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MILTON, July 22, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park is calling on all dog owners to register their best friend in its inaugural Doggy Derby on Saturday, August 3. The Doggy Derby is open to Beagles, Bull Dogs, Boston Terriers and Dachshunds. The entry fee is just $30 and the dogs will be competing for a grand prize of $500. Dogs will compete against their own breed in qualifying heats. The top-three dogs from each breed will advance to the championship race, which will take place on the main racetrack. Participants and their dogs will be able to relax and enjoy the evening in the 'Puppy Parlour', which will include food and beverage, lounge and seating area, doggy bowls, doggy treats and a photo booth. All participants will take home a 'Doggy Gift Bag'. Sign in will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. and the races will take place throughout the evening. Participants can view the full details and register their dog for the Doggy Derby by visiting   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, July 16, 2019 - Harness racing driver Sylvain Filion put on a driving clinic Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park by winning six-races. The Milton, Ontario resident scored six wins in 10 drives with four of his victories coming in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Filion busted into the win column in the evening's third-race with rookie pacing colt Allywag Hanover ($2.70) for trainer Casie Coleman. The veteran reinsman proceeded to post victories in the following two-races, both OSS Grassroots events, with Tabloid Writer ($13.20) for Ben Baillargeon and Quick Tour ($10.20) for Mark Horner. After a one-race break from the winner's circle, Filion kicked off his second natural Hat-Trick of the card with Kevin McMaster trainee Dontblvmejustwatch ($3.40) in an OSS Grassroots contest. His fifth and sixth victories of the card came with six-year-old trotting mare P L Jill ($2.90) for Baillargeon and two-year-old gelded pacer My Land ($9.20) for Gerard Demers in an OSS contest. Filion nearly made it seven-wins on the evening, as he finished second in the finale with rookie pacing colt Better B Swift. The six-win night gives Filion 150 victories this season at Woodbine Mohawk Park and a 34-win lead in the driver's standings over nearest rival Louis Philippe Roy. Live racing resumes Thursday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, July 9, 2019 - Dancer Hall delivered a career-best harness racing performance to get up and win Tuesday's $34,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The five-year-old Rod Boyd trainee was making his second start after a four-and-a-half-month layoff and muscled by favourite Musical Rhythm in deep stretch to win in 1:51.1. Driven by James MacDonald, Dancer Hall left from post-seven in a field of seven and got away fourth. Hemi Seelster stormed out to the lead and posted fractions of :27 and :56. Dancer Hall angled out just after the half and was moving up on the outside before Musical Rhythm moved out of the two-hole just before three-quarters. Hemi Seelster hit a wall just after reaching the third-marker in 1:23.4. In the stretch, Musical Rhythm had a pair of lengths on Dancer Hall with an eighth of a mile remaining. Dancer Hall took dead aim at his target and tracked down Musical Rhythm late to win by half a length. P L Jill finished third, while Free Willy Hanover was fourth. Owned by 1187422 Ontario Inc, Dancer Hall was winless in five starts prior to Tuesday's outing. The Boyd trainee had a tremendous season in 2018, winning 10 of 23 starts and earning $293,272. Tuesday's Preferred score increases Dancer Hall's career numbers to 19 wins and $426,582. The clocking of 1:51.1 knocked over a second off his previous career-best. Dancer Hall paid $18.70 to win.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, July 9, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park has announced a change to the current harness racing training schedule and a paddock closure. Effective immediately, Mohawk Park will be open for training every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to Noon. The track will not be open for training on Sundays and Mondays. Due to the current paddock expansion project, the paddock will be closed this Wednesday morning (July 10). Any horsepeople coming to Mohawk Park to train on Wednesday must use Barn 5.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, July 1, 2019 - Trotters provided fireworks of a different kind on Monday's Canada Day card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A trio of sub-1:52 trotting miles stole the show on the 10-race card, including a pair from harness racing trainer Ben Baillargeon. Four-year-old Run Director returned to Mohawk Park to capture the $34,000 Preferred Trot in a career-best 1:51.2. The Baillargeon trainee was one for three on the season and coming in off a fourth-place finish in a leg of the Graduate at The Meadowlands. Hemi Seelster cut the mile and opened a lead of 3 ½ lengths with a :27.3 third-quarter to reach the marker in 1:22.4. Run Director and Sylvain Filion got away fourth, avoided a second-quarter breaker and moved to the outside into second at three-quarters. In the stretch, Hemi Seelster drifted out badly to hurt his chances at maintaining the lead. Run Director trotted home straight with a :28 final-quarter to win by three-quarters of a length over O Narutac Perfetto. Hemi Seelster finished third, while Dancer Hall was fourth. A homebred for Tom and Elizabeth Rankin, Run Director's career-best performance gives him eight wins and bumps his career earnings to $469,505. The Baillargeon trainee was last year's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion. Run Director paid $3.20 to win. The fastest trotting mile of the evening came from Baillargeon trainee Royal Witch in the $22,000 fourth-race. A five-year-old mare, Royal Witch and driver Trevor Henry stormed out to the lead and never looked back to win in a career-best 1:51, equaling Canada's third-fastest trotting mile ever by a mare. The daughter of Kadabra posted fractions of :27.1, :55.1 and 1:22.4 to lead by just over four-lengths turning for home. A :28.1 final-quarter completed the lifetime best mile for a victory of 2 ¼ lengths. Royal Witch is also owned by Tom and Elizabeth Rankin and now has two wins in five starts this season to bring her career numbers to 13 wins and $252,863 earned. The clocking of 1:51 would've matched the Track Record a month ago, but that mark has recently been broken twice by Hannelore Hanover (1:50.3) and most recently Atlanta (1:50.2). Royal Witch paid $6.70 to win. Four-year-old Treasured Tee set the tone for the evening by trotting to a career-best 1:51.3 victory in the $20,000 first-race. The John Cecchin trained son of Yankee Glide was also driven by Henry, who owns the trotter, and rallied from fourth at three-quarters to win by three-quarters of a length over four-year-old mare Kadabra Queen. Treasured Tee had just one win in seven starts this season entering Monday and now sports career numbers of seven-wins and $110,596 earned. He paid $21.80 to win. Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, June 25, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment would like to inform all harness racing horseplayers that the 'Can-Am Pick 4' wager between Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Meadowlands has been suspended for this Friday (June 28). The one-week suspension of the wager is due to a change to this Friday's post time at Woodbine Mohawk Park and a 14-race card at The Meadowlands. The wager is scheduled to resume the following week on Friday, July 5.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 24, 2019 – Woodbine Entertainment has announced post time changes for this upcoming harness racing weekend at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time for this Friday (June 28) and Saturday (June 29) at Woodbine Mohawk Park has been pushed back to 7:55 p.m. Horsepeople are reminded to double check paddock and Lasix times.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, June 22, 2019 - Easy Lover Hanover 1:48.3 performance in the $34,000 Preferred headlined a sizzling harness racing Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 10 races were contested on Saturday evening at the Milton oval and six of them saw final times of sub-1:50. Ben Wallace trainee Easy Lover Hanover rallied from sixth and last to win the $34,000 feature in a season's best 1:48.3. Doug McNair steered the six-year-old gelding to his second win in five starts this season and 36th overall. Nirvana Seelster posted a :25.4 opener before being confronted by Physicallyinclined, who led by the half in :53.1 and three-quarters in 1:21.1. Easy Lover Hanover was sixth and just over seven-lengths from the lead swinging for home. 'Easy Lover' paced a :26 final-quarter to power by rivals for the 1:48.3 score. Nirvana Seelster finished second, beat a length. American Hustle was third, while Go West Go Fast was fourth. Physicallyinclined was fifth. Owned by Brad Grant, Easy Lover Hanover has banked $50,800 this season to bring his career earnings to $851,249. He paid $13.60 to win. Arguably the most stunning performance of the evening came from three-year-old pacing filly Boadicea, who stopped the clock in 1:49 to establish a new Ontario Sires Stakes record. A daughter of Big Jim, Boadicea captured the second of two $106,400 Gold divisions for driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Bill Budd for her fourth win in five starts this season. The Charles and Gordon Lawrence homebred has now earned $107,733 this season. The clocking of 1:49 smashed the previous mark of 1:49.4, which was set last season by Kendall Seelster. The full list of sub-1:50 miles can be found below:   Race 1: Heza Thrill N ($23.40) - Bob McClure/Dean Nixon - 1:49.1 Race 2: Easy Lover Hanover ($13.60) - Doug McNair/Ben Wallace - 1:48.3 Race 4: Always A Hotshot ($24.50) - Jonathan Drury/Carmen Auciello - 1:49.3 Race 7: Fancourt ($14.90) - James MacDonald/Nick Gallucci - 1:49.1 Race 8: Boadicea ($3.20) - Jonathan Drury/Bill Budd - 1:49 Race 10: Pedro Hanover ($9.30) - Louis Philippe Roy/Corey Giles - 1:49.4   Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. REPLAYS AT   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, June 17, 2019 - Musical Rhythm extended his harness racing win streak to six in a row with a Track Record equaling mile of 1:50.4 on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Ben Baillargeon trained seven-year-old bested five rivals in the $34,000 Preferred Trot to match the record set by Mister Herbie in the 2012 Maple Leaf Trot. Musical Rhythm and driver Mario Baillargeon left out from post-three and got away second behind stablemate Bautista, who cut an opening-quarter of :26.4. B Yoyo moved up from third to first in the backstretch and posted a sizzling half o :54.4. The tempo didn't let up in the third-quarter, as Musical Rhythm rushed to the top from third and reached the third-station in 1:22.4 to carry a lead of over two-lengths in the lane. Musical Rhythm completed his mile with a :28 final-quarter and dug in to hold off a late-push from Free Willy Hanover to win by half a length. Eleven-year-old Catch The Dream trotted the fastest final-quarter of :27.2 to finish third, while Monopoly was fourth. The Track Record equaling performance gives Musical Rhythm six-consecutive victories and seven wins in 15 starts this season. The Baillargeon trainee is now a 36-time winner in his career. A bankroll of $156,060 in 2019 for owners Santo & Nunzio Vena, Claude Hamel and Ben Baillargeon brings Musical Rhythm's career earnings to $837,988. He paid $2.70 to win. Live racing continues Tuesday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, June 15, 2019 - Captain Crunch delivered a stunning Canadian Record 1:47.2 harness racing performance to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Nancy Johansson, Captain Crunch and driver Scott Zeron blasted off the wings of the gate from post-eight and claimed the top spot through a :26 opening-quarter. Bettors Wish overtook the lead quickly entering the backstretch before Workin Ona Mystery, the 7/5 favourite, surged up to take control at the half in :52.4. Captain Crunch was removed by Zeron going into the far turn and confronted Workin Ona Mystery at three-quarters in 1:20. In the stretch, Captain Crunch powered by to take the lead and held off a late push from Bettors Wish to win by three-quarters of a length in a Track and Canadian Record 1:47.2. Workin Ona Mystery finished third. Aflame Hanover, the longest shot in the race at 136-1, finished fourth. "It feels unbelievable," said Zeron following his first Pepsi North America Cup victory. "This has been the end-all, be-all for me. It's completed my entire bucket list. "We've got a lot of racing left to do, but I can't say enough about how amazing this animal is. I didn't want to be in that spot I was in in that race but at the same time he overcame it with just his greatness." A son of 2013 Cup winner Captaintreacherous, Captain Crunch came into the final off a break in his elimination. The sophomore pacer broke in the first-turn after jumping a shadow, forcing him to grind out a fifth-place finish. Trainer Johansson had last year's Breeders Crown champion prepped perfectly for owners 3 Brothers Stable, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables and Caviart Farms. "It was just one of those things that happens last week in the elimination," said Johansson. "I knew that the horse raced really well just to make it to the final so I really wasn't worried. I don't want to sound cocky or anything but I knew he was the best horse going into it and it was just up to him to show everybody." "The last eighth of a mile I must screamed his name like 30 times. My hands actually hurt but it was exciting to watch the race. Obviously he didn't get anything for free. He's just an amazing animal. Johansson is the daughter of trainer Jimmy Takter and captures her first Cup in her first try. The Cup is one of only a few marquee races that Takter did not capture in his Hall of Fame career. "The last eighth of a mile I must screamed his name like 30 times," said Johansson. "My hands actually hurt but it was exciting to watch the race. Obviously he didn't get anything for free. He's just an amazing animal."                                                                                              --New Image Media Captain Crunch now has three wins in four starts this season and has won nine of 14 career outings. The Johansson trainee, who captured last year's Breeders Crown and Governor's Cup, sports impressive career earnings of $1,188,960. The clocking of 1:47.2 smashed the previous mark of 1:47.4, set by Cup winners Thinking Out Loud (2012) and Betting Line (2016). Captain Crunch went off at odds of 4/1 and returned $10.30, $5.10 and $3.30. A $2 Exacta with Bettors Wish paid $41.90. The $1 Trifecta with Workin Ona Mystery in the third-slot returned $59.70, while the $1 Superfecta completed by Aflame Hanover paid $721.80.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Communications

MILTON, June 13, 2019 - Sports and entertainment collides for the inaugural harness racing Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, presented by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership and Woodbine Entertainment. The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will team four award-winning Standardbreds with four celebrities, and a charity of their choosing, for a unique social media challenge building towards the 2019 Breeders Crown at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The four celebrities participating are Eddie Olczyk (Former NHL player/coach, current NBC Sports analyst), Dan Pleasac (former MLB pitcher, current MLB Network analyst), Michael "Pinball" Clemons (former CFL player/coach) and Kim MacDonald (Weather Network personality). Each celebrity will be paired with a star three-year-old Standardbred. The connections of Dan Patch Award winners Captain Crunch, Gimpanzee, Warrawee Ubeaut and Woodside Charm have pledged one per cent of their earnings from June 1, 2019 to October 26, 2019 to go towards the charity of their celebrity. Performance on the racetrack is only a small portion of success in the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge. Each celebrity will attempt to gain the biggest fanbase for their horse by directing fans to Woodbine Mohawk Park's Facebook page. Fans will be able to vote once a day for their favourite team. The team that acquires the most votes during the challenge will receive additional funds raised through an auction. To vote, visit and click on the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge Tab. Fans can vote once a day for the team of their choosing. Through generous donations from several industry participants, Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership has secured a series of stallion shares that will be auctioned off at this October's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The proceeds (estimated at $100,000) will be donated to the winning celebrity's charity. Each charity is guaranteed to receive a minimum of $5,000. The teams and charities for the challenge are listed below. Team Clemons - Warrawee Ubeaut - Pinball Clemons Foundation Team MacDonald - Woodside Charm - Breast Cancer Society of Canada Team Olczyk - Gimpanzee - Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Team Pleasac - Captain Crunch - Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society All four Standardbreds are expected to race at Woodbine Mohawk Park in stakes races ahead of the Breeders Crown in October. All celebrities (depending on availability) and charities will host a night at the races throughout the season. Eddie Olczyk Born in Chicago, Illinois, Eddie Olczyk played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, suiting up for six different organizations. Olczyk played in 1,031 regular season games, recording 342 goals and 794 points. Following his playing career, Olczyk moved into the broadcast booth as an analyst before taking over as Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins for a season and a half. Olczyk is the current color analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks and the lead analyst for the NHL on NBC. Olczyk has gained critical acclaim for his analysis, winning Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2012, and has worked multiple Olympic games. Dan Plesac Born in Gary, Indiana, Dan Plesac made his Major League debut on April 11, 1986 to begin a nearly two-decade long career. A pitcher, Plesac started his career with the Milwaukee Brewers and spent time with six different organizations, including two stints with the Toronto Blue Jays. The lefty was elected to the MLB All-Star game three-times during his career and never spent a day on the Disabled List during 18 years in the Majors. Following his playing career, Plesac moved to broadcasting and has been a regular analyst on MLB Network since 2009. Plesac is a fan and harness racing participant. The pitcher spent time training Standardbreds in Chicago from 2004 to 2009 and is a current owner. Michael "Pinball" Clemons Born in Dunedin, Florida, Michael Clemons played 14 seasons of Professional Football and is best known for his time as a member of the Toronto Argonauts. Clemons time in the CFL saw him break many league and franchise records, including most all-purpose yard in CFL history with 25,396. Following his playing career, Clemons became the President and Head Coach of the Argonauts for eight seasons before moving to the Vice-Chairman position in 2008, a position he still holds. Clemons has won six Grey Cups (three as a player, one as a coach and two as an executive.) Known for his smile and positive attitude, Clemons is a motivational speaker and the founder of the "Michael 'Pinball' Clemons Foundation", which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth. Kim MacDonald A proud resident of Hamilton, Ontario, Kim MacDonald has been a national television host on The Weather Network for over 20 years. MacDonald was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2016. Throughout her treatments, MacDonald publicly shared her breast cancer journey. Now cancer-free, MacDonald returned to television in October 2017. MacDonald is involved in numerous charitable ventures and uses her platform to raise awareness for breast cancer. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 11, 2019 – Workin Ona Mystery, installed as the 2/1 morning-line favourite, headlines a harness racing field of 10 for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday (June 15) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 36th edition of Canada’s richest harness race, showcasing the finest three-year-old pacers on the continent, will go postward at 10:14 p.m. (EDT) and will be broadcast live on TSN5 from 10-10:30 p.m. The winner of the Pepsi North America Cup earns $500,000. This year marks the 19th anniversary of Pepsi’s sponsorship of the race. Post positions were drawn today at Woodbine Mohawk Park, with Toronto Maple Leafs forward Connor Brown as the Guest Drawmaster. A total of 18 three-year-old pacers competed in last weekend’s $50,000 eliminations to determine the field of 10 for the $1 million final. Elimination winners earned their connections the right to select their post-position for the final. Elimination winners Workin Ona Mystery (post four) and Bettors Wish (post three) enter Saturday’s $1 million race with perfect records in 2019. Trained by 2017 Cup winning trainer Brian Brown, Workin Ona Mystery is three for three this season and cruised to a career-best 1:49 victory in his elimination. The son of Captaintreacherous will team with driver Tim Tetrick, who has won the Pepsi North America Cup twice. Workin Ona Mystery holds the highest winning percentage in the field with eight wins in nine starts. A son of Bettors Delight, Bettors Wish is one of three Ontario sired starters in this year’s contest. The Chris Ryder trainee shot up the inside to win his elimination in 1:49.3 and improve to four for four as a sophomore. New Zealand driving sensation Dexter Dunn will make his Cup debut behind Bettors Wish. Award-winners Captain Crunch and Stag Party had tough luck at the post-position draw. Dan Patch Award winner Captain Crunch (post eight) recovered from a first-turn break to finish fifth in his Cup elimination. The Nancy Johansson trainee started his season with impressive back-to-back victories prior to his Cup eliminations. A son of Captaintreacherous, Captain Crunch was last year’s Breeders Crown and Governor’s Cup champion. Scott Zeron will drive for trainer Johansson. Casie Coleman trainee Stag Party will have to overcome post-ten for his trainer to win her third Cup. The son of Bettors Delight has finished third in all three of his starts this season, which comes following an O’Brien Award winning season at age two. Brian Sears, a two-time Cup winning driver, has landed the assignment for Coleman. Ron Burke will have double the chances at his second Cup title, as he sends out Captaintreacherous colts De Los Cielos Deo (post two) and Captain Victorious (post five). De Los Cielos Deo displayed incredible closing speed of a :25 final-quarter and :51.2 back-half to finish second in his elimination. The Burke student is currently winless in four starts this season after winning five of 10 as a rookie. David Miller, a two-time winner of the Cup, will drive. Like his stablemate, Captain Victorious finished second in his elimination and is also winless in four starts this season. He paced a :26 final-quarter in his elimination to finish second, his best result of the season. Yannick Gingras will drive. Aflame Hanover (post one) is the underdog story in this year’s Cup. The son of unraced stallion Russell Hanover started on the Pennsylvania Fair Circuit and will now compete in a $1 million race for trainer Linda Schadel and her husband, Tony. The Schadel’s star is winless in nine starts and is coming in off a fifth-place finish in his elimination. Local trainer Ben Baillargeon sends out Tyga Hanover (post six) in Saturday’s main event. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere was a maiden until four starts ago and finished fourth in his elimination to snap a three-race win streak. Sylvain Filion will drive. Linda Toscano trainee Best In Show (post seven) will give local reinsman Bob McClure the biggest drive of his career. The regally-bred son of Bettors Delight, who finished third in his elimination, has two wins in five starts this season. Hurrikane Emperor (post nine) is expected to be in the mix for trainer John McDermott. The son of Hurrikane Kingcole finished fourth in his elimination after leading into the stretch. The McDermott trainee has won three of four starts this season and will have Cup winning driver Daniel Dube in the sulky. The Pepsi North America Cup has been carded on Race 11 on Saturday’s 15-race card. The North America Cup stakes record is 1:47.4, set by Thinking Out Loud in 2012 and equaled in 2016 by Betting Line. Hall of Famer Bettor's Delight holds the record for the largest margin of victory, 4-1/2 lengths in 2001. The list of past Cup winners is a who’s who of Standardbred greats, including Jate Lobell (1987), Precious Bunny (1991), Presidential Ball (1993), Cam's Card Shark (1994), Gallo Blue Chip (2000), Rocknroll Hanover (2005), Somebeachsomewhere (2008) and Captaintreacherous (2013). The shortest-priced winners in Cup history are Jate Lobell and Presidential Ball at $2.70, while Goalie Jeff, in 1989, provided the biggest upset, returning $93.60 for a $2 win bet. The Cup was raced at Greenwood Raceway from 1984-03, followed by Woodbine Racetrack from 1994-2006. The North America Cup was moved to Mohawk in 2007. The Cup card wagering menu will feature a $100,000 guaranteed Pick-5, $100,000 All-Stakes Pick-4 and the usual $50,000 Early Pick-4. The Pepsi North America Cup undercard features the $454,000 Fan Hanover, $330,000 Roses Are Red, $256,000 Armbro Flight, $247,000 Goodtimes and $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup. Post time for the first of 15 races on the Pepsi North America Cup card is 6:30 p.m. Here is the Pepsi North America Cup field in post-position order: PP-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer 1. Aflame Hanover – Russell Hanover - Andrew McCarthy – Linda Schadel 2. De Los Cielos Deo – Captaintreacherous - David Miller – Ron Burke 3. Bettors Wish – Bettor's Delight - Dexter Dunn – Chris Ryder 4. Workin Ona Mystery – Captaintreacherous - Tim Tetrick – Brian Brown 5. Captain Victorious – Captaintreacherous - Yannick Gingras – Ron Burke 6. Tyga Hanover – Somebeachsomewhere - Sylvain Filion – Ben Baillargeon 7. Best In Show – Bettor's Delight - Bob McClure – Linda Toscano 8. Captain Crunch – Captaintreacherous - Scott Zeron – Nancy Johansson 9. Hurrikane Emperor – Hurrikane Kingcole - Daniel Dube – John McDermott 10. Stag Party – Bettor's Delight - Brian Sears – Casie Coleman AE. Air Force Hanover – Somebeachsomewhere - Yannick Gingras – Brian Brown Mark McKelvie  

TORONTO (June 11, 2019) - TSN and Woodbine Entertainment today announced that Canada's Sports Leader will once again deliver live coverage of the country's biggest horse racing events, highlighted by all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The chase for the OLG Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 160th running of the $1 million QUEEN'S PLATE, airing Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN and CTV, live from Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack. A complete broadcast schedule is available here. The historic OLG Canadian Triple Crown, which is contested over three different distances and racing surfaces, continues with the $400,000 PRINCE OF WALES STAKES onTuesday, July 23 at Fort Erie Racetrack and the $400,000 BREEDERS' STAKES onSaturday, August 17 at Woodbine Racetrack. New this year, a $500,000 bonus is being offered to a horse that captures all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. In partnership with Woodbine Entertainment, TSN's exclusive live coverage of Canada's marquee horse racing events features the following races: $1 million Pepsi North America Cup (June 15) $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (September 14) $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (October 12) Selection of the $6 million Breeders Crown championships (October 26) TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of all of the network's horse racing coverage via and the TSN app. About TSN TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct,, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network's deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cupâ„¢, Canada Soccer, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf's Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For More Information: Rob Duffy, (w) 416.384.5717, (c) 416.802.3319, Graeme Morrison, (w) 416.384.5665, (c) 416.459.8021, Hannah Carver, (w) 416.384.3922, (c) 905.351.2023, Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 10, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce Connor Brown, Toronto Maple Leafs forward, as this year's drawmaster for the harness racing $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The post-position draw and media conference for the Pepsi North America Cup will take place Tuesday, beginning at Noon, at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Born in Etobicoke, Brown has played in all 82 regular season games in each of the last three NHL seasons for his hometown Maple Leafs. Drafted 156th overall by the Maple Leafs in 2012, Brown was a star in the Ontario Hockey League for the Erie Otters. The Right-Winger posted 128 points in his final junior season to lead the OHL in scoring and earn the Red Tilson Award as the league's Most Outstanding Player. Brown made his NHL debut in March 2016. He then played his first-full season in the NHL during the 2016-17 campaign, posting 20 goals and 16 assists. During the recently completed 2018-19 season, Brown recorded eight goals and 21 assists. The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is for harness racing's finest three-year-old pacers and will take place this Saturday, June 15. The field of 10 will receive their post-positions during Tuesday's draw. All connections of the horses competing in this year's Cup are invited to the post-position draw and luncheon. Media will have an opportunity to speak with many of the competitors in this year's race. The post-position draw, featuring Connor Brown, will get underway at noon and a live stream will be available at Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 8, 2019 - Sophomore pacing fillies battled on Saturday evening's harness racing card at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the eliminations of the Fan Hanover. A group of 19 three-year-old pacing fillies were split into a pair of $35,000 eliminations. The top-five finishers from each advanced to next week's $454,000 final. Treacherous Reign overcame a post-ten start to win the first elimination in a career-best 1:50. The Tony Alagna trainee and driver Dexter Dunn fired from the far outside to get away fourth and made a second-quarter move to the top. Sent off as the public's top-choice, Treacherous Reign posted fractions of :56 and 1:23.2 before sprinting home in :26.3 to win by 2½ lengths. Beautyonthebeach finish second, while Trillions Hanover was third. The top-five was completed by Deb and St Somewhere. "(Dexter Dunn) said she just gets over the ground so easy that you don't even realize what she's doing," said Alagna. "He said she had plenty of go and grabbed up down by the wire, which is how you want any elimination to go." A daughter of Captaintreacherous, Treacherous Reign is now three for three this season. The Pennsylvania Sires Stakes standout has won seven of 15 career starts, earning nearly $290,000 for owners Alagna Racing LLC, Big Als Stables, Let It Ride Stables Inc. and Dana Parham. A $2 win ticket on Trecherous Reign returned $3.90. Trecherous Reign Dan Patch Award winner Warrawee Ubeaut captured the second division by also making a second-quarter move to the top and never looking back. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Warrawee Ubeaut grabbed command after being parked fourth at the quarter. The Ron Burke trainee posted fractions of :55.3 and 1:22.4 before sprinting home in :26.2 to win by a length and three-quarters in 1:49.1. "I knew I was going to be maybe first up from fifth or sixth, which was too far to come, so just let her grind her way to the front and she took care of the rest," said Gingras. "I think tonight she was good as she's been. 1:49.1 here, as easy as she did it tonight, it's a scary mile." Tall Drink Hanover finished second, while Stonebridge Soul was third. Beach Bar and Powerful Chris completed the top-five. A daughter of Sweet Lou, Warrawee Ubeaut is now three for three this season. The Ron Burke trainee has won 10 of 15 career starts to earn over $721,115 for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Phillip Collura, JandT Silva Purnel & Libb, Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Warrawee Ubeaut paid $3.60. Warrawee Ubeaut The post-position draw for the $454,000 Fan Hanover final took place following the eliminations. 1. Tall Drink Hanover by Captaintreacherous 2. Deb by Sportswriter 3. Treacherous Reign by Captaintreacherous 4. Warrawee Ubeaut by Sweet Lou 5. Trillions Hanover by Somebeachsomewhere 6. St Somewhere by American Ideal 7. Powerful Chris by Betterthancheddar 8. Beach Bar by Somebeachsomewhere 9. Stonebridge Soul by Somebeachsomewhere 10. Beautyonthebeach by Somebeachsomewhere AE: Sunny Dee by Sunshine Beach Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 7, 2019 - Records were matched and broken in Friday evening's Armbro Flight harness racing eliminations at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A group of 16 star trotting mares clashed in a pair of $35,000 Armbro Flight eliminations with Ron Burke trainees Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover putting on a show. Superstar Atlanta delivered possibly the easiest-looking Canadian record-equaling performance in recent memory with a dazzling 1:51 victory in the first split. The clocking equaled Hannelore Hanover's record set in the 2016 Armbro Flight. Not one to share the spotlight, Hannelore Hanover went out and broke the record in the second elimination by posting a 1:50.3 mile. The clocking was not only a record for trotting mares, but also the fastest trotting mile in Canadian racing history. The previous record of 1:50.4 was set in 2012 by Mister Herbie. Yannick Gingras steered both mares to the record miles on Friday evening. "I'm going to talk to Ronnie," said Gingras when asked which mare he will select for the final. "It's going to be a team decision, I've got to talk to him and see what he thinks and go from there." In the first elimination, Atlanta circled around Dream Together entering the backstretch to grab command. The four-year-old daughter of Chapter Seven reached the half in a modest :56.4 before ramping things up for the back-half. Atlanta                                --New Image Media Appearing to never break a sweat, Atlanta trotted a :27.2 third-quarter followed by a :26.4 final-quarter to win by 7 ¼ lengths in 1:51. "She was unreal tonight," said Gingras following the victory. "Last week I didn't think she was a hundred percent, but tonight she was definitely back in form. I had a lot left." Gingras felt that Atlanta could've broke the record with ease. "There is no doubt she could've gone in (1):50 really easily. I still think there is room for improvement. I wouldn't be surprised if she goes under (1):50 soon, but we will worry about that when we get there." Plunge Blue Chip finished second, while P L Jill was third. The top-five was completed by Highland Top Hill and Royal Witch. Atlanta is now undefeated in three starts this season with $117,000 earned for owners Crawford Farms Racing, Brad Grant and Howard Taylor. The 2018 Hambletonian champion sports impressive career numbers of 15 wins and nearly $1.3 million earned. Atlanta paid $2.20 to win. Hannelore Hanover came into the Armbro Flight elimination as the three-time defending champion. Gingras hustled Hannelore Hanover out to the top, clearing after a :27.2 opening-quarter. The seven-year-old cruised by the half in :56 and three-quarters in 1:23.4. In the stretch, Hannelore Hanover trotted home in :26.4, the same final-quarter as Atlanta, to win by 4 ¼ lengths in a historic time of 1:50.3. Top Expectations finished second, while Emoticon Hanover was third. The top-five was completed by Weslynn Dancer and The Erm. "She's back," said Gingras. "She's sound as a dollar right now. She was really sharp in the post-parade, but once she hit the last turn she was trotting real strong and felt like her old self." A winner of over $3 million, Hannelore Hanover has been dominating the aged trotting ranks for several seasons. The daughter of Swan For All came into the elimination off a seventh-place finish in her lone start this season. Her victory Friday gives her 43 for her career. A $2 win ticket on Hannelore Hanover returned $6.50. Sophomore trotters were also in action Friday for the eliminations of the Goodtimes. A group of 18 were split into a pair of $30,000 divisions. Forbidden Trade angled out of the two-hole late for a 1:53.1 victory in the first elimination. Driven by Bob McClure, Forbidden Trade showed early speed to grab the lead and post a :27.2 opening-quarter. Favourite Swandre The Giant moved from third to first in the second-quarter and posted middle-half fractions of :56.2 and 1:26.1. In the stretch, Swandre The Giant put away rivals pressuring on the outside and tried to sprint away. However, McClure angled Forbidden Trade out in the final-eighth and the son of Kadabra responded to clear racetrack by charging up along side and picking off Swandre The Giant to win by a neck. "I didn't have him until the wire," said McClure following the victory. "I figured if I could get to the front he would be coming, and it worked out good. "He grew up a lot, matured a lot and has always been really fast. He got a nice trip and took advantage of it." Smart As Hill, who came first-up in the third-quarter, finished third. The top-five was completed by Super Schissel and Only For Justice. Forbidden Trade was making his second start of the season Friday after finishing second in his season debut. The Blais trainee won seven of 11 starts and earned $300,436 last season to earn an O'Brien Award for owner Determination. A $2 win ticket on Forbidden Trade returned $12.80. Pilot Discretion kept his perfect record alive with a career-best 1:52 mile in the second Goodtimes split. Pilot Discretion                        --New Image Media Driven by Andrew McCarthy, Pilot Discretion was quickly moved out from fourth entering the backstretch but had to spend the next quarter on the outside before finally clearing at a sizzling half of :55.1. The Tony Alagna trained Pilot Discretion wasn't bothered and proceeded to hit three-quarters in 1:24 before trotting home in :28 to secure a 3 ½ lengths score. Southwind Avenger finished second, while Dream Nation was third. Jumpshot and Knight Angel completed the top-five. A son of Muscle Hill, Pilot Discretion is now five for five in his young career. The Alagna trainee was racing for the third time this season and has now earned $41,000 for owners Robert LeBlanc, David Anderson and John Fodera. "He's just been really good this year coming back," said Alagna. "We were so high on the colt last year, but he just wasn't ready to go. We raced him twice at Lexington for experience and had hoped to race him in the Valley Victory and he got sick on us, so we put him away for the year. "He trained back great in Florida this winter. We were high leaving Florida and hoping he would do what he's doing right now. Alagna pegged the Goodtimes as a perfect spot for Pilot Discretion's Grand Circuit debut. "David Anderson owns the colt with Robert LeBlanc and they're from Canada originally and of course in partnership with John Fodera. It's a fun group to have a horse for of this caliber and we thought it would be a great time to try the stakes trail with this horse." A $2 win ticket on Pilot Discretion returned $3.20. The post-position draws for the $256,000 Armbro Flight and $247,000 Goodtimes took place following Friday's eliminations. $256,000 Armbro Flight 1. Royal Witch 2. Weslynn Dancer 3. Hannelore Hanover 4. Atlanta 5. The Erm 6. Top Expectations 7. Highland Top Hill 8. P L Jill 9. Plunge Blue Chip 10. Emoticon Hanover AE: Dream Together   $247,000 Goodtimes 1. Only For Justice 2. Swandre The Giant 3. Pilot Discretion 4. Forbidden Trade 5. Super Schissel 6. Smart As Hill 7. Dream Nation 8. Southwind Avenger 9. Jumpshot 10. Knight Angel AE: Trix And Stone   Replays available at (Races 3,5,6,8)   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

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