Mohawk Racetrack

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Woodbine Mohawk Park
Mohawk raceway 06 july 2007 tac.jpg
Location 9430 Guelph Line
Campbellville, Ontario
L0P 1B0
Canada Canada
Owned by Woodbine Entertainment Group
Date opened April 26, 1963
Course type Flat Harness Racing
Notable races Spring: Youthful Pacing Series, Mohawk Pacing Series, Princess Pacing Series
Fall: Campbellville Trot, Milton Stakes and Harvest Stakes
Official website

Woodbine Mohawk Park 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, Ontario. 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 was opened in 1963 by the then Ontario Jockey Club as Mohawk Racetrack.[2]

Track specifications[edit]

The track is ⅞ mile (1.4 km) in circumference (originally ⅝ mile or 1 km), and is made of crushed limestone. It can accommodate ten starters behind the gate. The homestretch is 1,095 feet long (334 m), 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 were moved from Woodbine to Mohawk in 2007. These races include-

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breeder's crown: 1984-2009" (PDF). 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