Provincewide Shutdown to Suspend Live Racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Doubleheader Scheduled for Last Day of Racing before Imposed Shutdown
Milton, ON – December 21, 2020 – Woodbine Entertainment announced today that live Standardbred Racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be temporarily suspended as a result of the Government of Ontario imposing a Provincewide Shutdown for at least 28 days starting on Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m.
In an effort to provide horsepeople with additional racing opportunities prior to the mandated shutdown, Woodbine has received approval from the AGCO to add two cards of live racing to its schedule for this Wednesday, December 23. The doubleheader will begin with an afternoon card at 2 p.m. followed by an evening card at 7 p.m.
The afternoon card is the previously drawn Tuesday, December 22 card for Flamboro Downs.
“While we are disappointed that we must temporarily suspend live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park, we continue to be supportive of the Government’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “The safety of our employees, horsepeople, customers and communities will always be our highest priority. As we have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, we will continue to be leaders in health and safety and look forward to when we can safely resume live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park that supports thousands of people in the region who depend on it.”
Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will be temporarily suspended following the two race cards scheduled for Wednesday, December 23.
As a result of the suspension of racing, Woodbine Mohawk Park will be closed and not available for training as of December 24, 2020.
Woodbine Entertainment will provide updates as necessary.