Live racing begins again at Woodbine Mohawk Park
June 5, 2020
On June 5 Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted spectator-free live racing for the first time in 78 days.
The evening’s action, the first since for the location since March 19, consisted of 10 races, with the $32,000 Mares Preferred Pace headlining the card.
Four-year-old pacing mare Saskatoon was the first horse to visit the winner’s circle, scoring a mild 7-1 upset in the evening’s first-race for driver Doug McNair and trainer Carmen Auciello.
Last year’s Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final champion Boadicea came through in her four-year-old debut with a 1:50 victory in the feature race. Sylvain Filion guided the Bill Budd trainee to front-stepping victory, which included a powerful 0:26.2 final quarter.
Early-season standout So Much More rallied to grab second, while Sunny Dee was third in her 2020 debut.
Boadicea won eight of 14 starts and made $417,652 last season for owners C E Lawrence Stable Inc. and G A Lawrence Stable Inc. Her 2020 debut victory gives her 12 for her career. She paid $9 to win.
Woodbine Entertainment has implemented a list of strict physical distancing protocols at Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack in order for live racing to resume. The protocols in place allow for all racing participants, officials, and employees to perform their duties in a safe environment.
SOURCE: Woodbine Mohawk Park