WEG announces holiday racing schedule

07:06 PM 17 Dec 2012 NZDT
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Woodbine Entertainment Group
Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced schedule amendments for live harness racing and qualifiers during the holiday season and upcoming new year.

Woodbine will offer plenty of live standardbred racing action over this holiday season. The final live race card prior to Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 22 with a 7:10 p.m. post time.

The Toronto oval will be dark on Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25), with live racing returning on Boxing Day (December 26), featuring a 1:00 p.m. post time. Entries must be declared on Thursday, December 20.

Racing will continue on Thursday, December 27 with a 7:10 p.m. scheduled post time. Entries will be accepted on Friday, December 21.

Other changes to the draw schedule are as follows:

-Friday, December 28 card (7:25 p.m. post time) drawn on Saturday, December 22

-Saturday, December 29 card (7:25 p.m. post time) drawn on Wednesday, December 26

The entry box closes at 10:30 am each day.

There will also be live racing on New Year’s Eve (December 31) with a 1:00 p.m. post time. Woodbine will be dark for live racing on New Year's Day (January 1).

With the Mohawk backstretch now closed, qualifiers will be conducted at Woodbine on Thursday evenings at 5:00 p.m.

The last qualifying session of 2012 will be held on Thursday, December 20 and the first of 2013 will take place on Thursday, January 3.

There will be no qualifiers scheduled during the week of December 23.

Also in the new year, Woodbine will race four nights a week: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. First race post time is 7:25 p.m.

by Ashley MAYOTTE

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