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MAY 25, 2019 – There are developmental milestones in every young horse’s career and Saturday night’s Gold Series season opener at Woodbine Mohawk Park was a significant one for the province’s best harness racing three-year-old pacing colts. Over the next three weeks the top colts in North America will gather at the Campbellville, ON oval for the Somebeachsomewhere stake and the Pepsi North America Cup. An impressive effort in the Gold Series opener will often launch a local colt into those prestigious open stake events, and on Saturday the winners of both $108,800 Gold divisions proved to their connections that they have the talent to battle the best. In the first division driver Bob McClure sent Best In Show to the front from Post 6 and the colt cruised through fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.2 on his way to a three-quarter length victory in 1:50.3. Bronx Seelster made a valiant late charge but could not reel in the pacesetter, settling for second, and fan favourite Stag Party was three lengths back in third. “I was very happy (to be asked to drive), and have been watching him for a few weeks,” said Elora, ON resident McClure, who had some time on his hands to watch Best In Show while recovering from a broken pelvis suffered in a qualifying race at Woodbine Mohawk Park on April 25. “He’s a very strong, powerful horse and will only get better with experience.” It was the second straight win for Best In Show, who is trained by Linda Toscano for owner-breeders Richard Young of Boca Raton, FL and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, FL. The Bettors Delight son now has three starts under his belt this season to go along with three freshman starts. Toscano said the plan is to send the lightly raced colt to the June 1 Somebeachsomewhere and then re-evaluate before the June 8 Pepsi North America Cup eliminations. Trainer Dr. Ian Moore of Cambridge, ON is taking the same approach with Century Farroh, who delivered an uncontested 1:50.2 effort in the second Gold division Saturday. “He’s really pleased us so far, that’s for sure,” said Dr. Moore, who trains the colt for Ratchford Stable NS of North Sydney, NS. “He’s super, so they’re hopeful for a good season. They hope he can compete with the big boys next week. That’s what our plan is for now.” Also starting from Post 6, driver Sylvain Filion of Milton, ON put Century Farroh on the front just after the :26.2 opening quarter and the colt simply paced away from the field, sailing through a :54.2 half and 1:23 three-quarters on his way to an eight length victory. Better Up and No Ordinary Man battled through the wire for second and third. Century Farroh has not been bested in a race since last August. The Mach Three son finished his freshman season with four straight victories, including his Grassroots Semi-final and the Championship, and then kicked off his sophomore campaign with a pair of wins earlier this month. “He finished his year very well last year. He wasn’t raced real hard, reasonably lightly, and he grew and filled out and matured quite a bit over the winter,” said Dr. Moore. “He grew a lot. I let his hopples out three inches and his head out five holes. A lot of the gear that he had on last year, he doesn’t wear it anymore, I took it all off. All he’s got is a head pole now on the inside, that’s it.” Dr. Moore expects Best In Show and Century Farroh will be joined in the Somebeachsomewhere by a number of their peers, including Bronx Seelster and Stag Party, who both made their first start of the season in the first Gold division. Following the open stake events in the coming weeks, the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings will return to Ontario Sires Stakes action, competing in their second Gold Series Leg at Woodbine Mohawk Park on June 29. Complete results from Saturday’s Gold Series event are available at https://standardbredcanada.ca/racing/results/data/r0525wbsbsn.dat.   Ontario Racing c/o Woodbine Mohawk Park

MILTON, May 25, 2019 - Lather Up returned to the scene of his biggest harness racing victory to win Saturday's $34,000 Preferred in 1:49 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The 2018 Pepsi North America Cup champion headlined a field of seven for the top-class event and was sent off as the 2/5 favourite with Jody Jamieson steering for the first-time. Physicallyinclined took the early-battle to seize the lead and post solid opening fractions of :26 and :53.4. Lather Up and Jamieson angled out from fourth at the half and came first-up on the far turn to lead by a neck at three-quarters in 1:21.4. Lather Up stormed home effortlessly in :27.1 to win by just under five-lengths in 1:49 with the ear plugs still in. Go West Go Fast finished second, while Traceur Hanover was third and Physicallyinclined fourth. A four-year-old son of Im Gorgeous, Lather Up provided his connections with a strong bounce-back performance after failing to make the final of the Confederation Cup in his most recent start. The Clyde Francis trainee now has two victories and $40,250 earned in three starts this season. Lather Up is a homebred for Gary and Barbara Iles and now sports career numbers of 17 wins and $1.1 million earned. The Francis trainee is now expected to compete in next Saturday's Graduate Series leg at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, May 23, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment today announced the Milton District Hospital Foundation as the official charity partner for the Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) raises funds to purchase essential medical equipment and services at Milton District Hospital by building awareness and inspiring giving in the local community. Woodbine Cares and the MDHF will team to run a 50/50 draw during this year's Pepsi North America Cup. Proceeds from the draw will go towards the MDHF. The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is Canada's richest harness race. The event began in 1984 at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto and moved to Woodbine Mohawk Park in 2007. This year's event features live racing, live music, food trucks, a beer garden and more. Admission to the Pepsi North America Cup is $10 and tickets can only be purchased in advance onsite. Full event details can be found by visiting www.Woodbine.com/MohawkPark.   ABOUT THE MILTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Transforming Giving. Transforming Care. It may surprise you to know that government funding does not support equipment purchases. That means 100% of essential medical equipment required for Milton District Hospital must be funded through donations from our community. The Milton District Hospital Foundation (MDHF) is proud to work with the community of Milton to support Milton District Hospital. MDHF raises funds to help purchase essential medical equipment and technology, and improve the facilities through annual fundraising initiatives, community events and a combination of various other programs. Together, we are transforming healthcare in Milton now, and for generations to come.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, May 21, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment today released the final list of eligible horses for this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. A total of 50 three-year-old pacers remain eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup following the final sustaining payment on May 15. Canada's richest harness race is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Eliminations will take place a week prior on June 8. Dan Patch Award winner Captain Crunch delivered a major statement to the other 49 eligible horses with a stunning 1:49.1 victory over a sloppy track on Sunday night at Pocono. The Nancy Johansson trainee was making his season debut and is scheduled to compete again this Sunday in another Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division at Harrah's Philadelphia. O'Brien Award winner Stag Party will make his season debut this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division. The Casie Coleman trainee has qualified three-times this season, most recently winning in 1:53 on May 17 at Mohawk Park. Fans can check out full event details for the 36th Pepsi North America Cup by visiting www.Woodbine.com/Mohawk. Below is the full list of remaining eligible horses to this year's Pepsi North America Cup.   AFLAME HANOVER AIR FORCE HANOVER ARTIES IDEAL BEST IN SHOW BETTORS WISH BLANK CANVAS BLOOD MONEY BRONX SEELSTER BUDDY HILL CAPITANO ITALIANO CAPTAIN AHAB CAPTAIN CRUNCH CAPTAIN TREVOR CAPTAIN VICTORIOUS CAVIART ROCKLAND CAVIART STETSON CENTURY FARROH CHINATOWN BEACH COVERED BRIDGE CRUISE CAPTAIN CRUSHER Q DE LOS CIELOS DEO FABRICE HANOVER FAST N FIRST FIXED IDEA GOLDBERG HURRIKANE EMPEROR LOVE ME SOME LOU LYONS JOHNNYJNR LYONS NIGHT HAWK MAJOR DECEPTION MELODIES MAJOR NO MAS AMOR PERKINS PROOF PYRO QUATRAIN BLUE CHIP SEMI TOUGH SHADOW OF A DAUT SHAKE THAT HOUSE STAG PARTY STIENAMS BEACH SUGAR FACTORY 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 Sustaining Payment #2: 68 Sustaining Payment #3: 50     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park

MILTON, May 18, 2019 - The SBOA Stakes finals and a season debut victory by McWicked highlighted a busy Fireworks and Family Fun Night on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Reigning harness racing Horse of the Year McWicked made a statement in his season debut by winning the $34,000 Preferred in 1:49.4. The Casie Coleman trainee came first up on the far turn from mid-pack and used the entire length of the stretch to wear down Sintra for a thrilling victory. Sintra made a second-quarter move to the top and led by the half in :55.2. The Stephanie Jamieson trainee and driver Jody Jamieson created separation on their rivals by pacing a :27.3 third-quarter. McWicked was more than four lengths from Sintra turning for home and delivered a stunning performance in the lane to track down and pace by Sintra in the final strides for a victory of just over a length. McWicked season debut victory snapped Sintra's win streak at seven. P L Jackson finished third, while American Virgin was fourth. Now eight-years-old, McWicked is back to defend his Canadian and American Horse of the Year title. He won 12 of 19 starts and earned $1.6 million last season to bring his career earnings to over $4 million for owner S S G Stables. The 35th career victory for McWicked saw him return $3 for a $2 win ticket. Sunny Dee And Haveoneforme captured their respective SBOA Stakes finals for Ontario sired three-year-old fillies. Bob McIntosh trainee Sunny Dee went to the front and never looked back to collect a 1:53 victory. The daughter of Sunshine Beach and driver Trevor Henry muscled to the top and posted fractions of :27.2, :57.1 and 1:24.4 before pacing home in :28.1 to win by 3 ½ lengths over fellow McIntosh student Thats Incredible. Better Single finished third, while Village Joules was fourth. Sunny Dee                                               --New Image Media photo        Sunny Dee is now undefeated in seven career starts for owner/breeders Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. Her career earnings now sit at $135,645. A $2 win ticket on Sunny Dee returned $3.30. Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee Haveoneforme delivered another powerful performance to win the $164,290 final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Driver Paul MacDonell had the daughter of Kadabra placed mid-pack and sat second-over turning for home. Bright Eyes M, who came first-up, claimed the lead at the top of the lane and trotted home strong in attempt to hold the lead. However, Haveoneforme was too much and stormed by in the final sixteenth to win by a length and a quarter in 1:56.1. Mattys Smilin finished third, while Presto Change O was fourth. Haveoneforme has now won five of seven starts in her first season on the track. The SBOA final victory increased her earnings to $118,742 for owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc, Mel Hartman and Little E LLC. Haveoneforme                                  --New Image Media photo A $2 win ticket on Haveoneforme returned $2.50. Saturday evening's card kicked off the 2019 Championship meet at Mohawk Park. Reinsman Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Richard Moreau were recognized for leading their respective categories during the Winter/Spring meet. Roy led all drivers with 141 wins, which was 17 more than nearest rival Sylvain Filion. Moreau finished the Winter/Spring meet with 119 wins, 59 more than runner-up Rod Boyd. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. REPLAYS: www.YouTube.com/WoodbineReplays   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 18, 2019 - Harness racing driver Doug McNair kicked off his weekend in style by winning six-races on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Guelph, Ontario resident drove in 10 of the 11 races contested and found the winner's circle in more than half of his appearances. McNair's most notable victory of his six came behind six-year-old pacing mare Seaswift Joy N ($2.90) in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred Handicap. It was the second win in as many starts locally for the Tony Alagna trainee. The regular visits to the winner's circle for McNair began in the second-race with three-year-old pacing filly Sports Flix ($11.60), who is trained by Gregg McNair. The father-son duo teamed up to win the fourth-race with sophomore pacing filly Swift Ally ($6.30). McNair's victory with Swift Ally started a stretch of three-consecutive wins in the middle of the card, as he picked up victories with six-year-old pacer Santanna Tony ($27.60) for trainer Pat Shepherd and three-year-old pacing filly Deb ($7.20) for trainer James 'Friday' Dean. Following his fifth win of the night with Seaswift Joy N in the ninth-race, McNair collected his sixth and final victory with Rod Boyd trained four-year-old pacing mare Dragon Lady Art ($4.90) in the tenth-race. McNair now has 54 wins and earnings of just under $900,000 in 439 starts this season. Fans will have an opportunity to meet McNair and fellow driver James MacDonald ahead of Saturday evening's races. The duo will be on hand near the main entrance to meet and sign autographs for fans from 5:30-6:15 p.m. McNair and MacDonald will both be competing at the upcoming World Driving Championship in Sweden. A special presentation of McNair's driving colours for the championship will take place during Saturday evening's card. Post time at Woodbine Mohawk Park is 6:45 p.m.   Mark McKelvie        

The Miss Versatility series for trotting mares gets underway on Monday at Woodbine Mohawk Park with a single $52,800 harness racing division of five led by Serge Godin's pair of starlets in Emoticon Hanover and Dream Together racing under his nom de course of Determination.   Emoticon Hanover (Dan Dube) has won the past two Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot Finals to go with a World Record and nearly $1.5 million on her imposing resume. The Miss Versatility leg will get her 2019 stakes campaign underway after a convincing 1:52.3 win in an overnight.   Dream Together (Randy Waples) burst onto the Grand Circuit scene with a $105 win mutuel in the 2018 Dr John Steele Memorial at The Meadowlands and is but a cheque away from $700,000 in career booty.   Luc Blais has trained both from the first day they had the harness on and continues to have them beautifully prepared for each engagement.   Sorceress Seelster, Pat Matters and The Erm complete the quintet, which is the second race on the Monday night bill.     Nick Salvi

MILTON, May 16, 2019 - The always-popular Fireworks and Family Fun Night returns to Woodbine Mohawk Park this Saturday evening. A big night of activities for all-ages are planned, including live racing, entertainment and a firework spectacular. The evening's activities launch at 5:30 p.m., live racing begins at 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks show will take place shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday's 10-race card is headlined by a pair of SBOA Stakes finals and the season debut of reigning Horse of the Year McWicked. The SBOA Stakes features Ontario sired three-year-old fillies with pacers competing for $165,290 and trotters for $164,290. Undefeated filly Sunny Dee leads the pace final, which is carded as Race 8. The Bob McIntosh trainee won her elimination in 1:52.3 to start her career with six consecutive victories. The daughter of Sunshine Beach will start from post-two with driver Trevor Henry at the controls. The trot final features a showdown between impressive elimination winners Haveoneforme and Bright Eyes M. Both fillies are sired by Kadabra and each won their elimination in 1:56.2. Haveoneforme has won four of six starts to begin her career. The Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee was unraced as a two-year-old and was making her Mohawk Park debut in last weekend's elimination. Paul MacDonell will drive. Bright Eyes M is now two for two to start her sophomore campaign after going winless in three starts last July. The John Bax trainee won by 2 ¼ lengths last week and will continue to team with driver Steve Byron. The SBOA Filly Trot final is carded as Race 6. Fans waiting for the post-race fireworks could be in for some in the evening's ninth-race, as a pair of pacing heavyweights clash in the $34,000 Preferred. Defending Horse of the Year McWicked will make his season debut after a pair of qualifiers. The Casie Coleman trainee posted 12 wins and earned $1.6 million in 19 starts last season. Louis Philippe Roy will steer the career-earner of $4 million in a race for the first-time since July of 2017. The king of the Preferred this season at Mohawk Park has been Sintra and the six-year-old will look to extend her current win streak to eight. Racing for the team of Stephanie and Jody Jamieson, Sintra most recently posted 1:50.2 score on May 26 to remain undefeated in 2019. Sintra currently sports career numbers of 25 wins and $1.1 million in earnings. The Preferred is carded as Race 9. Racing fans can show up early Saturday for a meet and greet with drivers James MacDonald and Doug McNair. Both drivers will be heading off to Sweden this month to compete in the World Driving Championship. MacDonald captured the 2017 championship and is participating as the defending champion, while McNair won the 2018 Canadian championship to earn the right to wear the red and white at this year's event. The meet and greet will take place from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Fans of all-ages will be able to enjoy activities and entertainment throughout the entire evening. A $5 Kids Zone, featuring inflatables and pony rides, will be set up at the east end of the apron. A crafts zone and Equimania will also be set up inside the Grandstand. There will also be live music from 6-10 p.m. and LED performers at 10 p.m. Fans will have plenty of options for food and beverages during Fireworks and Family Fun Night, including the Woodbine Food Truck, Billy Dee's Nut Stand, pizza and ice cream. Full details for Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night can be found by clicking here.   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications  

MILTON, May 15, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the harness racing stakes payments due today (May 15). Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds). The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below. Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes): Pepsi North America Cup Armbro Flight Canadian Pacing Derby Canadian Trotting Classic Casual Breeze Elegantimage Eternal Camnation Fan Hanover Goodtimes Maple Leaf Trot Metro Pace Milton Nassagaweya Peaceful Way Roses Are Red Shes A Great Lady Somebeachsomewhere William Wellwood Memorial Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017) 2019 Champlain Open 2019 Champlain Filly 2020 Simcoe Open 2020 Simcoe Filly Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018) 2020 Champlain Open 2020 Champlain Filly 2021 Simcoe Open 2021 Simcoe Filly 2021 SBOA Filly Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019) Dream Maker Define The World Pure Ivory Whenuwishuponastar Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks) Battle Of Waterloo Battle Of The Belles For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here. To make stakes payments online, click here. If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 14, 2019 - Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to issue a final reminder of the stakes payments due Wednesday (May 15). Sustaining payments are due for all major stakes, including the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The list of payments required for May 15 also include sustaining payments for the 2019/20 Champlain/Simcoe and nominations for the Summer Series (two-year-olds). The full list of events requiring a payment on May 15 are listed below. Sustaining Payments (Woodbine major stakes): Pepsi North America Cup Armbro Flight Canadian Pacing Derby Canadian Trotting Classic Casual Breeze Elegantimage Eternal Camnation Fan Hanover Goodtimes Maple Leaf Trot Metro Pace Milton Nassagaweya Peaceful Way Roses Are Red Shes A Great Lady Somebeachsomewhere William Wellwood Memorial   Sustaining Payments (Foals of 2017) 2019 Champlain Open 2019 Champlain Filly 2020 Simcoe Open 2020 Simcoe Filly   Yearling Nominations (Foals of 2018) 2020 Champlain Open 2020 Champlain Filly 2021 Simcoe Open 2021 Simcoe Filly 2021 SBOA Filly   Nominations (2-year-olds in 2019) Dream Maker Define The World Pure Ivory Whenuwishuponastar   Sustaining Payments (Ontario racetracks) Battle Of Waterloo Battle Of The Belles   For full details on stakes payments, including fee amounts, click here. To make stakes payments online, click here. If sending stakes payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted.     Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 13, 2019 - James MacDonald posted a Grand Slam Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park to reach 2,000 career driving wins. The Guelph, Ontario resident entered the evening three wins shy of the harness racing milestone and came through with the number he needed, plus one, by steering Marquis Volo, Cue Hall, Fast N First and Rockin Wizard to victories. MacDonald's milestone score saw three-year-old pacing colt Fast N First display plenty of grit to hold off challengers in the lane for his second win of the season. The Blake MacIntosh trainee is eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup. MacDonald, who started driving in 2009, has posted six 200-plus win seasons during his career and topped $3 million in earnings in each of the last five years. His 2019 numbers now sit at 52 wins and over $900,000 in earnings. The 2,000 win milestone comes just 11 days before MacDonald competes in the 2019 World Driving Championship. The 33-year-old is heading to Sweden as the defending champion after winning the 2017 event on home soil. Fans can meet MacDonald and fellow driver Doug McNair, who is also competing in the World Driving Championship, on Saturday evening at Mohawk Park during a meet and greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 13, 2019 - The Race Office at Woodbine Mohawk Park would like to remind horsepeople of a change to the draw schedule. Effective immediately, the Race Office will now conduct double draws on Tuesdays for Friday and Saturday cards. The entry box closes at 10:30 a.m. The full draw schedule is listed below. Enter Monday for Thursday Enter Tuesday for Friday and Saturday Enter Thursday for Monday   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 11, 2019 - The first harness racing stakes events of the season were contested Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park, as Ontario Sired three-year-old fillies were in the spotlight. A total of five $25,000 eliminations for the SBOA Stakes were conducted on an 11-race card. A group of 23 pacing fillies were split into three divisions, while 22 trotting fillies battled in a pair of divisions. The pacing side saw Sunny Dee lead the way by keeping her perfect record intact with a 1:52.3 score. The Sunshine Beach filly got her cue from driver Trevor Henry to rush up to the top from fourth in the second-quarter and never looked back. Sunny Dee led by three-quarters in 1:25.1 and was able to hold a pair of challengers at bay in the lane to win by three-quarters of a length. Better Single finished second, while Summer Charm was third and Village Joules was fourth. Now undefeated in six career starts, Sunny Dee has amassed $53,000 in earnings for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. She paid $2.70 to win. Thats Incredible joined her McIntosh teammate Sunny Dee in the winner's circle by also taking an elimination Saturday. Thats Incredible                                   --Photo New Image Media Driven by Trevor Henry, Thats Incredible was pacing in third entering the far turn when she got tied up for a moment with outside challenger Deb. Despite the contact, the McIntosh trainee unleashed a strong :27.1 final-quarter to shoot by rivals in the final-eighth for a career-best 1:53 score. Disturbed Hanover finished second by a length and three-quarters. Ideation Hanover was third, while Deb finished fourth. A daughter of Bettors Delight, Thats Incredible picked up her second win in three starts this season and fifth overall. She now has $69,488 earned for owners Robert McIntosh Stables Inc, C S X Stables and Dave Boyle. A $2 win ticket on Thats Incredible returned $17.40. Pocono invader Girls Got Rhythm powered by rivals for a career-best 1:52.3 victory in the opening division for pacers. Doug McNair placed the Nicholas Devita trainee in a second-over spot turning for home and the daughter of Sportswriter delivered a :27.1 kicker to win by three-quarters of a length. Betcha Baby finished second, while Freya Seelster was third and Jessicas Legacy fourth. Girls Got Rhythm was sent off as the favourite and returned $4.60 for a $2 win ticket. She now has four wins in five starts and has earned $37,100 for owner John Cummins. Girls Got Rhythm                                              --Photo New Image Media On the trotting side, Haveoneforme started in the second-tier and found the finish line first for driver Paul MacDonell. The Richard 'Nifty' Norman trainee moved from fourth to first in the second-quarter and pulled away in the lane to win by four-lengths in 1:56.2. Royal Rhythm finished second, while Madam Shazam was third. The top-five was rounded out by Mattys Smilin and Northern Royale. Haveoneforme                                                 --Photo New Image Media A daughter of Kadabra, Haveoneforme was unraced as a two-year-old and has now won four of six starts. Her earnings moved to $36,597 for owners Enzed Racing Stable Inc, Mel Hartman and Little E LLC. Haveoneforme paid $3.80 to win. John Bax trainee Bright Eyes M improved to two for two on the season with a career-best 1:56.2 score in the second elimination. Steve Byron gave the Kadabra filly a two-hole trip, which she capitalized on by trotting home in :27.3 to win by 2 ¼ lengths. Bright Eyes M                                               --Photo New Image Media Teddys Littleangel cut the mile and finished second. Mercedes Talma, Warrawee Ultra and Presto Change O completed the top-five. Owned by Menhammar Stuteri Ab, Bright Eyes M is now two for five in her career and has earned $23,312. She paid $15.10 to win. Post position draws for each SBOA final took place following Saturday evening's elimination. The top-three finishers from the pacing eliminations advanced to the final, plus Village Joules, who advanced from a draw of the fourth-place finishers. The top-five finishers from the trot eliminations advanced to the final. All eliminations winners were able to select their post. The trot final will go for a purse of $164,290, while the pace final will battle for a purse of $165,290. The SBOA Stakes finals will highlight next Saturday's Fireworks and Family Fun Night card at Mohawk Park. Post time has been pushed up to 6:45 p.m. The post positions for each final are listed below.   $164,290 SBOA Trot   1. Royal Rhythm 2. Haveoneforme 3. Bright Eyes M 4. Mercedes Talma 5. Warrawee Ultra 6. Mattys Smilin 7. Presto Change O 8. Northern Royale 9. Madam Shazam 10. Teddys Littleangel AE: Blue Magic   $165,290 SBOA Pace 1. Village Joules 2. Sunny Dee 3. Thats Incredible 4. Girls Got Rhythm 5. Better Single 6. Summer Charm 7. Freya Seelster 8. Ideation Hanover 9. Betcha Baby 10. Disturbed Hanover AE: Jessicas Legacy   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications C: 905-864-9110            

MILTON, May 11, 2019 – Georgian Downs will play host this summer to a new series for two-year-old pacers and trotters. The Great Canadian Series will feature events for all two-year-old divisions and will be contested with three preliminary legs ($6,000 each) and a $12,000 added money final.   Event A: 2-Year-Old Trotting Colts Leg 1: Saturday, June 29 Leg 2: Saturday, July 6 Leg 3: Saturday, July 13 Final: Saturday, July 20   Event B: 2-Year-Old Pacing Colts Leg 1: Saturday, June 29 Leg 2: Saturday, July 6 Leg 3: Saturday, July 13 Final: Saturday, July 20   Event C: 2-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Leg 1: Sunday, June 30 Leg 2: Sunday, July 7 Leg 3: Sunday, July 14 Final: Sunday, July 21   Event D: 2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Leg 1: Sunday, June 30 Leg 2: Sunday, July 7 Leg 3: Sunday, July 14 Final: Sunday, July 21   To view the nomination form, click here. The nomination fee for The Great Canadian Series is $100 ($85 USD). Nominations are due May 15 and can be submitted online at https://woodbine.com/mohawk/standardbred-nomination/. If sending payments by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than May 15, 2019 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.   Mark McKelvie

MILTON, May 6, 2019 - Tickets are on sale now for the 36th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 15 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The continent's finest harness racing three-year-old pacers will clash in the Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest race for Standardbreds. The signature event of Mohawk Park features thrilling live racing, live entertainment, food and giveaways. Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased in advance at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Guests aged 17 and under receive free admission. The first 1,500 ticket holders will receive a free commemorative cap. A trio of Canadian country acts will entertain fans throughout the Pepsi North America Cup. Genevieve Fisher and River Junction Band will take turns rocking the stage at Mohawk Park, while Elyse Saunders will launch the evening by performing the national anthems. Entertainment also includes an autograph session with the Pepsi North America Cup drivers, line dancing, a mechanical bull and Pepsi Zero sampling. Guests will have their appetite satisfied with a variety of food and drink options, including a beer garden, barbeque pit and specialty food trucks. Gates open for the Pepsi North America Cup at 4 p.m. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Visit Woodbine.com/Mohawk Park and the Pepsi North America Cup event page for more information. Follow @WoodbineSB for the latest updates on everything #NACup. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoXkMhgPOCs   Mark McKelvie Woodbine Entertainment, Mohawk Park Manager, Communications

MILTON, May 4, 2019 - Sintra continued his Woodbine harness racing Preferred dominance with a strong 1:50.2 victory on Saturday night at Mohawk Park. Entering undefeated in six starts this season, Sintra and driver Jody Jamieson came first-up from third on the far turn to engage leader Dr J Hanover and powered by at the head of the lane to collect a 1¾ length score in the $34,000 feature event. Jimmy Freight followed Sintra's path and finished a solid second in his four-year-old debut. P L Jackson finished third, while Go West Go Fast was fourth. Dr J Hanover cut the mile in his Woodbine return, posting sensible fractions of :27, :55.4 and 1:23.4. The Tony Alagna trainee faded in his first start following the trip to north to finish seventh, beat 5¼ lengths. Sintra now has back-to-back victories after a layoff, which saw him move into the barn of trainer Stephanie Jamieson for the new ownership group of Michael Guerriero, Kelly Waxman, Nunzio Vena and Frank Cirillo. The six-year-old gelding is now a 25-time winner with over $1.1 million in career earnings. A $2 win ticket on Sintra returned $2.80. Live racing resumes Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m. Mark McKelvie

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