Day At The Track

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - With a first-over assault Screen Test prevailed in the Boxing Day harness racing feature Thursday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Corey MacPherson was in the bike for the 1:56.4 score in the $2,650 preferred pace for trainer Stephen Gass and owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. Winter Blast (Driven by Jason Hughes) was second while Rockin Indy (David Dowling) completed the triactor. Marc Campbell continued his hot streak as he captured four wins on the program including three from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving win came aboard Santana Sass in 1:58.3 while his other trainee wins were with Jetster in 1:58.4, Dreamfair Van Dam in 2:00.1 and Messier Seelster in 2:03.3. Driver Adam Merner made a trio of visits to the winner's circle on the card starting off in race 3 with Runnindownadream with a 2:03.3 score from the Chris Davies stable of Cornwall. Goodmorning Ky supplied Merner's second win in 2:01.3 for trainer Frank Banks of Summerside, then Selkirk Echo capped off the triple in 2:01.1 for the horse's second straight win from the Jackie Matheson stable. Pictonian Storm captured the Boxing Day Pace for driver Austin Sorrie, trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Tammy Collings, Hazel Brook, PE. The time of the mile was1:59.2. Sorrie, who was home from Ontario for the Christmas break, was named a finalist in the future star category at the upcoming O'Brien Awards next month in Mississauga, Ontario. Wager for Boxing Day was $53,840. Live racing continues at the Capital oval on Tuesday evening at 6:30 P.M. for a special New Year's Eve presentation. For more information click here.. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Charlottetown, P.E.I. -The 2019 harness racing season is coming to a close all across North America and the greatest driver to leave Charlottetown will lead the continent for driving percentage. Wally Hennessey, who grew up on Euston Street, has 420 wins from 1,307 starts in New York and Florida in 2019, giving him a remarkable .457 driving average. The 63-year-old has been a top name in the sport for decades and this year’s numbers put him tops in all of the U.S. and Canada for driving percentage for reinsman with more than 500 starts. That list for the continent also consists of a trio of regulars at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP). Saint John, N.B., native Gilles Barrieau, who races on P.E.I., is sixth with a .401 Universal Driving Rating System (UDRS) mark, winning 151 races from 636 drives. Warren Grove resident David Dowling is in ninth place with 154 wins from 657 starts (.379 UDRS) while Winsloe’s Marc Campbell is 10th with 178 wins from 740 starts (.377 UDRS). Having four of the top 10 spots reserved for drivers with ties to Charlottetown harness racing is an incredible accomplishment for Island racing. On the horse side, So Much More is the winningest Island-bred horse with the Ontario-sired daughter of Big Jim in 18th place amongst all horses in North America for dash wins with 15 victories. Bred by Doug MacPhee of New Haven and campaigned on P.E.I. by Tom Weatherbie before being sold to Ontario interests at the start of the season, So Much More was a top contender in the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit this year as a three-year-old. She added another feather to her cap recently by beating the $30,000 fillies and mares preferred class at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:51.3 with Kingston native James MacDonald in the bike. Also tied for 18th on the list of top dash-winning horses is a pair of horses from the Wood family’s Woodmere Farms in Marshfield. Woodmere Oleksiak could move up in the rankings tonight at The Meadowlands in New Jersey with her final start of the calendar year. A champion filly on the East Coast from the Earl Watts stable, Woodmere Oleksiak has won her last four starts in New Jersey, including wins in 1:53.3 and 1:54.4 at The Meadowlands. Woodmere Rondevous is in a similar spot with a start pending tonight as the son of Articulator will look to add to his 15 wins from 45 starts this season, all at Monticello Raceway in New York. Oceanview Magnum, from William Roloson’s standardbred nursery in Belfast, also has 15 wins this year with his latest in the $14,000 claiming ranks at Woodbine in 1:54.2. The top Island-bred trotter for wins is Gettin Messi, bred by William Andrew of Meridian Farms in Milton, then raced on the Island by Blayne White and Len (Barney) McGuigan. The 14-time winner this season set a Maritime record of 1:58.3 this summer at the CDP and was a recent winner at Yonkers Raceway in New York in a new lifetime best of 1:56.1. P.E.I. Scene Live racing continues Tuesday at the CDP with a special New Year’s Eve program scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. By Nicholas Oakes  Reprinted with permission of Saltwire.com

A new harness racing social media experiment has launched on Facebook. Harness Racing Symposium 101 launched at midnight on Christmas Eve and has shared the following about their new page. “We are here to allow open discussions about all things harness racing. Included are the basics for beginners, new and prospective owner topics, pre and post-race analysis and discussion, shareable race video and interview highlights, grooming and care tips of horses by the experts, racehorse career progression discussion from breeding to retirement, among other exciting harness racing topics. We will try to cover a majority of the topics you wish to discuss. Our goal is to offer education for fans old and new and to help promote harness racing in a positive, productive manner. We look forward to working with the United States Trotting Association, Standardbred Canada and individual harness racing organizations and associations, as well as the racetracks all over North America in our efforts to promote harness racing.” The Facebook page, formerly Harness Racing Replays, was converted in advance of the coming new year. Page operator Ken Terpenning said, “I wanted to maintain our fanbase that we built up over the past three years on Harness Racing Replays while keeping our commitment to promoting harness racing. We had over 8000 Likes and over 8500 Followers and we hope to build that up to a new level in the new year. We hope that our fans find the page helpful, educational and a positive place to share thoughts, different methods for completing tasks with their horses and fun videos, pictures and other harness horse related material. Our sport has taken several hits to the chin over the years. We believe that the best way to show the world how amazing harness racing is and how wonderful the people are that participate, is through positive transparency and open dialogue.” Terpenning added, “Our page’s motto is: We can learn something from everyone if we keep an open mind.” In addition, the About Us section of the page reads, “…we find that in harness racing, there is not just one right way to do things, but a multitude of ways that end with the same result. You never know, there just might be an easier way to accomplish a goal than you are presently engaging.” Terpenning, who is an owner/trainer/breeder, will also be joined by Harness Horse Youth Foundation delegate Jared Cooper, harness racing superfan and fellow horsewoman Lori Liles and handicapper/trainer/driver and harness racing groundbreaker Rod Allums, Jr., along with many other guests along the way. So check out the new page and join in on the discussions. You never know what you might learn and which harness racing stars might stop by to share their knowledge. You may find lots of little gems of information with just the click of your mouse or a swipe on your smartphone. Here is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/HarnessRacingSymposium101/

The staff and management at Harnesslink wishes everyone a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and a safe and healthy new year! 

Taylor Made Stallions and Deo Volente Farms are pleased to announce an exciting new program which will give you the opportunity to breed to the harness racing Wonder From Down Under, Lazarus N, in his second season at stud in North America in 2020 for 50% of the advertised stud fee! It is called the “Taylor Made Advantage Program”.  If you have a mare that meets certain criteria, you can breed a second mare for 50% off the advertised stud fee. Criteria that must be met for the mare to be qualified are If the mare is in foal, her last bred date must be May 31st or earlier, She must be a stakes winner and have career earnings of $300,000 or more, or She must be a daughter of a mare that is a stakes winner and has career earnings of $600,000 or more. Up to 10 qualified mares will be selected for this program at the discretion of Deo Volente Farms and the qualified mare must be nominated no later than January 31st. Lazarus N (Bettor’s Delight-Bethany) Q1:48.3 – BT 1:46.3 ($3,070,095 converted from $4,125,988 in real earnings) was retired from racing on November 30, 2018 to begin his dual hemisphere stud career.  Named New Zealand Horse of the Year twice, 3 Yr. Old, 4 Yr. Old, and 5 Yr. Old Pacer of the Year as well as Australasian Grand Circuit Champion for two years, Lazarus N compiled an impressive International race record of 51 starts with 37 wins, 8 seconds, 4 thirds, and 2 unplaced races. Lazarus N seen above winning the Dan Patch in 1:48.4 at his first start in North America. He started from the outside post and was clearly the best of the best, beating easily the "Horse Of The Year" McWicked. Lazarus N is as impressive in the breeding shed as he was on the racetrack and has attracted some high profile mares to his 2019 book including Worldly Beauty  p, 1:49.3M ($1,900,255); Rocklamation p, 1:48.3M ($2,277,384); Odds On Stephanie, sister to Captaintreacherous p,1:47.1M ($3,148,657) and Shake It Miki, sister to Always B Miki, to name but a few ourstanding mares that he bred in 2019. Rocklamation p, 1:48.3M ($2,277,384) seen here is due to foal to Lazarus N in early 2020 Lazarus N stands at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, NJ (www.deovolentefarms.com) at a stud fee of $10,000. Please call Linda at 908-782-4848 for further information.  

MILTON, ON - December 23, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment today announced a pair of new multi-leg wagers and the return of the Can-Am Pick-4 for the 2020 live racing season at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Starting January 4, 2020, Woodbine Mohawk Park will introduce Rolling Doubles and a Late Pick 5 for every card of live racing. The Rolling Doubles start with the traditional Daily Double on Race 1 and continue with a new Double starting in every race until the Late Double. The regular Double minimums and takeout apply. The Late Pick 5 will start every night on Race 6 and features a $0.20 minimum and a 15 per cent takeout. The Late Pick 5 joins the popular Early Pick 5, which will continue to start every night on Race 1. Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Meadowlands will again team up to offer the Can-Am Pick 4. The multi-leg wager will now be offered every Saturday night beginning January 11 and consists of the final two races at Woodbine Mohawk Park plus two races at The Meadowlands. The Can-Am Pick 4 has a $0.20 minimum and 15 per cent takeout. Woodbine Mohawk Park has two cards of live racing (December 23 and 26) remaining for the 2019 season. The Campbellville oval will take a break following the traditional Boxing Day matinee card before launching the 2020 live racing season on Saturday, January 4 at 7:10 p.m. Free Christmas dinner for horsepeople at Mohawk Park Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a complimentary Christmas dinner being served in the paddock kitchen tonight (December 23). The paddock kitchen will also be serving a free brunch on Boxing Day in the paddock kitchen as a thank you to the horsepeople from Woodbine Entertainment. Post time on Boxing Day is 1 p.m. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A pair of harness racing Island natives are coming home for the Holiday Season to put the finishing touches on their breakouts seasons in the race bike in Central Canada. Milo native Ryan Desroche and Montague native Austin Sorrie will be competing on the Thursday afternoon Boxing Day program at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash presentation kicks off at 12:30 P.M. Recently named as a finalist in the Future Star category at the O'Brien Awards honouring the best in Canadian racing in February, Sorrie will participate in six races on the Boxing Day card at the capital oval. The 20-year-old Montague native in the midst of a career year racing in Ontario after setting a record on P.E.I. in 2018 for most wins by a rookie driver. So far in 2019, Sorrie has made 78 trips to the winner's circle and put together $401,000 in purse earnings from 630 starts. Desroche has also been working towards making a mark as a driver in Central Canada with 26 wins and $187,587 earned from 443 races. The 21-year-old Prince County native will drive Bettim Jenny in race 5 of the Boxing day card from the Jeff Lilley stable of Charlottetown. A winner at this same level on Saturday afternoon, Bettim Jenny leaves from post 3 in the $1,600 affair, which is also the first race of the afternoon for Sorrie, who will drive Can Art from post 6 for owner Wayne Oakes of North Wiltshire. Sorrie will also compete in races 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 on the afternoon. The afternoon feature lines up in race 13 with Winter Blast the morning line choice in the $2,650 class with Jason Hughes at the lines for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge. Screen Test knocked off the top event on Saturday afternoon and leaves from post 2 with Corey MacPherson driving for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall. Other top entries include Burn Out Hanover (Driven by Kenny Arsenault) and Rockin Indy (David Dowling).   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

MILTON, ON - December 21, 2019 - Traceur Hanover became harness racing's newest millionaire with a runner-up finish in Saturday's seventh-race at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The seven-year-old pacer needed a win or runner-up finish in the $21,000 event to surpass $1 million. 'Traceur' delivered a game effort, battling Islandspecialmajor right to the wire to finish second by three-quarters of a length. Traceur Hanover was purchased by owner Richard Berthiaume for $100,000 as a yearling in 2013. The son of Western Ideal won the Breeders Crown as a two-year-old in 2014 and has since became a mainstay on the Woodbine circuit, competing in top-level classes for several seasons. The Baillargeon trainee has nine wins and 19 top-three finishes in 37 starts this season for $185,030 in earnings. His career numbers now sit at 35 wins and $1,002,379 earned to go with a mark of 1:49.2. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

MILTON, ON - December 21, 2019 - Nirvana Seelster displayed the determination that's helped him earn over $1 million in his harness racing career to give trainer Bill Budd a milestone victory Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Budd entered Saturday's card just a win shy of 2,000 for his career and his longtime stable star Nirvana Seelster fittingly came through with a game victory in the $34,000 Preferred Pace. Driven by Bob McClure, Nirvana Seelster shot to the lead and went unchallenged through solid fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:22.4. East End angled from the two-hole at the head of the lane and took a short lead with an eighth of a mile remaining. Nirvana Seelster refused to give up and battled back at the inside to regain the lead late, winning a wild finish in 1:51. East End finished second by a head, while Ellis Park was third by a neck. Owned by Bruce Davy, Nirvana Seelster scored his fourth win in 30 starts this season and 45th of his career. The eight-year-old gelding has earned over $1.2 million lifetime. This was his first Preferred level victory since September 15, 2018. Budd, 68, has been a fixture on the Woodbine and Ontario racing scene for decades. The Waterdown, Ontario resident started working for Bill Wellwood in 1969 and has made over 10,000 starts as a trainer with his horses earning more than $19 million. Sir Luck and Boulder Creek are two of Budd's most notable students during his training career. Budd's stable is enjoying a strong season, posting 52 wins and earning more than $1.1 million. This marks the third season his stable has surpassed $1 million. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment              

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The 'King' of Island harness racing, Marc Campbell, was busy adding to his win totals Saturday afternoon in his tenth season as leading driver at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Campbell made five trips to the winner's circle on the Saturday card including three wins from his own Charlottetown stable. Campbell's catch driving wins were with Rockstar Drums in 1:59.1 for trainer Vaughan Doyle and Santanna Sass in 1:58.1 for Nick MacGillvray of Stratford. The Campbell stable opened up the action in race 1 with Messier Seelster in 2:02, then 14-year-old veteran Dreamfair Van Dam scored a 19-length romp in 1:58.3 and Charlottes Western was a front-end winner in 1:58.2. Screen Test delivered as the favourite in the $2,750 preferred pace with a first-over journey of 1:57.4. Corey MacPherson was at the lines for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta., and trainer Stephen Gass. Hes Marvalous (Driven by Myles Heffernan Sr.) did all the roadwork to finish second while Burn Out Hanover (Kenny Arsenault) was third. Tell Me Why took a pocket ride in the $2,450 top mare's pace, also with MacPherson in the seat, in 1:58.1 for co-owner and trainer Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane and co-owner Alexis Gass of Cornwall. It was a big day at the city oval. Customers wagered $52,990 on the afternoon program. Racing continues at Red Shores on Boxing Day Thursday afternoon with a 12:30 P.M. opening post time. For race replays and more go to Redshores.ca. Red Shores would like to wish Happy Holidays to our media partners and editors. Thank you for your support. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores    

MILTON, ON - December 20, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment today announced the date for the inaugural Mohawk Million, to be contested in 2020 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $1 million (USD) race for two-year-old trotters will headline a $2.5 million-plus card on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The $850,000 (estimated) Metro Pace and $540,000 (estimated) She's A Great Lady will also take place on September 26 to showcase harness racing's finest two-year-olds. The Mohawk Million follows a buy-in formula with nine of 10 slots in the race available for purchase. The tenth and final spot will be awarded to the connections of the 2020 William Wellwood Memorial winner at no cost. The William Wellwood Memorial is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020, two-weeks prior to the Mohawk Million. A slot in the Mohawk Million costs $110,000 (USD) and is considered an entity, which may be sold, traded or leased. Slot payments have been split into two $55,000 installments. The first payment is due February 18, 2020 with the second payment due June 1, 2020. Any interested parties seeking more information on the Mohawk Million may contact Bill McLinchey, Director of Racing, at bmclinchey@woodbine.com. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

On Thursday (Dec. 19) the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released the 2020 Race Date Schedule for Ontario's harness racing tracks. In accordance with the recommendations of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Ontario Racing, the Registrar issues the 2020 Race Date Schedule as follows: Standardbred Clinton Raceway - 15 days Dresden Raceway - 11 days Flamboro Downs - 134 days Georgian Downs - 39 days Grand River Raceway - 48 days Hanover Raceway - 16 days Hiawatha Horse Park & Entertainment Centre - 21 days Kawartha Downs - 21 days Leamington Raceway - 13 days Rideau Carleton Raceway - 72 days The Raceway at Western Fair District - 125 days Woodbine Mohawk Park - 222 days The approved calendars are attached to this notice. Open in new window From the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario   

MILTON, ON - December 20, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park is happy to offer any AGCO Racing License holders a 25 per cent discount on its Boxing Day (December 26) brunch in the Terrace Trackside Buffet. The Boxing Day brunch will feature Prime Rib and Ham along with a variety of hot items, salads and desserts. Any owners and horsepeople who present their AGCO Racing License to their sever will be able to acquire 25 per cent off the buffet price for their entire table. (Max table of six). The regular buffet price before discount is $49.95. The Terrace Trackside Buffet opens at Noon on Boxing Day. Post time for the matinee card is 1 p.m. To make a reservation, call 1-888-341-0207 + 2 +1 or visit www.Woodbine.com/Mohawk/Dining/Terrace-Dining-Room. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - His latest start was declared a no-contest at the quarter pole but Burn Out Hanover will be searching for the winner's circle again this week in the Saturday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 14-dash Saturday card gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with the $2,750 feature lining up in the race 14 finale. He's Marvalous has rail control for the family combination of driver Myles Heffernan Sr., trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The six-year-old son of Delmavalous was a winner in his last start in 1:58.2 off the front end and has another favourable spot to leave from this week. Burn Out Hanover has post 4 in the evenly matched featured field with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Jeff Holmes. Creepin was second in the preferred his last start to Rose Run Quest, and with that top pacer absent this week the David Dowling driven Creepin is the morning line favourite from post 6. Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover for the top placing, "We liked Burn Out Hanover going into last week's race which was eventually declared a no contest," MacIsaac said. "Since the opposition is the same today and he gets a similar post we don't see any reason not to go back to him." Also in the featured field are Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), Rockin Indy (Mike McGuigan), Winter Blast (Jason Hughes) and Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner). Collective Wisdom gets top billing in the race 13 top mare's pace for a $2,450 purse. McGuigan picks up the catch drive for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Woodmere Farms of Marshfield after the daughter of American Ideal pounded out a front end victory of 1:58.4 in her latest start with Gilles Barrieau in the bike that day. Other top mares entries are the Kevin Gilles trained duo of Drivingthedragon N (Hughes) and Rocknrols Image (Arsenault). Catch the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

MILTON, ON - December 19, 2019 - The preliminary rounds of the Valedictory and Niagara Series for three-year-old pacers concluded on a very cold Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Valedictory for colts and geldings and Niagara for fillies each required a pair of $17,000 second leg divisions ahead of next week's finals. Lyons Pegasus took advantage of hot early fractions to shoot up the rail by tiring foes for a 1:52.2 victory in the first Valedictory division. Jody Jamieson steered the Mark Goddard trainee to his sixth win in 14 starts this season. The opening half of the race saw Silver Beast and Mc Pat duel to the midway point in :54.4. Race-favourite Windsun Ricky was left first-up for the final turn grind, pacing alongside Mc Pat to three-quarters in 1:23.1. Lyons Pegasus stayed along the rail in sixth at the head of the lane, but with just under four-lengths to make up, the gelded son of Well Said had a clear lane at the inside to shoot through for a length and a half score. To watch race replay, click here.  Jknr Liketell came from third over to finish second, while Legion Seelster and Mc Pat rounded out the Superfecta. Owned by Threelyonsracing, Lyons Pegasus heads towards next week's final with a win and runner-up finish in the preliminary legs. His sixth career score brings his earnings up to $65,200. Lyons Pegasus paid $7.40 to win. Jamieson used the rail again in the second split to win with Captain Cash at 8-1 in 1:52.4. A son of Captaintreacherous, Captain Cash left well and enjoyed a two-hole ride after Virgin Storm cleared following a :26.4 opening-quarter. Virgin Storm got an easy second-quarter before being confronted by What Up Mo, as the first-up challenger held a short lead at three-quarters in 1:25. In the stretch, What Up Mo was swarmed in the final-eighth by several rivals, including Captain Cash up the rail. Cheddar Bay finished second by a length, while Conboyville and Grand Poobah completed the top-four. What Up Mo finished fifth. To watch the race replay, click here. Captain Cash, who was seventh in last week's first leg, is now one for four since being acquired by Mardon Stables and debuting for trainer Bruce MacDonald. The sophomore pacer is four for 15 this season and five for 22 overall. He now has $46,510 banked this season and $52,270 overall. A $2 win ticket on Captain Cash returned $19.50. Trip Aces Hanover wore down Cranberry Brie to win the first division of the Niagara in 1:54.4. Doug McNair guided the Herb Holland trainee to her third win in 22 starts this season. Race-favourite Cranberry Brie circled to the lead in the second-quarter and would hold the lead until deep stretch. Trip Aces Hanover got underway from fifth at the half, following cover for most of the final turn before being left uncovered nearing three-quarters. In the stretch, Trip Aces Hanover proved to be too much for Cranberry Brie to fight off, as the outside challenger muscled by for the score. Giggle Hanover came through late for second, beat a length. Cranberry Brie was third, while Fresh Eyes was fourth. To watch race replay, click here. A daughter of Bettors Delight, Trip Aces Hanover has now earned $59,740 this season for owner James Avritt Jr. She heads towards next week's final with a win in round two following a third-place finish in last week's series opener. Trip Aces Hanover paid $5.90 to win. Arya Stark won the showdown of first leg winners in Thursday's second division, converting off a two-hole ride to defeat 6/5 favourite Dreamfair Zenfire. Driven by Chris Christoforou, Arya Stark left well and settled for second, allowing Dreamfair Zenfire to show the way. The week one winners sat one-two through fractions of :27.3, :57 and 1:26.2. In the stretch, Arya Stark angled to the outside and powered by for a 3 ¾ length victory over Dreamfair Zenfire in 1:54. Passport Hanover was third, while Erikas Shadow was fourth. To watch race replay, click here. Trained by Melissa Lamoureux, Arya Stark is now six for 35 on the campaign and seven for 37 overall. The daughter of Royal Mattjesty has now earned $72,162 this season for owners Lamoureux, Jeffrey Boyd and Jefferson Davis. Arya Stark, who returned $6.90 to win, will now have an opportunity to sweep the Niagara Series in next week's final. The Valedictory and Niagara Series were open to three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $60,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2019. Both series will conclude next Thursday (December 26) with $35,000 finals on Woodbine Mohawk Park's annual Boxing Day matinee program. Live racing continues Friday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment  

MILTON, ON - December 19, 2019 - The Race Office at Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a reminder to all horsepeople of its holiday harness racing draw schedule. The entry box for the annual Boxing Day (December 26) matinee program closes Friday morning (December 20) at 10:30 a.m. Live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park takes a holiday break following the Boxing Day card. The first card of 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, January 4. The draw for January 4 will be held on Tuesday, December 31. Entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. The entire draw schedule for the coming weeks is available below: Enter Friday (Dec 20) for Thursday (Dec 26) Enter Tuesday (Dec 31) for Saturday (Jan 4) Enter Thursday (Jan 2) for Monday (January 6) by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment