance at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Guests aged 17 and under receive free admission. The first 1,500 ticket holders will receive a free commemorative cap. A trio of Canadian country acts will entertain fans throughout the Pepsi North America Cup. Genevieve Fisher and River Junction Band will take turns rocking the stage at Mohawk Park, while Elyse Saunders will launch the evening by performing the national anthems. Entertainment also includes an autograph session with the Pepsi North America Cup drivers, line dancing, a mechanical bull and Pepsi Zero sampling. Guests will have their appetite satisfied with a variety of food and drink options, including a beer garden, barbeque pit and specialty food trucks. Gates open for the Pepsi North America Cup at 4 p.m. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Visit Park and the Pepsi North America Cup event page for more information. Follow @WoodbineSB for the latest updates on everything #NACup. VIDEO:   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 4, 2019 - Sintra continued his Woodbine harness racing Preferred dominance with a strong 1:50.2 victory on Saturday night at Mohawk Park. Entering undefeated in six starts this season, Sintra and driver Jody Jamieson came first-up from third on the far turn to engage leader Dr J Hanover and powered by at the head of the lane to collect a 1¾ length score in the $34,000 feature event. Jimmy Freight followed Sintra's path and finished a solid second in his four-year-old debut. P L Jackson finished third, while Go West Go Fast was fourth. Dr J Hanover cut the mile in his Woodbine return, posting sensible fractions of :27, :55.4 and 1:23.4. The Tony Alagna trainee faded in his first start following the trip to north to finish seventh, beat 5¼ lengths. Sintra now has back-to-back victories after a layoff, which saw him move into the barn of trainer Stephanie Jamieson for the new ownership group of Michael Guerriero, Kelly Waxman, Nunzio Vena and Frank Cirillo. The six-year-old gelding is now a 25-time winner with over $1.1 million in career earnings. A $2 win ticket on Sintra returned $2.80. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 2, 2019 - Stakes season at Woodbine Mohawk Park is just around the corner and harness racing fans will get an opportunity to whet their appetite with this Saturday's edition of the $34,000 Preferred Pace. Millionaire pacer Sintra (PP5, Jody Jamieson ) increased his current win streak to six with an impressive 1:50.1 score in last week's Preferred, his first start since late-February. The six-year-old gelding has been rolling in the Preferred this season, but with a new month comes new challengers. Stars Jimmy Freight, last year's O'Brien Award winner, and Dr J Hanover, the fastest Standardbred in Canadian racing history, join Sintra and four other rivals to make up this week's edition of the $34,000 Preferred. Richard Moreau trainee Jimmy Freight (PP1, Louis Philippe Roy) will be making his four-year-old debut in Saturday's contest and comes in off a sharp 1:52.4 qualifying effort last Thursday. The Ontario Sires Stakes champion is prepping for next weekend's Confederation Cup eliminations. Jimmy Freight is no stranger to facing older company, having faced aged competitors on multiple occasions last season. The son of Sportswriter grabbed headlines with a third-place effort in last year's Mohawk Gold Cup, which was part of an incredible season that saw him win 11 of 21 starts and earn $834,489 for owner Adriano Sorella. Dr J Hanover (PP2, Doug McNair) comes to town after battling in the Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway. The Tony Alagna trainee most recently captured a $50,000 Levy Eligible contest on April 20 for his first win in seven starts this season. Dr J Hanover - Winning a leg of the Graduate at Mohawk Park on June 3, 2017   - New Image Media Now six-years-old, Dr J Hanover scored six wins and made $227,980 in 23 starts last season, which included appearances in the Canadian Pacing Derby and TVG Open. He races for owners Brad Grant, Robert LeBlanc, Steven Wienick and ISFT. Saturday's Preferred also includes recent winners Traceur Hanover (PP3, Chris Christoforou) and Physicallyinclined (PP7, Jonathan Drury). The field is rounded out by Go West Go Fast (PP4, Sylvain Filion) and P L Jackson (Travis Cullen). The Preferred is carded as Race 6 on Saturday's 11-race card. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Woodbine Mohawk Park has horseplayers covered this Saturday for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Fans can watch and wager on all the action from Churchill Downs by visiting the main floor simulcast area. Carrels in the Racebook have been sold out for two weeks, but plenty of seating and screens are available throughout the facility. Trackside Bar will be opening early at 4 p.m. for food and drink service ahead of the Derby and Saturday evening's live racing program. For more information, follow @WoodbineSB on Facebook and Twitter.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, April 25, 2019 - Drivers Phil Hudon, Anthony MacDonald and Bob McClure were all taken to hospital following an accident during Thursday morning's fourth-qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The harness racing accident occurred in the second-quarter of the race when pacer Excaliber Seelster and driver Louis Philippe Roy stepped on the wheel of driver Paul MacDonell, who was sitting in the two-hole with Prestige Seelster. Excaliber Seelster broke stride from stepping on the wheel, which caused a chain-reaction. American Risk and McClure were trailing Excaliber Seelster and fell to the track. Hudon, driving The First Step, and MacDonald, driving Sunshines Finest, couldn't avoid the fallen horse and were both tossed from their sulkies to the track. Paramedics were quickly on the scene and transported McClure and MacDonald by ambulance to a local hospital. Hudon also went to hospital to be examined. All three drivers took to social media Thursday afternoon to provide updates on their injuries. MacDonald posted on Facebook that he suffered a broken wrist, broken elbow, broken ribs and a small collapsed lung. McClure also posted on Facebook, noting he broke his pelvis in the accident, but will not require surgery. Bob McClure     -New Image Media Hudon shared on Twitter that he suffered a broken left foot. Phil Hudon      - New Image Media All three horses were caught following the incident after being loose on the track. Sunshines Finest, who is trained by Harry Poulton, was transported to the University of Guelph for examination. posted that the three-year-old pacer did not suffer any fractures or breaks and will make a full recovery. American Risk and The First Step came out of the incident without serious injuries. Woodbine Entertainment extends its best wishes to Hudon, MacDonald, McClure and the connections of Sunshines Finest for a speedy and healthy recovery.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

The Thursday (April 25) qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park was interrupted by a chain reaction accident that sent multiple drivers to the track. The harness racing accident occurred in race four. The chart from the race states that the Paul MacDonell-driven Prestige Seelster fell to the track in the second quarter of the contest and the rest of the horses in the dash were pulled up. Woodbine Entertainment’s Mark McKelvie, who was calling the qualifier, stated that drivers Phil Hudon, Anthony MacDonald and Bob McClure each hit the track after having been unseated. McKelvie added that Hudon and MacDonald were able to get up under their own power and were walking on the track, but that McClure stayed down longer. McClure was eventually able to sit up and be attended to by the on-track paramedics. After some time passed, McClure and MacDonald were taken to hospital. The nature and severity of any of the drivers’ injuries are currently unknown. McKelvie also stated that all of the horses that were involved in the accident were corralled and returned to the paddock for inspection. Trot Insider has learned that Hudon, who was limping after the ordeal, was able to get changed out of his driving colors and make his way home. Two extra ambulances were brought in to attend to the scene for McClure and MacDonald. Trot Insider was told at the scene that McClure hurt his hip, has a very sore back, and required a stretcher, while MacDonald sustained injuries to his wrist and elbow. Trot Insider will update this story when more information is learned.   from Standardbred Canada

MILTON, April 15, 2019 - Driver Roger Mayotte was transported to Milton District Hospital following a pre-race collision on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Ahead of the evening's ninth-race, Mayotte and six-year-old trotter Monopoly were involved in a collision with eight-year-old trotter Odds On Amethyst and driver Pat Hudon. The collision caused Mayotte to be dislodged from the sulky and left Monopoly loose on the track. Monopoly was caught outside the paddock by horsepeople and escaped the incident without any injuries. Mayotte was alert when being attended to by paramedics and complaining of upper body pain. Mayotte was transported to Milton District Hospital for further examination. Hudon and Odds On Amethyst escaped the incident unharmed and did participate in the ninth-race, finishing third. Woodbine Entertainment would like to send its best wishes to Mayotte for a speedy recovery.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, April 15, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a change to the current qualifying schedule. Effective immediately, Woodbine Mohawk Park will now host qualifiers every Monday and Thursday. Qualifiers will begin each morning at 10 a.m. The draw for Monday qualifiers will take place on Saturday mornings, while Thursday qualifiers will be drawn on Wednesday mornings. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. Below are the dates for the next eight qualifying sessions at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Thursday, April 18 (10 a.m.) Monday, April 22 (10 a.m.) Thursday, April 25 (10 a.m.) Monday, April 29 (10 a.m.) Thursday, May 2 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 6 (10 a.m.) Thursday, May 9 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 13 (10 a.m.)   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

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