This week, Ontario’s horse racing leader, Woodbine Entertainment, reported that it has made some adjustments to its simulcast wagering hours at its Woodbine Mohawk Park. Racebook betting at the Standardbred track will now be available from noon on Saturdays, while it is also available during the operator’s current live harness racing hours.
Woodbine Entertainment is Ontario’s most prominent horse racing operator, which conducts both Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack respectively. In addition to that, the group also offers casino and off-track betting stations in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario and runs the Canadian digital television service HPItv.
Updated Racebook Schedule
In a Wednesday press release, Woodbine Entertainment informed the public that it will offer wider simulcast wagering hours at its Racebook at Woodbine Mohawk Park. In addition to being available at standard racing hours, its facility will now open on Saturdays beginning at noon. The track’s Tim Horton will also commence work at 12 p.m. on Saturdays.
In its statement, the equine racing operator informed that the Racebook at the Campbellville track will open at 6 p.m. on Mondays, at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 6 p.m. on Fridays, and now 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Horse racing fans will be glad to learn that the harness racing track hosts four days of racing for everyone, thus providing plenty of watching and betting entertainment for fans.
In another press release from this week, the operator and Ontario Racing announced that they will organize a special retirement ceremony for the world’s quickest Standardbred – Bulldog Hanover. The event will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Woodbine Mohawk Park, where fans will be able to grab a photo with the iconic horse starting at 6 p.m.
Then Bulldog Hanover will get out on the racing track one last time to parade visitors, then return to the winner’s circle for a special retirement ceremony. This will include a presentation and interviews with Team Bulldog Hanover, the track has also prepared a highlight video of the horse’s many accomplishments which will be played at the ceremony.
Winter Series Schedule
In November, Woodbine Entertainment provided more information on its Winter Series, which will be contested from December 2022 through February 2023 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The series will include four events – the Niagara Pace, the Valedictory Pace, the Blizzard Pace, and the Snowshoe Pace. All of them are set to include two preliminary legs and provide added money finals.
As this year comes to a close, Woodbine Mohawk Park enjoyed a strong racing season thanks to its many spectators. For instance, the 2022 Breeders Crown has generated record-breaking attendance and wagering handle for the event. For the finals on October 28-29, the track reported an impressive handle of CA$8,945,779 for both online and on-track wagers.
Source: “Updated Racebook hours at Woodbine Mohawk Park” HarnessLink, November 30, 2022