Mohawk Racetrack

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Mohawk Raceway, Campbellville, ON
Mohawk Racetrack
Location Campbellville, Ontario
Canada Canada
Owned by Woodbine Entertainment Group
Date opened April 26, 1963
Course type Flat Thoroughbred/Harness
Notable races Spring: Youthful Pacing Series, Mohawk Pacing Series, Princess Pacing Series
Fall: Campbellville Trot, Milton Stakes and Harvest Stakes
Official website

Mohawk Racetrack is a harness racing track in Campbellville, Ontario.[1] It is owned by the Woodbine Entertainment Group, formerly the Ontario Jockey Club, and is about 30 km west of the company's other racetrack, Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Mohawk also has a large slot machine parlour, operated by OLG; some of the revenue from this operation is used to increase the horseracing purses.

The track opened in 1963 by the then Ontario Jockey Club.[2]

Track Specifications[edit]

The track itself is ⅞ mile in circumference (originally ⅝ mile), and is made of crushed limestone. It can accommodate ten starters behind the gate. The homestretch is 1,095 feet long, and the far turn has a larger radius than the clubhouse turn to encourage acceleration into the homestretch. There is no hubrail.

Races[edit]

Most of the major harness racing stakes events have been moved from Woodbine to Mohawk as of 2007. These races include-

  • The North America Cup, which carries a purse of C$1,500,000 and is Canada's richest race. Mohawk hosted the event for the first time in 2007 and was won by Tell All.
  • The C$1,000,000 Metro Pace, which is for 2-year old pacing colts and geldings. It is the richest harness race for 2-year olds.
  • The C$1,000,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters
  • The C$755,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes for 2-year old pacing fillies
  • The C$750,000 Maple Leaf Trot for Free For All (4-year olds and older of either sex) trotters
  • The C$750,000 Canadian Pacing Derby for Free For All pacers
  • The C$709,100 Fan Hanover Stakes for 3-year old filly pacers
  • The C$559,000 Elegantimage Stakes for 3-year old filly trotters
  • The C$547,000 Oakville Stakes for 2-year old filly trotters
  • The C$525,000 William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year old colt and gelding trotters.
  • Mohawk has hosted the Breeders Crown several times in the past with the most recent edition being the 2008 older division events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breeder's crown: 1984-2009". Hambletonian.org. 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mohawk Horse Racing Information". horseracing.info. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 43°29′44″N 80°00′01″W / 43.4955°N 80.0004°W / 43.4955; -80.0004