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Woodbine Ent. Reminds of Winter Series Deadline

Most recently, Woodbine Entertainment has issued a statement to remind all horsepeople about the upcoming deadline for nominations regarding its Winter Series events. Contestants who intend on participating will have up to Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to submit their applications for the winter season series which will feature a total of 10 events.

Previously, the horse racing leader informed that the next running of the Winter Series at its Milton Woodbine Mohawk Park will feature four new events. Besides, the familiar Niagara, Valedictory, Blizzard, Snowshoe, Wine & Roses, and Family Day, the company has added pair of claiming series for Ontario sired four-year-olds, plus the Ontario Boys and Ontario Girls events.

Further Details

With its latest statement, the company reminds all horsepeople that the nomination acceptance for the upcoming Winter Series will conclude on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Nominations cost CA$200 and full conditions and form for application can be found on the company’s official website. Payments can also be conducted online on its web portal.

Additionally, the company reminds that in order for applications to be considered valid they must be clearly post-marked no later than December 1, 2021. Otherwise, payments for the nominations will not be accepted. In addition to that, the horse racing leader also advises all harness participants to use registered mail, while applying for the winter events at the Milton oval.

When applying for the New Year Claiming Pace, horsepeople must know that it is an event for Ontario sired 4-year-old pacers in 2022. With legs on January 1, January 8, and final on January 15. Then the New Year Claiming Trot is designed for Ontario sired 4-year-old trotters in 2022, with the first leg on January 3, the second one on January 10, and the final on January 17.

The remaining two new races are the Ontario Girls and the Ontario Boys. The first one is for Ontario sired four-year-old pacing mares in 2022, who are non-winners of CA$75,000 in their lifetime before October 31, 2021. The first leg is scheduled for February 17, the second one coming on February 24, and the final is on March 3.

Then the Ontario Boys is for Ontario sired 4-year-old pacing horses and geldings, who have not won more than CA$75,000 in their careers prior to October 31, 2021. The company informs the first leg is taking place on February 18, the second one on February 25, and the final will be on March 4, 2022.

Pop-Up Events

At the end of November, Woodbine Entertainment has also provided more information on its Pop-Up events format, which already started at Woodbine Mohawk Park and will continue through December. Each event is for non-winners of CA$25,000 in 2021, with a minimum starts of 10, and each consists of three legs. The third leg is the final which offers CA$30,000 in purses for the highest earners.

Mohawk Million

The track hosts hundreds of world-class Standardbred races throughout its racing calendar, such as the Mohawk Million event. Fans at the track this year had the opportunity to witness Venerable emerge victorious during this running of the annual event. With driver David Miller, the horse managed to record a final time of 1:54 2/5 and outperform other fillies such as Duly Resolved at second, and Valentina Blu at third.

Source: “Nominations due Wednesday for Winter Series”, Harness Link, December 1, 2021