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MILTON, April 19, 2019 - Further to this week's announcement of an additional qualifying day, Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all harness racing horsepeople of a date change starting in May. Woodbine Mohawk Park will be moving Thursday qualifiers to Friday mornings beginning in May. The new schedule for May will see qualifiers conducted every Monday and Friday morning at 10 a.m. The draw for Monday qualifiers will take place on Saturday mornings, while Friday qualifiers will be drawn on Wednesday mornings. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. Below are the dates for the next eight qualifying session at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Monday, April 22 (10 a.m.) Thursday, April 25 (10 a.m.) Monday, April 29 (10 a.m.) Friday, May 3 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 6 (10 a.m.) Friday, May 10 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 13 (10 a.m.) Friday, May 17 (10 a.m.)   Mark McKelvie  

MILTON, April 15, 2019 - Driver Roger Mayotte was transported to Milton District Hospital following a pre-race collision on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Ahead of the evening's ninth-race, Mayotte and six-year-old trotter Monopoly were involved in a collision with eight-year-old trotter Odds On Amethyst and driver Pat Hudon. The collision caused Mayotte to be dislodged from the sulky and left Monopoly loose on the track. Monopoly was caught outside the paddock by horsepeople and escaped the incident without any injuries. Mayotte was alert when being attended to by paramedics and complaining of upper body pain. Mayotte was transported to Milton District Hospital for further examination. Hudon and Odds On Amethyst escaped the incident unharmed and did participate in the ninth-race, finishing third. Woodbine Entertainment would like to send its best wishes to Mayotte for a speedy recovery.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, April 15, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to inform all horsepeople of a change to the current qualifying schedule. Effective immediately, Woodbine Mohawk Park will now host qualifiers every Monday and Thursday. Qualifiers will begin each morning at 10 a.m. The draw for Monday qualifiers will take place on Saturday mornings, while Thursday qualifiers will be drawn on Wednesday mornings. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. Below are the dates for the next eight qualifying sessions at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Thursday, April 18 (10 a.m.) Monday, April 22 (10 a.m.) Thursday, April 25 (10 a.m.) Monday, April 29 (10 a.m.) Thursday, May 2 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 6 (10 a.m.) Thursday, May 9 (10 a.m.) Monday, May 13 (10 a.m.)   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, April 9, 2019 – Woodbine Mohawk Park has completed its inaugural full-winter of live racing operation with wagering up 7.2 per cent during the first-quarter of 2019. A total of 45 cards of harness racing during the months of January, February and March produced $75,442,150 in ‘all-sources’ handle. The 7.2 per cent spike from the same period in 2018 comes despite three less cards of racing being contested. “We are extremely pleased with the wagering numbers to start this calendar year,” said Jessica Buckley, President of Woodbine Mohawk Park. “This was our first winter at Mohawk Park and it proved successful with horseplayers recognizing our World Class racing product. “We believe this momentum will carry throughout this important year, which includes the upcoming Pepsi North America Cup and the Breeders Crown in October.” The average per-race handle for the first-quarter of 2019 was $163,294.70, up 10.7 per cent from 2018. Highlights over the first-quarter include a record $2.8 million wagered on a Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout, the launch of the ‘Can-Am Pick 4’ and several $100,000-plus Pick 5 pools. Live racing continues every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time for each card is 7:10 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce its 2019 live remote schedule. Since its inception, Post Time with Mike and Mike has had many successful live remotes all over North America. Through the first couple of years, Mike and Mike have helped to cover events like the Camluck Classic, Pepsi North America Cup, Hambletonian, Dan Patch Stakes, and the Breeders Crown. The duo’s 2019 schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 31: Camluck Classic Western Fair Raceway, London, ON Saturday, June 15: Pepsi North America Cup, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Saturday, July 13: Meadowlands Pace, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Saturday, August 3: Hambletonian, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ Friday, August 9: Dan Patch Stakes, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN Saturday, August 31: Canadian Pacing Derby, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Friday, September 20: Caesars Trotting Classic, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN Friday, October 25: Breeders Crown, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON Saturday, October 26: Breeders Crown, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, ON   The Camluck Classic has kicked off the Mike & Mike schedule over the past three years and continues to be one of the most listened to remotes all year. The storied history behind the Camluck Classic is unprecedented and has featured many great winners including State Treasurer, who won the event three times. In 2018, Rockin Ron came close to being the tracks first sub-1:50 mile with a track record-setting 1:50.1 effort.  “We are pleased to partner with Post Time for our signature event again this season.  The additional distribution and exposure south of the border gives us a big boost,” said Western Fair’s Greg Blanchard. “This will be the second edition of the Camluck Classic (formerly the Molson Pace) and with the switch back to our traditional Friday night time slot we are looking forward to another exciting race and fun-filled night overall.” In 2018, Mike and Mike expanded their Canadian coverage to include the Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park. That tradition will continue this year when the pair returns to the famed facility to cover both The Pepsi North America Cup and Canadian Pacing Derby.  Both nights have a lot of history behind them and have produced some of racing’s greatest moments throughout the years. “We’re very happy to welcome back Post Time with Mike & Mike to Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2019,” said Mark McKelvie.  “Michael Carter and Michael Bozich have created a great brand and are a must-listen show, it only makes sense to have their on-site coverage of our marquee events.” Mike and Mike will return to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for the fourth straight year to help cover some of the sport’s top races. The premier events at the Meadowlands are the Meadowlands Pace and the Hambletonian. This will be the third year that the pair will be covering the historic events which have featured some of the best 3-year-old pacing and trotting races of all time. “We are excited once again to work with Mike and Mike to promote our two biggest events the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace.  Mike and Mike do an excellent job and we consider this program a plus for our sport,” said Jason Settlemoir of the Meadowlands. Another focus in 2019 will be a return to Harrah’s Hoosier Park where the duo will return for the fourth straight year. In 2018, the pair helped cover the beginning of Lazarus’ career when he scored a victory in the Dan Patch Stakes.  The duo returned in September to witness his second win at Hoosier Park in the Hoosier Pacing Derby.  The duo will cover both the Dan Patch and Pacing Derby, just a couple of Hoosier Park’s many stakes throughout the year. “At Harrah’s Hoosier Park we do everything in our power to make our big nights such as the Dan Patch Stakes, and Caesars Trotting Classic even bigger.  An integral part of that means making sure that Post Time with Mike and Mike is live and reporting from on-track.  As I have said in the past it’s not a big night if Mike & Mike are not there,” said Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The crew joining Mike & Mike will look slightly different in 2019 as Nicholas “Ace” Barnsdale the son of esteemed handicapper Garnet Barnsdale begins work with the show.  The father Barnsdale, Taylor Johnston, and Rich Mattei will also continue to attribute their talents to the program. Jessica Otten who joined Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will provide her expertise during a couple of remotes throughout the season. (Garnet) Barnsdale will help to co-host the Camluck Classic, Pepsi North America Cup, Canadian Pacing Derby, the Hambletonian, and the Breeders Crown. The younger Barnsdale will begin his time with Mike and Mike at the Camluck Classic in London.  Barnsdale is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism program at the Humber College School of Journalism.  “Ace” has always had a keen interest in harness racing and is part-owner in 2-year-old trotting filly Knockdown Dragout who is set to debut this summer. Johnston joined the duo in 2017, helping to co-host the Dan Patch Stakes and filled roles during the Breeders Crown, assisting with paddock interviews. This year, she will join the duo at Harrah’s Hoosier Park for coverage of the Dan Patch Stakes and Caesars Trotting Classic working in the winners’ circle and providing her analysis of the races. Rich “The Natural” Mattei will also be handling some of the handicapping duties for the live events, providing in-depth analysis of the races. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica will feature each of their live remotes on their website at www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or listeners can catch the archive atwww.betamerica.com/BARN.   Michael Carter Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

Columbus, OH - On Saturday night (April 6), DerbyWars.com will host a Last Chance World Harness Handicapping Championship Super-Qualifier with up to six spots gaining entry to the $150,000 (est.) WHHC final one week later on Saturday (April 13) at the Meadowlands. The WHHC has a guaranteed first-place prize of $40,000. WHHC entries are $1,300, with $1,000 going to the prize and $300 to each player's real-money bankroll. This Saturday's WHHC Last Chance Super-Qualifier has an entry fee of $300, with one in five players qualifying for the WHHC. Players can also attempt to qualify for the Last Chance Super-Qualifier for only $33 or $86 earlier on Friday (April 5) or Saturday night. The qualifying schedule this week includes: Thursday: Woodbine Mohawk Park Friday: The Meadowlands, Woodbine Mohawk Park Saturday: The Meadowlands, Woodbine Mohawk Park DerbyWars hosts online qualifiers for the WHHC every night. Complete qualifier information can be found at this link. A list of players who qualified for WHHC on DerbyWars can be found here. More WHHC information can be found at this link. For information on how to become a WHHC partner outlet or sponsor, contact Rachel Ryan, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment (rryan@playmeadowlands.com) or 201.842.5015. For online qualifying information, or to have your track participate in online qualifiers, contact support@derbywars.com.   Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager U.S. Trotting Association www.ustrotting.com

MILTON, April 2, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment today released an updated list of eligible sophomore harness racing pacers for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The number of Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers fell slightly from 82 to 78 following the first sustaining payment. Metro Pace winner Stag Party and Breeders Crown champion Captain Crunch continue to headline the group of eligible sophomores. The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Eliminations are scheduled to take place a week prior on June 8. Full lists of eligible horses for the Pepsi North America Cup and all major stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park can be found by clicking here. The next sustaining payment for all major stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park is due April 15. Below is the full list of remaining eligible horses to the Pepsi North America Cup.   AFLAME HANOVER AIR FORCE HANOVER ARTIES IDEAL AUTHENTIC HANOVER BEST IN SHOW BETTORS WISH BLACKLIGHT BLANK CANVAS BLOOD MONEY BRONX SEELSTER BUDDY HILL CALVERY HILL CAPITANO ITALIANO CAPTAIN AHAB CAPTAIN CRUNCH CAPTAIN NASH CAPTAIN TREVOR CAPTAIN VICTORIOUS CAVIART ROCKLAND CAVIART STETSON CENTURY FARROH CHINATOWN BEACH COVERED BRIDGE CRIMSON AND CHROME CRUISE CAPTAIN CRUSHER Q DANCIN LOU DE LOS CIELOS DEO DO YA THINK FABRICE HANOVER FAST N FIRST FIXED IDEA FLAMEPROOF HANOVER GOLDBERG HURRIKANE EMPEROR JACK NATION JESSICAS BEACH BOY JOHN MAC LATISSIMUS HANOVER LIVINONTHEBEACH LOVE ME SOME LOU LYONS JOHNNYJNR LYONS NIGHT HAWK LYONS PEGASUS MACS POWER MAJOR DECEPTION MANGOGH MELODIES MAJOR MOHAWK SEELSTER MONEY NEVER RESTS MOVIE STAR NO MAS AMOR ODE TO GRAY PERKINS PLAY TIMES OVER PROOF PYRO QUATRAIN BLUE CHIP QUICKSTAR BLUECHIP RADLEY HANOVER ROCKIE GOT FRAMED ROGUE CHEDDAR SEMI TOUGH SHADOW OF A DAUT SHAKE THAT HOUSE SHARP WRITER SPORTS JACKET STAG PARTY STIENAMS BEACH SUGAR FACTORY THE REGULATOR TWIN B JAYS TYGA HANOVER VAN DIESEL VOLLEY BALL BEACH WORKIN ONA MYSTERY WORLD ON EDGE YACHT WEEK   Total Nominations: 82 Sustaining Payment #1: 78   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110

MILTON, March 30, 2019 - Harness racing horseplayers wagered a record $2.8 million on Saturday's Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The Jackpot Hi-5 had a carryover of $525,140 entering the mandatory payout and horseplayers came out in full force to take their shot.   A total of $2,818,293 of new money was wagered on the Hi-5.   Horseplayers that correctly selected the top-five finishers scored a return of $2,458.36 for a $0.20 ticket. The top-five order was 3/1/12/5/11.   The total handle for Saturday's card at Woodbine Mohawk Park was $4,444,231.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, March 29, 2019 - The words 'Mandatory Payout' always spark the attention of horseplayers, which means all eyes will be on Saturday's tenth-race at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Woodbine Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 has a carryover of $525,140.23, which will be distributed through a mandatory payout on Saturday's tenth-race. The total pool, including carryover and new money, is expected to exceed $1.1 million. An overflow field of 12 pacers, who are non-winners of $11,000 last five starts or $22,500 last 10 starts, will compete in the Jackpot Hi-5 race. The purse has been bumped up to $30,000 and all starters will receive at least one per cent of the purse. The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was conducted on December 22, 2018. Horseplayers wagered more than $619,026 of new money on the Hi-5, which had a carryover of $352,873. Past mandatory payouts have topped more than $1 million in new money wagered and returned large payouts. A mandatory payout in December of 2016 saw more than $2 million in new money wagered, while in December of 2017 the payout was $49,437.10 for a $0.20 winning ticket. The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a $0.20 minimum wager with a 15 per cent takeout. The wager is offered nightly on the final-race of each card. Outside of the Jackpot Hi-5, Saturday's feature race is the $34,000 Preferred Pace (Race 9). Ben Baillargeon trainee Traceur Hanover (PP1) is the 5-2 favourite and seeking a little revenge on Maroma Beach (PP3), who snapped his two-race win streak last Saturday. Maroma Beach, who is trained by Richard Moreau, is searching for his third consecutive victory and joins Cinnabar Dragon (PP5) and Brodys Scrapper (PP8) as horses entering the contest off a win. Post time for Saturday's card is 7:10 p.m. To download a free program, click here.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110  

March 26, 2019 - Milton, ON - Woodbine Entertainment and Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) jointly announced today that both parties have ratified the new five-year agreement that was announced in January. "We remain committed to our vision in being the leader in harness racing in North America and having a long term agreement with our horsepople is paramount in making that happen," said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. "Our commitment is further demonstrated by a significant increase in purses and continued investment in Mohawk Park. We look forward to a great 2019 and beyond." Highlights of the agreement include a $15 million increase in guaranteed purses and a commitment of $5 million in capital investments to support racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park over the course of the agreement. "We are thrilled to finalize this new agreement with our partners at COSA and look forward to growing Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park," said Jessica Buckley, President of Woodbine Mohawk Park. "This season is going to be an exciting year at Mohawk Park with the paddock expansion that is well underway, our exciting stakes schedule, the Pepsi North America Cup and to cap it all off, the Breeders' Crown in October." "COSA is excited to finalize our new agreement with Woodbine Entertainment as it provides our horsepeople with certainty over the next five years," said Bill O'Donnell, President of COSA. "We look forward to working with our partners at Woodbine Entertainment to collectively reach our goals of growing harness racing and offering a first-class product." Woodbine Mohawk Park reopened for the 2019 harness racing season on January 5. A total of 221 live race dates are scheduled for this season, highlighted by the Pepsi North America Cup and the 2019 Breeders' Crown.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110            

MILTON, March 23, 2019 - Veteran harness racing trainer Rob Fellows reached a major career milestone during Saturday evening's 10-race card at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Fellows, 56, sent out eight-year-old pacer Velocity Driven to a third-place finish in Saturday's $15,000 fourth-race. The top-three finish was good enough to vault Fellows' over an impressive $20 million in career earnings. The Rockwood, Ontario resident has been a mainstay on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit for more than three decades and is a winner 1,319 races. Fellows has had seven $1 million seasons during his training career and holds a strong career UTRS of .300. The veteran trainer most recently won 40 races and sent out the winners of $791,710 last season. Woodbine Entertainment recognized Fellows' accomplishment with a presentation Saturday evening. Fellows' family and friends joined him in the winner's circle to receive a sign acknowledging his accomplishment from Scott McKelvie, Racing Secretary for Woodbine Standardbred. Saturday evening's card was the last chance for horseplayers to score the entire Jackpot Hi-5 ahead of next Saturday's mandatory payout. A total of $42,494 in new money was wagered Saturday on the Hi-5. There were multiple winning Jackpot Hi-5 tickets, which finalized a huge carryover of $525,140.23 for next Saturday's mandatory payout. Jackpot Hi-5 wagering is now suspended until next Saturday's mandatory payout. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, ONTARIO & EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - Anticipation continues to grow among harness racing horseplayers in North America for Friday's inaugural 'Can-Am Pick 4' at Woodbine Mohawk Park and The Meadowlands. The 'Can-Am Pick 4' requires horseplayers to select the winners of two races at Woodbine Mohawk Park and two races at The Meadowlands. The 'Can-Am Pick 4' will have a $0.20 minimum and low 15 per cent takeout. The 'Can-Am Pick 4' sequence is as follows: Leg One: Woodbine Mohawk Park - Race 10 (Post Time: 10:40 p.m.) Leg Two: The Meadowlands - Race 10 (Post Time: 10:52 p.m.) Leg Three: Woodbine Mohawk Park - Race 11 (Post Time: 11:04 p.m.) Leg Four: The Meadowlands - Race 11 (Post Time: 11:16 p.m.)   To help prepare horseplayers for the inaugural 'Can-Am Pick 4', Woodbine and The Meadowlands' team of announcers, hosts and racing analysts have done their homework and provided tickets for Friday's action. Click here to Download free program pages for the 'Can-Am Pick 4'.   Team Woodbine Ken Middleton Leg One: 1,2,3,4,6 Leg Two: 4,7,10 Leg Three: 1,6,7 Leg Four: 1,2,4 Cost: $27   Mark McKelvie Leg One: 1,2,3,9 Leg Two: 4,7,10 Leg Three: 1,6,9 Leg Four: 1,4,5,6 Cost: $28.80   Jason Portuondo Leg One: 1,2,5 Leg Two: 4,7,10 Leg Three: 1,5,6 Leg Four: 1,5 Cost: $10.80   Chad Rozema Leg One: 1,2,8 Leg Two: 7,9,10 Leg Three: 1,6 Leg Four: 4,5,6 Cost: $10.80   Team Big M Dave Brower Leg One: 1,2,3,9 Leg Two: 1,4,5,7 Leg Three: 1,2,5,7 Leg Four: 2,5 Cost: $25.60   Dave Little Leg One: 1.3.6.8 Leg Two: 5,7 Leg Three: 1,6,7,9 Leg Four: 1,2,4,6 Cost: $25.60   Bob Hollywood Heyden Leg One: 2,4,7 Leg Two: 2,4,9 Leg Three: 4,7,8 Leg Four: 1,6,9 Cost: $20.20   Ken Warkentin Leg One: 2,3,4,8 Leg Two: 4,7,10 Leg Three: 1,2,3,6 Leg Four: 2,4,6 Cost: $28.80   Jessica Otten Leg One: 2,3,6,10 Leg Two: 1,4,7,10 Leg Three: 1,6,7 Leg Four: 1,4,6 Cost: $28.80     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110

MILTON, March 21, 2018 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced a mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi-5 on Saturday, March 30 at Mohawk Park. The Jackpot Hi-5 carryover currently sits at $443,868.29 and horseplayers will have just three more opportunities to win the entire Jackpot, as Hi-5 wagering will be suspended ahead of the mandatory payout following this Saturday’s card (March 23). The most recent Jackpot Hi-5 mandatory payout was conducted on December 22, 2018. Horseplayers wagered more than $619,026 of new money on the Hi-5, which had a carryover of $352,873. Past mandatory payouts have topped more than $1 million in new money wagered and returned large payouts. A mandatory payout in December of 2016 saw more than $2 million in new money wagered, while in December of 2017 the payout was $49,437.10 for a $0.20 winning ticket. The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the top-five finishers in order and features a $0.20 minimum wager with a 15 per cent takeout. The wager is offered nightly on the final-race of each card. Live racing continues Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Communications

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two giants of harness racing are not only introducing a new wager that combines their considerable assets this Friday (March 22) but are also tackling an industry-wide source of frustration in the hopes of pleasing the customer. The "Can-Am Pick-4" will make its debut and requires a player to correctly select the winners of two races at the Meadowlands and two more at Woodbine Entertainment's Woodbine Mohawk Park. The bet will have a 20-Cent minimum, so players who are accustomed to a 50-Cent wager will have the option to increase their base bet or use more horses in the hopes of catching several longshots during the sequence. It will also sport a low 15 percent takeout. Leg One of the CAP4 will be Woodbine Mohawk Park's 10th race (post time, 10:40 p.m.), followed by the Meadowlands' 10th (10:52 p.m.), WMP's 11th (11:04 p.m.) is the third leg before the wager concludes with the 11th (11:16 p.m.) at the Big M. If all goes according to plan, the entire bet from start to finish will take 36 minutes, which is certain to be a hit with horseplayers. "For us, it's important to get things done in a timely fashion," said Klaus Ebner, Senior Manager of Simulcast Services for Woodbine. "The Can-Am Pick-4 locks up the customer's funds for a short span, allowing them to churn winning money into more wagering opportunities." But harness racing's two biggest tracks in terms of visibility and handle have more up their sleeves. The subject of post-time "drag" will be addressed by both tracks beginning with the Friday races. "As industry leaders, one of our goals - as well as our friends at Woodbine Entertainment - is to shorten the post-time drag before our races go to the gate," said Big M Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "We will both be doing this as the leaders of this industry. We want to move the needle back on these outlandish drags but it will take an industry-wide initiative to make it happen. We will be taking the first step in doing so and are hoping that our fans will continue to wager the same or more." Both tracks are aiming for the following: -At three minutes past zero minutes to post, countdown clock starts -At four minutes, call to post -At five minutes, race goes off "This will allow the customer to understand when the race is going off," said Ebner. "It will have some certainty for them. Our main goal is we don't want our customers having to choose between wagering on Woodbine Mohawk Park and the Meadowlands. The coordination of post times will allow them access to the best two harness racing products in the world. We have worked together to stay off one another (not race at the same time) to the best of our abilities and, for the most part, the staffs at both tracks do a great job of doing that."   GET READY FOR MAYHEM: The NCAA college basketball tournament will be on overload this week with a full slate of games scheduled for Thursday through Sunday (March 21-24). Also on overload will be college basketball fans who will be watching and wagering on all of the hoops action in the Meadowlands' FanDuel Sportsbook, where there is plenty of comfortable seating with many food and drink options from which to choose. The action begins at noon, with 16 games on Thursday and Friday, before eight more matchups on Saturday and Sunday.   ORANGE CRUSHES: Driver Andy Miller, aka The Orange Crush, hot the hot hand last weekend (March 15-16) at the Big M, piloting seven horses to victory lane. Jenn Bongiorno paced the trainer's colony, winning three times from only five starts.   CALLING ALL T-BRED 'CAPPERS: On Saturday (March 23), the Meadowlands is hosting a National Horseplayers Championship qualifying event with a pair of seats to the NHC Final in Las Vegas (Feb. 7-9, 2020) on the line. The qualifier has a $400 entry fee. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ups on the day of will be accepted. Need more information? Contact Rachel Ryan at raryan@playmeadowlands.com or go to www.playmeadowlands.com.   Dave Little Meadowlands Media Relations  

MILTON, March 14, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment would like to issue a reminder to all owners and trainers of Friday's (March 15) stakes payment deadline. The first round of sustaining payments are due for all 2019 major stakes. Sustaining payments are also due Friday for the 2019 Champlain (foals of 2017), 2020 Simcoe (foals of 2017) and 2019 SBOA Filly Stakes (foals of 2016). Below is the full list of major stakes with sustaining payments due Friday:   Pepsi North America Cup (3-year-old pace) Armbro Flight (3-year-olds & older, fillies & mares trot) Canadian Pacing Derby (3-year-olds & older pace) Canadian Trotting Classic (3-year-old trot) Casual Breeze (3-year-old filly trot) Elegantimage (3-year-old filly trot) Eternal Camnation (2-year-old filly pace) Fan Hanover (3-year-old filly pace) Goodtimes (3-year-old trot) Maple Leaf Trot (3-year-olds & older trot) Metro Pace (2-year-old pace) Milton (3-year-olds & older, fillies & mares pace) Nassagaweya (2-year-old pace) Peaceful Way (2-year-old filly trot) Roses Are Red (3-year-olds & older, fillies & mares pace) Shes A Great Lady (2-year-old filly pace) Somebeachsomewhere (3-year-old pace) William Wellwood Memorial (2-year-old trot)   Woodbine also handles the administration of stakes events contested at various tracks across Ontario. Nominations and sustaining payments are due Friday for the following events:   Grand River Raceway (Sustaining): Battle of Waterloo (Ontario Sired 2-year-old pace) Battle of the Belles (Ontario Sired 2-year-old filly pace) Flamboro Downs (Sustaining): Confederation Cup (4-year-old pace) The Raceway at Western Fair District (Nominations): City of London Series (Ontario Sired 4-year-olds and younger, pacers and trotters)   All stakes details can be found by visiting www.Woodbine.com/Mohawk/Horsepeople/. Stakes payments can be made online by clicking here. If sending payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than March 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110  

MILTON, March 14, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment has announced that tonight's card of live racing at Mohawk Park has been cancelled due to deteriorating track conditions caused by mild temperatures. Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday evening. Post time is 7:10 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications  

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