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Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts meet Woodbine Standardbreds

December 15, 2017

TORONTO, December 15, 2017 – Football collided with harness racing on Friday evening, as Woodbine Racetrack hosted the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts for a night at the races.

The Argonauts have been making the rounds following their 27-24 victory over the Calgary Stampeders in the 105th Grey Cup on November 26 in Ottawa. The champs have been to rallies, Santa Claus Parades and Sick Kids Hospital spreading cheer on the heels of their record 17th Grey Cup title.

Woodbine Racetrack was proud to host the champions for a night of racing and dining on Friday.

Defensive back Matt Black got the night started by making a guest appearance on the Woodbine Racing Live “Pre-Game” show, chatting about the Grey Cup victory, which included his huge interception late in the game.

Members of the Double Blue then had the chance to head over to the Standardbred paddock and meet the equine athletes, drivers, trainers, caretakers and staff. The Argonauts brought along the Grey Cup for their visit to Woodbine and posed for many photos.

Members of the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts make a special presentation to sixth-race winner Kameran Hanover. (New Image Media)

Several players even had the chance to go for a ride in the Starting Gate and got to experience harness racing up close.

The Argonauts also enjoyed dinner in the Woodbine Club and had the chance to make a special winner’s circle presentation following the evening’s sixth-race. Ironically, the sixth-race was won by driver Chris Christoforou, who’s colours fit in perfect with the Double Blue.

Below are some of the social media highlights from the Argonauts visit to Woodbine.

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