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Doggy Derby at Woodbine Mohawk Park

Aug 24, 2019
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Experience a new breed of racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park!
Our inaugural Doggy Derby will feature Beagles, Bull Dogs, Boston Terriers, Dachshunds plus a new mixed breed category. Watch as they go head-to-head for the championship title and a $500 grand prize.

  • Saturday, August 24
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Following Horse Race Three
  • Race Zone, East Corral
  • 25M
  • Free



27 spots left – Beagle
21 spots left – Bull Dog
22 spots left – Boston Terrier
28 spots left – Dachshund
6 spots left – Other Breeds


5 QUALIFYING HEATS (10 contenders ea.)

Following Race One: 0-20 lbs 1 & 2
Following Race Two: 21-40 lbs 1 & 2
Following Race Three: 40+ lbs 1 & 2
Following Race Four: 1 Championship Race (Heat winners from each category) on the race track
Following Champion Race: Awards Ceremony

Note: the above is subject to change pending Stakes schedule


THE PRIZES (for each breed)

The winner of each qualifying heat will receive: $100

Winner of Championship Race: $500

Plus, all contenders receive a Doggy Gift Bag!


Please read waiver and rules & regulations HERE.

Additional details are listed below the registration form.

Join the waiting list by registering your dog below or call: (416) 675-7223 ext. 1+3327



The Puppy Parlour
The ‘Puppy Parlour’ will be located in the East Corral at Mohawk Park

The following will take place in the Puppy Parlour:

  • Contender ‘sign in’ is required for all participants and includes: submitting signed waiver and $30 registration fee
  • Participants will be able to confirm their Heat/Race Time on position boards
  • Food and Beverage will be available within the Puppy Parlour
  • Televisions broadcasting the races within the Puppy Parlour
  • Lounge and seating area
  • Doggy Bowls and Doggy Treats
  • Guests who have brought their dogs as “spectators” will be able to stay in this area only
  • Photo Opportunity

Vendor Activations
i) Vendors will be present in the East Corral area
ii) They will have the opportunity to collect guest data, sample and sell products

Race Locations @ Mohawk
i) All Heats will take place in a “Race Zone” in the East Corral (paved area)
ii) The Championship Race will take place on the race track
iii) Dogs will be escorted from the “Puppy Parlour” to the starting race location throughout the night

Awards Ceremony will take place following the Championship Race





Age: 6 years
Weight: 25lb
Type & Colour: Tri colour

Coco is six years old. Is very friendly and lovable. Is very spoiled. Loves her treats. Is very attached to her stuff toys and cat Tuffy. Loves her daily runs at the conservation area always has smile on her face.


Age: 9 months
Weight: 40lb
Type & Colour: brown & white

Bolt is a Beagle Cross. In Canada 9 months, Bolt was a wild dog living on a beach in Curacao before being rescued and flying to Canada December 12, 2018.


Age: 8 years
Weight: 44 lb
Type & Colour: Tricolour

Scully is a 8 year old beagle. She recently moved to the country to near by Moffat. She loves her treats and will do tricks for them. She loves to chase rabbits.



Age: 3 years
Weight: 55lb
Type & Colour: Red and white

I’m a 3 year old female English Bulldog with attitude! But a very positive one! When I’m not training for races, you can find me looking for my ball, hunting for anything I can eat, and admiring the trophies I won in first place and second place in other Bulldog runs.


Age: 1 year
Weight: 70lb
Type & Colour: cream / white – brown spots

Bella arrived to us on Christmas day as a rescue pup, we accepted the challenge to work with her. Bella is fun, lovable – a suck for attention and more amusing than watching TV, she listens mostly when it is to her advantage. Bella will win anyone over with her antics and sweet lovable charm.


Age: N/A
Weight: 53lb
Type & Colour: brown and white

Stella enjoys short walks to the food bowl, and picking fights with her brother Molson. She’s not agile but she’s quick. You can find her by her Momma’s side, or directly in your face if you decide to pet her.


Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 45lb
Type & Colour: Red and white

Shelby is a fun loving energetic 1 1/2 year old girl, who love to chase laser pointers, kong balls, and wubba’s. She’s not your typical bulldog as she’s always in motion and loves to run. This girl is ready to run as she’s been putting in the hard work for her inaugural race.


Age: N/A
Weight: 65lb
Type & Colour: White and brindle

Delray loves long walks on the trails and hanging out in the lake. When shes not out on the trail, she does her part around the farm, that is eating the horse left overs…
she loves everyone. She has volunteered at a local senior assisted living home to share the love and brighten up the day for everyone. She can’t wait to put her shine on for the races! Watch out fellow bullies, Delray is a future star!


Age: 9 months
Weight: 69lb
Type & Colour: Black tri colour

Gryffin is a 9 month old Alapaha Blueblood Bulldog and Olde English Bulldogge experiment that went totally right! He was lucky No.13 in his litter and has been the absolute perfect addition to his family. Gryffin is outgoing and a total goofball. He is the boy next door and makes friends everywhere he goes. He loves long walks along the beach, snuggling up withwa good shoe, chasing bubbles in the yard …


Age: 4 years
Weight: 22 lb
Type & Colour: Black

Abigail is a 4 year old French Bulldog who is full of energy and love mixed with a bit of attitude and sass. She loves going on car rides and walks, and if she could, she’d chase squirrelas all day!


Age: n/a
Weight: 55lb
Type & Colour: White

Charlotte is a sweet American girl who is motivated by kisses, heated blankets and cuddles. She could be the fastest dog at the derby, however it’s very likely she will lay down for belly rubs, instead. The only guarantee is that she’ll have the biggest smile while making her racing debut!


Age: 6 months
Weight: 51 lb
Type & Colour: Blue Trindle

Harry is a 6 month old, Olde English Bulldogge. He’s handsome, full of energy and wants to be friends with everyone (dog or human). Fingers crossed all the recall training will be remembered for his very first race!



Age: 7 years
Weight: 25lb
Type & Colour: Black & white

Chico is a calm and friendly 7 year old Boston Terrier rescue from Western New York, a true American Gentleman, and a volunteer therapy dog with St John Ambulance T-Dog Program. He loves kids and likes to make new friends with other dogs and humans alike. Chico is mates with Stella.


Age: 6 years
Weight: 35lb
Type & Colour: Brown & white

Stella is a very active and athletic 6 year Boston Terrier rescue. She loves to play fetch with any size ball and especially frisbees. She is very friendly and good natured, and loves kids and puppies. She is mates with Chico.


Age: n/a
Weight: 21lb
Type & Colour: Black

He’s a good boy who loves his family and fellow dogs.


Age: 2 years
Weight: 18.5 lb
Type & Colour: black & white

Rory is a 2 year old super smart and active Boston Terrier. She loves showing off her trick skills and looks forward to showing off her speed.


Age: 14 months
Weight: 18lb
Type & Colour: Black & white

Born in Quebec but lives in Toronto, Ontario. Daisy has an older BT sister from another mother named Baboune (8 Years old). They both known french commands only. Daisy loves cheese, cured meats, and to lick apple and pear cores. She loves to play fetch and to cuddle under her blanket.


Age: 4 years
Weight: 10lb
Type & Colour:Tuxedo Brindle

Olive is just shy of 4 years old. Tenacious and feisty with the concentration of a chess master. Can she run? Faster then most. Will she run? No clue


Age: n/a
Weight: 15lb
Type & Colour: Brindle

Tucker is a very active Boston/pug cross.


Age: n/a
Weight: 20lb
Type & Colour: Brindle

Gaia is all about love and peace!



Age: n/a
Weight: 14lb
Type & Colour: Tri colour

Roxy is a mixed dachsund breed and was rescued from a shelter in Indonesia.


Age: 3 years
Weight: 10lb
Type & Colour: Tan

Willis is a 3yr old Chiweenie (half Chihuahua 1/2 Dachshund). He is the 2018 Fort Erie and Woodbine Champion.
He ran at the Woodbine Doggy Derby this year and finished 2nd.



Age: n/a
Weight: 23lb
Type & Colour: Blond

Hi my name is Charlie. I’m also known as Chuck, Charles Barkley or Turnip. I like long walks on the beach, afternoon naps and am known as a great “catch”. Don’t treat me to ruff!


Age: n/a
Weight: 65lb
Type & Colour: BRINDLE


Age: 2 years
Weight: 16lb
Type & Colour: white & tan

Rocky is two years old, very friendly and outgoing. He interacts well with other dogs and loves to compete. He says
he is eager to be in the derby and thinks he can win.


Age: 16 months
Weight: 17lb
Type & Colour:Blenheim tan & white

Leo is a cavalier King Charles and is 16 months old. He’s great at agility and loves to run!


Age: 2 years
Weight: 52lb
Type & Colour: Gray/blue

Ella is a 2 year old Staffy. She loves to run, chase, play and kiss her humans and dog friends.


Age: 3 years
Weight: 35lb
Type & Colour: Brindle

Maple is a 3 year old rescue from Tennessee! She has some southern charm with a little sass. She enjoys treats, snuggles with her parents and playing with her little big brother, Oakley the St. Bernard.


Age: 2 years
Weight: 16lb
Type & Colour: white & tan

Rocky is two years old, very friendly and outgoing. He interacts well with other dogs and loves to compete. He says
he is eager to be in the derby and thinks he can win.


Age: n/a
Weight: 25lb
Type & Colour:Black with some white

Bailey was born in Ireland and brought here but could not return when her owner moved back so she found her forever home with us last year. She loves her toys and long naps.


Age: 7 years
Weight: 5lb
Type & Colour: Brown

Hi I am a 5 lb. brown Pomeranian I love to run, my mommy adopted me when I was 4 now l’m now 7, I can,t wait to show my stuff I may turn circles as I get very excited


Age: n/a
Weight: 10lb
Type & Colour: Blue Merle

Beau is a risk taker. He loves swimming, running and playing soccer!


Age: 3 years
Weight: 18lb
Type & Colour: Apricot

Max leads a busy life as a theatre dog and tour pup, as well as a model and brand representative for some of the leading companies in the Canadian pet industry.


Age: 7 years
Weight: 50lb
Type & Colour: Tan & white

Nanaimo is a boisterous 7 yr old Border Collie Husky. She enjoys swimming and chasing ducks at the lake. She’s new to the Derby but has done well at many the lure course

Specter Deacon

Age: n/a
Weight: 35lb
Type & Colour: white

Specter is a fun loving Labradoodle who loves people! He has never raced before.. so get ready!


Age: 2 years
Weight: 90lb
Type & Colour: Brown

Ralphie is a 2 year old Doberman Lab cross. He loves naps, food and chasing black and white cats!


Age: n/a
Weight: 56lb
Type & Colour: Tri-colour

Sadie May is a rescue from North Carolina. She loves running, swimming and playing with her toys.


Age: 4 months
Weight: 35lb
Type & Colour: White, tan & brown

Little BIG brother of Maple! I’m a 4 month old St. Bernard puppy. I may not be the quickest out there, but I’ll sure steal your hearts with my big mitts, floppy ears and clumsiness.


Age: 8 years
Weight: 80lb
Type & Colour: black/tan

Lilly is 8 years old and full of energy. A beautiful female rottweiler. She loves to snuggle with her dad on the couch and sometimes steal food off the kitchen counter!


Age: 14 months
Weight: 65lb
Type & Colour: Yellow

Crazy-legs Cooper, the amazing yellow lab! 14 months old!


Age: 6 years
Weight: 11lb
Type & Colour: silver/grey

Introducing Buddy, a one of a kind dog you’ll ever meet. Buddy is as soft as a dove but as strong as an ox. Buddy brings the joy to our family as he loves every member of the family from the bottom of his heart. He’s truly our loving simba. Buddy’s playful, smart, selfless, and caring.


Age: n/a
Weight: 15lb
Type & Colour: Beige

Hudson is a one year old male Shih-Poo mix with lots of energy and a fun personality.


Age: 10 months
Weight: 12lb
Type & Colour: black

Hi, my name is koojo, Im 10 months old. I am a havvanese pug mix and im super energetic. I sometimes like to get into trouble. But overall a good boy. In my house there is two cats, and they are my bestfriends.


Age: n/a
Weight: 125lb
Type & Colour: Black

I’m a big black fast beast that can out run any little mutt. I may look aggressive but I’m a cuddle buddy, my favourite thing to do is lay on the couch and cuddle.


Age: 6 years
Weight: 75lb
Type & Colour: Golden blond

Charlie Brown is almost 6 years old … if it was a swimming race he’d win but this sounds like some much fun that he will enjoy it. He’s not fast by any means but we will see how it goes. He currently resides in Milton and his big brother is a retired thoroughbred race horse…so hopefully Charlie learned a thing or two



Doggy Derby Event:

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs not participating in Woodbine Mohawk Park’s Doggy Derby will not be permitted onsite. Participating dogs will not be permitted inside the grandstand; all accessible areas are outside the facility.

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