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MILTON, ON - April 14, 2021 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a reminder to all harness racing owners, trainers and horse people of Thursday's (April 15) stakes payment deadline for the 2021 season. Sustaining payments are due for all of Woodbine's 2021 major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. Click here to view the eligible horses following the March 15 deadline. The full list of stakes requiring an April 15 sustaining payment is available below: Pepsi North America Cup (3-Year-Old Pace) - $1 Million Armbro Flight (Filly & Mare Trot) - $250,000 Canadian Pacing Derby (Open Pace) - $600,000 Canadian Trotting Classic (3-Year-Old Trot) - $600,000 Casual Breeze (3-Year-Old Filly Trot) - $180,000 Elegantimage (3-Year-Old Filly Trot) - $375,000 Eternal Camnation (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) - $240,000 Fan Hanover (3-Year-Old Filly Pace) - $450,000 Goodtimes (3-Year-Old Trot) - $250,000 Maple Leaf Trot (Open Trot) - $600,000 Metro Pace (2-Year-Old Pace) - $850,000 Milton (Filly & Mare Pace) - $250,000 Nassagaweya (2-Year-Old Pace) - $220,000 Peaceful Way (2-Year-Old Filly Trot) - $400,000 Roses Are Red (Filly & Mare Pace) - $330,000 Shes A Great Lady (2-Year-Old Filly Pace) - $540,000 Somebeachsomewhere (3-Year-Old Pace) - $190,000 William Wellwood Memorial (2-Year-Old Trot) - $610,000 Woodbine Entertainment continues to handle administration duties for stakes races contested at tracks across Ontario. The following events require a sustaining payment for April 15: Grand River Raceway Battle of Waterloo (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Pace) - $240,000 Battle of the Belles (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Filly Pace) - $160,000 Earlier this week, Flamboro Downs announced the cancellation of the 2021 Confederation Cup. Woodbine Entertainment will be issuing refunds for all nomination and sustaining fees submitted for the Confederation Cup. Full information for all stakes and other racing related items can be found by visiting Woodbine Entertainment encourages all horse people to submit payments online by visiting If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than April 15, 2021 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

TORONTO -  April 12, 2021 - Ontario Racing is pleased to announce that Standardbred horsepeople now have the opportunity to access certain purse funds that remain available under the Funding Agreement with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as a result of the suspension of live harness racing in the province as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aforementioned funds were already committed to the industry through the Funding Agreement for Live Horse Racing between Ontario Racing and OLG. "We are pleased to be able to provide these equine benefit payments," said John Hayes, Chair, Ontario Racing. "Horse racing, like so many other industries, continues to be severely impacted by the pandemic. The Ontario Racing team, OLG, and industry representatives, remain dedicated to assisting horsepeople and horses across the province. We are grateful for your ongoing support throughout these challenging times." In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Racing created a task force, as it did during the spring lockdown in 2020, to address the financial impacts to Standardbred horse racing in Ontario. Eligibility Requirements: For horsepeople to be eligible for financial payments for the month of April pursuant to this program, the Standardbred COVID-19 Task Force has determined that horses must meet the criteria outlined below to be eligible to receive an equine benefit payment. Horses Drawn into Race Cancellation Payment - $300 per horse: Horses entered to race Saturday April 3, 2021 and Sunday April 4, 2021 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Western Fair, and Rideau Carleton will be awarded the standard $300 cancellation fee. These races were previously drawn. April Training Benefit Payment - $1,000 per horse: 1. Any horse stabled in Ontario with a charted line in Ontario in 2021 and is not currently racing or training/stabled outside of Ontario without returning to Ontario prior to April 5 shall receive $1,000 in relief funding. No application required. 2. The following horses that are preparing to race and are currently stabled in Ontario for the month of April may be eligible to apply for $1,000 in relief funding: Unraced in 2021 3- & 4-year-olds Any horse who started in Ontario between September 1 - December 23, 2020 that was stabled in Ontario at the time of the start and remained in Ontario until December 23, 2020 All horses under both criteria must remain in Ontario for the month of April to receive funding and make their first start in Ontario once live racing resumes in Ontario. If a horse qualifies under both criteria, the horse is eligible for only a single $1,000 payment. Application form: The Standardbred Equine Benefit application for this payment can be found here (Application Form Link). The deadline to submit your application to Ontario Racing is Friday, April 23, 2021. All mailed applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 23, 2021 in order to be eligible. Please email or mail completed applications to: Attn: Sarrah Young - Ontario Racing Management 555 Rexdale Boulevard Toronto, ON M9W 5L2 Important Notes: All payments received must be used for the care and maintenance of Standardbred horses Once racing resumes in Ontario, horses who have received benefits under this program MUST make their first start at an Ontario Standardbred racetrack Ontario Racing reserves the right to request additional information to ensure all criteria has been met. Those receiving benefit payments under the program could be subject to an audit by Ontario Racing. Failure to meet the criteria will result in all amounts being repaid to Ontario Racing. All decisions are at the discretion of Ontario Racing and are ABSOLUTE and FINAL Horses are currently under the care of an AGCO licensed trainer at the time the application is submitted From Ontario Racing  

MILTON, ON - April 7, 2021 - As a result of the Provincial State of Emergency declared today by the Government of Ontario, which includes a province-wide 28-day stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m., Woodbine Entertainment announced that training at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be suspended immediately. Training will be offered again after the stay-at-home order is lifted or when there is clarity on when live racing will be permitted to resume. Woodbine Entertainment also confirmed that it is continuing its efforts with government officials and local health authorities to be permitted to safely operate live racing during a lockdown situation which would allow the Standardbred Racing season at Woodbine Mohawk Park to resume after the stay-at-home order is lifted on May 6. "This is very difficult news to share with our Woodbine Mohawk Park community," said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. "Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ontario more than a year ago, we have supported the Government of Ontario every step of the way and will continue to do so. "However, if we do not receive permission to safely operate live racing during a lockdown situation after the stay-at-home is lifted, our industry and business could be greatly impacted as more and more trainers will be sending their horses to the United States where there are plenty of racing opportunities. This situation has the potential to have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the standardbred industry in Ontario." Woodbine Entertainment will continue to provide regular updates to keep horse people informed of the latest developments regarding training and live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

On Tuesday (April 6) Ontario Racing issued a notice to the harness racing industry regarding support payments for the cancelled race cards that were slated to be conducted at The Raceway at the Western Fair District, Rideau Carleton Raceway and Woodbine Mohawk Park earlier this month. The release is as follows: Ontario Racing is pleased to notify industry participants that Standardbred horsepeople affected by the cancellation of race cards for Woodbine Mohawk Park (April 3, 2021), The Raceway at Western Fair District (April 3, 2021) and Rideau Carleton Raceway (April 4, 2021), due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will receive a one-time payment of $300 for each horse drawn into race on the specified days. The number of horses, 310 in total, affected by the cancellation of races due to the Ontario Government’s latest lockdown measures put into effect on April 3, 2021, are as follows: Woodbine Mohawk Park – 103 horses, The Raceway at Western Fair District – 78 horses, and Rideau Carleton Raceway – 129 horses. These funds were already committed to the industry through the Funding Agreement for Live Horse Racing between Ontario Racing and OLG. The support payments will be mailed out in the coming days. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Racing created a task force, as it did during the spring 2020 lockdown, to address the financial impacts to Standardbred horse racing in Ontario. From Ontario Racing

Captain Video blew away five harness racing stakes foes to win the $35,000 Valedictory Pacing Series final at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Apr. 2.   Sylvain Filion deployed the four-year-old stallion to the front end, and they led through the opening quarter in :28. One-to-five favourite Beyond Bettor (Trevor Henry) stormed up approaching the half in :56, but Filion parked him out.   Captain Video retained the lead going to three-quarters in 1:23 and blasted away as the field came down the lane, extending his margin to six and a quarter lengths by the time he crossed the finish line victorious in 1:51.2. Beyond Bettor stayed on for place, and Bee Two Bee (Scott Coulter) grabbed third.   CAPTAIN VIDEO REPLAY     Captain Video, a son of Captaintreacherous, has now won 11 races from 22 starts and surpassed the $100,000 earnings mark with the win. Richard Moreau trains for 1876472 Ontario Inc of Guelph, Ecurie CSL of Boynton Beach, Visionary Breeders LLC of Manalapan, and Joseph Di Scala of Somers.   The horse paid $8.20 to win. The Valedictory Series was open to three and four-year-old colts and geldings. Its first two legs were contested in December 2020, but the final was postponed due to a Covid-19-related shutdown of racing.   Rose Run Victory captured the other stakes final on the night, sweeping by opponents late in the $35,000 Niagara Pacing Series conclusion.   She took back and dropped into sixth at the behest of driver Ed Hensley, riding along through a first split of :28. Hensley moved her into the flow going to the half in :57.3. She ended up third-over, and Hensley remained patient past the three-quarters in 1:26.2, only swinging the mare wide for her move as the field entered the stretch.   The four-year-old mare made little headway through the first half of the stretch, but she found another gear in the final eighth and rolled by four foes to win by three quarters of a length in 1:54.2. She outkicked her cover of Man Dontforget Me (Doug McNair), who was second; Filter Hanover (Jody Jamieson) was third.   ROSE RUN VICTORY REPLAY     Rose Run Victory improved her record to 10-for-39 lifetime and her bankroll to $166,491. Ashleigh Hensley trains for Burke Racing Stable LLC of Fredericktown, Weaver Bruscemi LLC of Canonsburg, and Phillip Collura of Mountain Top. The four-year-old by Shadow Play paid $2.70 to win.   Rose Run Victory swept the Niagara Series, the first two legs of which were also held in December 2020.   So Much More, Canada's 2020 Older Pacing Mare of the Year, took the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for aged distaffers.   Driver James MacDonald sent her to the front for the first time this season, and they led through the quarter in :27.3, half in :55.4, and three-quarters in 1:24.3. Ivana Flybye N (Jody Jamieson) pressured from first-over, but So Much More was solid and held off all challengers to win by a length and a half in 1:51.4.   Major Occasion A (Bob McClure) rode the pocket for place, and Ivana Flybye N got third. A correct $2 win ticket returned $5.60.   SO MUCH MORE REPLAY     So Much More has now racked up 33 wins and just shy of $600,000 in her 70-race career. Don Beatson of Granton trains and co-owns the five-year-old Big Jim mare with Kenneth Beatson of Palgrave and Cole England of Exeter.   This will likely be Woodbine Mohawk Park's final card for at least four weeks as Ontario will move into lockdown as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Apr. 3.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

MILTON, ON - April 2, 2021 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all harness racing horse people that training will continue to be available every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday during the "emergency brake" shutdown. Sign-up for next week's training, to be offered on Tuesday (April 6), Friday (April 9) and Saturday (April 10), will open Saturday afternoon (April 3) at 2 p.m. Each trainer is limited to signing-up for a maximum of five slots a day. The sign-up link for each day is listed below: Training - Tuesday, April 6 Training - Friday, April 9 Training - Saturday, April 10 by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

Campbellville, ON — On Thursday afternoon (April 1), Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, issued an update to Standardbred industry participants regarding the province-wide shutdown imposed in Ontario. The update appears in its entirety below. Woodbine Mohawk Park Horsepeople, The Government of Ontario announced today that it is activating a Province-wide ‘emergency brake’ shutdown as a result of an alarming surge in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. Currently, the measures included in the shutdown allow for training, but not live racing without spectators. In advance of today’s news of a Province-wide ‘emergency brake’ shutdown, I had a conversation with the Province this morning regarding our request to be permitted to safely operate live racing during the shutdown. The Province indicated its support for this request so long as the local health authority also approves. We are in contact with officials from the Halton Region, where Woodbine Mohawk Park is situated. Over the coming days we will continue to make our case with the region’s health authorities by demonstrating our commitment to safety, sharing our industry-leading COVID-19 Prevention Protocols, and reminding them that we have not had a single case of on-site transmission of the virus at Woodbine Mohawk Park. As of Saturday, April 3, we will be required to suspend racing until we receive the necessary permission from local health authorities to safely operate live racing during this shutdown. Please prepare accordingly but also rest assured that we are doing everything we can do be able to resume racing as quickly as possible. In the meantime, and in accordance with the measures of the shutdown, we will continue to offer training at Woodbine Mohawk Park. More details regarding this will be shared by the Race Office shortly. While you are at Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend for live racing, please continue to be safe and follow all COVID-19 Prevention Protocols as you have done so well over the past year. Thanks, Jim Lawson

Tymal Tarot's made three moves in the conditioned feature harness racing trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Thursday, Apr. 1, the last of which got him to the line first.   His first effort was pushing out to a short-lived early lead as Heaven (Scott Young) drove on to grab front-end control through the first panel in :27.3. Driver Sylvain Filion then sent Tymal Tarot quickly back around as they straightened onto the backstretch, but Tymal Riggs (James MacDonald) pulled out behind him and vaulted to the lead.   Tymal Tarot remained in the pocket through the half in :57.3 and three-quarters in 1:27.2 as Hp Starlette (Louis-Philippe Roy) provided the leader with first-over pressure. Tymal Tarot swung to the outside in the stretch and accelerated by the top two with mild urging from Filion to take the lead -- permanently this time -- and win by three quarters of a length in 1:56.2.   Hp Starlette was a game second, and Tymal Riggs held the show spot. The $2 win payoff was $5.60.   TYMAL TAROT REPLAY     Tymal Tarot is a four-year-old Kadabra gelding. He's now two-for-29 lifetime with more than $40,000 earned for Rod Hughes of Rockwood, who also trains. Filion had a driving triple on the evening.   Woodbine Mohawk Park will return on Friday, Apr. 2. with an 11-race program that includes the finals of the Valedictory Pacing Series and Niagara Pacing Series. That card, which starts at 7:00 p.m. EDT, could be the track's last for four weeks, as the province of Ontario will move into lockdown starting on Apr. 3.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink  

All harness racing in Ontario will stop again as Premier Doug Ford announced today (Thursday, Apr. 1) that Ontario will move into a province-wide lockdown effective Saturday, Apr. 3 at 12:01 a.m. EDT.   The provincial government said that it is "pulling the emergency brake" as Covid-19 cases begin to rise again. This will result in the temporary closure of Woodbine Mohawk Park, The Raceway at Western Fair District, and Rideau Carleton Raceway. Flamboro Downs has previously been placed in lockdown and planned to move its cards to Mohawk Park.   The racing industry in Ontario was closed for seven weeks during the last lockdown, which began on Dec. 26, 2020 and ended on Feb. 16.   Ontario's last race programs before shutting down will be the Friday, Apr. 1 cards of Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Raceway at Western Fair.    by Nicholas Barndsale, for Harnesslink

Ontario Racing announced today (March 30) that previously scheduled Sunday cards of racing for Flamboro Downs will move to Woodbine Mohawk Park on Sunday evenings during the month of April, starting April 4. Additionally, The Raceway at Western Fair District will host the April 3, 10, 17 and 24 Saturday race cards, as well as the April 8, 15, 22 and 29 Thursday race cards, previously scheduled for Flamboro Downs on those dates (both are pending final approval). With the Hamilton Region having entered the Grey-Lockdown category as of Sunday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m., Flamboro Downs is not permitted to host live racing. Following discussions with all appropriate parties and pending final regulatory approval, the cards slated for Sundays at Flamboro Downs in April will now take place on the same day at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a post time of 7:00 p.m. The draw for transferred races at Woodbine Mohawk Park, to be conducted by its Race Office, will take place on Thursdays. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. Also, following discussions with all appropriate parties and pending final regulatory approval, the cards slated for Thursdays and Saturdays at Flamboro Downs in April will now take place on the same days at The Raceway at Western Fair District, each with a post time of 5:50 p.m. The draw for the transferred races will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively. The entry box closes at 10:00 a.m. The process for entries and draws for the moved Flamboro race cards will remain consistent. All horsepeople competing on Sunday Woodbine Mohawk Park race cards in Milton, Ontario, and Thursday and Saturday race cards in London, Ontario, are required to complete the racetrack’s COVID-19 screening test prior to arriving at the racetrack. Full live racing schedules and race handicapping resources, including free programs, are available at the Woodbine Mohawk Park and Western Fair websites. Horseplayers can watch and wager on the live racing cards through HPIbet. Ontario Racing would like to acknowledge all the parties involved, including the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), for their immediate action and support. From Ontario Racing

MILTON, ON - March 30, 2021 - Woodbine Entertainment would like to remind harness racing horsepeople of Thursday's deadline for nominations to several late-closing events at tracks across Ontario. Nominations are due Thursday (April 1) for the Ontario Sired Spring Series (Mohawk Park), City of London Series (Western Fair) and Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series (Dresden Raceway). The Ontario Sired Spring Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park is for Ontario sired three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $30,000 in 2020. The Spring Series consists of two preliminary legs and a $40,000 added money final. The Spring Series for fillies starts on Thursday, April 15, while the Spring Series for colts and gelding starts on Friday, April 16. All four Spring Series events will conclude on Saturday, May 1. The nomination fee for the Ontario Sired Spring Series is $300. To view the nomination form for the Ontario Sired Spring Series, click here. The City of London Series at Western Fair is for Ontario sired four-year-olds and younger. The Ciry of London features an event for all divisions, male and female, pacers and trotters. Non-winners of $10,000 lifetime as of midnight February 28, 2021 are eligible. The City of London consists of eliminations and a final. The eliminations will go for a purse of $8,000 each and all finals will have $20,000 in added money. The finals for the City of London will take place on Friday, May 28, with eliminations the week prior. The nomination fee for the City of London is $200. To view the nomination form for the City of London, click here. The Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series at Dresden Raceway is open to maiden pacers, non-winners of one race or $5,000 (F&M $6,000) lifetime as of midnight March 31, 2021. The series consists of two $5,000 preliminary legs and a $12,000 added money final. The Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series starts on Sunday, June 6 and concludes on Sunday, June 20. The nomination fee for the Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series is $100. To view the nomination form for the Mark Austin Memorial Pacing Series, click here. Full information for all stakes and other racing related items can be found by visiting Woodbine Entertainment encourages all horsepeople to submit payments online by visiting If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than April 1, 2021 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment

After three unsuccessful attempts to start the year, Oney Hall found his spot and won the top harness racing condition at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday, Mar. 29.   Trevor Henry temporarily settled him into third through the opening quarter of 28.4 before quickly pulling out and going forward to take the lead in the Monday feature. Henry managed a 58 half and 1:27 three-quarters for Oney Hall as they looked to kick home.   Pocket-sitter Bautista (Louis-Philippe Roy) broke stride turning for home, giving the leader an easy path to victory. Oney Hall opened up a three-length gap in the stretch and outlasted a late surge from All Wrapped Up (Jody Jamieson) to win by a half-length in 1:55.2.   All Wrapped Up was second best, and Dream Nation was third. A correct $2 win ticket paid $4.20.   ONEY HALL REPLAY     Oney Hall has won 14 races from 49 attempts and earned more than $150,000 lifetime for Alan Leavitt of Lexington. Robert MacIntosh trains the five-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe gelding.   Also on the card, Alan Fair trained his first winner of the meet, conditioning Jackson Storm to a 2:00 victory in the opener. Jackson Storm, a three-year-old Kadabra gelding, broke his maiden in the effort with Chris Christoforou aboard. Kenneth Switzer celebrated his first 2021 win after The Kings Queen's (1:55.2) win with Doug McNair at the controls in the third.   Classy Carol, a three-year-old Royalty for Life filly, broke the $50,000 earnings barrier and lowered her career mark to 1:56.4 as she won the fourth; she's trained by John Bax and was driven by Paul Macdonell. Bottomoftheninth broke her maiden with a 1:55.3 victory in the seventh at the hands of Jamieson; she's a three-year-old Hes Watching filly trained by Melissa Lamoreux for Jefferson Davis of Burlington.   No Plan Intended, a Grassroots series finalist in 2020, notched his third win from three to start the season in the ninth dash. He's a three-year-old Up The Credit gelding owned by the coalition of Carl Jamieson of Rockwood, Thomas Kyron of Toronto, George Harrison of Preston, and Brian Paquet of Quebec and trained by Jamieson. Jody Jamieson drove.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

Sintra flew home at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday, Mar. 27 in his second harness racing Preferred Pace victory in a row and fifth from his last six attempts.   Jody Jamieson kept the gelding off the pace, settling him into fifth through the quarter in 27.2 and continuing in that spot to the half in 57.1. He rolled first-up before three quarters in 1:25.4 but quickly got cover from Points North (James MacDonald) as they turned for home.   Sintra discarded his cover coming down the stretch and hustled coming into the last eighth, getting by leader Wheels On Fire (Doug McNair) just in time to win by a neck in a 25.3 final quarter and mile in 1:52.   Wheels On Fire was second, and Points North (James MacDonald) kept on after being outkicked to snag the show spot.   SINTRA REPLAY       Sintra is an eight-year-old pacing gelding by Mach Three. He's now 35-for-82 lifetime with more than $1.4 million in earnings. The Mar. 27 victory was his second of 2021 in three tries for trainer Anthony Beaton and the ownership group of Michael A Guerriero of Brampton, Kelly Waxman of Carlisle, Nunzio Vena of Bolton, and Frank Cirillo of Kleinburg.   Also on the card, Sylvain Fillion recorded a driving triple with wins behind Real Surreal in the second, Hp Napoleon in the fifth, and Captain Video in the ninth. The track's highly-touted mandatory payout Jackpot Hi-5 came in 7-5-4-1-3 and paid $6,394.61 for a 20-cent base.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

MILTON, ON - March 27, 2021 - Horseplayers around North America will be glued to tonight's final race at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as the Campbellville harness racing oval offers a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi-5. A carryover of $262,454.05 will be brought into tonight's mandatory payout, which is carded as Race 11 with an overflow field of 11 pacers. Previous mandatory payouts have generated total pools exceeding $2 million and this particular time of the year has been a hit for successful mandatory payouts. A Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout on March 30, 2019 generated $2.8 million in 'new money' wagered. Woodbine Mohawk Park's most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was held on December 19, 2020 and saw a carryover of $335,940 help vault a total of $1.3 million in 'new money' wagered. Horseplayers from all over will be looking to come up with the winning ticket, containing the top-five finishers in order. The Jackpot Hi-5 has a $0.20 minimum and low 15 per cent take out. Tonight's mandatory payout race (Non-Winners $12,000 last 5 starts or $22,000 last 10 starts. AE: Optional Claiming $30,000) features a field of Mohawk Park's "weekly warriors". The field of veteran pacers includes former Preferred winner Evenwood Sonofagun (#7), who has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice over the class-dropping Legion Seelster (#4) at 7-2. The gritty eight-year-old East End (#6) is the third-choice at 4-1 and dropping out of the Preferred Handicap, while also debuting tonight for trainer Rob Fellows. Ideal Perception (#2) at 6-1 and Butter Bay Hanover (#9) at 15-1 are the only horses in the field coming in off victories, with both moving up in class this week. Seven-year-old Pointomygranson (#11) is known for his gate-speed, but will start from the second-tier tonight. A free program for tonight's card be downloaded at Horseplayers looking for some guidance to playing tonight's Jackpot Hi-5 can check out tickets submitted below from Woodbine's Jason Portuondo, Chad Rozema, Monique Vag and Mark McKelvie. Jason Portuondo 4 6,7,10 2,6,7,10 2,6,7,10 All Cost $0.20: $25.20 Chad Rozema 7 4,6,10 4,6,10 ALL ALL Cost $0.20: $67.20 Mark McKelvie 6,7 4,6,7 4,6,7,10 1,2,4,5,6,7,10,11 ALL Cost $0.20: $56 Monique Vag 4,7 4,7 3,6,10 3,6,10 3,5,6,10,11 Cost $0.20: $7.20 by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

Somewhere North extended her harness racing win streak to four and completed her Blizzard Pacing Series campaign undefeated as she won the $40,400 final at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Friday, Mar. 26.   Driver Bob McClure urged her off the car to take the lead into the first bend. She settled there and set fractions of 28.1, 56.3, and 1:25.2 against little opposition. First-up Filter Hanover (Jody Jamieson) and Big Myrtle (Louis-Philippe Roy) took their best shots at the head of the lane, but the race was over at the seven-eighths.   Somewhere North increased her cushion throughout the stretch and cruised to a three-and-one-quarter-length 1:54.1 stakes victory. Patricia Mae (Jonathan Drury) passed foes late for second, and Filter Hanover held on for show after a tiring trip.   SOMEWHERE NORTH REPLAY     Somewhere North continued her superb four-year-old season, making her 2021 record four-from-five and her career tally eight-from-10. The Meg Crone-trained daughter of Somebeachsomewhere has earned just shy of $75,000 for owner and breeder Pinske Stables of Plato.   In the Snowshoe Pacing Series final, Bettors Donttell rebounded after a second-leg loss to win the $40,600 conclusion.   He made the lead going to the quarter in 27.2 for driver Mike Saftic, but rival Major Makover (Louis-Philippe Roy) quickly became unsatisfied with the four-hole and brushed to the top. Major Makover showed the way to the half in 56.4 and three-quarters in 1:25.4 as Modern Rock provided pressure from first-over and Bettors Donttell sat patiently in the pocket.   The persistent Modern Rock, who was outside for more than half of the mile, kept Bettors Donttell trapped on the rail for much of the stretch drive. The former conceded around the eighth pole, allowing Saftic a sliver of daylight which he quickly pounced upon.   With newfound room, Bettors Donttell unleashed his remaining pace and dispatched Major Makover to win by three quarters of a length in 1:55.2. Dragon Roars Again (Chris Christoforou) flew from the backfield to nab second, and Hes Swift (Sylvain Filion) landed the show spot with a similar late move. The winner paid $9.20.   BETTORS DONTTELL REPLAY     Bettors Donttell is now four-for-12 lifetime with more than $50,000 in earnings. Jean Guy Belliveau trains the sophomore Bettors Delight gelding for owner and breeder Troy Mark of Simcoe. The horse won the first leg and finished third in the second.   So Much More, the 2020 Older Pacing Mare O'Brien Award winner, reasserted herself top distaffer on the Canadian circuit as she took the $30,000 Mares' Preferred on the card after losing four to start the year. Driver James MacDonald positioned her well back in fourth from an early pace duel that created a 26.4 opening quarter. Major League N (Ed Hensley) acquired front-end control prior to the half in 55.4.   So Much More, the 3/5 favourite, took the first-over plunge and advanced to second going by three-quarters in 1:23.4. She got by the leader with relative ease, kicked away to a three-length advantage, and survived a late rush from fellow Down Under-bred Major Occasion A (Bob McClure) to win by three quarters of a length in 1:52.2.   SO MUCH MORE REPLAY     Major Occasion A went from last to second, and Ivana Flybye (Jamieson) was third.   So Much More's win was her first of the year and 32nd lifetime from 69 starts. She has raked in more than $580,000. Don Beatson of Granton co-owns and trains the five-year-old Big Jim mare for partners Ken Beatson of Palgrave and Cole England of Exeter.   Woodbine Mohawk Park will return on Saturday, Mar. 27 to host 11 races kicking off at 7 p.m. EDT.   For full race results, click here.   by Nicholas Barnsdale, for Harnesslink

MILTON, ON - March 26, 2021 – After a three-month delay, Woodbine Mohawk Park is set to host the finals of the Valedictory and Niagara Pacing Series next Friday (April 2).   Originally scheduled for Boxing Day, the Valedictory and Niagara finals were postponed due to the province-wide shutdown. The preliminary legs for each series were completed in December.  The Valedictory and Niagara finals will each go for a purse of $35,000. Eligibility conditions for each series final is listed below:   Each final event will be limited to ten horses according to the highest money earnings in the series. All horses must declare in for the final. If one of the ten highest money winners fails to declare in for the final, the next highest money winner declared will become eligible to the final. If the number of horses tied in money earnings for the last eligible starting position increases the field to more than ten horses, they will be drawn by lot to constitute a ten-horse field. If enough money winners fail to declare in for the final, starters in the series that are not money winners and declared for the final may increase the field to ten horses.  The Valedictory and Niagara (fillies) were open to three-year-olds in 2020, non-winners of $60,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2020.   The entry box for the Valedictory and Niagara finals closes Tuesday morning (March 30) at 10:30 am. The full standings for each series are listed below:  Valedictory Pacing Series  Bee Two Bee - $12,750 Cold Creek Cabo - $12,750 Beyond Better - $12,750 Captain Video - $9,860 Scootnroll - $6,290 What The Luck - $2,890 Mr Kelly - $2,890 Windemere Frank - $2,210 David Lloyd George - $2,040 Windsun Azar - $1,360 Make It Come True - $1,360 Big Sir - $850 Better B Swift - $0 Cantfindabettorman - $0 Gonnahaveonemore - $0 Harry G - $0 Lyons Liberty - $0 Tucker Creek - $0  Niagara Pacing Series  Rose Run Victory - $17,000 Man Dontforgetme - $9,860 Filter Hanover - $9,350 Big Myrtle - $8,500 Tipperary Hill - $6,290 Laila Blue - $5,100 Docs Harmony - $3,400 Patricia Mae - $2,720 Classylaneprecious - $2,040 Stevie Seelster - $2,040 Bettimontheriver - $850 No Where To Hide - $850 Brassy Britches - $0 Classica - $0 Nectar - $0 Nice Kitty Hanover - $0 Robmotion Bluechip - $0 by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment

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