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Woodbine Stakes nominations due Tuesday

04:00 AM 15 Feb 2020 NZDT
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Captain Crunch winning the 2019 Pepsi North America Cup
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MILTON, ON - February 14, 2020 - Woodbine Entertainment would like to issue a final reminder to all harness racing owners and horsepeople of Tuesday's (February 18) deadline for nominations to all major stakes in 2020 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Nominations close on February 18 for all major events, including the 37th Pepsi North America Cup (three-year-old pacers), Metro Pace (two-year-old pacers), and William Wellwood Memorial (two-year-old trotters).

The opportunity to purchase a slot in the inaugural Mohawk Million for two-year-old trotters also closes on February 18, as a purchase contract and $55,000 payment must be submitted.

The full list of events closing on February 18 is listed below. Purses are all estimated except for $1 million guarantees on Pepsi North America Cup and Mohawk Million.


Age, Sex, Gait


Pepsi North America Cup

3-Year-Old Pace

$1 Million

Mohawk Million

2-Year-Old Trot

$1 Million USD

Armbro Flight

Filly & Mare Trot


Canadian Pacing Derby

Open Pace


Canadian Trotting Classic

3-Year-Old Trot


Casual Breeze

3-Year-Old Filly Trot



3-Year-Old Filly Trot


Eternal Camnation

2-Year-Old Filly Pace


Fan Hanover

3-Year-Old Filly Pace



3-Year-Old Trot


Maple Leaf Trot

Open Trot


Metro Pace

2-Year-Old Pace



Filly & Mare Pace



2-Year-Old Pace


Peaceful Way

2-Year-Old Filly Trot


Roses Are Red

Filly & Mare Pace


Shes A Great Lady

2-Year-Old Filly Pace



3-Year-Old Pace


William Wellwood Memorial

2-Year-Old Trot

$610,000 (winner receives slot in Mohawk Million)

To download the 2020 Woodbine Stakes Booklet (including full conditions), click here.

Woodbine Entertainment also handles the administration of stakes races contested at various tracks across Ontario. Nominations are also due February 18 for the following events.

Grand River Raceway:
Battle of Waterloo (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Pace)
Battle of the Belles (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Filly Pace)

Flamboro Downs:
Confederation Cup (4-Year-Old Pace)

Hanover Raceway:
Balanced Image (Ontario Sired 2-Year-Old Trot)
Dream Of Glory (Ontario Sired 3-Year-Old Trot)

Clinton Raceway
Kin Pace (Ontario Sired 3-Year-Old Filly Pace)

Sustaining payments are also due February 18 for the following stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

2020 Simcoe Open (foals of 2017)
2020 Simcoe Filly (foals of 2017)
2020 WEG SBOA Filly (foals of 2017)

(NOTE: A late nomination fee for the 2021 WEG SBOA Filly (foals of 2018) is also due if horse was not nominated in May of 2019.)

Visit for full information.

To make stakes payments online, click here.

If sending nominations by mail, envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than February 18, 2020 or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.

by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Entertainment


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