Industry Reports

Woodbine Mohawk Park Offerings Remain Flexible

Woodbine Entertainment aims to stay on top of the constantly changing situation and provide Ontario’s horse people with the protection they need during these trying times. It became clear that the horse racing leader will have to introduce some changes to the operation at Woodbine Mohawk Park, acting in accordance with the provincial health recommendations.

November 13 witnessed an official announcement coming from Ontario’s Government. It places the Hamilton and Milton regions among others in the red control zone. Such a change will have to introduce some additional restrictions to the way the Standardbred horse racetrack conducts its daily operation going forward. November 16 will see this placing come into effect, calling for quick action from the horse racing leader.

Woodbine Entertainment

Woodbine Entertainment reassured all horse people and horse racing fans of Ontario that regular horse racing on the premises of Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park will continue as scheduled. The racing calendar until the end of this year is going to be carried out and people have nothing to worry about.

The recent announcement coming from the provincial government is going to impact the additional offerings available on the premises of Woodbine Mohawk Park. November 16 is scheduled to see the official closing of restaurants available on the premises of the racetrack. In addition to that, the racebook will also have to temporarily suspend its operation as of Monday.

There are also some restrictions when it comes to the number of individuals that could be hosted on the premises of the racetrack. Woodbine Entertainment revealed that it will be allowed to host up to 25 individuals outside. Up to 10 guests will be allowed inside the grandstand, at least for the time being. Individuals interested in dining offerings on the premises of Woodbine Mohawk Park should keep in mind that this weekend was their last chance to do so.

November 16

Mohawk Harvest Kitchen and Tim Hortons will officially suspend their operation as of this Monday, and no timeline for their reopening has been pinpointed. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation recently announced it is about to support the provincial government and close two of its Ontario casino locations. Elements Casino Mohawk adjacent to Woodbine Mohawk Park is one of these venues.

The second one is Elements Casino Flamboro in Hamilton, also closing for business on November 15, at 11:59 p.m. Both casino hotspots relaunched daily operation on September 28, following months in lockdown. The casino operator also made it clear that it is no longer planning to reopen day-to-day operation at Casino Woodbine. As it could be recalled, the gambling location was supposed to reopen on November 14.

Earlier this month, Woodbine Mohawk Park announced that some of the March races will now take place this December, making it possible for more individuals to watch them. December 22, 2020, is going to see the first rescheduled event, along with December 28. New Year’s Eve will also witness live racing events at the harness racing hotspot, as well as New Year’s Day. The races that were postponed were originally supposed to take place on March 25-27, as well as March 29, 2021.