Toronto, ON – June 7, 2021 – With Ontario entering Step One of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’ plan earlier than originally expected, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will resume this Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 with 7 p.m. post times.
Racing will then continue its typical five race days per week schedule, with live Standardbred Racing on Monday, June 14.
“While it has been a very frustrating period, I would like to thank the Government of Ontario for the recent attention it has given the horse racing industry,” said Jim Lawson, CEO, Woodbine Entertainment. “In particular, I would like to thank Premier Doug Ford for his understanding and interest in the plight of the horse racing industry that has been so greatly impacted by the global pandemic and ensuing government restrictions.”
Live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park will operate without any spectators due to government restrictions.
“Although our industry has been substantially impacted, I do very much remain confident in the future of horse racing in Ontario and look forward to getting back on track later this week,” Lawson added. “On behalf of Woodbine Entertainment, thank you to our horse people for their patience, professionalism, and resiliency they continue to demonstrate, especially in face of adversity.”
by Jamie Dykstra, for Woodbine Entertainment