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Heinz Challenge

Woodbine Entertainment, in partnership with Kraft-Heinz Canada, launches

Heinz Challenge

a five week series to be contested during Racing Night Live on TSN

The Heinz Challenge pairs a top Woodbine thoroughbred jockey with a top Woodbine standardbred driver to create four teams competing for a $5,000 charitable donation from Woodbine.
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Participating Teams


Weeks Team E=MC² Team Club DJ​ Team Island Boyz Team Double Double
1 3.2 2.0 3.4 3.7
2 3.63 1.7 2.4 2.4
3 2.42 3.0 2.0 2.69
4 1.52 3.0 1.94 2.5
5 1.7 3.76 1.32 2.37

*Points Per Race


Week 1
(August 6)

Week 2
(August 13)

Week 3
(August 20)

Week 4
(October 16)

Result card of Week 4 of Heinz Challenge.

Week 5
(October 23)

Heinz Challange players performance for week 5

The Heinz Challenge pairs a top Woodbine Racetrack jockey with a top Woodbine Mohawk Park driver to create four teams competing for a $5,000 charitable donation from Woodbine.

Every time one of the participating jockeys or drivers competes during a race aired on Racing Night Live, they have the opportunity to earn points towards their team’s challenge score.

All eight participating athletes are ranked among the best in their sport and are well-known personalities at Woodbine Racetrack and Woodbine Mohawk Park. The four competing jockeys are Rafael Hernandez, Kazushi Kimura, Justin Stein and Emma-Jayne Wilson, while the participating drivers are Jody Jamieson, James MacDonald, Bob McClure and Doug McNair.

The team with the best ‘Points Per Race’ average at the end of five-weeks will win the challenge. The point system is as follows: 10 points for a Win, 5 points for a second-place finish and 2 points for a third-place finish.

(Example: Team A earns 50 points over 10 races: Team A’s Points Per Race is 5)

The team with the highest ‘Points Per Race’ score at the end of the challenge will be declared the winner. Each member of the winning team will choose a charity and Woodbine Entertainment will make a $2,500 donation on their behalf.

The Heinz Challenge is the latest feature on the weekly Racing Night Live program on TSN.

Racing Night Live, which airs every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on TSN, showcases the world-class racing from the Thoroughbreds at Woodbine Racetrack and Standardbreds at Woodbine Mohawk Park over an action-packed two-hours.

Fans can join the conversation, track the leaderboard and cheer on their favourite team through Social Media by using the hashtag #HeinzChallenge. All eight of the participating athletes can be found on various Social Media platforms and will be engaging with fans over the course of the seven-week event.

Who To Follow:

Woodbine Racetrack: @WoodbineTB (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Woodbine Mohawk Park: @WoodbineSB (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Heinz Canada: @heinz_ca (Instagram)
Rafael Hernandez: @hernandezrafii (Twitter)
Jody Jamieson: @Jodyjamracing (Twitter)
Kazushi Kimura: @kazushi0096 (Twitter), @k.kimura0906 (Instagram)
James MacDonald: @jamesomac26 (Twitter)
Bob McClure: @BobMcClure2 (Twitter)
Justin Stein: @justin_steinjockey (Instagram)
Emma-Jayne Wilson: @EJWilson81 (Twitter)