Woodbine Mohawk Park horse racing betting

Woodbine Mohawk Park Horse Racing Betting

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Introduction

Woodbine Mohawk Park is a harness racing track in Milton, Ontario. It is owned by the Woodbine Entertainment Group. It is located about 25 miles from Toronto in the town of Campbellville, Ontario and opened in 1963. It is a sister track to Woodbine in Toronto and hosts the North American Cup harness racing championship.

During the Spring and Fall, the Mohawk Racetrack features high-quality racing action four nights a week. The track is open all year round with many trainers also using it as a training ground.

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History of the racetrack

Harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park

The Mohawk Raceway was opened on April 26, 1963, by the then Ontario Jockey Club as Mohawk Racetrack with over 4,000 spectators in attendance. The 400-acre site was constructed at a cost of $3.5 million. On April 18, 1970, there was a record crowd of 11,470 in attendance for the International Drivers Competition that featured drivers from 8 different countries.

In October 1999, Mohawk Raceway hosted eight Breeders Crown races for the first time and is considered the richest event in Canadian harness racing history. Most of the major harness racing stakes events were moved from Woodbine to Mohawk in 2007. These races include:

  • Pepsi North America Cup 
  • Metro Pace
  • Campbellville Trot
  • Canadian Trotting Classic
  • Milton Stakes
  • She’s A Great Lady Stakes
  • Maple Leaf Trot
  • Canadian Pacing Derby
  • Fan Hanover Stakes 
  • Elegantimage Stakes 
  • Oakville Stakes 
  • William Wellwood Memorial Trot 

Racetrack Specification

The track itself is ⅞ mile (1.4 km) in circumference. The course can accommodate ten starters behind the gate but began placing the tenth horse in the second tier in 2020. The homestretch is 1,095 feet long (334 m), and the far turn has a larger radius than the clubhouse turn to encourage acceleration into the homestretch.

Facilities

Woodbine Mohawk Park has more than 1000 slot machines with some of the revenue from this operation being used to increase the horseracing prizemoney on offer. The Racetrack features climate-controlled areas for racegoers so they can have a fabulous race day experience no matter what.

The track features 280 closed-circuit monitors and many Mutuel windows. The equine facilities can cater for 828 horses in the barns and has enough parking for 3,000 cars. As with racing tracks, Mohawk Racetrack features plenty of great food and drinks establishments for attendees to enjoy.

Woodbine Mohawk Park

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Top Horses 2020

(By Earnings)

Top horses by earnings
Top horses by earnings

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Top Drivers 2020

DRIVERS   Sts1st 2nd 3rd $WonWin%
Bob McClure           1051182 140 1345,315,45217.3 
Sylvain R Filion     1134171 145 1644,090,45815.1
Douglas R McNair    1139154 181 1264,318,17913.5
Jody C Jamieson    952138 118 1183,353,40014.5
Trevor S Henry       1079125 122 1493,585,79111.6
Louis-Philippe Roy  958121 114 1082,971,10112.6
James A Macdonald 90410996 1052,885,87712.1
Jonathan L Drury 884 92 110832,108,47510.4
Chris Christoforou  596 4463791,316,197 7.4
Phillippe Hudon      509 313342593,847 6.1

Top 10 Trainers 2020

TRAINERS         Sts1st 2nd 3rd $WonWin%
Richard Moreau 817108 117922,210,32513.2  
Carmen E Auciello796 92 104841,979,05911.6
Benoit O Baillargeon424 8447641,896,55919.8
Shawn F Steacy333 454030900,83313.5
Robert Don Fellows253 393136815,82915.4
Luc Blais117 3323142,036,26928.2   
Nick P Gallucci        196 321630579,32016.3
Tony P Alagna         133 2923121,560,95121.8
Robert A McIntosh    184 252838875,13413.6
Dr Ian Moore           138 2521161,327,44018.1

Online betting with RaceBets

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Canadian racing is covered by a pari-mutuel (totalisator) system, with its pools commingled with those of the United States. It is overseen by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA)

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