Woodbine Mohawk Park to host 2019 Breeders Crown
Jockey Justin Stein, right, and horse Strait of Dover cross the finish line to win the running of the 153rd Queen's plate at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The Ontario government and Woodbine Entertainment Group have reached an agreement to continue live horse racing at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, April 16, 2018 2:58PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 3:51PM EDT
CAMPBELLVILLE, Ont. -- Woodbine Mohawk Park will host the US$6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing's richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series.
Last year, Woodbine Entertainment announced a $10-million renovation and rebranding of Mohawk Racetrack to Woodbine Mohawk Park, creating a year-round showcase for standardbred racing.
Woodbine has held all 12 Breeders Crown events three times in the past seven years. The most recent was in 2015 when it set a Canadian harness-racing handle record of $5.7 million.
"Woodbine has hosted many Breeders Crown events, however, we are thrilled to welcome the championship series back 35 years later to the new Woodbine Mohawk Park," Jessica Buckley, the president of Woodbine Mohawk Park, said in a statement. "We look forward to having our fans and community experience this world class event with all the top horses in North America."